Theatrical Thursday ~ Kylee is Standing!

I’m seeing a pattern with Kylee… As soon as she hits another month older she tries SO hard to learn a new skill.  Right before she turned 9 months we started letting her try to stand on her own.  At first it wasn’t very long but she has it down, no problem now!!  She will stand and take a few steps now without us even trying to coax her.  Here is my little grown-up standing all by herself!


Theatrical Thursday

I had planned on posting at least one of these video’s in Kylee’s 9 month post but COMPLETELY forgot to.  It’s okay though because I’ve been meaning to start a new thing called Theatrical Thursday’s anyways.  I take a lot of video of Kylee and I rarely get to show it to anyone, so I want to start posting a video on every Thursday to share with all of you.  Kylee is growing up SO fast and she gains more skills everyday so I want to start sharing that with all of you more!

These videos were taken of Kylee with her lion.  It’s a transitional toy that she can walk and push now and later be able to ride when she can push herself.  We do let her ride on it now, every once in a while when we are willing to get on our knees and push her.  But she LOVES to walk with this thing.  She will push it to one side of the room and we have to turn it around so she can push it back.  I thought I had a few months before she would be walking on her own but I think that day is going to come faster than we thought because she is starting to look like a pro!


9 Months

9 Months… I just can’t believe it!  My baby is NINE MONTHS OLD!  This one is the hardest for me yet, probably because in three short months my baby isn’t going to be a baby anymore, she’s going to be a toddler!

This month has been all about Kylee perfecting what she does.  She crawls faster, she stands up anywhere, she cruises around everything, she pulls everything out of cabinets.  It’s just amazing how independent she is now.  Just recently we started letting go and letting her stand on her own.  One time I counted 8 seconds (and not cheating and counting quickly, these were slow counts).  At first we would let go of her hands and she would just sit down.  Now she is starting to get a little more adventurous and will let go on her own.  She even is so brave that she is trying to take steps while not holding on.  She doesn’t get far but I’m so impressed she is trying.

One new feat this month is she started saying mamma!!!!  I was so excited when she started doing it!  One thing I wasn’t too excited about was her waking up in the middle of the night.  And now that she can stand up so easily, instead of putting herself back to sleep like she used to, she will stand up in her crib to keep herself from falling back to sleep.  We keep thinking and hoping that it’s her teeth bothering her, but like all the other times we thought she might be getting teeth, nothing has popped out yet.

Kylee has discovered doors.  She loves to open and close anything that will.  Our big doors, kitchen cabinets, drawers, you name it!  And oh is she getting HUGE!!  We went to the doctor yesterday and she weighed in at 18lbs 7oz.  She is 27 3/4 inches tall too.  Her doctor cracks me up because every time we go she has to show me her growth chart because she is right on the 50th percentile for both height and weight.

Well here is what you’ve been waiting for, the pictures.  This month was a little more difficult to get Kylee to cooperate now that she can get around freely.  That’s part of the reason this blog is coming out so late.  But here they are…

Shutter Love Tuesday ~ Bitter Faces

Shutter Love Tuesday is BAAAAAACK!!!!  Ok, so the real thing never went away but I haven’t participated in a while.  So I figured I better start again 🙂

Today’s theme is bitter faces.  Although Kylee does make those every once in a while, I haven’t caught it on camera yet.  This child makes so many funny faces and I have managed to catch some of them!!  So here is a little montage of the many faces of Kylee…

30 Before 30

So my friend Vanessa from The Crafty Nest turned 29 about a week ago and posted a list of 30 things she wants to do before she turns 30.  I LOVED this idea and come to find out it’s a pretty popular trend.  So I have thought long and hard about my list.

Birthdays have always raised my blood pressure ever since I turned twenty.  Twenty was hard because I was no longer a teenager.  Twenty-five I swore would be the hardest, oh no a quarter of a century, but it wasn’t that bad.  It wasn’t bad mainly because I refused to have a twenty-fifth birthday.  I wouldn’t let anyone tell me happy birthday because I never turned 25!  Ever since then, I’ve told people that I’m 24.  I don’t have birthdays anymore, I have anniversaries!

As I am rapidly approaching EEEEKK THIRTY I’m becoming more accepting with my age.  You will actually hear me admit my age now, but then I, humorously, say “oh wait, I’m 24!  I don’t have birthdays anymore!”  So this marks the last year in my twenties and I’m going to make sure it is a year to remember.

I’m not necessarily freaking out, I’m proud of who I’ve become in my twenties!  I made my dream come true and have my own photography business, I have married the most perfect man for me that makes me nothing but happy, I have the most beautiful daughter, I have amazing friends that I know will always be a part of my life, and I continue to grow every day.

In the interest of continuing to grow, here is the list of the 30 things I want to do before I turn (dun dun dun) thirty.

  1. Go on a jeeping trip in our new Jeep
  2. Get my scrapbook up to date
  3. Take a family trip, just the 3 of us
  4. Attend another photography seminar or convention
  5. Get new boobs
  6. Religiously do the Insanity workout program
  7. Clean out all Kyle’s and my clothes we don’t wear and donate them
  8. Pay to have a professional photographer take family pictures of us
  9. Eat a home cooked dinner 5 nights of the week for a month without repeating a recipe
  10. Get a tan that other people actually notice
  11. Go to the Grand Canyon
  12. Try Octopus (not the carwash, the animal)
  13. COMPLETE 20 diy projects
  14. Start selling Fine Art photography prints
  15. Update my passport
  16. Go a full day without wearing a bra (have to enter public)
  17. Have 50 recipes in my scrapbook recipe book
  18. Throw Kylee a big birthday bash for her 1st birthday
  19. Run a 10K
  20. Go a full month without a margarita (margarita’s are my weakness)
  21. Start a college fund for Kylee
  22. Attend a horse race and bet on a random horse
  23. Take vitamins every day for a month
  24. Try 10 new restaurants
  25. Float down a river in tubes
  26. Come up with a family tradition for us
  27. Post at least one blog a week for the full year
  28. Play a round of golf without a mulligan
  29. See a local theater show
  30. DO NOT CRY when I turn 30!!!
And since a post isn’t a post without a picture, here is Kylee and me on my 29th birthday, I mean my 5th anniversary… 🙂