Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kate {11 months}

It's time for another Kate update!  

Another month has gone by and she is 11 months old.  
She will be one next month - cRaZy!

This little one is growing like a weed.

She is a whopping 23 lbs, 1 oz 

Here is what she's been up to:

She is pulling herself up on everything now!

She likes to stand all by herself!  She is getting better at balancing and will be walking before we know it. 

She can make her first animal sound!  If you ask her what a duck says, she answers with this cute little "quack" - it really is cute.

She has six teeth!  The newest additions are the ones just to the right and left of her two upper front teeth.  And I can feel where her molars are coming in.  My kids get their molars early, but if they're teething, might as well get as many in as we can, right?

She is such a fun and sweet girl.  I still can't believe she is almost one!  We love our Katers!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What we've been up to

It seems like I never have time to blog anymore!  

Or maybe it's just that I haven't made it my priority . . .

We've been busy playing outside {when it's not snowing, like yesterday, and when we're not all sick so we have a movie day, like today.  Seriously.  Movie after movie.  All. Day. Long.  Emmy was in heaven.  Last night was another story.}, going on walks, playing with friends.

But now the guilt has gotten to me, so I thought I would post some pictures of what we've been up to.

We've been enjoying daddy being home!  He's always studying when he's in school, so to have him home with us has been great!  Too bad he has to work, or we'd have even more fun.
The girls love their daddy!

Aw, precious!

{Above and below - swimming at Aunt Lindsey's house}

{Above and below - having bike races with daddy}

Enjoying the lilacs while they are in bloom:

Playing on the grass {Kate does not like the feel of grass on her skin!}:

And, of course, playing with bubbles!

{The Easter Bunny was so smart to bring the girls this automatic bubble machine}

Now, if we can all get to feeling better around here, we will have more to post about than cleaning up puke at 12:30 am . . .

Sunday, May 9, 2010


"Mother's are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Because of these two:

and this little one:

I get to celebrate Mother's Day!  

Thank you to my two little angels.   

You keep me on my toes.
You test my patience . . . everyday.
You bring me a joy and fill me with a love that I never knew possible.
Thank you for letting me be a mother.  Your mother.

I always knew I wanted to be a mother.  
It is hard.  It is really hard.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  I get to raise these beautiful daughters of our Heavenly Father.  It makes me feel special.

And to my own mother, Happy Mother's Day!  
She is such a pillar to me.  I depend on her so much.  She is such a strong, beautiful woman who I look up to!  Thank you for being such a wonderful example of what a woman and mother should be.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Emmy's end of the year recital for her singing and dancing class was last weekend and it was so. cute.

She's not the best at following directions, so when they practiced their song in class, she was watching herself do a booty-shake in the mirror, or running around, not paying attention.  

So imagine my surprise when she was actually doing the dance!  (Not all the moves, mind you, but enough the it made me a proud mamma!)  She did such a great job!

The song was to "Zippity-Doo-Dah" and was simply adorable.

Emmy's friend, Max, was singing right into the microphone the whole time.  After the show, my dad asked me, "So did Max have a solo?"  No, no planned solo.  He just liked hearing his voice in the mic, like any kid.  Emmy and one of the other girls in the group even tried to sneak to the microphone to get a turn but Max saw and quickly ran over to claim his mic!  Seriously, so funny.  I love watching little kids perform because there is always going to be something that will make everyone laugh.

Emmy didn't even have to look at the teacher to remember the "step - touch - step - touch" part in the middle of the song.  She just stared at her little feet and step - touch-ed away!

{Shelby, Shady, Emmy and Max}

I tried to get a group photo after the show . . . not the easiest thing to do with three and four-year-olds.  Emmy had a cookie in her mouth in three out of the five pics I took - and this was the best one of all the kids.  What can you do?  Take the cookie away for the picture, that's what you can do!  Too late for that now . . .

And Kate enjoyed the performance, too!

*Emmy takes dance/singing from Jessica at Platinum Performing Arts Center*