Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dance Baby Dance!

This past week with Kiley went awesome! She is such a blast to be with.  Most of the time we are happy (we all have our bad days and sometimes it's just bad hours).  Everything that is said or done is so funny to Kiley and we love to babble...Mama is trying to get Kiley to say Mama now, but our litte one is stubborn.  So, her new game is when Mama says, "mama" Kiley says, "dada".  She thinks it's funny and I think it is just predictable! It is amazing though to hear our babies voice.  This may sound odd, but I think it fits her...

On Saturday, we went to Conroe to go pick up the new boat for the lake.  Before we took the new addition home, we were able to test it out on Lake Conroe.  We were pretty excited because this was going to be Kiley's first ride on a boat! I was pretty anxious to see how she would do.  Turns out that we all loved it! Kiley slept for most of the ride and well we were happy because she did sleep! It was a win-win situation!




Earlier this week, Nanna was keeping Kiley and ended up teaching her how to "Dancy."  She looks so cute doing it and it is our new favorite thing! Her's a video of her dancing at the restaurant Saturday night. Dance Baby Dance!

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Today, Sunday, we went to my Nana and Papa's (my mom's parents).  We spent the day there and Kiley played for hours and hours.  We had such fun and she loved that she got to crawl wherever she wanted too! We are becoming so independent.  It's sad, but we knew it would happen soon!

Picture time before we left for church!




Ready to explore...Thanks for visiting and until next week Gig em' & God Bless!

Monday, January 17, 2011

And She's Off...

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You may not be able to view the video due to your settings/capabilities on your computer.  The video is of Kiley crawling around our living room and then waving.

This is the B-I-G story for this week! We are now waving HI and crawling around like it's nobody's business! Just when Mama and Dada thought we were getting this baby thing down our little one decides to become mobile...I never thought it would make things SO challenging.  Just a simple task of taking a bath requires 4 hands! She tries to stand on her knees, or crawl out of her bath, or suck on the wash cloth that we are trying to clean her with! Then when you think you have things under control, because she is finally done with her bath she starts trying to crawl when I'm trying to put her PJ's on!! Oh goodness...what a little diva we have. 

We are also beginning to talk a lot more now.  Kiley calls everyone and everything Dada.  Mama is not so happy about this accomplishment.  Kiley isn't it Mama that gets you up in the mornings and spends ALL day with you? Yes, I know Dada is working and it's easier to say Dada, but couldn't you have just given me a little satisfaction by saying Mama first? Oh well, at least Dada wasn't your very first word...uh oh was! Don't worry I still love you with all my heart and Daddy too!

For weeks we practiced with Kiley on waving Bye-Bye or Hi.  Everytime we leave the room we would wave hoping she would get a hang of it.  Thursday just happened to be the day when our little one decided that she was going to shock us all and wave back! Nanna and I were waving at her and Daddy while I was trying to take a picture (which didn't turn out) when our little baby girl waved! I looked at Nanna and said "Did you see that?" She replies, "Yes, sure did! She's waving!" We couldn't believe our eyes...now we are doing this all the time! It's Kiley's new accomplishment that she loves to do.  For example, today I was showing her pictures of herself...what does she do in response? Shreak with delight and wave! She did the same thing when I showed her the video you just watched.  She heard us saying Hi on the video and saw herself waving so naturally, she starts waving back! Such a cutie...

Kiley helping her Mama with the clothes..hangers make great teething toys too! 



This past week went great, looking forward to what Kiley will have in store for us this week, but until then, God Bless & Gig' Em!!



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Splish Splash Kiley was taking a bath!

On Saturday our little girl turned 8 months old, as you all probably already know from the pictures I posted earlier this week.  It is so hard for me to believe that it has been 8 months.  Yes, she's getting older and that makes me sad, but at the same time I feel like she has always been a part of our lives.  She makes us a complete family.  Everyday is an adventure with Kiley and she brings such joy to our lives. 

Saturday morning, Kiley woke up around 6:30 a.m., early for our Kiley.  I got myself up, more like dragged myself out of bed, and got ready for the morning.  When I went into the room, Kiley was smiling like always and giggling at something (she laughs at the littlest things, it is so cute).  We had our bottle and then Mommy had to come up with something to do to kill some morning time.  So, I decided that it was time for Kiley to take her first "Splish Splash Bath." What's that you ask? Well, before Saturday we didn't sit in water in our baby tub to take a bath.  Instead we sat on top where there is a sling for newborns.  It is a lot easier for Mommy and Daddy to give a bath this way, but the splish splash way is a lot more fun for Kiley.

At first we weren't sure what to do!

Mommy showed Kiley how to splash in the water and how to play with her fun bath toys! Now we are getting a hang of it!!

...And the fun has began! Water is everywhere, but we are having a blast!


So, 40 minutes later Kiley is still wanting to play in her tub...at least now Mommy knows that Kiley REALLY enjoys the water! Mommy loved the idea afterall, because once Kiley was done splashing in the water, dressed, and had her juice she decided to take a nap.  Not just any nap - 1 1/2 hours! These splish splash baths might just be a daily thing!  If only I had time...Gig em' & God Bless!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2-4-6...8 Months!

I really wanted to do something different for Kiley's 8 month birthday.  Yesterday, I called up Nanna and asked her if she wanted to go to Austin with us.  We were going to do professional pictures at a place called Picture People.  We picked out some outfits and off we went.  Kiley slept on the way which was great because I knew she would be in a good mood for her pictures. 

Kiley did great! She smiled the whole time and I am in love with the pictures!! Kiley loves them too! She kept shreaking in excitement everytime she saw herself on the screen...




We have been practicing crawling all week.  We finally did it last night! It was in slow motion, but she went forward instead of backward.  Mommy and Daddy were so proud of her...looks like we are going to have our hands full now with her moving around now!










Mommy and Daddy's favorite shot.




Last night I was putting some of the pictures in frames around the house.  It is hard to believe how much are baby girl has changed.  She doesn't hardly look the same...still beautiful, but a lot chubbier and full of expressions.  Now with crawling started all I can say is...Watch out world here she comes! More stories to come on Sunday, but for now Gig em' & God Bless!