Thursday, January 26, 2006

Kaitlyn Rolls Over!

On Jan 15 Kaitlyn turned 5 months old. She is such a little person now. By that, I mean all grown up. Look at those beautiful blue eyes. She has lost a lot of her hair and in the sunlight it appears quite red. Definitely the Greif in her coming out, Thanks Mom! She still has the bald spot on the back of her head. I hope it grows back soon.

On Jan 16, she rolled over for the first time. It was so cute! She had her whole body over, except her arm was stuck under her, and she couldn't move so she would start to cry. We would pull her arm out from under and put her on her back and she would do it again. It was so funny. That's the exciting news. I know there will be a lot more like that in the future. I can't wait.

On Jan 18, we took Kaitlyn for her second set of shots. While there, we weighed and measured her. She is 15 lbs 10 oz and she is 25 and a half inches tall. Yes I said tall and not horizontally. Gimmie a break, she really likes to stand these days. Of course Daddy had to play bad guy and hold Kaitlyn while she got her shots. Mommy sat there and was almost crying, actually I believe she was crying. Kaitlyn of course cried. However, it did not last too long after she was done getting the last of her 3 shots. New pictures are located HERE!

Hasta La Vista!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Happy New Year, Kaitlyn!

On Dec 27 we drove to Regina to visit Anna's family and to spend New years eve/day with them. It was a long foggy drive, but Kaitlyn behaved excellent, as usual. She slept most of the way there. We arrived at Anna's parents place just in time for Christmas Dinner. They did not have their big meal on Christmas day as they were waiting for us to visit. Anna's mother made dinner for 18 people. It was pretty crazy but fun at the same time. Grandpa and Grandma Clark, Ian and Debbie Clark and their Kids, Stephanie and her husband Greg, Lisa, Erika and Dawson, plus Doug and Judy and their kids, Katie, Paul, Danny, Philip and Emily. And of course, Myself, Anna and Kaitlyn.

On Dec 28 we went skating at the local rink. By we I mean; Anna, Dave, Paul, Emily, Philip and Danny. We played some hockey and i got to try my new skates. They worked pretty good. Anna's parents watched Kaitlyn for us while we went. When we got home from skating Kaitlyn and Emily had a bath together. They both wore their bathing suits, and Kaitlyn looked so cute.

On Dec 30 we went to the cottage. It was Kaitlyn's first trip there. Kaitlyn and mommy stayed inside all day, while the rest of us went ski-dooing and ice fishing. It was a great time (as usual), however it would have been nicer had there been more snow.

On Dec 31 Kaitlyn tried Rice Cereal for the first time. She ate some of it but, mostly she just blew bubbles and let it drool out of her mouth. For New Years Eve, we did not do much at all. We all just relaxed and played games and talked. Kaitlyn was still awake at midnight, so mommy and daddy gave her a big hug and kisses.

On Jan 2 we drove back home. It was a long drive, as always, but she was so good. She slept most of the way home.On Jan 3rd it was back to work for me, so mommy and Kaitlyn had to fend for themselves. Not much has happened between Jan 3rd and Jan 15th. Kaitlyn sticks everything in her mouth, her drool has turned thicker and there is more of it. She has basically stopped trying to talk and is more like saying hmmmmm, and puting her lips together and going brbrbrbrbrbrbrb. We do have some exciting news for the next post, wich will be no later than Jan 25th. Once again please check her new pictures @ FLICKR

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kaitlyn's First Christmas!

Well, the Holidays have come and gone. Time to catch you all up on what happened.
This year we spent Christmas day in Calgary. We went down there on Dec 23. It did not quite feel like Christmas, as there was no snow, however we all made the best of it. On December 24, Christmas Eve, we went over to my sister's place for dinner. They wanted to go to mass, so we went, however the church was so busy that we had to sit downstairs in these rooms that had the service projected on to screens. After mass, we went back to my sister's place and had dinner and played Trivial Pursuit. When we got back to my parents it was quite late, however I still had time to start our first Christmas tradition. I read Kaitlyn, Twas the Night Before Christmas before we went to bed.

We got up christmas morning and there was just me, Anna, Kaitlyn, My mother and stepfather. Before we opened our presents I started our second tradition and read to Kaitlyn the Jesus's birth. We then opened our presents, and Kaitlyn seemed to enjoy things, but she is still too young. By 10:30 my sister, brother in-law and their 2 kids, came over and we opened more presents. Kaitlyn was handed a present and then started to suck on it, while my sister helped her open it. Alex and Anthony had a lot of fun with Kaitlyn, holding and playing with her. We all just sat around and played games or talked until supper was ready. For Christmas my mother and step father had bought Kaitlyn a High Chair, and she sat in it for the first time during supper. After supper we all sat around the fire and and talked. Kaitlyn got alot of stuff for Christmas and our thanks goes out to everyone who got her a gift.
On Boxing day we took Kaitlyn to the mall, well actually to Future Shop and Sport Mart. It was zoo as to be expected but we had to go. The rest of the day we spent around the house, we played Rummy-O and Kaitlyn slept while daddy worked on Papa's computer. We left Calgary @ around 5 pm to go back to Edmonton, and stopped in Lacombe to see Great Grandma and Grandpa Anderson. We did not stay too long as we had to rush home, and pack to go to Regina on Dec 27. When we got back to Edmonton, we went to Anna's work to clean. My sister and her family were in town and they invited us over to my cousins place. We stayed there and visited for a while. then we went home, packed, did laundry and went to sleep. Stay tuned for the next chapter in our holiday story.