Friday, January 31, 2014

January 2014


We didn't do a whole lot this month,
but still managed to keep busy despite the lack of pictures we took.
Kalia's eating big girl food now instead of all that pureed stuff...
like carrots...
and avocado...
and mixed veggies!

I've been busy at school too. We're learning about winter, snowflakes, the north & south poles, penguins and polar bears!
Dad & Mom had to put a barricade up around the fireplace so Kalia wouldn't crawl on it & get hurt. Somehow, she still manages to get through...
There were a few nice days in the month...
We FINALLY managed to get the to zoo and see the new penguins. It was so fun! We saw other animals too...like this guy from Madagascar!
I also FINALLY got to ride my new bike that I got from my birthday! Dad took me to his school to ride on the flat playground area.

Kalia LOVES her bath time!! Mommy likes that she doesn't splash that much anymore...instead, she LOVES to hold on to these little doggies that she got for xmas.
Mommy came home to this one night while Dad was cooking dinner.
'Lil Stinker!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Kalia - 10 Months

It's SO hard to believe that in 2 short months this little princess will be one year old! My, where does the time go? Kalia's keeping us on our toes more than ever these days. She's mastered the art of crawling and is really quite fast. She loves it when you chase her! She's also gotten quite good at standing on her own - with NO support. We like to back up when she's standing to see if she'll take some steps. Every now and then she'll attempt it and take one but always falls on the second. She's figured us out now and when we back away, she immediately just falls to the ground and crawls. She's smart and knows that's much easier & quicker!
 
She's also eating quite good - there hasn't been anything turned away yet! It helps that her bottom 2 teeth have FINALLY broke through too! She loves baby yogurt and cheese puffs and has been eating a lot of diced veggies. She gobbles them up like cookie monster! We like that it's a little more convenient for us - the other night we made turkey & mashed potatoes and she ate both! Now if we can only get Beckett to eat like this. We're hoping that if he sees her eating these things that he'll follow along (not working yet). We've also been teaching some sign language to Kalia. She's getting good at doing 'more'. She can also sign 'all done' but we don't think she quite understands what it means yet.
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Daddy introduced Kalia to ice cream over winter break.
He may have created a monster.
 
She loves to wave and will clap with you. She's also getting quite into dancing. Every time she hears music, she'll start moving her body, especially when sitting in her exersaucer. She LOVES her baths. She likes playing with the plastic animals and making sounds, mostly "quack, quack, quack". Her most favorite part is splashing. It's not always fun to clean it up, but it's sure fun watching her enjoy it!
Beckett & Kalia are getting quite good at playing together. Lately, Beckett will play with his cars on the floor and she'll take one of the cars and push it around like him. I need to get a video of this - it's really cute! They also have been rolling balls to each other. Here's a video:
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TOUCHDOWN!
YAY FOR 10 MONTHS!