Friday, February 5, 2010


My sister's friend Shannon Cunningham took Kate's 6 month pictures-here are just a few!

Kate liked being out in the snow!
Love her!

Finally Kate is sleeping through the night! She started around Christmas time and has been doing great ever since. We usually try to put her to bed around 8 or 8:30 and she sleeps until 6:30 on a good day, sometimes it's a little earlier, like 5:30. Either way, it sure beats getting up in the middle of the night or at 4;30 in the morning!

January was a fast but fun month. After travelling a lot around Christmas we enjoyed staying home most weekends. We did go to an OU basketball game with Kyle's parents. We got Kyle's dad tickets for Christmas since they were playing Missouri where he is from. That weekend we also celebrated with my grandma for her 90th birthday!
Kate is so much fun. She is scooting along or rolling along on the floor. She's trying to crawl but doesn't quite have it yet. Instead she gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth or scoots backwards. She likes her food and eats mainly baby food but has tried some table food such as green beans, cottage cheese, cheese, bananas, mashed potatoes and pudding. She really likes baby mum mums and will smack when she really likes something.

Kate is really enjoying her jumparoo these days also. She's always liked it but now she's really getting into jumping up and down. You can say "Kate jump!" and she goes nuts jumping up and down and smiling.

Big news in our family is Kyle's new job. He had been one of three candidates for the past 3 months that were asked to perform all different tasks of the job. At the end of the 3 months Kyle was chosen. He is now Loan Manager for Arvest bank in Bartlesville and Dewey. He has mortgage loans, commercial loans, consumer loans and loan operations under him. I'm very proud of him and know he will do a great job.

This week we got to do one of my favorite things-go to OSU basketball games. We went on Monday night when they played Texas. They did great the first half and then puttered out the 2nd half but it was still lots of fun.

Thanks to my mom and grandparents for watching Kate!
Next weekend Kate is getting dedicated at church. Kyle and I have always talked about how Kate is God's child and just a gift He gave us to take care of on earth. This will be a public statement of us giving her to God. It's fun that it will be on Valentine's Day also! It will be fun to have both of our families up also.

Monday, December 28, 2009

This one is for you Alisha!

Today I got to visit a dear friend, Alisha, who I have known since I was about 2. Her little boy Ridge is the one I have written about before. Ridge has been in the hospital since summer and has a rare disease. He is the sweetest little boy and oh so cute. I can't wait until he gets to come home (hopefully for more than a few days this time) and him and Kate can meet again and play together. Anyhow, Alisha commented on my lack of posting so I thought I'd dedicate this post to her:)

So much has been going on this past month or so it's been hard to post, plus when I do get on the computer I seemed to get sucked into being on facebook and not moving!

Kate is now 6 months old and so much fun. This is my favorite age so far. She's become a pretty easy baby, almost always happy and smiley. She is sitting up, rolling over, rocking back and forth like she wants to crawl and eating all kinds of baby food. She's just growing up!

We have had lots of fun these past few weeks but have stayed very busy. The pics below start with the most recent event-Christmas!

kate and auntie k-her shirt says "all I want for Christmas is my auntie"
kate and grandpa on Christmas morning

kate got an adorable new hat-my favorite black and white from kel and evan
we had our family Christmas the 23rd before we left for okc-kate loves our dog, cash.

we got together with Kyle's siblings and their families on the 23rd. We ate at Iron Star BBQ. It was delicious! Then we went to Clay and Rachel's to open gifts. Thanks for letting us come over kind of last minute! This is my new sister in law Rachel sporting some Christmas pjs.
What a cute family! Crystal, Mason and David
cutie pie Mason

Kate and her new purse

Early in December I helped with Malinda's baby shower. She is my only friend having a boy. She's due in early Feb. Congrats John and Malinda!
-Andrea, me, Katie, Malinda, Brooke & Megan

my sweet baby girl

My aunt Beverly's wedding

Kate's first tasting of rice cereal. She did ok with it but she likes baby food, such as peaches and sweet potatoes much better!

4 generations on Thanksgiving weekend

Hopefully it won't be another month before I post again!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another month has flown by

Sweetie pie
Well another month has flown by and despite my lack of posting-we are still here! Kate is so much fun these days! She had her 4 month appointment Monday and weighed 12 lbs 9.7 oz and had grown an inch and a half to be 24 inches long. She is smiling all the time and has found her feet recently and is enthralled by those. She also likes her hands, watching Cash and watching people talk.

Kate on her 4 month birthday
One of my good friends is having a baby in January and her shower was this weekend. The hostesses had so much fun planning and decorating for Andrea's shower. We've been planning this shower for many years! God has blessed Andrea and Chad with a little girl they are naming Alayna. I know her and Kate will be the best of friends.

Hostesses-Jen, Brooke, Denay, me, Andrea, Betsy, Malinda, Tracy & Katie

As you can see in the pictures Kate was a lady bug, a.k.a.-"love bug." We were away from home on Halloween but still managed to have a great time. I ran the Tulsa Run (one of the best races in the state) and Kyle and Kate came to a few stops to cheer me on. She also got to see her auntie K and uncle Evan run. It was so much fun to run in a race again. My friend Jennifer who moved to Houston ran with me so we had a great time catching up while running. We ran the 9.3 miles in 1:13:48.

Our little love bug
Kelsey and I pre-race
Kyle and I also went to the OSU vs. Texas game. Although we thought it would be a better game than it was we still had fun. We both got to see some good friends and have a night just the two of us. Thanks Memaw and Becky for watching Kate.

love him
I have been attending a MOPS group and last week they had a professional photographer take pictures of the kiddos. I haven't seen Kate's yet but I did take a few at our house before we left. This is one of my favorite outfits! Her memaw bought it for her before she was born because she knew her mama would like it. What's not to love-pink, black and polka dots, some of my favorite things!

We've been staying busy with showers and birthday parties lately. Kate and I attended my aunt Beverly's wedding shower also. Beverly is marrying Kelly Friedl on December 5.

Last but not least here are a few random pics I took of Kate on our front porch. I was hoping to take her to the pumpkin patch (even though she's probably a little young) but we never made it. So here are some Fall pictures!

Friday, October 2, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Almost a month has passed since I last posted. Lots has happened! I went back to work September 15. I only work part time which is nice. It was a hard adjustment the first week but it's getting easier. I am always so excited to pick her up those days! I have 2 wonderful babysitters which made the transition much easier. They are so good w/ Kate and both have 2 daughters of their own that love on Kate and play with her during the day.

Kyle and I went to Mamma Mia one night in Tulsa and then the next we headed to St. Louis for Kate's longest road trip so far. She did great! She would stay awake a little while after she ate but after that she'd sleep. She slept almost the whole 6 hours! I know not all trips will be this easy but I have to say this one went really well. We had a good time in St. Louis. Kyle's grandparents, aunt, uncles and cousins all live there. His parents and sister and brother and their spouses/kids also came. We took Kate to the zoo. She was a little young but still liked being pushed around in the stroller. Her cousin Mason is 14 months older and he loved it! I can't wait until Kate enjoys it as much as he did. We also went to eat on The Hill, the old Italian neighborhood and to a Cardinals game. We saw Matt Holliday, an Oklahoma native, hit a walk-off home run! We enjoyed seeing everyone and a big thank you to Mike and Susan, Kyle's aunt and uncle, who watched Kate for us during the Cardinals game.

Not much else is going on. We are headed off to OKC/Seminole this weekend for a golf tournament that benefits a scholarship fund in my late cousin Jason's name. He died a few years ago in a head-on collision when he was in his early 20s. Kyle always gets a team together and plays. It will be a fun weekend seeing both sets of parents and our siblings and their families.

P.S. A belated birthday wish goes out to Kate's papa Kent, Kyle's dad. We are celebrating his birthday tonight!

And thank you to my mom and dad for coming to okc to watch Kate while we eat at Deep Fork!

Enjoy the pics. I attempted to take a few pics on our front porch with the fall decorations. She doesn't seem to smile when I have the camera out, but of course she smiles all the time otherwise!

Big black bow-thanks Alisha! Showing how she can hold her head up. She also started rolling over to her back last week.

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Like Daddy, Kate loves watching TV, esp football. This was them and Cash enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon. Every afternoon is a lazy one if your name is Cash:)

One of the few times she was awake on the trip back from St. Louis

Aunt Rachel loving on Kate. Kate LOVED her scarf. She couldn't quit putting her hands in all the little holes.

Go Cards! Kate's shirt says-My First Cardinals Tee. She doesn't look too happy but since the Cards are in the playoffs she will be wearing the shirt all the time, according to her daddy. Maybe we can get a pic of her a little happier cheering on the cards.

Zoo time-Kate looks excited, huh??
Isn't he adorable? We got to babysit our newphew, Mason, while his parents went to a wedding a few weeks ago.