Tuesday, January 27, 2009
P.S. I just laid Kate down and so far, so good. Either she went to sleep like normal or she is playing with her toys REAL quietly, I think I'll go check ;) The morning will be the real test! We'll see! Wish me luck tonight, I hope she doesn't fall out of the bed (that would be sooo sad).
Monday, January 26, 2009
Big girl Kate sitting in the salon chair.
We definitely need a cape for this job!
Checking ourselves out in the mirror. Look at those locks...it's the last time you are going to see them!
Discussing the length and style.
The first cut!
Look at how good I am being!
We used candy (see the little green treat in her hand?) as needed.
She absolutely hated looking down, hence my "assistance".
Then we used books for distractions.
And we are finished! Now, we are proud to present ... Kate's new hairdo!
Isn't it cute? By the way, J was right, it makes her look soooo much older. She is definitely an official toddler now, no mistaking her for a baby anymore!
I'll post some more pictures tomorrow after a bath and some styling. We've had enough adventure for one day today!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Our first lesson took place this Monday. Aunt LeLe had some errands to run and asked if we would like to keep Cole. Of course we jumped all over that!
Lesson #1- Babies like to sleep.
Kate watched Cole as he slept. She gave him a couple of "love taps" to make sure that he knew she was still there and played quietly until he was ready to get up.
Lesson #2- Babies like to eat.
Kate LOVED feeding Cole his bottle (hence the huge smile). She didn't quite understand why she had to stop feeding him for me to burp him but was alright with the idea once she realized that she would get to feed him again.
Lesson #3- Even the babysitter needs attention too sometimes!
Kate loved playing with Cole but was sure to let Mom and Dad know that SHE was the baby of this house! Here she is being rocked just like baby Cole. Awe...what a sweet (not-so-little) baby girl!
Next time we will work on Lesson #4- Dirty diapers!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Request 1: That Kate be there.
Who could refuse that? So, we packed up and drove 5 1/2 hours to get there. The first two hours were peaceful and quiet (Thanks Grandma J for the travel pillow! We used it in a couple of different positions but this was Kate's favorite:)
The last 3 1/2 hours were filled with cheerios, juice, and plenty of toys and books. Overall, not too bad.
Request 2: We eat at Cracker Barrel
This is Kate and the Birthday Girl waiting on their food.
It wouldn't be a birthday without presents!
Request 3: Go swimming.
The resort we stayed in had 2 indoor pools and a lazy river so we had plenty to keep us busy! Surprisingly, Kate was scared to death of the pool at first. She held on for dear life and teared up if anyone looked or talked to her. Thank goodness that only lasted for the first 20 minutes or so, after that, smooth sailing! We laughed and played and splashed the rest of the day away.
While Kate took a nap Haley, Emma, and I went out on the town. We had a blast being silly and just spending time together.
Not by request but because of tradition we sang "Happy Birthday" and ate cupcakes and ice cream. Needless to say we all enjoyed that but I think it is safe to say that I think Kate enjoyed it the most!
Then it was time to head back home. Only 1 hour of sleep on the way back.
But don't worry, we found the trick to staying happy; a Steak and Shake chocolate milkshake :)