Thursday, September 15, 2011

gran has arrived!!

liz got here last nite around 8:30!! we decided it was worth keeping kas up late (her bedtime is usually 7:30 or 8:00) to take her with us to pick up her Gran from XNA. so we did her betime routine and put on her jammies and loaded up! they were supposed to land at 7:26 and didnt land until 8:30 or so!! i guess that is normal for flights. point is...she's here safe and sound, thank you Lord! today we have enjoyed being together. marc went to work so liz, kas, and i went to aldi to see daddy and buy a coffee maker, then to wal mart for some stuff. i have spoken more Creol today than i have in the last year, and i love it. i cant wait to be able to carry on full conversations in creol with liz. we do about half and half now. i understand most of what she is saying and when i speak in english, she teaches me the creol translation. we are teaching each other. it's awesome to have kastyn surrounded by BOTH of her languages now too. it's really important for us that she speak both. we have alot of family she needs to be able to communicate with! so liz is here now and we arent sure if or when she is going back to florida. we will see where God leads our family, i pray that we all stay together in the same place!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day 11'

This was our first Family Labor Day! it was a nice day. we did some deep cleaning in the house then marc and dad went to pick up our couch and loveseat from debby and steve. thanks so much guys, they match our living room perfectly and are amazingly comfortable!! so i rearranged the living room to fit in the new goodies. we had plans with some friends of ours but kas has her first "cold" and they have a baby the same age so we postponed until the snot is gone. we decided to go out to mom and dad's for some grilled ribs, carrots, and mashed sweet taters. YUM!! it was a very good lunch, thanks mom! all in all our first labor day was a relaxing, sweet, fun day with loved ones...the best way to spend a holiday.

Labor Day Pics:

this is our neighbors kitten that felt brave enough to trot into our house and sit up on our keyboard!

kas and grandaddy (note: grandaddy's awesome hat :) )

momma and sissy

first time to sit in grandi's high chair. her momma and uncle aron used this same high chair as babies!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

eating a gummy wrapper

Thursday, September 1, 2011

7 month pics











7 months!!!

kas turned 7 months old yesterday! she is continuing to develop like crazy. she is sitting up pretty well on her own now, but she still topples after a bit. she is sleeping 12 good hours each nite, but still napping smaller during the day. she naps from 20 mins to and hour usually, with an occasional surprise 2 hour nap. she talks and jabbers and makes so many different sounds. she's figuring out her throat can make noises and that if she makes enough noise, she wont fall asleep! we've started laying her down at her naps so she can put herself to sleep, but at nite i still try to rock her to sleep. sometimes we are successful, sometimes i get my rock in then have to lay her down to put herself to sleep. she still has that amazing temper. when she gets angry she swings her left arm up and down and hits whatever happens to be in the way (food or faces). haha. im still praying for her temperament! she is SUCH a GOOD and HAPPY baby though! the only time she is angry is when she doesnt want to sleep or if she's super hungry and we're not movin it fast enough! we get compliments on how happy and content she is. as long as she is with momma and daddy, her world is complete...and so is ours.

her milestones and likes:
-getting up on her hands and knees to crawl, no movements yet!
-size 3 diapers
-3-6 or 6 month clothing; 2 shoe
-LOVES other children
-loves demmy and other dogs
-scares easily-she has become so aware of her surroundings that new sounds scare her more easily (her biggest fears: running the bath water, vaccuum, garbage disposal)
-some momma separation anxiety- if she can't see me she gets upset; if she wakes up and doesnt see me, she freaks out, terrified!
-eats 1 jar of veggies at lunch, and 1 jar of fruit at nite, cereal at nite
-takes about 31 oz formula/day; or five 5-7 oz. bottles/day
-flips around like an acrobat in her crib
-puts her paci in her mouth, usually upside down!
-loves to read, look at, and eat books
-still LOVES outside
-loves give very aggressive and wet kisses