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.


  1. aaaah! she's so stinkin cute. ridge has got to be around her through childhood...bc you know...they have to be given the opportunity to you know...get married and all :) i just love her- so stinkin cute.

  2. Congratulations on getting her to sleep throughout the night! That's a huge accomplishment and long-awaited I'm sure! I can't wait to see her jumping in her jumparoo :) I'm so excited for Kyle's new opportunity at work. He works hard and deserves it! Love you, see you on Saturday! :)