Thursday, May 31, 2012

Derby Parade

Finally posting some pics from Derby Festival. The two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby are some of my favorite days in Louisville and of course I love Derby Day.  There is so much to do and so much energy in the city.  My parents came down for the parade and we went there with David and the boys.  It was a hot day, but the kids all had fun!

 Addie wanted me to take a picture of the horses with glitter and bows.  Any young girl dressed up and was on a horse she called princesses. :)

Kate's first parade.  She loved the marching bands!

Pics of all the kids pointing at different things...

My mom's parade favorite...the UK coaching staff

My attempt at getting all four cousins looking at the camera while a parade is going on behind me.  Ha!

My parade favorite...Cyndi Lauper!  She performed at the beginning of the parade, but we didn't see it.  I so would have jammed with her. :)

Walking back...Fun evening with the family!

I hope to sometime soon post pictures of our trip to Pittsburgh for my cousin's wedding, including pics of Addie as the flower girl.  Cute stuff!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wedding in Indy

We went to Indy in April for one of my college sorority sister's wedding.  Erin Riley is a beautiful person that has overcome amazing things and it was wonderful to see her so happy.  It was a beautiful wedding!

The reception was at a beautiful clubhouse in Carmel.  It was pretty chilly that day, but the sun ended up popping out at the beginning of the reception.

A picture of all of the DGs at the wedding (except for Erin, the bride, and Jasmine, a bridesmaid).

Love these two...Brooke and Brandon.

So pretty.  Great picture, ladies!

I love these series of photos with Jeremy.  Still makes me smile and laugh after being together for almost 11 years!  Thanks for taking the photos, Brooke.

Brooke and Kristine looking amazing!

Here is the bride and Trey.  I didn't get very good pictures of them.  They look so happy here.

The Fab besties from college! :)

Oh, I love this man...Brad on the dance floor.

And THIS is a great representation of Kristine on the dance floor! :)

Finally a picture with the bride...

Congrats, Erin!  We love you!

Kate turns 9 months old

So I'm a little behind (ok, a whole month behind since Kate turned 10 months today), but I wanted to do a post on Kate at 9 months.

A week before Kate turned 9 months we switched pediatricians after months of Kate having the same symptoms (always raspy, chest congestion, chronic cough) and it never getting better.  I love the doctor that the girls see at well checks, but when they are sick we rarely get him and get a number of different doctors at the practice.  We finally decided maybe it would be good to get a second opinion.  We are now going to where my niece and nephew go at a practice where there is only one doctor.  Dr. Russell immediately heard Kate's cough and listened to her chest, started asking a ton of questions and diagnosed it with her still having reflux.  She also had two bad ear infections.  Kate took medicine for reflux up until December when we thought she was doing better and didn't need it anymore.  Now that she is back on the reflux medicine she is sooo much better!  She never was fussy with the symptoms, but I am sure she feels better after the way she sounded.  We know Kate is feeling better because when I took her back in to get her ears checked (took a month for the infection to go away) she had gained a pound in two weeks!  That was just a week ago so she obviously looks very different than in the pictures below.  I am glad I went with my gut on this one and decided it was best to switch doctors (and lots of thanks to my sister-in-law, Jenny, who I call on a lot since she is a nurse).  I love the doctor and the practice so far!  Hooray for good health!

Fun facts about Kate:
  • She weighed 16 lbs 14 oz (25%) and was 27.7" (48%).
  • Started crawling right before 9 months (April 20th).  And now is into EVERYTHING and is super fast! (And no, she doesn't do the three-legged scoot like her sister. Ha!)
  • Cut her first tooth right before 9 months.  So crazy it was so late!  We thought it was coming in for months.  She now is working on her 3rd tooth.
  • This girl can put away some food!!!  Although she is a petite girl, she has a big appetite!  At daycare a couple of the teachers said, "She eats a lot!  We just have to cut her off." Ha!  And Randy helped watch her one day for us when she was sick and he called Jeremy saying, "Hey, how much does she eat?  She just keeps eating!"  Kate loves any meat, carbs (unfortunately she gets that from her mom), fruit (loves blueberries!), black beans, green beans and peas.  Once we moved her to table food she was done with baby food by 8 months or so.
  • She learned to clap and does it a lot, especially when she dances.
  • She still gives great hugs!  She really squeezes you, especially when you get her out of her crib.
  • She loves to be outside, take wagon rides and explore the house now that she is on the move.
  • She still adores her big sister!
  • And is the sweetest little thing with the cutest cheeks! :)
A couple of pics right around 9 months...

I haven't been good about putting many videos of Kate on the blog.  Here are some from Feb-April:
1.) Dancing on the couch with dad
2.) Trying to crawl (with a helper in the background)
3.) Dance party in her bedroom (and she would only clap at the time when the band Rush was playing.  Don't get me started on that band.  One of Jeremy's favorites and one I don't care for at all!)
4.) First day of crawling.  I already posted this, but in the video format it doesn't always show up.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Photo catch up

I have lots to update on here.  Lots to come soon.  We've been pretty busy and I have had to work a lot so I haven't blogged as much as I like to.  In the meantime enjoy some random photos from February thru April.  I was going through my pictures and came across all of these that I never posted.

Love this picture of Kate and her cheeks!  She looks like a little doll. :)  She was getting ready to doze off.  She already looks so different!

We hardly had any snow this year, but one day Jeremy and Addie managed to make this itty snowman.  That is a large flower pot behind it to give you a sense of scale. (Hey...look at me...I sound like my husband talking. Ha!)

I LOVE spring flowers...tulips are my favorite!  Everything bloomed in March this year.  So crazy.  Here are some of the crocus we have in the front.

Little peanut!  Looking at this makes me realize how much she has grown in about 1 1/2 months. Sniff, sniff.

I was off on a Monday (after working all weekend) in March so I took Addie, Kate and Layton to the zoo.  With all three I still managed to pack lunches, not lose a child (during spring break time with lots of people there) AND take a photo to document it.  Ha! :)

Addie NEVER gets sick of her tree swing Jeremy made her a long time ago.

This is blurry because she was swinging so fast. It was worth posting anyway just to see this face! 

Crazy, I'm in a picture with one of my girls! :)