Monday, July 25, 2011

precious mermaid

kas loves the water, thank goodness! i was hoping she would like it, and she is just a little fish, or frog, depending on her kicks! she sits in the baby floaty and mellows. then ill take her out and turn in circles with her and she gets so excited with loud yells and screaches. i love it. i even braved the "blow on their face and dunk them while they hold their breath for a second". it was pretty scary, but she came right back up and started screaching again. i was scared i would traumatize her, but mom said they did that with us and they still do that in baby lessons. marc has gone swimming with us once. i used to swim with my dad and he'd let us ride on his back while he went all over the pool. it was always something i looked forward to during the summer. i cant wait to have fun adventures as a family. here are some cute pics of our little mermaid/frog. haha! at hollys pool

watching daddy while drying off

sittin in the shade under the diving board

swimmin with daddy

so much fun!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

5 month pics

daddy & k
kas typing ( her favorite key is the space bar!)

i sit up on my own!! (only on the bed tho)

my new pj's (size 3-6 mo)

playing on my butterfly mat

i like it!!

eating cereal for the first time!

1st time in my highchair

by the sunflowers

in daddys garden

wearing uncle B's outfit he picked out!

watching her friend demmy

sitting on the couch with momma

Thursday, July 14, 2011

5 months

kastyn turned 5 months on the last day of june. i continue to be amazed everyday by what she is learning and doing. her personality is blooming, and i must say, she is quite a firecracker! this is good/cute/funny at times, and other times, i have prayed for her not to get my temper because i can testify, it is not something that is fun to deal with on a daily basis. i have struggled in this category since i can remember, and what i cant remember, my amazing parents who got to deal with it can testify! it's not just hard for a parent to deal with, but it's hard to feel your anger get ahold of you before you can even tell yourself that it's not worth boiling over. anywho, we will see where God takes us with this. and we will continue praying!
kastyn is so funny. as i am typing this, she is in her saucer (that she loves) talking and spitting all over the place. her voice and noises are adorable and her spitting is hilarious because whoever is holding her at the time she decides to perform this talent, she blesses them in a complete shower of spit-drops. she doesnt actually giggle quite yet, but when is happy and excited, she pants loudly and screams/squeals even louder. this means even if we are in church, praying, weddings, and walking down aisles in stores. she definitely draws attention wherever we go! only God can take credit for her indescribable cuteness and funny personality! well, i guess on the cuteness area, marc can take quite a bit of credit, since she's a spitting image of daddy! haha! mom and i did figure out that she for sure has our cheeks and mouth. mom found a pic of her a toddler and her mouth looks just like kas! woohoo! we can claim a bit of this credit now!!
here is the list of kastyn facts, i gotta make it quick, she's tired of being in the saucer!!

~size 1 diapers, she will easily be in a 2 once we are thru with this box of 1's
~size 3-6 month clothes, 3 is perfect in onesies, 6 months is a little baggy
~size 1 shoe
~we guess her weight around 14 lbs. i will put the for sure weight after her 6 month appt.
~length around 23-24 inches we are guessing??
~her hair is still short but growing and getting thicker
~she has sat in her highchair and had cereal 3 times
~she LOVES fruit! she has had mango, watermelon, strawberry, cantaloupe, pineapple. she sucks them dry when we put a piece in her little net fruit holder.
~ she can roll over, but when im in the room with her, she won't very often. once i leave to go to the bathroom and come back, she's always on her back!
~she's very close to sitting up on her own
~she still loves to be outside. the world is well when she is outside.
~i still think her favorite person is grandaddy. she loves all of us, but he can get the quickest light up and smile from her
~she loves to watch demmy and fritz. they make her very happy!
~she drinks 6-8 oz per feeding
~she likes to drink water from someones cup
~she loves loves swimming
~she loves music, she gets upset until i turn in up in the car
~she reaches for everything and holds things with both hands
~she can put things to her mouth and take her paci out of her mouth(cant quite get it back in just yet)
~she loves to give big wet kisses. she holds both sides of my face and pulls it to her mouth
~she doesnt wake up crying, she lays in her bed and talks for about 15 mins before calling us in there
~she still doesnt take long naps. we get about 3 or 4 thirty min naps a day.
~she sleeps 9-12 hrs each nite!

Monday, July 4, 2011

girls just wanna have fun

kastyn and i had our first girls' playdate! it was with marie and remi, and trisha and carly. it was so fun to watch how similar yet different each baby girl is and it was interesting to compare and see different developments in each sister. example, kas holds her upper torso up off the ground completely in the mini push-up position, yet she wont roll over except of special occasion. however, carly wouldnt hold herself up but can easily roll over. not only can she roll over, but she can roll from back to front which is not the typical direction young ones learn first! they usually go from front to back first. carly and kastyn are 5 days apart. kas was 4 days early and carly was born the day after kastyn's due date. what good timing! lets not forget about miss remi, she was there too!! she is 9 weeks behind the girls, but she is doing quite well herself, smiling and talking! i loved every minute of it!! these playdates are gonna be a blast!!

she was getting a little upset at this point.

left to right: carly, remi, kastyn

here carly, eat my hand.

kastyn is showing off her new spitting abilities and carly is actin gangsta!

holding myself up so big!!