Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gro Baby

I would really like to try out the Gro Baby company. The blackberry shell set looks very appealing! What I love about Gro Baby is that they have snap in soaker pads and reusable outter shells. I like simplicity with quality and Gro Baby seems to have that. My daughter has eczema and very sensitive skin and I think Gro Baby will do a great job in preventing diaper rash as well as keeping her little bum comfy due to the soft organic cotton inside of their diapers. My sweet baby girl also has a narrow waist but very chunky thighs and I think Gro Baby would be an amazing diaper when it comes to preventing leaks because their diapers have adjustable snaps to get that snug but not too tight fit. I would be very pleased if I was able to receive a Gro Baby from the offer going on at . I think my daughter would also be very pleased!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Growing Like a Weed

Yes..that would be my daughter. The world's most beautiful, humorous, and amazing "weed". Only she's not really a weed. But she sure is growing like one. I'm very excited to get her stats next month and see just how much she has grown. I know my arms get sore after about 4.5 seconds of carrying her around. She's looking taller and her brains are clearly growing because her noggin is getting somewhat bigger.

Along with her growing..her love of food is blossoming as well. This girl LOVES to eat! Her favorites include Cheerios, berry applesauce, toast, steamed broccoli, and yogurt. We occasionally still do stage 3 foods but she's mostly eating whatever we eat. (Usually because when she sees us eating she starts a small riot..demanding our food in her belly). She does really great with her sippy cup too and loves ice water. She's not a fan of juice..which I don't mind at all. She's still working on her pincher grip because she's having difficulty getting her cheerios from her hand into her mouth. It's a work in progress.

She is also working on crawling. It's SO close to being there. She makes the crawling motion and will even move a small distance. But she hasn't made consistent crawling motions. It's only a matter of time..and while I am also means that absolutely nothing will be safe any longer. She really loves to walk. Of course she isn't doing it by herself but she loves it when you hold her hands and let her walk with you. Down the halls...outside in the the the bathtub..pretty much anywhere her feet touch. She has almost got the hang of pulling herself up too. I'm really intrigued to see what this next month brings us.

One thing she does JUST FINE is screech scream so loud it makes our eyes and ears bleed vocalize. She babbles mostly but does say "dada" "dad" "mum" (what is she, British?) "no" "eye" (which is what she repeats after you say hi to her five thousand a few times) and ""oh". It's so sweet! She also screams, yells, hollers, and whines with no problem. It's not so sweet!

I say this all the time... BUT..I really can't believe 8 months have already gone by. I really can't believe she will be a year old in 4 months. I really can't believe my baby is getting so big. Everyone always says to cherish the times when they are this little because it goes so fast. It really does. I feel like I've blinked a few times since leaving the hospital with her..and here we are. Being a mother...especially to this baby's the best a most wonderful experience I've ever had. I never imagined I would love being a mother this much. It is my greatest accomplishment in life and I can't imagine existing without her (and Tim..but this IS Kylee's post after all... lol). Here's to hoping life slows down a little bit..and I stop blinking.

I love you Kylee Lynn. Always. Forever.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blog Giveaways

SO I'm hoping to join the world of blog giveaways. I've seen and entered into some really awesome ones. (Currently I'm hoping to win one my friend Jessie is doing for a 3pk of Fuzzibunz cloth diapers!!)

Right now I'm in contact with the Kid O company in New York (that has GREAT toys and products..especially if you like toys with great design and wonderful educational purposes!). I'm hoping to be able to do a giveaway on their Bilibo toy. It's a pretty basic looking toy but is definitely an imagination stimulator! You should head on over to their site and check out what they have to offer..I'm sure you'll be sucked in like I was.

So..what's your favorite giveaway that you've done OR your favorite giveaway you've entered?

Mine is a toss up between Jessie's current giveaway (because I'm REALLY thinking about CDing) or a SKR giveaway I entered a while ago.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July

From our yours! We hope yours was fun-filled and amazing!!
Well I have to say July 4th of 2009 goes down in the books as one of the COLDEST and WETTEST I remember in my 24 years of life. The morning started out chilly with drizzle. I had to work for a few hours in the morning. Which wasn't awful. I went with some of the clients who didn't go home for the holiday to lunch. Then I went home and rested up for what was going to be a long night. We all got dressed in our patriotic colors! Tim wore red..for valor and hardiness. Kylee wore white.. for purity and innocence. I wore blue.. for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. We're proud Americans like that!
We were going to go to the Ralston Parade. Seeing as how it's like the largest Independence Day parade in the state..HOWEVER..the weather wasn't very parade friendly and I didn't want to drive in the slowest moving traffic to find a parking spot millions of miles away from the parade route only to be rained out.. So we stayed home and enjoyed each others' company and just vegged in our pj's and watched some tv.
Later in the day we went down the street to Tim's sister and brother-in-law's house for a BBQ and some fireworks. (With hoodies, fleece jammies (Kylee), and blankets in tow) Kylee enjoyed some green beans and rice and shared some Cheerios with her cousin (it was too cute). The rest of us enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, and corn on the cob. I won't tell you that I ate two hamburgers and two corn on the cobs. Because THAT would be just down right disgusting. But, in my defense, I didn't eat a big lunch because I was preparing for the fabulousness of grilled food. (Not that I need to justify my "diet"..I'm just saying...) I was preparing for Kylee to go into a full blown meltdown because after waking up at 1:30 that afternoon..she hadn't had another nap..Needless to say..I was surprised! She was still going strong at 9:30 last night after only having like a 10 minute "nap". The fireworks didn't scare her..she LOVED watching them. The big booms made her jump, but didn't scare her. She enjoyed watching everyone and chatting it up. We got home about 9:45 and she was more than ready for a "ba-ba" and "ni-night". Our neighbors had other plans though. They were up doing fireworks until about 2am. Poor baby girl didn't get very good sleep at all. Just as she would start to doze off..BOOM!!! But overall..our first family 4th was quite the success. We'll see if she's loving the fireworks as much next year (her almost 2 year old cousin was NOT loving them).