Thursday, September 27, 2007
(Yep, that is me in the backseat...I swore that I would never be the "ride in the backseat with the baby" mom...but I used the heart monitor as an excuse! I couldn't take my hands off of her! And, it hasn't happened again...I hate the back seat!!!)
One of my co-workers asked me today how many more "anniversaries" we are planning on celebrating. (She likes to ask the tough questions.) My answer is that I will celebrate every day that I have with Katie...and especially the days that change my life. Maybe I won't blog a 1 year anniversary post every time this happens...but our family celebrates Kaitlyn Faith each and every day. Especially the day our dream of bringing our special little child home to the room that had been waiting to hear the sound of a baby's cry for close to 2 years. So, here's to our Katie and her 1st year at our home...which is finally complete with her presence.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Unfortunately our cheerleaders were not able to make it to this game...blame their sponsor for that snafu! So, these little sisters got creative, made a sign, and cheered their brothers to victory!
Here's a great action photo! Scott is so into the game that you will often see him running down the side lines with his guys...here he is checking out his boys.
Blurry post win pic...sorry!
Here are Daddy and his little cheerleader after the game. She is a great cheerleader and claps her hands the entire game! Mommy would have taken pics...but she was quite busy keeping up with a 1 year old in the stands at Butler Stadium...not an easy task. Our principal was helpful...but Katie just used him for his popcorn (the safe part, of course!) Maybe next time we will get some Cheerleader Katie action pics!
Monday, September 24, 2007
I got to wear my cheerleader skirt...but the top is saved for Wednesday's 8th grade game...
Getting ready for the kick off! Burbank scored right off...with a squirly little play. And then...we ran back the kick off and never looked back!
Good game...here they are right after the win! What a great group of kids!!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
What a family pic. We are all decked out in our Texas Tech gear...ready to watch the good guys whip up on Rice...which they did!!!! Go Tech!
Yummy icing...it even matches my Tech gear. Way to think Diva!!!
This cake was so good that I even tried to hide it in my shirt!
This ice cream cone was good too! I finished all of the ice cream and even ate half of the cone! Mommy was quite surprised...but it is my birthday!
Yep, Mommy, I see the present...but this card is AWESOME!
I know, I know...but I am taking this card upstairs and I will check out the presents later...
Here I am floatin' in my pink elephant float!
Here's some of the party...it sure was fun!
This is my new friend, McKenzie. We had fun swimming together!
This is my other new friend, Kendall. She loved to play in my new car!
Yes, I am the Queen...you must serve me fruit in the pool!
Here's Daddy coaching the 7th grade boys during a scrimage against Pershing M.S. (the middle school that Mommy went to!) Although no score was taken...everyone was sure that JMS looked darn good! (Daddy is in the blue shorts.)
I just chilled on the sidelines and enjoyed the fun. I really love to watch the boys play!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Yep, I am one year old today. My Mommy and Daddy woke me up singing and, once I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes, I realized that today was a little different than others. First, no more formula with breakfast...only milk. I really liked that! Then, I got to have a party at school...I liked that too! And, all of my bottles have disappeared...another thing that I kind of like. Mommy and Daddy seemed kind of sappy and extra excited that it was my birthday...but that is ok with me.
Can you believe our little Kaitlyn is a year old!?! It has been such an amazing year for our family. Katie has not made it the easiest year (16 days in NICU, heart monitor for 6 months, ear tube surgery, and the every day fun of having a baby), but we would not trade it for ANYTHING! I put this next picture on the blog because it is so hard for me to remember this little baby. Her first 5 days of life were spent just like this. She sure has overcome all of the hurdles that have come before her...and I could not be more proud of my little girl. After this pic came jaundice lamps, swallow tests and yucky feeding tubes. What a champ she was through it all! Thank you all for keeping up with our Katie and watching her become the sweet little girl that she has become. Of course I will continue to blog all of her fun adventures...but this first year sure has been fun to relive each time I open this blog! We go to the doctor next week, so I will post her update at that time.
Here is Katie having her first CUP of milk before dinner. No more bottle, no more formula! What a big girl!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Nana and Aunt Misty and my cousins, Ally and Haley, came in from Kerrville/Fredericksburg to celebrate my birthday. They came over (with Aunt Nikki) on Sunday for dinner and more presents.
My first Cabbage Patch Kid!
Yep, I am going to get up on this chair! You just watch!
I did it! Watch out Berit!
I like to sit in the car...but I really love to push the car from behind like it is out of gas! Mommy just hasn't gotten any pics of that yet.
This is the cake that Mommy made just for me. I got to eat it all by myself!
This is the cake that everyone else got to eat. Not as cute...but definitely yummy!