Thursday, July 8, 2010


Kalyn had spaghetti last night for the first time.

She loved it!

We loved watching her love it!

This meal was quickly followed by a dunk in the tub!

Mackinaw Island

So I live 2 hours from the bridge, but I've never been to Mackinaw Island.

Sad huh?

Well since I had family in town (some from Cali & some from AZ) a group of us decided to head to the island. Curtis took the day off work so he could come too. We had so much fun!!

The boys decided to rent bikes and race around the island... Kevin and Bryant went tandem and won!
The fam in front of the fort.
And another shot with the water behind us. (Notice that Kalyn and Mick are looking at each other in both pictures)
Curtis and Kalyn took a stroll along the water while the girls went shopping.

After a long uphill hike Kalyn was tired, so she took a quick snooze. Really we were the ones that needed a break, but she took a power nap for all of us.
The view from halfway up our uphill hike.
Kalyn and Daddy on the boat ride home.
Kalyn and Mommy. (it's a horrible picture of both of us, but it's the only one I have)
All in all it was an amazing day. The weather was great, the shopping was good and the company was AWESOME!
Curtis and I both decided that we didn't have enough time there and are planning on going back before the end of summer. There was so much we wanted to see, but didn't.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

9 Months Later...

Sheesh it's been a fast 9 months!
I was thinking about everything that Kalyn has learned in only nine months.
She learned how to roll over,
to sit up,
to eat baby food and now some big people food,
how to talk (she says dada, nana, and ball (which comes out dall, close enough) and makes all kinds of babbling sounds,
she understands words we say (no, kitty, ball)
she points and claps,
plays peek-a-boo,
she can crawl,
get up and down the one step into our living room,
pull herself up on anything,
walk behind a walker toy,
This list could go on and on, but I wont bore you... it's just so amazing to watch her grow and learn. She is such a little person now, with a wonderful personality. There are a lot of times when I feel like the worlds worst mother, but when I see how happy, healthy, and smart she is, I realize Curtis and I must be doing something right!
Anywho, Tuesday was her 9 month check-up. They pricked her toe to test her iron... I thought for sure there was going to be a melt down, but she didn't even notice!
She weighed in at 18 lbs and is 27" tall!
I havent uploaded any current pictures, but I will soon and when I do I'll post them.

Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!! We'll be spending it with family and friends!