Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baby Laughs

Feeding daddy...

Then herself...

She loves to clap!

4 Months Old!

Once again Keira did great at the clinic :) Other than wanting to roll over as soon as I set her on the examining table & a bit of a cry for her shots, she was perfect! Chattering with the nurses & smiling constantly.

Our pumpkin is now 13lbs 11oz & 25" long, which are 50% and 75%ile respectively. Doing great!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

First Cereal (& more!)

Another great weekend here!

First, Josh raced in the Paul Bunyan Triathlon. You wouldn't know it from the recorded times (Josh's time was over 10 hrs according to their clock, which would mean he started around midnight!) but he did very well! He swam, biked, & ran the long course this year and barely looked winded! I think I would have collapsed :)

Not long after the race, Josh, Heather, & Bishop came to visit. We had a great time bbqing, strolling around town, & playing a game of Munchkin (which I won, WOOT!).

After Josh, Heather, & Bishop headed home, we decided to give Keira a taste of cereal. We started with about 1.5 oz of milk & mixed in just a bit of cereal so it was still very close to the consistency of milk. She did really well!

She started by staring down the spoon for a few seconds...

Then went to town!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Too Cute

Can you believe she is almost 4 months old???? Eeeeek!

More pics can be seen at Em's Photo blog - thanks again sis!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So this is what our deep freeze now looks like...

I am so happy to have a great supply of milk, but I am having trouble staying organized. Also, these milk bags are spendy! I get about 50 bags for $10, and go through about 4-5 per day... It was suggested by some good friends of mine to try more bins (there are 2 in there besides the upper baskets but you can barely tell because they are so full) and/or switch to mason jars. I am very interested in checking out the mason jar idea since it will be neater and easier to find the older milk to use up and rotate the stash. Any ideas where I can find lots of mason jars for cheap? Walmart maybe? Let me know if you think of anything else that may work, also, as I am really bad at organization :)

By the way, don't be alarmed if I start moo-ing soon ;)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

What a Sunday!

This is the last post of the day, I swear :) I just have to note (so that I don't forget) - that Keira LAUGHED today!!! I didn't see it because I was downstairs doing laundry, but it was so huge that I heard it that far away :) This has to be one of the best milestones ever!

Happy Birthday Love!

28 Years Young :P

To celebrate, we invited some of Josh's coworkers/friends over for a BBQ in the back yard. Good times!

Hailey made Josh a cake - she's a hoot! Can't remember the back-story on it, but don't worry, it wasn't as bad as it may seem :)

Beanbag toss

Jenga fire - just a joke, we didn't actually try pulling any logs out!

Keira and I played under the sunshade.

Who knew college papasans made such good camp chairs :)

Me & the birthday boy <3


We were going to go cold turkey, but last night was a bit tough! Keira did well until about 3:30AM, then was up every hour after that. We are now thinking of reswaddling after the first wake-up at least for a transitioning phase. Since she can roll over both ways we knew the swaddle's lifespan was shortening - we would hate for her to roll over in it and not be able to get back if needed. This was confirmed last night when I laid her down on her back only for her to promptly roll to her belly, which is how she stayed until her first wake up. (Don't tell her pedi - he is a stickler for back sleeping, but I am ok with her doing what she wants to do :)) Hopefully the next few nights go well!

Keira's New Squeals

It almost sounds like she is mad, but she does this It is hilarious!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Keira at 3 weeks rolling belly to back:

And then at 13 weeks completing her quest by rolling back to belly:

No more letting her hang out on the floor while you grab some coffee. If we do that now she is halfway across the room! Makes me wish for more carpeting throughout our house. Hardwood floors are pretty, but not so great for babies ;P