Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 29th | Kelsey is 11 months!

Day 273 | September 29, 2012 - Saturday

Miss Kelsey is 11 months old! 
It still hasn't sunk in that she will be 1 year old in just a few short weeks. This past month has been a whirlwind of milestone for our littlest babe. She now weighs 17lbs 8oz (barely on the growth chart) and is 30 inches (we have tall babies!). She is a full-fledged walker and spends 95% of her time on her feet with a few fast-paced walks here and there. She is feeding herself at every meal and is still breast-feed (a personal milestone for me).

 She is going through terrible "11months" instead of "terrible two's" although having Paige and Bree as role model does not help! She gets into everything, pulls dirt diapers out of the pail, dumps cereal on the floor, pulls sissy's hair, steals toys, screams, drags everything out of cabinets--it's all quite cute but drives me nuts when I have three naughty girls make three separate messes.

 She's by far the best sleeper of all my kiddos with a morning nap (1hr), afternoon nap (1.5-2 hrs), and bed every night at 8:00pm. 

She's still wearing 6-9 month clothes although the onesies and footed pjs are a little too short for her. She's still in size 3 diapers and size 3 shoes. 

Her favorite toys are baby can see her favorite baby in some of the pics below. She gives them hugs and carries them everywhere. 

This monthly session was my toughest. She had no interest in sitting still or even looking at the camera. If I wasn't so exhausted from the previous crazy week I would have re-shot this put I figured it shows her  personality just as it is at this time in her life. 

Her verbal comprehension amazes me sometimes. I will ask her to give sissy a hug and she'll go to Bree and lay on her to give her love. She understand many verbal commands like sit, stand, stop, come, dance (you can see some of her dance moves HERE), and clap. 

She still has the same few words (mama, dada, whassat (what's that?), baba, and umma (which means she wants to nurse). 

Wonder what this next month will bring?

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 27th and 28th

Day 271 |  September 27, 2012 - Thursday
I don't know how I get anything done. Today I finally moved the area rug to mop the play room floor and as I walked back in to lay the rug back out, I found this little peanut sprawled out on it.


Day 272 | September 28, 2012 - Friday
Connor love his computer's where he can be found most days after school. I'll watch him play sometime and am amazed by his dexterity and how he uses the keyboard. 
Note to self: put this to good use and teach him to type.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26th

Day 270 | September 26, 2012 - Wednesday

Running errands with mommy can be exhausting and after a morning filled with shopping for Halloween decorations and birthday party supplies, Kelsey was conked out before we even hit the highway! I hate waking her when I get home so I decided to clean out the car until she woke up...good excuse to finally get it done!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 24th and 25th

Day 268 | September 24, 2012 - Monday
Paige has never been into stuffed animals or baby dolls but lately (I'm pretty sure Kelsey has something to do with it) Paige has been carrying her Elmo doll everywhere. She cradles him, hugs him, gives him's so sweet. 


Day 269 | September 25, 2012 - Tuesday
I loooove fall and the cooler weather and have patiently waited for the day I could finally take Kelsey on her first bike ride. She absolutely loved it with the exception of the helmet that will need a few more adjustments to fit perfectly. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 21st through 23rd

Day 265 | September 21, 2012 - Friday
I can't get over how quickly she's developing. Today I found her in her play house sitting on the bench. It's not enough that she's walking at 10 months but now she's getting into a seated position. If it weren't for the twins I wouldn't truly appreciate these milestones.


Day 266 | September 22, 2012 - Saturday
Can't find Bree? She's probably shut herself in one of the bedrooms--she's obsessed with closing doors.


Day 267 | September 23, 2012 - Sunday
My blue-eyed princess!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 18th through 20th

Day 262 | September 18, 2012 - Tuesday
She's become quite the little walker...taking more and more steps everyday. She spends most of her time walking and less time crawling. I still can't believe my 10 month old is a walker!


Day 263 | September 19, 2012 - Wednesday
 Connor's dad and I had the opportunity to meet with Connor's 5th grade teacher, Mrs. O'Connor, during this years Open House. Connor is doing great and was recently accepted into the Science Club and is also in the Advanced Math program with Mr. Mack again this year.


Day 264 | September 20, 2012 - Thursday
I was so excited when I found this book at the kids Book Fair at school that I just had to buy it. Pete the Cat is by far the girls favorite book ever. We would listen to the story and songs on Youtube but it was nice to finally have the actual book for the girls to flip through. Bree sat in her chair at her table for more than ½ and hour flipping through the pages and reciting the words. Love how they love books :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17th

Day 261 | September 17, 2012 - Monday
Nothing is sweeter than watching Connor playing with his sisters and there's no closer bond then with him and Kelsey. The smiles on both of their faces when they see each other melts me...there is such a strong connection there.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 15th and 16th

Day 259 | September 15, 2012 - Saturday
Testing out the wireless trigger I received today. I'm excited to finally get in more of the photos now :)


Day 260 | September 16, 2012 - Sunday
There's nothing this child can't do. Spend 10 minutes with Paige and you'll quickly learn that nothing is off matter how high you put it or what kind of lock you put on it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14th

Day 258 | September 14, 2012 - Friday
Finally got the family feeling better to take them to visit with a friend of ours staying at a timeshare in Daytona. The kids loved playing at the many pools there...especially the slide.

September 11th through 13th

Day 255 | September 11, 2012 - Tuesday
Today was an awful day...the stomach bug that got Bree over the weekend and Paige yesterday got me this morning. It was so bad that I couldn't even get the girls dressed for school. So, I spent the entire day all by myself with three screaming girls, a nauseous stomach, horrible backache, fever, sweats--pretty miserable.
 There was not enough energy left in me to even lift my camera so I told Connor to grab it and take a few pictures of what ever he wanted. He chose Kelsey and her little teethies :-D


Day 256 | September 12, 2012 - Wednesday
It's's's here. I've waited for this day for a long time...the day my business would be successful enough that I could upgrade to my dream camera. I was like to kid on Christmas morning when it arrived--ripping into the box to finally see it, hold it, press that shutter button and take that first image. 

...and this is the first image I took!

I put my favorite lens on ( my 50mm 1.4) and took Connor outside to see what it could really do. The DOF (depth of field) on this camera is absolutely amazing compared to my 50d...

and look at the amazing bokeh! I'm so freakin' excited to get out and shoot with this and see what else I've been missing out on.


Day 257 | September 13, 2012 - Thursday
I thought the nasty stomach bug that got us girls was gone but poor Connor saw it last night. He stayed home from school to recover but by the afternoon he must have felt better--I caught him playing video games instead of resting.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 10th

Day 254 | September 10, 2012 - Monday
What do you do with bored kiddos and you can't get outside? Tear off a piece of paper backdrop and let them scribble till their heart's content.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 8th and 9th

Day 252 | September 8, 2012 - Saturday
She knows how to play hard and she knows how to sleep hard. This is first for her though. Mid-day nap on the floor with her sister's screaming in the background...she was tired!

Day 253 | September 9, 2012 - Sunday
My girls are lazy bums--just kidding. But Bree thought it would be a relaxing to take a rest in the middle of the kitchen floor...while I was moping!

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 5th through 7th

Day 249 | September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
The day after Paige and Bree's appointment I called and switch Connor over. He didn't like he dentist and was so excited to go to a kids dentist with free toys. We had so much fun with Becca and learn all about his "groovy teeth". He received a A- and knows what he need to do to get that A next time. Now if only they would take mommy's!


Day 250 | September 6, 2012 - Thursday
I love this face--she does it all the time and I can never catch it on the camera. I finally caught it. You can even see the little teeth coming in on the top.


Day 251 | September 7, 2012 - Friday
This morning was our first trip to Baby Steps at the local library. Every Friday parents can bring their little one for group play time, sing songs, play musical instruments, and socialize. Miss Kelsey is the little peanut with the yellow maraca sitting in the middle. Big thank you to Amy for letting me know about the group. Can't wait to see everyone next week...definitely bringing my big camera.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 2nd through 4th

Day 246 | September 2, 2012 - Sunday
My littlest is having a rough time of teething (four top teeth coming in at the same time). She's been right here all day!


Day 247 | September 3, 2012 - Monday
Sneaky little thing...stole Bree's lollipop right out of her mouth.


Day 249 | September 4, 2012 - Wednesday
Nothing seems to help this little one...teething is no fun!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

August 30th through September 1st

Day 243 | August 30, 2012 - Thursday
After school snack...hummas and pita chips


Day 244 | August 31, 2012 - Friday
A little girl that lives a few houses down from us gave Paige these sunglasses. She loves them, even though she wears them upside down...silly girl.


Day 245 | September 1, 2012 - Saturday
I know this isn't a picture of the family but it still just as important to me. I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and decided to attempt to do the kids hand prints. Bought a 4 pack of canvas squares and used some paint from my craft box and voila...a keepsake I'll have forever!