Sunday, January 25, 2009

my cowgirls

one of my favorite family traditions is going to the stock show and rodeo. this was the first year we took the girls to the rodeo. kya was so excited and each day she would ask "is today when we get to go see the horses and cows run?". we decided to take kinley as well and hope for the best...well it was a HIT! kya loved it, but kinley REALLY loved it. it was so cute, kinley sat perfect for the entire rodeo and watched and clapped! here are some pictures from our fun day with the family!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

gotta love living in colorado!!

yesterday was one of those beautiful colorado days that makes you so thankful for living here! it was bright blue skies, 60 degress....perfect :) and it is JANUARY!! we wanted to take advantage of this weather, so we headed to the denver zoo. the girls were so excited. kinley is now old enough to actually see the animals. she loved watching the monkeys! we had a wonderful day as a family! man i am so blessed!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

big night!!

tonight was a big night for kinley. we got together with sean and lexi at my parents house. while we were having dinner tate leaned over and gave kinley a big kiss ...we were all laughing so hard that tate really went for it and slipped her the tongue!! i was in shock that our little baby had just had her first kiss that ended in a french kiss!! we had a great night of catching up, laughing, and just enjoying being together. then to top off the night we discovered kinley had popped her 6th tooth! what a night...her first kiss and her 6th tooth came through!! wow...what a night :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

what to do....

so i am trying to figure out what to do... for the last month kinley has been going through this phase of stranger anxiety. it seems to be getting worse rather then better. she is such a happy baby...when she is not scared. then if you drop her off at nursery..put to sleep in an unfamiliar place...she FREAKS out!! now if you have not had the joy of hearing kinley freak are missing something :) the girl can SCREAM!! 98% of her life she is a happy go lucky little girl..but that other she is a little diva. i have found the word diva to fit her perfectly. when she decides she does not like something...there is no way to change her mind! and i mean NO WAY :) so we are in a hard phase. church is hard, bible study is hard, having babysitters, sleeping away from home...sounds fun huh :) it makes me sad to think i might not be able to join my friends in bible study for the next couple months as we work through this issue :( so any of you reading this..i am up for suggestions :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

so cute!~

it is crazy each day kinley wakes up her hair has more curl ! today after her bath i didn't put the usual HUGE headband in and we went for her first ponytail! kya thought it was so funny to see her with a sprout of hair shooting out of the top of her head! since her headband wasn't pushing down on her curls they sprung up everywhere! it is so cute! here are some pictures of kinley sporting her new do :)
11 months old!!
my little ham~

my happy baby!
standing up really takes it out of you :)
my girls and their curls

Monday, January 5, 2009

a fresh start

Happy New Year!
i cannot believe how fast 2008 went! it was full of ups and downs, but as i look back i am again amazed of how great god is! i am so blessed! as i take some time to reflect on this next year, the one thing i so want is to keep myself at the feet of god. so many things i my life are harder then they should be because i keep trying to keep control and not turning to who really has it! i know that if i place myself at his feet all things will be as they should. only with the lord will i become the wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend that i so want to be. so here is to another year! thank you lord for fresh starts :)