Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaleigh Girl!

So.... Good thing that I have a few more years of practice on making cute B-Day cakes before she cares too much. I think I tried to cook it, cool it down and transfer onto a plate before the cake was ready. I ended up destroying it. Luckily the frosting helped it look a little better!

Kaleigh is a good sport! She walked right to her cake on the ground and dug right in! I am afraid she ate too much of it though, because she threw-up after! O-Well, it was worth the fun she had playing in it!

Nice and Clean again!

I can not believe that our little girl is already a year old. Time goes by way too fast! Some of the highlights of Kaleigh when looking back on her first year are...
1- Her little tongue. It is rarely inside her mouth, but rather, always moving around outside her mouth!
2- Crawling. She is the most dramatic little crawler! She puts her head down, swings her arms really high and slams them to the ground each time and charges to her destination! So funny!
3-Her smile. Kaleigh has the biggest smile! It takes up her whole face. We love it so much and are so glad it happens often! My family started saying "SUPER HAPPY" to her and she would smile huge and bend her head over. So funny!
4- Walking! This was probably one of the funnest things to see! Kaleigh started taking steps about a month ago, and is now unstoppable. Don't you think babies are so cute right when they start walking? The legs go side to side rather than in front of them! Trev loves chasing her and making her try to go faster than her legs can take her! She loves it too.
5- Of course.... TALKING! Kaleigh is starting to talk so much! Her favorite words are Cheerio, Hi (to everyone!), nigh-night, bathy, dog, I-love-you, and calling her mom "meg" rather than mom. She is even starting to say the animal sounds! We are having so much fun teaching her, and it is so rewarding when they start understanding!
The only thing that has not been fun is... trying to get her to take a sippy cup rather than a bottle! Any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Utah Fun!

We love Utah! We had so much fun in Utah over the Holidays! When we got there we had a huge list of things we wanted to do and people we wanted to hang out with. We thought a month was plenty of time, but it seemed like we were busy the whole time and were trying to juggle our schedules to be able to do everything!
Some of the highlights were... family parties, BYU games, snowmobiling, (watching my niece Torrie, roll her dads machine down a HUGE mountain and then trying to figure out how to tell him about it) Kaleigh and her best friend Jake (the dog), Kaleigh's first steps, Kaleigh's being sick probably half the trip (got sick again the night before we were suppose to fly home, so I had to cancel my flight and wait a few more days)
and hanging out with all our friends!

Merry Christmas!

I know, I know, I know... I am super late for our Christmas pictures.
But... Better Late Than Never! Right?
We had a lot of fun in Utah spending our Holidays with our family and friends! It was fun having our first Christmas with Kaleigh. (Even though she didn't seem to care too much about any of the gifts!) We better enjoy the time we have of not having to buy her anything, because I am sure it will be a little different in the next year or two.
We went to see Santa in Baltimore at a mall and I was surprised that Kaleigh didn't seem to mind him at all. She just stared at him. (Probably didn't know what else to do). She must take after her father in bravery, because her mother was the BIGGEST cry baby when it came to Santa Clause. (I am embarrassed to admit that it was not just when I was young like her, but probably until I was about 10 years old. My family still talks about how everytime I would see him I would immediatly start to cry and seek for a good hiding place!) He just makes me nervous for some reason.