Sunday, October 17, 2010

Catching up?? YA RIGHT!!! Let's just start new!

Okay, so I keep telling myself that I'm going to get this thing caught up, but as you can see it's not happening.  I'm almost a year behind!!!  AGHHH!!!  So I've decided to start new and worry about catching up later (which probably won't ever happen, but still hoping).

Our little Kinley is 8 months old!!  Where has the time gone??  She is SO much fun and amazes us each day with her little "personality."  And personality she does have.  Although she loves to smile and laugh, she can be quite the serious little girl.  If she doesn't want you to talk to her she will move her chin forward with her mouth open and yell, "uuugggghhhhhh."  If you are trying to be funny with her and she isn't too sure about you, she will give you the stare.  It's basically a "go to (you know where)" look.  Just lovely! 

She says, "Ma Ma," "Da Da," and "Ba Ba."  I don't think she has learned who we are or what Ba Ba is yet because she babbles those sounds all the time, but we are working on it.

She crawls EVERYWHERE and pulls to stand up on EVERYTHING!!  The funny thing is once she gets up she gets so excited and lets go to throw her arms up.  Sometimes she'll fall, other times she will realize what she did and catch herself.  She has started cruising the couch just a little bit.  It takes her a while to go a short distance.  Her legs are still very wiggly. 

Kinley is a pretty good eater.  There really isn't much she doesn't like just yet.  She has tried acorn squash, butternut squash, peas, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, peaches, apples, pears, and prunes.  I have tried to make the majority of her food but we do buy some jarred stuff as well.  I still have broccoli, zuchini, and yellow squash in the freezer that are next on the list to try.  She is eating a jar of some type of meat mixture for dinner everynight and seems to like them.  We'll see once we start getting to the real textures of things.

She has been sleeping through the night for over a month now.  FINALLY!!! I thought we would never get to this stage but we did.  She goes to bed around 7:30-8:30 everynight and will normally sleep until 7:45-8:00am every morning.  She will occasionally cry out a couple of times throughout the night but I usually don't go in there.

She loves bath time!  I'm hoping she will be a fish in the water one day like her momma was.  I'm just not sure how she'll be?  She can be pretty unsure about things. 

She loves being outside.  Mom, Mimi, and Papa have spent a lot of hours sitting on our front porch "count'n the cars" (as they say).  Grandma Debbie loves to take her on walks around their neighborhood when she stays with her.  Kinley does really good in the stroller.  I'm sure that once she figures out how to walk, things won't exactly be the same with the stroller. 

We've been going to Preston's games on Thursdays and we've even made it to a couple Friday night Allen Eagle games.  She was very unsure about all the noise the first couple of times and still can be a little scared.  By the middle of the game, she has normally loosened up and is a happy camper. She cracks me up with how serious she can be sometimes.  I'm not sure who she gets it from but when I think about it, it's probably a little bit of both of us.

I know there is probably so much more I could say about her, but I don't have all day and night.  It's my favorite time of the year and I can't wait for these next couple of months with our sweet baby girl! 

Here are a few pics of our 8 month old.

                             One Morning before Church

                               She loves to play at her table

                              Yaaayyy  Kinley!!!  (there she is letting go)

She is the light of our life!!

"Mom, I found my toys!"