Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Halloween

We love tutus!

Kate and Luly

Ready for school Christmas pictures

Baby it's cold outside!

I'm finally big enough to sit in my exer-saucer!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Grandaddy and Kate

Farmer Kate

We love play dates!

One of the pictures from our photo shoot!

All dressed up for Aunt GG's bridal shower

Cooper and Daphne watching over Kate while she sleeps

Well, the fun's almost over! Kate will be 8 weeks old on Tuesday (it goes by so fast). So, my maternity leave ends next Thursday and Kate and I will both be starting school. I'm nervous about going back since I didn't start the year with this group of should be interesting, to say the least! Kate will be going to a church school close to me and I will be able to visit her on my conference period and at lunch if I need to. The worst part of this, though, is that she has to get her shots, which we're really not looking forward to. But, now that her personality's starting to come out, I really don't want to go back to work. However, I don't think I could be a stay-at-home mom. I need the extra adult conversation that I get at work!

Kate is becoming more vocal and she's starting to make different noises and laugh. Our favorite thing to do is put her on her butterfly pillow or her changing table and listen to her "talk." She is also sleeping at least 6 hours at a time during the night and we've even had 2 nights where she slept 9 hours! Now our biggest challenge is finding a suitable diaper, if you know what I mean! And now, instead of crying to wake us up, she talks (it's actually more like yelling) to get us up.

We've been pretty busy for the last month with the fair and football. Now we're getting ready for Aunt GG's wedding...only 16 days to go. All 3 of us are in the wedding....I can't wait to see Kate in her honorary flower girl dress! We also had a fun play date with Jordyn Marchetti and Austin Bullock. Actually, they played while Kate laid on the floor and looked around! There's only so much you can do if you can't hold your head up. But we still had a great day! Also, we had a photo shoot with my cousin Jacy, who took some excellent pictures of Kate!

Until next time.....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another Season of Football Begins...

As most of you know, Chris and I are both huge fans of football. So we were both very happy when college football kicked off this past Saturday. We bbq-ed some chicken, drank a few beers, and kicked off the day with College Game Day! The only drawback to our strong love of football is that we cheer for different college teams. We've agreed to dress our daughter according to who is playing at the time. So, when Texas is playing, she wears orange....when A&M's playing, she wears maroon. We have to do more wardrobe changes, but that's okay with me! Thankfully, we both cheer for the Cowboys on Sundays so there's only one outfit to put on! We hope you enjoy the fall as much as we plan to!

Monday, August 30, 2010

No one ever said it was going to be easy.....

I hate baths!

I'm finally getting some meat on my bones!

My clothes are still way too big but Mommy doesn't care!

Kate's word....ridiculous!

Daddy's girl

Kate and Aunt GG

I love my butterfly pillow!

I can't believe that Kate will be 3 weeks old tomorrow and that 2 weeks have already passed since I last updated the blog. The days go by so fast now and it seems like there's not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. And, due to lack of uninterrupted sleep, Chris and I don't know what day it is half the time! During the night, Kate wakes up about every 3 hours to eat. So, even though we're getting sleep, it's in short intervals and it's not the same as sleeping for 6-8 hours straight! But, every new parent goes through this and the amount of time she sleeps is slowly getting longer.

We're having a lot of fun with her, despite the very stinky diapers and spit-up! And she seems to think it's funny to tinkle before she has a diaper on! So, needless to say, the amount of laundry we're doing has increased and we have several wardrobe changes each day (we've already had to wash the car seat cover, too!). She's already very spoiled (thanks to Mommy, Luly, and her aunts) and she already knows what noises to make when she wants to be held....Mommy's a sucker for the whining and fake cries. One thing that produces real tears is bath time (see above pictures)! Wet babies are similar to wet this is another new experience that we're muddling our way through. It'll all get easier with time!

Mommy and Kate have already been on several outings (because Mommy needs to get out of the house most days). We've been to my school, mom's school, the library, Dixon Animal Clinic, and Wal-Mart (yuck!). My rationalization for these outings is that Kate has so many cute clothes (again...see above pictures) that it's a shame if I'm the only one that sees them!

I'm going to try not to let this much time pass before I update!
Happy beginning of school and beginning of football season!

Monday, August 16, 2010

We're home!

Crossing my legs like a lady

This hat makes me look like an elf!

Chillin' with Mommy!

My new bed...I'm a little small for it but it's pretty comfy!

My pacifier's almost as big as my head!

After 2 nights in the hospital, we were able to come home on Thursday. Kate's doing pretty well....we're having a few problems sleeping at night. We're not sure if it's tummy problems or if she has her days and nights mixed up. But, needless to say, Mommy and Daddy haven't gotten much sleep the last 2 nights! We're going to try sleeping in the car seat so she's a little more upright! Hopefully, the issues will be resolved soon and we can get into a regular routine. The other 2 members of our family (Cooper and Daphne) came home from camp (AKA Dixon Animal Clinic) yesterday and got to meet their new baby sister. Cooper's still not too sure about her....Daphne doesn't seem to care much one way or the other!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Aunt Cookie and Kate

G-ma and G-pa

Our tiny baby...I think the camera really does add 10 pounds because she looks a lot bigger in pictures than she really is!

The Galles