Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 239 - 247

Kate is now 8 months old and performing several new feats. Some of her latest include pulling up in her bed when she is already sitting, leaning forward to see what's going on, lifting her arms when she wants to be picked up, saying da-da to anything that moves (sorry Lance!), and happy screaming as loud as she can. Here are the recent pictures...

Yummy...food!
Nanny Dana got Kate this Halloween "torch". She ALWAYS flips it upside down to chew on the end, even when you hand it to her pumpkin side up.
Sometimes, I just don't want to smile for pictures.
...and sometimes, I do!
This is how I sleep now...it freaks out Mommy and Daddy.
My life is good.
Yea! I'm 8 months old now. I got to spend the day with Nanna and Pop!
Daddy tried to take my picture earlier, but I needed to have my 8 month sign in the picture.
I am now 100% swaddle and rock free! I can put myself to sleep like a big girl!

Daddy calls this my Austin Powers dress.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cup-Kate


The Cup-Kate ensemble.
We tried the costume on in the morning when Kate's in her best mood, just in case the evening wasn't going so well. Poor Kate...it's like shoving your head through a donut!
Lance and I laughed so hard we were crying. I'm surprised he was able to capture us both in this photo. Kate didn't cry at all...what a trooper!
Showing off her costume, minus the shoes!
So happy! After wearing the costume five minutes... ...after wearing the costume 50 minutes.Family photo...who can find Kate's face?We didn't trick-or-treat, but instead, visited a few neighbors. Here is Sondra with her two little ones, Snow White (Morgan) and Buzz Lightyear (Carson).
Our last stop was Miss Kim's house! Kim is pregnant and due in April...I'm hoping for a girl! Kate needs a BFF!
Kate's after costume...which can be worn as an outfit year 'round.
That Grandmother is so smart!

7 Months Old!

Kate Danielle is now 7 months old. We haven't weighed her in about a month, but we're thinking she's somewhere creeping up on 21 lbs! She's getting quite heavy to carry around more than a few minutes. However, I cannot get enough of those cute little rolls...especially on her legs! She sits up very confidently by herself, does her "stevie wonder" impression by shaking her head back and forth, babbles, rolls over from her back to her stomach (but only on her terms, when SHE wants), and has tried unsuccessfully two times to pull herself up in the bathtub. Once, resulting in a tiny bump on the head. There is something about the bathtub ledge that causes her to suddenly become brave! Below are a few photos from the monthday photo shoot.

The art teacher at GMS painted this shirt for Kate.

I LOVE TISSUE PAPER!

Woohoo....gift bag fun!

This pumpkin looks good enough to eat.