Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Potty, Pool, & Pretty girls

The end of May & the month of June were fun months as were getting settled into our new home.

Kinley enjoyed watching the delivery guy install our new washer/dryer.  Lookin' super cute in her romper!

We celebrated Andy & Alicia's nursing school graduation.  And this is a major milestone - Kinley is finally letting guys hold her!  Woohoo for little victories!
Oh this face...
And Laiken wanted to do a little cheer for her uncle & aunt:

We had lots of fun on my maternity leave.  Kinley learned to "pose" from her older cousins and this is how she did hers:
Her little personality is SO funny!  I won't try to claim that one, I'll give the credit to my hubs. :)

Kinley kept showing an interest in the potty so we took her potty at every demand.  Her baby even wanted to go!

Another random day at home & Kinley posing...
(I'm pretty sure her fingers are supposed to be doing a peace sign).

We spent lots of time loving on lil sis, too.
And I say this all the time but these pictures melt my heart!

I got the girls all dressed up in their red, white, & blue for memorial day weekend.  Aaaah, the start to summer!
The sweet girlies hanging out before everyone came over to swim.
Kinley enjoyed her guacamole by the pool (it's been a fave since she turned 1)!
My little poser by the pool.  I had to crop out the bottom because she may have been holding my adult beverage...
This little one continued to steal our hearts every day.

We also did a little mowing:
and lots of hanging out.
Our little Laikey just hung out and was so content just watching everyone.

We were in the pool almost every weekend & had so much fun!  The weather didn't get super hot which was annoying but we still got in all the pool time that we could!
My sis-in-law came down from Aurora a lot this summer and it was SO awesome to have all the cousins together to play!
Yes, my child is swimming with a coordinating bow in her hair.  I've already been made fun of for that.  She needs her hair out of her face!  :)  :)
These girls had a few matching outfits...
Kinley got a little play time in while Laiken napped.

I swear I'm raising a fish.  Kinley is so happy in the water and I hope that continues.
A little baby yoga by the pool...
And one last sister shot.  Kinley likes to lay down and play with Laiken on her play mat.  Such a good big sis!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Laiken: 2 months old!

Laiken -
You had quite an eventful second month!  You were carted around from house to house and store to store and you just went with the flow.  That was a very welcome change from your big sis.
Here's a comparison of Kinley's 2 month picture.  I still think you two look alike but have your own look, too.
You are such a smiley baby and love interacting and "talking" to people.  You don't know a stranger and love when you get attention!  You're usually only fussy if you're hungry or your tummy hurts.
You look like such a big girl already, too!  I don't know where my newborn baby went!  You don't care for tummy time but you love your bath time.
You also love to grab toys on your play mat.  We wondered if you were about to get teeth because you're hands are constantly in your mouth!  No teeth to report yet though.

You were such a good girl at your doctor appointment!  You just hung out and smiled and chatted with the nurses.  You weighed 12 pounds 5 ounces and were 23.25 inches long.  Obviously, you hated your shots but got over it pretty quick.
You are in 0-3 month clothes and fill them out pretty well already!  You wear size 1 diapers and eat around 4 ounces of milk every 3 hours.  You definitely don't miss a meal!
We absolutely love watching you grow every day and you are such a joy to have in our family!  Your smile can light up a room and always makes my stressful days better.  We love you, "Ka!"

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

May 2013

May was a very eventful Month so here's a quick recap:
Laiken loves her baths.
We had some major sissy cuddle time.
Kinley loved drawing with chalk at the old house.
Laiken's looks kept changing.

We tested out the double stroller.
Scott took both of the girls to Sue's for the first time so I could get some packing done.  I might have shed a tear but it was nice to be productive!
 We closed on our house May 1 and started moving around the 10th.  We had pizza parties and hung out in our empty house a lot!
 Andy, my dad, Cora, & Christie were great help when we painted the girls rooms!  I'll have to get a little room tour up sometime before the girls go to college...haha.
We also tackled the wallpaper in the kitchen which proved to be the worst job ever!  My mom, Cora, Aunt Rindie, Andy's soon to be mother-in-law, Rob, and even my grandma helped with the awful job and I'm SO thankful!  There were a few hack jobs and we learned a big lesson in wallpaper removal. :(
Laiken slept through most of this excitement.
She also started getting chubby cheeks!

 Our friends Ryan & Courtney got married and for the first time ever, I couldn't find a babysitter - that never happens!  I decided to take the girls with me to the reception and they did pretty well.  Scott's mom was so sweet to take the girls with her when she left so Scott & I could have some adult fun!  And these are the only pictures I got of that night...
Laiken stayed snuggled in her seat because it was still super windy and chilly outside.
We went to cheer on Scott at his annual hockey tournament!
Laiken took one of many trips to Lowe's with me.
and she kept growing...

We played a lot while we got settled into our new house.
Buddha belly baby!
We had more bath fun!
Towards the end of May it finally got nice enough to open our pool.
Learning how to open the pool and get the water clear was quite a process.  I never realized how much work really goes into maintaining a pool... 
 Kinley loved helping grandpa vacuum and playing in the pool
 I don't care that the water is ice cold!
Laiken took lots of trips with me during my maternity leave - this Walmart trip got interesting when we ran out of cart room!
And one last sweet angel picture of Laiken...
I'll stop here since, apparently, I took a lot of pictures in May!