Thursday, July 26, 2012

9 Months

My baby girl is 9 months old today :) She is growing and developing so much each and every day. Kinzlie has such a cute and sweet little personality! Jordan and I love playing with her, making her laugh, and showing her all of the fun things this big world of ours has to offer :)
A few fun facts about Kinzlie at 9 Months:
-Whenever she gets really tired she pulls her bow out or pulls at her hair
-a few weeks ago she had her first diaper rash and I felt so bad for her :(
-she is such a good little sleeper, she can put herself to sleep, sleeps through the night (9 to 12 hours a night), and even slept through the fire works on the fourth of July
-kinzlie loves to be outside, whether it's watching the horse next door, taking a walk or just pulling at the grass she just loves being outside :)
-we have started to brush her teeth and she seems to be enjoying it
-she loves watching fireworks and parades and has gotten a lot of oth this month
 -she is also getting her two front top teeth in, her right one is sticking out a little more than the left one but they seem to both be coming in nicely (and she hasn't been too ornery so that's been nice)
-we weighed her this month but I'd guess she weighs about 25lbs but she has her 9 month check up next week so well know for sure then Now for the fun stuff....Pictures! :D

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Independence Week

This year Jordan and I decided to go to a lot of the local events and activities for Independence day so that we could start some new traditions with Kinzlie.
Our week of celebration started on the third of July. We were able to visit Jordan at work (he is working graveyards) go onto one of the rooftops and eat dinner while watching the freedom fireworks at USU. I really think we had the best seats in the house! It was so much fun to visit Jordan at work, and to be able to spend that time with him. Although I was surprised that Kinzlie did so well, I really thought she would cry with all of the loud noises but she absolutely loved them! She was mesmerized by all of the bright colors and flashing lights.
The next day was the 4th of July so we decided to head out the Lewiston for all of their festivities. We went to the rodeo(which was Kinzlie's first rodeo), then we walked over to the park where we had some yummy Navajo tacos for lunch then took a stroll around to look at all of the fun booths. We were pretty exhausted after all of that so we headed home to take a nap before the big fireworks show. After our nap we drove back out to Lewiston so that we could get a good spot for the show. We all loved watching the huge firework show, but Kinzlie was so tired from all of the fun we had that she actually fell asleep during the middle of them.
On Friday Jordan and I took a date night out to the Cruising to look at all of the fun booths, and check out all of the amazing classic cars. Then, Saturday we got to watch the cruising parade with some of our friends and family. We had so much fun that we decided to have Trissa watch Kinzlie while we went and drug main with a few of our friends. It was so much fun and reminded me a lot of my high school days :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

8 Months

Well as of today Kinzlie is 8 months and 1 week old. She is weighing in at a whopping 20 pounds (she has gained quite a bit of weight now that we're feeding her formula, baby food, and rice cereal). She can now roll from her belly to her back and her back to her belly. She is also trying to get up on her hands and knees to begin crawling. And, sometimes she tries to pull herself up on the couch but doesn't get too far. Kinzlie loves to watch momma blow bubbles, read stories, play with her toys, and go on walks.
She is getting so big, and learning more and more everyday. Jordan and I love to play with her and watch her learn and develop every day. She is the light of our lives and we both absolutely adore her :)

A few fun facts about Kinzlie Rae at 8 Months:
-She has found her tongue and loves to stick it out and blow bubbles
-She makes a lot of funny sounds including growling, screaming and babbling
-Kinzlie is a great eater, she eats rice cereal, oatmeal, every type of baby food we give her and especially loves french fries, ice cream, and snow cones
-She is now sleeping in her crib, and does really well at putting herself to sleep (we've been using the secure attatchment sleep training)
-She can now take off her bibs and her velcro cloth diapers
-Kinzlie hates loud noises like the vaccum, nose blowing, car washes, lawnmowers, and the blowdryer
-She can say momma and baba (but I don't know if she really knows what they mean but she knows she gets a response when she says them lol)
-She loves to take her hand to her mouth and make indian noises with momma and daddy
-Kinzlie also loves to take baths and even gets mad when it's time to get out
-We are continueing to teach her sign language and so far she is getting the hand of signing eat, i love you, and milk
-I have also been trying to teach her to use the potty so, whenever I think she is going I try to get her on the potty so it's not so hard to potty train her when she gets older. (She has gone on the potty once already :))

On June 23 Kinzlie was also in her first beauty pageant called beehive beauties. We all had a lot of fun getting ready and participating in the pageant (I especially loved making her costumes).  She did such a great job, and was bright and bubblily on stage. She didn't win the pageant but I think it was such a great experience for her and I both :)