Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time Flies....

As I sit here at home this evening watching TV with Brad, I am excited anticipating Katie's first birthday and can hardly believe how quickly time passes. Can it be possible that this time two years ago we were in Interlaken, Switzerland, and then this time last year, I was laying in a hospital bed being induced (and had actually had the IV going for about 2 hours at this point)?! Wow. It truly amazes me that you can blink and a year passes just like that. It seems I was just walking down the aisle to marry Brad....or that we were bringing home our fur-baby (Sadie) for her first night at her new home....or that we were out with friends every weekend....or that we were in Europe....or that I found out I was pregnant with Katie...or that I held that sweet, precious baby girl in my arms for the first time. Now, I am sitting here with a to-do list for her first birthday party this weekend. Wow. It truly is amazing how the time flies by and how every day with Katie is a blessing.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bathing Beauty

So I love to find good deals. And I like to buy clothes for Katie. This means that I LOVE shopping at end of season sales to find great deals on clothes for the next year. At the end of last summer, I did some shopping and found this oh-so-cute bikini for Katie. It is size 12 -18 months. Last summer, she was very petite but has since "blossomed". It is a little snug when I put it on her, but I think it is just adorable, so I had to post a picture. Enjoy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Katie's First Easter

As you can see in my previous post, this Easter was much different than last year! Last year, I was huge, uncomfortable, and my wedding rings stopped fitting on Easter Sunday. This year, we have quite a blessing. I love seeing Katie's mind work as she experiences new things. Watching her in church, with family, and even opening her Easter basket was all so much fun. We didn't get around to dying Easter eggs or doing a little Easter egg hunt, but we definitely will next year. Here are a few pictures from our busy Easter!!

My favorite picture in quite some time - the family on Easter morning before church

Katie before bed - had to show off her Easter jammies!

The Easter Bunny came! The Bunny even brought some fun things for Sadie, Mommy, & Daddy!

Before getting out of bed on Easter morning

"WOW!! All of this is for ME?!"

Starting to dig into the goodies

Sadie was thrilled that the Easter Bunny even brought her a bone!

After taking everything out of the Easter basket...

Mommy & Baby Girl on Easter morning...

Playing with the bubble wand

Mommy & Katie before church

Daddy showing Katie the flowers on the tree

Sadie & Katie

Katie's Easter dress

Meme with the Easter Bunny at Easter Brunch

Katie wasn't too sure about that Easter Bunny

Katie loving on her Dolly that Grandma got her for Easter! She loves her dolly - her first of many, I am sure!

Katie checking out her Easter basket from Cee Cee

Cee Cee, Uncle Will, Mommy, & Katie

We got a picture with Brad in there too! Katie was quite squirmy by that point...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What A Difference A Year Makes...

That Was Then...
Easter, 2009
This Is Now...
Easter, 2010

Birthday Party & Practice Run

The Saturday of Easter weekend we got together to celebrate a first birthday! Some of our friends have a little girl that was born about a month before Katie, so we helped celebrate her first! It was a great day (we got there at around 1 and didn't leave until almost 8!) of fun. The weather was perfect, the decorations were great, and it was great to get to visit with everyone! It was also nice to go to a first birthday party so I could get some ideas :)

While we were there, Katie got to have a practice run on diving into some cake. We let her have a cupcake to see what she would do with it. Needless to say, as you will see in the pictures, she LOVED it. That makes me so excited for her birthday to see how messy she will get!

Me & my girl

Daddy and his girl

I think I put this on a previous post, but I love it!

We don't have nearly as many pictures together as we did pre-baby

The girls diving into their cupcakes

She loved it!

The Birthday Girl!

Shoving some cupcake in her mouth

She ate the whole thing!

Brad and Chris have been buds since high school!

Like father, like daughter...

Me & Hollie

Playing in the Park

Since the temperatures are climbing, flowers are blooming (which means allergies are NOT fun), and grass needs cutting, we have been spending a lot more time outside! We love to go to the park and walk, play in the grass, swing, etc. Here are a few pictures of one of mine and Katie's adventures to the park!

Doesn't she look SO big in the stroller??

This girl could swing for hours...

Checkin' out the grass

So big holding onto the tree - I just love this picture, even though she isn't smiling

I wanted to get a little exercise, and Katie was keeping an eye on me the whole time!

Our Little Chickadee

Pint Size

As Katie's shirt reads, she is our pint size little one! She was rather entertained by the box something was shipped in (and happened to be in a happy mood while doing so), and here are some pictures!
"Mom! I'm sitting on the box! FUN!"

For some reason, I just love her expression in this one. It is probably best that she is not able to talk by the looks of things! :)

Sweet baby girl.

That Hair!

This is how we found her one morning....there are no words! :)