Friday, February 25, 2011

Mom is great! She gives me Chocolate Cake!

I don't think I've ever had so much fun! It was totally worth the mess. Thankfully the backdrop was paper we just threw away, and I decided the onsie was disposable too, I'm not that great at getting chocolate frosting out of clothes...Haha.

I Promised....

A few of my favorites...although there are many more! I'll do another post with the cake pictures, cause they deserve their own spotlight!

Time Flies Too Fast!!!

I CANNOT BELIEVE that my baby girl is 1!! This year has been the fastest, craziest, most up and down year of my life, but I would not change a second of it. I love this girl with my whole heart! How did she grow so fast?!?!

A few facts about Kate:

Kate is rambunctious and always must be the center of all activity.

Kate is clingy to her Mama!

Kate can say Ball, Mama, Dada, Baba and Balloon (wounds like oon, getting closer to boon, I'm pretty sure that's what she was saying in the above picture!) and is working on Book.

Kate's favorite game is "Where's the ball?" She puts her hands up in a questioning way and says "a ball?" then hopes you will find it and play the game with her. Its adorable.

Kate loves her binky and her "bippy" when she's tired or crabby.

Kate loves to dance to any music and loves all musical toys, her favorite song seem to be the Monk theme song. Did I watch too much Monk while she was in Utero?

Kate is utterly fascinated by balloons.

Kate is a morning baby. She is cheerful and adorable when she wakes up. Its my favorite time of day with her.

Kate loves to eat and much prefers to feed herself. She is getting quite insistent about that fact actually. Her favorite flavor seems to be cinnamon, anything cinnamon she will scarf down!

Kate is a good sleeper, finally. She sleeps from 7pm to 7:30am, although the hours of 8-11pm are kind of restless for her most nights. Then she takes a morning nap around 10am and an afternoon nap around 2:30pm. The length of the naps varies from day to day but generally about an hour and a half each. Some days much shorter though.

Kate is very moody and sometime difficult. 6pm is the worst time of day at our house generally, she does a lot of crying during that hour most days. Sometime Mama wants to sell her to the gypsies, but luckily she's too darn adorable.

Kate still has blue eyes. We still have no idea how.

Kate is a SUPER fast crawler, but is on her way to being a walker. She can stand for long periods of time now and has taken 3 consecutive steps on several occasions now. I think she'll definitely be out earliest walker. (The other kids were both 14 months)

Kate is completely weened off of formula and getting close with the bottle.

Kate loves baths and being busy out of the house, when she's cranky we run errands or go somewhere, she's always happier that way.

Kate's favorite toys are the ipad (much to daddy's chagrin) the apple tv remote (also to daddy's chagrin), her leapfrog table, her maracas, and balls.

Kate LOVES shoes. I find her trying to put them on herself quite often. I think we have another girly girl in our midst.

I don't know her weight and height officially yet, her appointment is on Monday, but I can easily say she is still the smallest baby in our family.

And while I could go on all day, i'll finish with this. Kate has to be one of the most loved babies around and we are so glad she's our Katie-Bug. Happy Birthday little one! Try not to grow too fast, mommy misses her baby already.

By the way, there will be lots more pictures to come, these were a couple of the sneak peeks I got yesterday. I am dying of cuteness overload! I'm trying to decide on a few favorite to blog because I don't think I can blog all 60+ of them. At least not in one post... :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

More Photography assignments

Day 10: Space- Where they are comfortable
I'm still working on this one, I haven't come up with shots I love love yet, but here is one I liked.

Day 11: Dreams
I'm working on this one too, its hard to pinpoint dreams of small children...But I'm trying.

Beth said she wants to be a dancer

Day 12: The Eyes
I love my kids eyes! All of them, I had lots of fun trying to get pictures of them, here are some favorites.
I haven't captured Beth's eyes to their potential yet, but luckily she's a willing subject, so I will keep trying! Lighting in hard to figure out in my house!

My ISO was too high on this one, its a little grainy, but I LOVE this face!

Happy Valentine's Day!

From my little family to yours! I love celebrating all the love in my life, I am truly blessed. I love all of my family and friends and am the luckiest girl in the world!

This is the best picture I could get of the valentine's clothes before I sent Beth off to school...oh the fun of a box of band-aids...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photography Class

Sorry, slacking on the blog front. Updates to come. For now I wanted to share some pictures! I signed up for a free online photography class that my brother was doing. Its fun to have something to work on and motivation to do it. I signed up a little late, so I started with the day 8 assignment.

It is a month long class focusing on the joy of love with a different topic each day. Day 8 was gifts from the heart and we were supposed to photograph something that a loved one gave us. Here is my favorite shot.

Day 9 is passions and hobbies of loved ones. My favorite:

runners up:
I'll keep posting my assignments so I can see how I'm doing and see what you all think!