Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Well it's been 6 years since I've had a spring break - I had forgotten how wonderful of a thing spring break is!  I'm so thankful to be a stay-at-home mom and get to experience spring break again!!!  Since Trent and I got married, spring break has meant a week at home alone for me as he travels with high school students to go on various mission trips.  But this year Kinley and I took a little trip of our own!

On Sunday, we headed up to good friend's farm.  The countryside was so peaceful and relaxing!  We got to hang out with some of my parents closest friends.  We had such a great time.  This was Kinley's 4 month birthday too!

I. Love. these. cheeks.  (on Kinley, not my dad!)

While Kinley took a nap, I went 4-wheeling with my mom, Vickie, and all the cows - I seriously thought I'd never I'd say that!

On Tuesday, we headed up to Dallas to see my in-laws (Papa Jack and Gram) as well as my sweet sister-in-law Linde!

But first I had to stop at my ALL TIME favorite Dallas restaurant - Green Papaya.  It's sad but true that even after not living in Dallas for 3 years, I can still walk in and know all the people that work there.  It's was fun to catch up with them and get my favorite spring rolls and peanut sauce - yummy!!!

Back to our trip...

We had a great time hanging out with the Thompsons.  It had been since January since they had seen Kinley - we were all glad to get together again!  On Wednesday we decided to go see Dallas Blooms...

One word...AMAZING!!!  The Dallas Arboretum plants 500,000 blooms of tulips and other spring flowers and it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!  Check out these flowers.

They just go on and on and on.... 

Some pictures with the fam
What is this face Kinley?!
On Thursday, Sue and I headed over to her father's house - that's Kinley's great-grandfather...a.k.a. PawPaw.  I've been looking forward to this since Christmas since we didn't get the opportunity to see PawPaw and Marie then.

Such a sweet moment....yet I laugh because Kinley HAD to make her duckbill platypus face!

At the end of the week, we headed over to Murphy to see my family again.  Thursday was my brother's 30th birthday and I was so excited to be able to celebrate with him!  Happy Birthday Justin!!!  It was also an excuse to see my precious nephew too.  I just love this little man! 

Kinley and Jude enjoying some morning cartoons...I think they are into it, what do you think?
I love love LOVE watching my big brother as a dad - and he's a great one!
And what trip to see Gigi would be complete without a photo session!  

I think Kinley enjoyed her first Spring Break!

Friday, March 25, 2011

4 Month Update!

Today we went for Kinley's 4 month well check.  She's happy healthy and right on track!!  Here's her stats:

Height: 27 inches (75th-90th%)
Weight: 15 lbs 4 ozs (75th-90th %)

She's a big little lady!!!  

I was proud of my little girl because she smiled big for the doctor and handled her shots like a champ.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

4 Months Old!

Ok, the months are starting to FLY BY!!  I'm not ready for my little girl to grow up and I feel like I'll be saying that for about the next 18 years!!! 

Kinley is SOO much fun now.  She still loves smiling - it's so cute, she'll smile, squint her nose and stick out her tongue all at the same time.  It gets me every time!  Kinley also has started to recognize familiar faces...when she sees someone new, she'll study their face with such a serious look before she gives them a huge smile.  But I do love that now anytime I see her, she gives me a Big grin immediately = )

I totally had a mom moment this month when Kinley decided to ROLL OVER!!!  I seriously couldn't have been more proud and exciting.  I was jumping around and praising her, she just looked at me like I was crazy!  I can only imagine what I'll be like when she starts talking, walking and making other big milestones - wow.

Milestones in the last month:

  • Had her first weekend away from Trent and me - she stayed with her Jpops and Gigi (my parents) and had a blast - we missed her like CRAZY!  
  • 3/3 - Rolled over by herself
  • 3/4 - Started grabbing for toys and really using her hands to bring things to her mouth
  • 3/6 - First laugh
  • Loves to make noises and "talk" with me
  • Found her tickle spot - on the backside of her neck - she squirms and shrugs her shoulders when I tickle her = )
  • 3/12 - Went to her first wedding - Congratulations Jimmy and Cynthia!!!
  • She is drooling like CRAZY - I wonder if she'll be teething soon???
  • She's developed a pretty regular schedule.  Eats at 7, 10, 1, 4, and 6:30.  Takes about 4 naps each day and "sleeps" from 7pm-7am.  (But she's still waking up to eat once in the night)
I can't handle how old she looks in this picture!

Classic Kinley Face = )
This just makes me smile, so I had to throw it in!