Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who needs real toys...

When you have tupperware and wooden spoons?!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kinley and her shoes!

Well she did it...Kinley finally started crawling!!!  Last Wednesday she took a couple little crawling steps while she and I were in Dallas (Trent was with some of our high school students in Peru.  I was a little bummed that he wasn't here to see it).  Well this little lady literally had no interest in taking more than one or maybe 2 crawling steps until Sunday afternoon...

which happened to be when Trent came home!  Yay!!

And what finally tipped her over the edge to get moving?   


check out this video one of the first times she was on the move

I guess everyone needs a little motivation.  I'm just wondering if this is a sign for what is to come =p


As I mentioned earlier, Trent was in Peru for 10 days.  I'm soo glad he's home!  He brought back these cute things for Kinley

 They are made from Alpaca (similar to the Llama)

Yes, I think she approves!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kinley is 8 months old!

Time is really really flying now.  I caught myself looking at videos from when she was first born and already missing the "newborn" stage.  Shoot me if I ever start wishing for her to grow up!

A few updates:

  • Kinley is sitting up great, and can pull herself up from lying down now.  It was weird to walk in one day at the end of her nap and find her sitting up waiting for me!
  • We started some finger foods - cheerios and bananas.  She doesn't really get them to her mouth, but loves for me to feed them to her.  She's also up to 3 meals a day and only nurses 4 times a day now (I know nobody cares but me...I'll just NEVER remember unless I write it down)
  • LOTS of babbling.  Added in "lalalala" this month
  • Kinley loves to have 2 toys (one in each hand).  She kinda freaks out when this happens and holds them up high in the air...cracks us up = )
  • She's SOOO close to crawling AND very close to cutting some more teeth.  I think it could be this week or next.
And pictures:

What is it with this tongue?!

Silly girl!

Monday, July 11, 2011

My amazing husband

So I'm convinced that I'm married to the greatest man in the world.  Don't get me wrong our marriage isn't perfect, but he points me to Jesus and makes me a better "me" every day.  On top of loving Jesus more than me (a MUST), and being incredibly handsome if I do say so myself, my man is very clever, a blast to be with, and a really great communicator. 

I've never said this on the blog before, but I'm married to a pastor.  And I love it!

He was asked to participate in a blog along with several other pastors around the country and I just think he's GREAT at writing.  Want to read some encouraging stuff?  Check out this and this.