Monday, March 31, 2008

Our trip to Harrisonburg

We were supposed to go to my parents over the Easter weekend, but because I was sick, we didn't make it. So, on Tuesday, Kathryn and I made the trek up there together while Johnny stayed back home and worked like crazy on the house (thank you honey!). We had a great time visiting with my family, playing with their new puppy Rosie, and seeing some friends.

Here's the cute pup.
Kathryn loves animals, and was thrilled to play with the dog! Rosie thought Kathryn was another puppy, so we had to watch her closely with her so she didn't bite too much!

We had the treat of spending some time with Tabitha and Jude Lookabill while we were in town.

Kathryn loves babies, and took advantage of the opportunity to give some hugs and kisses!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

into everything...

This was not posed or set up. I walked into the kitchen to find her this way. She had discovered the 3 weeks of newspaper coupons that I had put into the paper bag to set out in the recycling bin, and had a great time with the paper and especially the bag. I was just lucky enough to catch the process on camera...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kay-Kay!!!

Happy Birthday today to Aunt K-K! We love you and can't wait to see you soon!!!

Thanks for helping me to know who (or "hoo") to cheer for! Wahoowa!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

Enjoy some pictures from our Easter. We were supposed to be in Harrisonburg for the weekend, but I ended up being sick, so we stayed home. Sorry we didn't get any family pictures...again, because I was pretty much laying down all day. But here are lots of cute ones of Kathryn!
Her first Easter basket. Yes, that's a chocolate bunny in there. No, she isn't allowed to eat it, but I'm sure I'll find something to do with it! :) The basket just didn't seem complete without a chocolate bunny...

Thanks to her grandparents, Kathryn absolutely loves Goldfish crackers. So, as a treat, she got some in her Easter basket. Notice it's the first thing she went for!

And finally, some posed pictures of her pretty Easter outfit. The stairs are pretty much the only place in the house I can get her to sit still for a minute, so that's why so many of our pictures are taken on the stairs (in case you were wondering!).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Welcome Caedmon!

We are so excited to welcome Caedmon Titus Jordan, born yesterday to our dear friends Daniel and Kimberly! Welcome sweet baby!!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

What to wear...or not?

So, I had a dream last night that the people from What Not to Wear came to my house (which wasn't my actual house, it was kind of like a college dorm/ know how things aren't quite correct in dreams) and packed up all my clothes and gave me the credit card to go shopping and buy better clothes. I was a little confused, though, because I wasn't sure if I was supposed to buy maternity clothes or regular clothes? Can you tell I'm in that awful in-between stage where I don't have an obvious pregnant belly (to strangers) but do look quite pudgy in the tummy? And can you tell I'm feeling self-conscious about it and having a hard time finding things to wear that I feel good in? Now, if I could just have that credit card for real......

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

daddy's birthday

For her daddy's birthday, Kathryn wanted to wear a special outfit. We got a couple of cute pictures of the two of them together.

Make sure to scroll down to see all the updates...I just posted 3 tonight! :)

she keeps me busy...

While I was checking my e-mail the other day, I heard Kathryn in the kitchen getting into what I thought was a box of cereal. I finished up what I was doing, knowing I was likely to find some sort of a mess. While it wasn't a box of cereal, she did discover something quite yummy and managed to help herself to a snack.
Make sure to watch the videos on the next post to see Kathryn walking...


Enjoy these two short videos of Kathryn displaying her new skill of walking. She's gotten even better this past week (these videos were taken last week). The second one also shows her new favorite hobby...digging in the dirt!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This is a post to wish my wonderful husband and very happy birthday!!! God has blessed us so much with you!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

big baby

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese!!!

The other weekend, our sweet friends the Garcias came down from Harrisonburg to visit us for the day. We had a great time hanging out and playing, driving up to the star, then going to Chuck E. Cheese for the evening.

Here is the Garcia family at the star.

Kathryn loved her first time at Chuck E. Cheese. She wasn't overwhelmed at all, even though it was packed! She did not want me to carry her...she wanted to walk by herself all throughout the place. Even when big kids would bump into her, she would just get back up and keep going.

Here is Brooke and Alisia outside of Chuck E. Cheese while waiting to get in.
The whole group (minus Brooke, who was taking the picture), waiting in line.

Kathryn loved the moving, "performing" characters.

Riding a ride with Caleb and Alisia.

Trying out all the games.

Playing a game with daddy.
We had so much fun with the Garcias, and are so glad they came. Brooke and I have been dear friends since middle school and it's so cool that we are now able to hang out as families. God is so good to bless us with such great friends!

Friday, March 07, 2008


I've been realizing that I forgot some very important things that Kathryn can do in the last post. Some other words she can "say" are: dad, hi (when "answering" a phone, and in a very southern accent!), mmmmmm (when eating or asked if something is yummy). She can also sign "help" (although she really just claps her hands together once, since she can't quite sign it correctly yet), "amen" (looks the same as "help"), and "bath".

And, the biggest thing I forgot, is that she can now walk! Duh! Being pregnant makes me forgetful! I'll post a video of it as soon as I can, but it's super cute. She still doesn't really choose to do it all that often...I suppose crawling is still more efficient for her. She also walks on her knees quite often, which is pretty funny. I took this video several weeks ago of her demonstrating this skill. I'm not sure where her pants were this day...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

14 months old!

In honor of Kathryn now being 14 months old, and in the spirit of a happier post, here is a little update on what Kathryn is up to now. She loves talking on the phone. So, we went and found our old cell phones, charged them, and let her go at it. She loves pushing the buttons, and is amazingly good at finding random things on the phones, including the ringtones and going through them all to hear all the different ones.
She loves climbing the stairs, and keeps us busy keeping an eye on that. We finally got a baby gate to put at the bottom of the stairs too, but we occasionally let her go for it while we watch her.

She's very good at praying. She's demonstrating here how she folds her hands so sweetly to pray.

She's also picked up a few more signs, including "book", "hot", and "water". However, she kind of makes up her own signs for these, as she can't do them very well (especially for "hot" and "water"). She also has a few words that we're pretty sure she can say. They are "shoes", "hi", "cheese", and "keys". She loves watching for daddy at the door in the afternoons for him to get home from work, and just laughs as soon as she sees him walk up to the porch. She still amazes us at how much she eats. The other day I made a can of chicken noodle soup for lunch, and we split it equally...she ate half, and I ate half. That's a full adult serving she put away! She eats almost anything now, but has unique tastes for a child her age. She doesn't really like grilled cheese or mac and cheese, but loves spaghetti with the sauce, things made with peppers or onions, and dill pickles. When she was at the doctors on Tuesday, she said she could see her gums are swollen, so she's working on getting her one-year molars. She's also quickly becoming a toddler, asserting her will all throughout the day. Our job as parents has become more challenging as we seek to guide and direct with godly principles in this new stage. She continues to be such a joy in our lives, and we are enthralled by her. We are so thankful that God chose us to be the parents of the most amazing little girl in the world!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

the verdict...

First of all, thank you for "listening" to my whining about being up all night and the sickness. And mostly thanks for your prayers. I tend to get a little grumpy and panicky when I haven't had enough sleep, and sleep sure has been hard to come by in our house recently. So, Johnny went to the doctor first today, and has a sinus infection. Then he took Kathryn to the doctor, and I met them there to find out she has a double ear infection. So, both are on antibiotics and various other meds to try to help them get better. As far as me? Well, I'm not dying yet, and I don't really know that going to the doctor will do much for me, since I can't really take any medicine anyway. They'll probably just tell me to do what I'm doing, so I'm trying to just have a good attitude (not doing a very good job most of the time, though, to be honest!) and trust in God's strength. I am so ready for health to come to our family! Thanks again for all your prayers...keep them coming! (Especially prayers right now for sleep....)


I have so many posts I want to do with lots of cute pictures and videos, but before I do that, I need some time and need to send out an s.o.s. Yes, it's 2:38 in the morning, and yes, we've pretty much been up all night with Kathryn. She's been battling a cold for a few days, but it's been pretty bad at night. Of course, tomorrow (well, today, really) is the one day I have to work that can't really be changed, so running to the doctors first thing in the morning, as early as they'll let me make the appointment, then going to work hanging out with middle schoolers, while on practically no sleep for at least the third night in a row, while pregnant in my first trimester, and at the same time fighting a cold myself....well, it doesn't make for a fun-sounding day. Please pray for us tomorrow/today (Tuesday). We've all been sick over the weekend with this cold, and we need strength! It seems like Kathryn has been sick on and off practically since we found out we were pregnant! Ok, enough of the complaining...that's not why people check in on this blog. Just had to vent. I'm headed back upstairs to hopefully get some sleep for the rest of the night, and I promise the next post will be happier!