Friday, August 29, 2008


For some reason, Kathryn has been really into jumping the past couple of weeks. This week in particular, she has been practicing really hard. All throughout the day, I catch her doing this, wherever she is. It's hilarious!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Girls just wanna have fun....

These pictures were taken after Kathryn had her hair up in a half ponytail for the day. We thought she looked remarkably like a young Cindy Lauper, or something like that...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Addendum-19 months old

As promised and expected, here is our addendum to the post 19 months old. I had a few more pictures to add, and a few more bits to tell you about our funny girl.

Here she is sporting my apron. She's now very interested in wearing the apron herself, but we have to tie it up just so so that she doesn't trip on it. Do they make aprons for babies?
Here she is sporting her Uncle Nick's flip flops. He left them at our house when we went to the beach, so every morning she would go around in her pj's and wear them around the house. She's at my parent's house in these two pictures...we were visiting last week and returned the shoes. She didn't let the opportunity pass, though, to wear them one last time.

Believe it or not, she walks around in them like that!
Here she is sporting one of her "pretties", a headband. She is starting to like dressing up of sorts, which involves wearing various random things like this. We thought she looked like she was going to a Springstein concert on this particular day with her hair all crazy and her American flag shirt with jean shorts.

I also forgot to mention a few things about her recently...
-She loves combining/dipping foods. For instance, at breakfast she usually eats Cheerios and oatmeal. She loves putting the Cheerios in the oatmeal, then eating them together. She's also known for putting her waffles in her yogurt, or dipping fruit in ketchup or ranch dressing (I'm not kidding!).
-She's pretty interested in bugs outside, and will follow them and try to touch them. She has no fear of things like that!
-She has been talking up a storm, but we have no idea what she's saying. She's been babbling especially a lot this past week.
-She enjoys pointing out her boo-boos and mosquito bites on her legs.
-She's started enjoying singing, especially to baby brother, and will often hum a very short tune while swaying back and forth.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Isaiah 40:25-31

25 "To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

19 months old!

So, I missed posting on Kathryn's 18-month birthday, and it's now almost 2 weeks since she's been 19 months old! But, better late than never, and this will probably end the monthly updates (although I'm sure I will still update periodically based on her age and accomplishments).

We are enjoying our little girl so much every day. She constantly keeps us laughing with all of her little antics and play. Doesn't she look so big in this picture?
She's been more interested lately in "girlie" things, including having her hair up (only occasionally, though!), wearing necklaces, bracelets, getting her hair "blowdried", putting lotion on, and wearing various pieces of fabric tied around her head (kind of like Rambo) or wrapped around her arms/wrists like bracelets.

She's also enjoyed having our family room moved upstairs, which includes the comfy recliner and the television. She frequently will pull on Johnny's arm to get him up out of the chair so she can sit in it and read her books. She also loves to rock it as hard as she can (along with the rocking chair in her bedroom).

She's also been quite obsessed with flip flops lately. She's very excited to have a pair of her own, and also loves wearing ours around the house.

She also keeps us laughing with her silly looks (see above mentioned accessories she sports throughout the day).

She's becoming very good at playing/pretending with her toys. She still of course loves "talking" on the phone, and will just jabber away (as long as nobody is actually on the other line!). She runs up to us constantly and jabbers to us, also, having lots to say. If only we knew what she was saying... The funniest is when she laughs afterwards. She's apparently a really funny/witty kid! She loves taking care of her baby dolls, and will feed them, wash them, change their diapers, etc. I caught her feeding her baby doll toilet paper earlier tonight. Hmmm...

She's very interested in counting and letters right now, and loves it when we work on those. She doesn't really know any yet, although she can sign the letters A and R.

She also loves feeling her baby brother move. She will run up to me and put her hands on my stomach throughout the day, and gets the cutest grin when he kicks her. She'll also sing to him (hum and rock back and forth), and give him hugs and kisses.

We moved her to a new room a few weeks ago. She made the transition beautifully, and loves the bigger space and pretty stickers on her wall. She now knows that her old room is baby brother's room, and seldom gets confused anymore on where her stuff is.

She loves to run, and will often run instead of walking many places, including inside just from one room to the other. Her legs pretty much have scrapes and "boo-boos" constantly, up and down her legs. In fact, the other week, she fell three days in a row, scraping the same place on the same knee. It was pretty messy by the third time, and she was very concerned about her boo-boo. When asked where her boo-boo is, she'll point to her knees.

She loves to go up (and down!) the stairs by herself, holding on to the rail, just like we do. It scares us and we keep gates up, but whenever she sees the stairs "open", she's off and halfway up or down by the time we get to her!

Well, as always, I'm sure there's tons more. That's all my brain can remember right now, but I'm sure there will be an addendum later! Thanks for reading about our little girl.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Myrtle Beach

So, I hardly took any pictures while on vacation in Myrtle Beach with the Sinks. So, I had to steal a couple from Lindsay, and the rest will just not be documented in pictures. We had a week camping at the beach! I dubbed the week "All About KK" week because Kathryn was crazy about KK the whole week. If KK was around at all, Kathryn wanted her to hold her, play with her, etc., even above me! But she had lots of fun getting lots of attention from family that loves her.

Kathryn took her first carousel ride while there. She liked trying out all the different horses before it started. Once it started moving, she wasn't too sure about it, but would sit still as long as I sang to her!
Kathryn liked trying on Lindsay's glasses.

Johnny reading Kathryn a bedtime story. I'm so bummed I didn't take a picture of where Kathryn slept this time. She actually slept in a bottom bunk bed with a toddler rail! She did really well in it!

Feeding the squirrels outside of the trailer. If you look closely to the right of the front bike tire (and a bit beyond it), you can see the squirrel. Kathryn looooves animals, and will squat down, pat her leg, and make a kissing sound to "call" them to herself. So she was very excited to see so many squirrels. Feeding them, for her, consisted of getting a handful of peanuts, and putting them in a pile beyond the little rug we had out.

Being silly in the car on the way home. She was in the backseat, and I had to look back there because I heard her laughing, and this is what I saw...

Monday, August 04, 2008

Back home!

Just wanted to post a quick update and let all you concerned blog readers know that we are back home from our third and final beach trip this summer! No, this picture is not from this last trip, but the one before. I haven't loaded the pictures from last week yet, but there are only about 3 pics to load anyway I think (I didn't take much, especially for me!). But, I thought it was a cute picture, and I couldn't have three posts in a row with no pics, so here ya go:Anyway, we had a great time in Myrtle Beach with the Sinks. It was a nice relaxing time of swimming, hanging out at the campground, reading, playing cards, shopping, and eating! It is nice to be home now, though, and we are busily trying to get unpacked, laundry done, etc. so that we can get to the other projects around the house (cleaning, preparing for baby, etc.). Kathryn did great on the trip, and even slept in a big girl bed with a toddler rail! Keep checking back in the next couple of weeks...I have lots to update about, including:
-the few pictures from Myrtle Beach
-Kathryn's new bedroom!
-preparations for the new baby
-and more!