Thursday, June 24, 2010

daddy day!

a tad late!

we had a great father's day weekend full of fun family festivities!

a lot of kyle's family was in town for various reasons, so we had a lot of hang out time with them.

went to church on sunday, and then had a very relaxing day!

going to church! look at jillie's sweet smile! it looks like she knows how to take a picture now!

kyle got sweeties for breakfast! (i may have had some too)

our sweet family =)

kyle, i looove being a parent with you! it's been such a fun, interesting, tiring, enjoyable last 11 weeks! i wouldn't trade it for anything. you're such a great dad, jillie's is lucky to be your baby girl! we love you!

and happy father's day to my dad! i love being your daughter! you're one of the greatest guys i know! love you!

and to jeff! thanks for giving me kyle! and please don't spoil jillie! we love you!

happy father's day to all the dad's out there!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

anniversary, rolling over, and swimming, oh my!

there's been a lot going on around here!

on monday (the 14th), kyle and i celebrated our 2 year anniversary! i cannot believe we have been married that long! it has flown by and it's crazy to think of how much has changed since that day!

kyle, i love love love being married to you! and now parenting with you! i wouldn't want to do it with anyone else! you're my favorite!

we have made it a mini tradition to take a picture on the front steps of the church where we got married each year. in this year's picture, we have a new addition!

on our wedding day..

1 year anniversary..

this parents kept jillie and we just went to rockwall for the evening. we went to eat at saltgrass, then wal-mart, target, and old navy. haha. so simple, yet soo great! i forgot how great it is to wander around stores without having to worry about feeding times or dirty diapers. we had so much fun just being a couple instead of parents for a few hours.

in jillie news, big things have been happening!

she has learned to roll over from tummy to back, and it is so sweet to watch! she always looks so surprised after doing it. she actually did it first while heidi was babysitting her. heidi called and asked if she could roll over. i told her she had like twice but it was totally on accident, and heidi said, well she definitely is now and it's not on accident! (i have pictures of this, but on a different camera, and i don't have the card reader, i'll have to add them later!)

she has also started sleeping on her tummy (shh), which has made her a much better sleeper! she has slept 7 straight hours for several nights in a row! this is a dream come true, considering just last week she was still waking up like every 3-4 hours! crazy, i know.

we just had to be tough for a couple days of making her go back to sleep, and she got the hang of it so easy!

we still don't have a great routine of going to bed at the same time each night. this is soo mine and kyle's fault, because we are never at home when we should be putting her to bed. so a lot of time she falls asleep wherever we are, then when we get her home we put her to bed. so she usually sleeps in her bed like midnight till 7ish. (i know..we're bad parents to not put her to bed till midnight, but it's working for now!)

she also went swimming for the first time and loved it! well, she didn't not like it, she doesn't really show her love for things just yet (except mom and dad, of course!)

we have dipped her in the pool before just to see what she would do, but last night she stayed in the pool for over an hour! we're going to force her to be a water baby!

summer is here and we are having so much fun being outside! we try to forget kyle still has to go to work!

we just have so much fun being a family and we love every minute of it!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

two months

sweet baby girl, how could you possibly be 2 months old today!?

you weigh 10 lbs 6 oz (50th percentile) and are 23 inches long (75th percentile).

at your doctor's appointment this week, you got shots, and you very clearly told me you did not like them. we spent the rest of the day spoiling you with lots of snuggling (because you're not old enough for ice cream yet)

last night (for your 2 month birthday, i guess) you went from 9:30 pm to 4:00 am between feedings!! way to go peanut! this is no small feat for you! you love to eat, and do not love to sleep, so you have been trouble spreading those feedings out at night.

maybe you're ready to be a big girl (no you're not!)

you're expressions are the sweetest things. when someone gets close to your face and talks you love give one of those big gummy smiles and talk back. and don't get me started on your dimples!

you are constantly looking around. you don't like being held like a little baby anymore. you want to be held up so you can be checking out everything going on around you.

you love love love to be outside! if you're fussy, we just have to step outside and it's insta-quiet! you would skip feedings if you were outside (don't worry, we don't let you!)

your changing table is still your favorite place to be in the whole house!

you also love to watch tv with dad.

you met your first friend last week, caleb (alison and zeb's baby). yall are about a month apart and had lots to talk about! (actually you kinda had a tummy ache that day and weren't feeling very talkative. we'll give it another try later).

you still love to be swaddled, but now you like for your arms to be free so you can stretch them out when you sleep. (here you actually fell asleep on our bed swaddle-free..doesn't happen very often!)

we got you a pair of cowboy boots for the fall which you are apparently very excited about! except it looks like you're going to have long feet like daddy so you may be growing into them sooner than i expected!

you have learned to "blow bubbles", which you think is great, but it makes for very soggy shirts most of the day!

i love to watch you figure out new tricks!

peanut, we love every single minute of you. even the times when you may be a tad bit fussy (it's ok, we all have bad days). i love love to just hold and snuggle you. you have started to rub my neck with your little chubby fingers or hold on to my necklaces. melts my heart. and daddy, he doesn't have a chance, but we will let him think he does.

love you sweet girl.