Archive for October 30, 2008

We’re Moving!

October 30, 2008

We are moving to Fort Collins in December!  We’re really excited about this new opportunity.  We both have enjoyed Colorado the few times we’ve been there.  It will be hard to focus on anything else for the next few weeks before the move.  If anyone has any advice on good neighborhoods, etc., we’d love to hear it.

Kitty Cat

October 30, 2008

For Halloween Kalyn is dressing up as a kitty cat.  I made some ears using some felt and a soft headband.  It was a great simple costume and it turned out really cute.

Pacifier

October 30, 2008

Remember this?  Well, over the past couple weeks Kalyn has suddenly decided she loves pacifiers.  She will carry them around in her mouth.  She especially likes them when she’s going to bed.  We’re happy for now because they sometimes help her to calm down.

Self-Feeding

October 30, 2008

Over the past week Kalyn has been working on her self-feeding skills.  Mostly, she’s been eating little Gerber cereal stars.  She really enjoys being able to feed herself and it also has suddenly occurred to her that when Mom and Dad are eating, she should be eating too! 

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 30, 2008

For FHE on Monday we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin.  It was just a quick trip but we got some fun pictures.

Searching the Scriptures

October 22, 2008

A while ago I started a scripture study blog because I wanted to get more out of my scriptures study, I wanted to practice my writing skills, and I wanted to participate more in the gospel discussion online.  It’s been going for a while now, so now that I know it’s working I’d love for you to come check it out!

In each post I summarize a reading for the day, try to apply it to myself, try to come up with some small thing I can do that day pertaining to the reading, and then try and write a question for people to ponder or comment on.

Eight Months Old

October 18, 2008

Kalyn is eight months old today! And since I missed last month (we were in Redding for Uncle Erick’s homecoming) I have a lot to catch up on.

Kalyn has become much more mobile.  Not only is she “crawling” all over the place, she also has learned to climb up on things.  She likes to climb up on shelves, the couch, chairs–anything that is the right height for her to reach.  She has trouble getting down, though, and will often stand in the same spot she climbed up and squawk until I come help her get back down.  Over the past couple days, though, she has started to get down by herself.  I’m trying to encourage her to walk along the furniture after she climbs up, but that is still a ways away for her yet.

Kalyn loves baby cereal.  Any other kind of food she may or may not eat.  Some days she will eat the whole thing at once, other times she will refuse to eat it at all.  It is funny because she spends the rest of her time put everything she can find into her mouth, but when it come to fruits and vegetables she is actually picky.  She also really loves to drink water, but doesn’t really like juice much.

Kalyn is very vocal now and babbles all the time.  She really likes to say “da da da da da.”  We try to get her to say “Daddy” but without success.  She does, however, talk with other people.  When she is trying to get someone’s attention, especially strangers, she will make a short high pitched squeal, just like as if she said “hi” without the “h.”  She loves to get people to talk back to her.

She doesn’t have any teeth yet.  Tim didn’t get his first tooth, I am told, until he was 10 months old, if I remember right.  I got my first tooth at 6 months old.  So, she’s still taking after her daddy.

She is starting to get nervous of strangers.  She is very outgoing when she is sure mom and dad are near, but if we leave her she sometimes gets upset.  She likes to know where we are.

She LOVES to watch other little kids run around.  And she LOVES to watch animals.  She gets so excited!  She will wave her arms about and squeal with delight.  Often when I am out running errands she will see another baby about her age will get very excited and will start squealing at the other baby.  If there are a ton of kids, she does sometimes get a little overwhelmed and will not be so outgoing.  But there is no question: she likes to make friends.

Kalyn is very busy.  She is constantly searching out new things to play with and taste.  She has many toys and will play with them for a little while, but ultimately she is much more interested in anything new or different.  Or keys.  She still LOVES keys. She also loves paper, but since her first objective is to tear off little pieces that she can eat she doesn’t get to play with paper very much.

It is so fun seeing her get so big.  It’s so amazing that a baby that starts so small can grow up so much!  We love watching her explore her world and discover new things.

Jungle Jim Birthday Party

October 18, 2008

Kalyn’s cousin, Abby, had a birthday party today.  Kalyn went and while she was too little for the rides, she really enjoyed playing with the arcade games.  She loved all the lights and buttons to push!  She even got to ride a little fire truck when Tim found a token on the floor.

Hee Haw Farms

October 18, 2008

I know Tim said I was going to go through the massive post and divide them into separate things.  But, I’ve found I just don’t have time and if I wait to do that then nothing new will every get posted.  Sorry. 🙁

So, starting fresh, here are some pictures from our trip to Hee Haw Farms.  We were actually planning on going to Big Foot Corn Maze but somebody (not me) didn’t print a map and while we were looking for it we found Hee Haw Farms.

It was a lot of fun!  There were some spooks in the corn maze (the other corn maze wasn’t supposed to be haunted… oh well) but nobody jumped out at us (thankfully) I’m guessing because we had a baby with us.

They also had some activities, including a huge slide, a play area, and a bunch of farm animals. Kalyn LOVED seeing the farm animals and got very excited.  She would wave her arms about and start making lots of noise whenever we got close.  She especially loved the bunny rabbits.

We also got some adorable pictures.