Friday, July 11, 2014

Kayla is 2 1/2 years old

Kayla officially turned 2 1/2 years on June 9th.  I'm so late getting this post done, but none the less here is her 2 1/2 year old update and photos.

Her stats at 2 1/2 years old:
Weight: 24 lb 14 oz (9%ile)
Height: 32.75 inches (3%ile)
BMI: 16.32 (59%ile)


My baby girl is growing up so fast!  She is such a sweet, loving little girl!  She gives hugs and kisses freely and tells mommy and daddy she loves us frequently.  When she gives kisses, she insists on kissing both cheeks.  So precious!  Love this girl!


Kayla is talking so much and so well.  Its fun to listen to her talk and hear the funny stuff she says.  When she plays with her toy phone, she talks away as if there really is someone on the other line talking to her.  She has an imaginative mind.  Kayla can also count to 4 well.  She's learning so fast!


Kayla has officially graduated from her high chair.  Yes I kept her in it probably a little longer than needed. I love high chairs in that it is so much easier to contain and clean up the mess, but she no longer wants to sit in it.  She likes to be a big girl and sit at the table.  I'm proud of her.  She is doing so well eating good at the table.


I have yet to be successful at getting Kayla potty trained.  She is stubborn and doesn't want to always sit on the potty.  Slowly but surely I am getting her to sit on it more and more.  Once in a while she will make a deposit (#1 only).  According to her doctor she is  late at learning to use the potty so I am worried about this, but I'm sure she will get it with time.


*The next set of pictures were taken on Galveston beach (an hour away from Houston).  The location on the beach we went to do these pictures was the same location that The Little Couple renewed their vows.  The walkway that Kayla is standing on is the exact spot Bill and Jen walked on to get to the beach.  I really like that show by the way.

  
Back to Kayla.  She is a social little girl.  She loves people and doesn't have any problem going up to someone.  She especially likes other little kids.  She tries to befriend them right away.  She is so much like her daddy!


Kayla is very much a 2 1/2 year old.  She is moody, has crying fits, runs away when I need her to do something, etc...  I love most of what she does at this age, but I can't wait to get past this terrible two stage.  I have been told 3 years old is worse.


Kayla loves to watch TV.  I need to do a better job at limiting it, but one of her favorite cartoons is Sofia the First.  She can watch episode after episode.  I think we have seen a lot of them several times already.  She gets so excited to see the princesses on the cartoon.  She is a girly girl through and through!


I have continued the same bedtime routine with Kayla since I started it back before she turned one.  I enjoy that time with her reading books, singing soft songs and cuddling.  She always gives me a kiss on both cheeks to end the day.  Sweet girl!


We are so blessed to have this little girl as well as big sisters Rachel and Haley.  They are our world!

Haley, Kayla, Rachel

Can't believe Rachel and Haley will be turning 5 on August 4th!  We are having a party for them on August 2.  Stay tuned...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth of July 2014

We had a good 4th of July this year.  We spent the afternoon at our local neighborhood pool and splash pad and then in the evening we visited with family in Katy, TX as we watched fireworks.  This was the first year for all 3 girls to see fireworks since they could handle staying up late.  Rachel and Haley liked them, but Kayla was scared.  We all had a good time!  I was excited to finally get to take pictures of some fireworks.  I have been wanting to do this for some time now.  For my first time taking pictures of them, I think my pictures turned out okay.

Rachel, Haley and Kayla had so much fun at the pool/splash pad!

Rachel
Haley
Kayla

A few pictures of the fireworks.  It was nice to see them this year.






Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

We wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!!!

Here are some pictures of the girls from this year's 4th of July photo shoot.





Rachel
Haley
Kayla
Rachel not afraid to pet the horse.
Haley
Kayla
Rachel
These girls are 100% Texan

Friday, June 20, 2014

Father's Day 2014

I am so late getting this post out , but I didn't get to take pictures of daddy with his girls until the day after Father's day and then I had to get these pictures edited.  None the less, daddy had a great Father's day with his girls and I.  We spent part of the day with family and we all had a good time.

We are so thankful for all you do for us.  We love you daddy!!!

Daddy and his girls





Rachel and Haley made (with help from their teachers before school ended) these cute little magnetic picture frames for daddy for Father's day.  Their teacher is so creative and always has cute ideas.  Daddy loved them.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A visit to the Dentist

I'm catching up some on my blog.  I thought I would write about the girls most recent visit to the dentist which was back in April/May.  We switched the girls to a new dental office and this was their first visit there.  We are happy with this dental office and will be returning to them for future appointments.

I don't think many kids like the dentist and my girls are no exception.  They can't stand going, but they made it through this last visit.

In April, Rachel and Haley had their check up and cleanings.  Rachel always fights so strongly and she had to be wrapped up so the dentist could do the exam and clean her teeth.  The good news is that she has no cavities!

(These pictures are from my phone so sorry for the blur).

Rachel
Haley did ok with the exam and cleaning back on April 9th.  She didn't have any cavities either, but she had a tooth (upper lateral incisor) that was malformed and needed to be pulled.  We brought her back to the dentist late May to get that tooth pulled.  She was not happy with this and had to be wrapped up so they could get the tooth pulled.  She was scared and crying, but she did good and the tooth was pulled with no problems.  Haley lost her first tooth on May 28th!  She was a trooper!

Haley getting her tooth pulled

Kayla had her exam and cleaning the same day Haley had her tooth pulled.  I didn't get a picture of Kayla during her exam because I had to hold her during it and she fought hard.  Poor girl cried the whole time, but her teeth are good and she had no cavities as well!

All in all it was a good experience at this dental office.  They handled my strong willed kids so well!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last Day of Preschool!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted anything on this blog.  The month of May is always busy for me.  I do a big photo shoot that always results in almost 1,000 pictures to edit.  It took me longer than expected to finish this time, but am finally done and can get back to blogging!

Rachel and Haley hit a big milestone - they graduated from preschool!  June 6, was their last day of preschool.  I'm sad as this means they will no longer have Mrs. Tucker as their teacher as well as the teacher assistants.  We were so blessed to have Mrs. Tucker and the teacher assistants as Rachel and Haley's preschool teachers, but Rachel and Haley will be 5 years old when the next school year starts and so that means they will be going to kindergarten!  Time flies too fast and my miracle little girls are growing up!

Rachel and Haley

I took pictures of Rachel and Haley on their first day of preschool this past school year and on their last day of preschool.  Its neat to see how much they have changed over the 9 month school year.

Rachel
Haley

Rachel and Haley received an award from their teacher for all the hard work they did in preschool.  They have made progress (will go into more detail about that in a future blog post).  They have come a long way and will continue to make more progress as time goes on.  Rachel and Haley love school and they will miss their teachers dearly.

Mrs. Tucker and Haley

Mrs. Tucker and Rachel

I gave the teacher and teacher assistants each a Target gift card.  I found this cute saying to go with it on Pinterest.  


Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Mother's day is a special day for me.  My journey to become a mother started back in late 2007 when we wanted to start a family.  My journey to become a mother, as challenging as it was has led me to the present with my 3 miracle little girls here and 6 angels in heaven.  I'm truly blessed beyond words.  I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for my mother.  I'm so grateful for her and all she done for me.  Happy Mother's Day!

I enjoyed doing a photo shoot with my girls on Mother's day.  Capturing these memories is so special to me.  I always say taking pictures takes just a moment, but the pictures last forever.

       
Haley, Kayla, Rachel

Rachel
Haley
Kayla
Rachel and Haley


At school, Rachel and Haley made these cute plates with their hand prints which were painted (of course with help from their teacher) like bluebonnets.  So cute!  Thomas gave me roses as well.