Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday [yesterday] Jenny!!!

Happy birthday yesterday to our dear friend, Jenny, aka, J-Rob. Here she is pictured this past New Years on the left with our friend Naomi. Jenny, you are such a blessing to so many...we love you so much and pray that you were blessed yesterday!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kathryn's friend, Sarah

Kathryn was so excited last week to have her friend Sarah come over and play for a few hours. They had lots of fun together, and although Kathryn was not motivated enough to walk by the end of the day, they played very well together. Sarah was born just over 2 months before Kathryn, and goes to the same church, so they've kind of grown up together.
Giving hugs.

They like each other!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Don't miss them!

Because of the last post about the new baby, I'm afraid a couple of posts about Kathryn with some cute pictures may have gotten pushed down off the page. Don't forget to scroll down and see them. There are some funny pictures of our silly girl! And thanks for all the comments about Baby #2! I will be 10 weeks tomorrow, so only 2 more weeks in the first trimester! I'll post some more updates with some more pictures very soon, so check back in a few days for more fun! And thanks for keeping up with us through our blog!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Two under 2...

Yep, the rumors are true...we're expecting! Kathryn, at just 13 months of age, is a proud big sister! She is already excited, as she absolutely loves babies. Whenever we ask her where the baby is, she'll point to my stomach and then give it a hug. She also loves to give the ultrasound picture a kiss and hug. I'm just hoping that she'll still feel the same way when the baby is actually here and steals some of her thunder! I'm sure she'll be a great big sister!

I am currently 9 weeks along, which means the baby is due September 20th. We're hoping it cooperates with the UVA football schedule and doesn't come on a weekend of a home game! :) The two kids will be about 20 months apart. We were quite surprised by the news, but are also excited for God's plan for our lives and how He is working in our family. So, thanks for sharing in our exciting news, and we'll be sure to keep you updated on this new little one too!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

So, as some of you may know, I'm not a terribly romantic-holiday kinda girl. Valentine's day is ok, but I'd much rather receive flowers on a random day than on a day when it's "expected." So, Johnny and I aren't all about big elaborate Valentine's gifts. We spent the evening together as a family, and went out to eat so I didn't have to cook. (He surprised me with flowers last week, which was great!!!) He did, however, get me this card, and I just had to share. If you don't know the story, Johnny proposed to me in Paris, in a scene almost identical to the one on the card. I at first wondered if he somehow had the card specially made. We were on a park bench, surrounded by trees, underneath the Eiffel Tower on a beautiful August evening. Johnny is usually very good at picking out great cards, but this has to be one of the best ever. Happy (belated) Valentine's day to you all!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Today was a chilly day and our feet were cold, so we put on our slippers to keep our toes toasty. Mine aren't quite as cute as Kathryn's, though... :)
Such a big girl! Am I cute or what?

fun with feet

Kathryn likes to put things on her feet.

All animals say "woof"

Kathryn is very interested in animals lately. The only problem is, any time she sees any kind of animal (real or in a picture), she barks at them. Dog, cat, horse, cow, duck, panda bear...they all bark.

So, to accompany her goofy animal sounds association is a goofy picture I took of her the other day when she woke up from her nap. She moves around so much when she sleeps that she often wakes up with crazy hair like this, and I love it!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Duck Head, Happy Birthday, and sick update

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday to Lindsay, a great sister-in-law and aunt to Kathryn! We are so blessed to have you in our family!!!

And since a post isn't a post, here is a little bath-time fun we had a while back.
Finally, Kathryn went to the doctor again today because she woke up this morning with a rash. The doctor said it is possible Roseola, a common childhood virus that has a high fever for 3-5 days and a rash at the end. Her fever has been lower today (just a low-grade temp), but still not 100% better. The doctor also said that her ear looks great, and it may not have been an ear infection after all (but maybe it was). Either way, she said to stop the antibiotics since her ear looked better and she had a rash, in case the rash was an allergic reaction to the meds (although it wasn't an allergy-looking rash). Anyways, that's our latest and greatest. I am looking forward to when our little girl is feeling completely better! Hopefully tomorrow will be that day!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

What Kathryn can do...

The following posts are three short videos (about 30 seconds each) showcasing a few of Kathryn's latest tricks. She continues to learn and grow so much! In her quest of experiencing new things, however, has come some not-so-pleasant experiences too, namely her first ear infection. I took her to the doctor yesterday after her fever got over 103 (although she wasn't acting like she felt bad), and sure enough, her ear is infected. She really scared me this morning when she woke up at 6a.m. with a burning fever of 104.8! After getting her fever down later on today, she appears to be feeling somewhat better. I am hoping that she can keep it down throughout the night tonight and will be on the mend by tomorrow. (I've definitely been able to tell she hasn't felt well today...lots of naps and fussing and clinginess.) So, enjoy the videos, in honor of her 13 month birthday coming up on Tuesday!


When I sing the ABC's to Kathryn, I sign them. This is Kathryn trying to sign the ABC's like Mommy. :)

"Brush your teeth"

"Brush your hair"