Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29th | 9 months old

Day 211 | July 29, 2012 - Sunday
Miss Kelsey is nine months old today. So much has happened in just four short weeks. She now weighs 16lbs 3oz and is 28 inches tall. She has become a pro-crawler and has her own unique way of doing it since our home is tile and wood floors. She pulled herself up to standing this month and started cruising along the furniture...I'm sure she'll be taking her first steps this next month. 

She loves to play with her sisters now, especially Bree. Getting into cabinets and playing in her playhouse is how she fills her day. She's starting to self-feed now and is eating food similar to Paige and Bree but in smaller pieces (chicken, corn, peas, and pasta are her favorites right now).

 She's an amazing sleeper; going to bed at 8:30pm and waking at 7:30 most mornings. Kelsey has finally gotten into a nap routine and goes down around 10:00am and 1:00pm with a cat nap after dinner.

 She's wearing size 3 diapers and is in 9-12m clothes. Kelsey even has a few pairs of shoes in size 2 for dressing up.  

She's starting too pull her little bows off so but she's finally growing some hair, so maybe she'll wear cute clips soon :)

July 27th and 28th

Day 209 | July 27, 2012 - Friday
She's either trying to get our attention or licking the door clean...silly girl!


Day 210 | July 28, 2012 - Saturday
Kelsey is finally growing hair. Right now it's all growing straight little Alfalf-ita!

Friday, July 27, 2012

july 25th and 26th

Day 207 | June 25, 2012 - Wednesday
Just like my shadow...she's everywhere I go. Just like her sister...she loves to help with the laundry.


Day 208 | June 26, 2012 - Thursday
Every kids deserves a popsicle on a hot day like today and popsicle eating is definitely an outdoor activity.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 22 through July 24

All of these images were shot with my GoPro Hero Naked. I'm still learning it's capabilities and unfortunately have many blurry images. I will be posting a review on my professional blog next week!

Day 204 | July 22, 2012 - Sunday
I felt a tickle at my toes while I was working this morning and who did I find...Miss Kelsey! 


Day 205 | July 23, 2012 - Monday
The count down is on to our family cruise in a few short weeks and I'm busting my hump to get in shape. Tonight it was all or nothing so I did 60 minutes/1.4 miles and burned 954 calories!!! I was dripping with sweat, beet red, and high on adrenaline...felt so good! Just wish the screen would have exposed correctly so everyone could see :(


Day 206 | July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
Today was Kelsey's 9 month well visit with her pediatrician. It was just three short months ago that we were here for her last visit and she was only just starting to sit on her own--look at her now! She's standing up and attempting to take her first steps. Her visit went well (above average for height, on the small size for weight and head circumference) and we'll be back on Halloween for her one year visit.

We also visited the local library. We played with all the toys, read (aka. ate) a couple books and meet a few new friends. The best part of the whole trip was stepping back and watching her interact with the other children. She was so cute sharing toys, watching everyone play, and crawling all over.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 20th and 21st

Day 202 | July 20, 2012 - Friday
He may not admit it but Connor really loves having his sister to play with. Every once in a while I'll find all four kiddos (and the dog) in Connor's room playing.

Day 203 | July 21, 2012 - Saturday
Want to know what we do all day? This is it!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19th | Beach bums

Day 201 | July 19, 2012 - Thursday
Connor, Kelsey, and I spent the afternoon at the beach for Kelsey's first official beach day. She had a blast playing in the water, digging in the sand, and taking a few bits of it along the way. Afterward, we headed over to Dairy Queen for a hotdog and ice day!


Day 200 | Cell phone photo dump!

Day 200 | July 18, 2012 - Wednesday

If you've been following us, you will remember that I did something special on the 100 day of our project. I took 100 images for my phone and posted those to commemorate 100 days of our family. Today is the 200th day, so I decided to do a cell phone photo dump again so show everyone the photos I've taken that aren't always shown on Facebook. I only 50 images because I'm making a conscious effort to take more pictures with my camera.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 16th and 17th

Day 198 | July 16, 2012 - Monday
This is a typical sight in the girls room after mommy forgot to lock the door. I found all three girls pulling the clothes from the drawers today. 


Day 199 | July 17, 2012 - Tuesday
I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it but Connor has jumped on the elliptical everyday for 30 minutes to, ask he says, work on his belly. He's burning an average of 250 calories and gaining confidence and pride.

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 14th and 15th

Day | July 14, 2012 - Saturday
Our elliptical arrived today and it was up to me to assemble it. Wasn't too hard and I enjoyed the first work out so far! Pete, Connor, and I are trying to get in shape before our cruise in a few weeks.


Day 196 | July 15, 2012 - Sunday
What's better on a hot summer day than a popsicle...usually followed by a dunk in the pool to rinse off.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 10th through July 13th

Day 192 | July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
Mmm...spaghetti o's! It's a messy meal so I usually strip the girls down to a diaper and let them have at it. 


Day 193 | July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
Laundry and emails...all in a days work as a mom/photographer.

Day 194 | July 12, 2012 - Thursday
The girls love to visit daddy at work. They're usually begging for cookies before we leave the drive way. Connor will usually put on a hairnet and go in the back to decorate his cookie and today he thought it would be funny to let Kelsey wear it. He was right!


Day 195 | July 13, 2012 - Friday this isn't a photo of the kids, but it is a hilarious photo of our friend Jeremy playing with the kids. I'm not quite sure what he is supposed to be but the helmet, flashlight, and lobster complete his look!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 8th and 9th

Day 190 | July 8, 2012 - Sunday
Such a sucker!
I can only assume that Kelsey found one of Bree's old lollipops today. She was too cute to take it away...lucky she's the fourth kids :)


Day 191 | July 9, 2012 - Monday
My girls loooooove tubbie time. They beg for it every night so I just pile all three girls in and fill it up with bubble and let them have at it.  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 5th through 7th

Day 185 | July 5, 2012 - Thursday
Yep...that's her food she's sleeping on. For the past few days I would go lay her down in her crib for her morning nap and she would sit up and fold over (like a taco) and fall asleep. It's can't be comfortable but this was the position she was in the whole time I was pregnant. Crazy little girl!


Day 186 | July 6, 2012 - Friday
There's never a question where Connor is. He's either on the computer or playing video games...he's so excited I ordered him a Gamecube controller for the Wii so he can play more games.  Now I'll never get him off that thing!


Day 187 | July 7, 2012 - Saturday
Bought Kelsey and Bree a little kiddie pool to play in while Connor and Paige play in the big pool. It's so cute...a little tree stands in the middle and drops water like a fountain. I usually through the girls in au naturel...hence Kelsey's little bum bum shot!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 186 | Independence Day

Day 196 | July 4, 2012 - Wednesday
The 4th of July is usually a low-key holiday for us. Most years are spent at home, Pete working late, and Connor and I staying up to watch the neighbors fireworks and lighting our own sparklers. This year we headed out with friends and it was the best year yet! 
I couldn't resist dressing the girls in matching outfits...I'll only get to do this for so long :)

In honor of Miss Kelsey's First 4th...she had a special outfit for the occasion.

That evening we headed over to a friend's house and enjoyed delicious food, a few drinks, and a pretty spectacular fireworks show in the front yard. We asked a friend of ours to snap a few pics and after 10-12 attempts we gave up...getting all five of us smiling and looking at the camera may be impossible.