Tuesday, December 29, 2009

9 Months Already?!

I am kinda surprised I was able to get her to smile - we had quite the interesting night last night. Probably 4-5 hrs of non-stop SCREAMING. At first we thought it was teeth (her first tooth started popping through on Christmas), but she was way too inconsolable for it to be teeth. Still not sure what was wrong, maybe her ears again (they are still infected, but haven't bothered her this much before) or maybe a tummy ache or night terrors according to the nurse. She is almost completely on formula now, but has been for a couple of weeks, so I thought she would have had a reaction by now but who knows. All we know is that tonight is going to be better, or we will be going into the dr's again tomorrow :(

The many faces of K:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas '09!

Photos & design by Emily Schnick Photography, my sister :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

First "Words"

She doesn't actually know what they mean at this point, but it is still cute!

She also learned her first baby sign about a week ago. She can now sign "milk", and uses it often!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


For Christmas, one of the sweet gifts I received from Josh (yup we exchanged already - in record time I think) was an Aerogarden Classic. It came with an herb garden kit, and Josh also picked up a cherry tomato kit because he knows what I like :) I "planted" the tomatoes on 11/29. It was so easy, you just pop in the pods, fill with water and add the provided nutrients to the water. It then will tell you when the water is low, when to add more nutrients, etc. Pretty much fuss-free :) It claims sprouts in 4-7 days and they were right! The sprouts came up today, on day 4! It also claims harvest in a month, so we will see. I will add pics as they grow, should be neat to see how well it works and if it is worth the $$$ ;)

Day 1:

Day 4:

Day 10:

Day 20:

One Month:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

8 Months!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hunting "Holiday"

Like many up here in the north woods, deer opener has long been a fun weekend of hunting, family, & friends. A few of us don't hunt, but we still come for the fun :)
This year Em and I stuck around the house with the wee ones while the others were out in their stands. While they were sweating and squinting at the sight of the slightest movement in the woods, we were dressing up the girls in their hunting outfits (hey, they had to fit in, too right?) and took some super cute pics. Most of these were taken by Em with her amazing photog skills. Enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Stinker is Seven Months!

It is soooo hard to take pictures of her - all she wants to do is steal the sign and nom nom on it :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Baby is Getting Too Big!

Lightning fast crawling (not shown - crawling up and down the couple of stairs at daycare)!

And her newest feat - STANDING UP! Way to go Punkin!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Snow

It's strange how calming it is to see fresh snow. It lays there so soft & peaceful :) At first I was disappointed because I am not winter's biggest fan, but as I sit here with my hot cup of coffee and sleeping baby I am really getting into the season. All of the fun things ahead come to mind... Halloween... Thanksgiving... CHRISTMAS! All of these normal yearly activities will be so much more joyful with the addition of a perfect little girl.

We are still battling her first illness unfortunately, but I really believe that it is on its way out the door very soon! Three or four trips to the doctor for high fever, labored breathing, and inconsolable crying and we still don't know what it is/was. Last night was another long one, with wakeups every two hours and a stretch of whining for two hours straight (but NOT crying so I am seeing this night as a success, even if I am pretty tired myself). No fever all night, either. Now I think it is just a matter of her getting comfortable, a few long naps, and remembering how good it is to be a happy playful baby :)

I got a good cuddle shot of Keira with her daddy the other day. She really has become a big lover through this and I am liking it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Picture Perfect

I can't wait for Christmas! Thanks for taking pics, Em!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Half a Year!

I cannot believe how time flies! Keira is now 6 whole months old! As of last week (when she was sick and we had to bring her in) she is 15lbs 6oz. We go in again on Friday for her checkup and more shots :( Will add new stats then :)

I am adding another of my new favorite photos - me and Anna at Holly's wedding this past weekend - of course Emily took the photo, you can always tell when they are this good it had to be her!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Boscoe Baby Love

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thanks Grandpa!

Dad brought over the new bench for our kitchen table - it looks awesome! He surprised us with a rocking horse for Keira, as well :) She LOVES it - her time on it is limited since she is a bit small yet, but that doesn't phase her! Now to put on the finishing touches - paint a face & add some mane/tail :)
Hmmmmm - what colors to do...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Five Whole Months

Holy Cow! She is getting so big, so fast. Makes me a bit teary!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Just kidding :) Although I probably could edit the video to make it look that way ;)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our Lovebug

She is so strong! I'm not sure when to call her a crawler, maybe an inchworm for now?!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Duluth Weekend

Josh, Keira, & I drove to Duluth this past weekend to visit friends we haven't seen in way too long (and meet new ones, too!). We went to the zoo and had some great prime rib at Pickwick's on Saturday, then Sunday drove up to Gooseberry Falls & had lunch at the Rustic Inn. We had a blast and can't wait to see everyone again (especially baby Sawyer who is due to arrive in a few short weeks!)