A long overdue photo album of our attempt to get a family photo. It isn’t that Kylee (our 2 year old) was the issue, but our 11 year old son Gavin. Scroll through album to watch the insanity unfold. Click the photo above to see full album.
Some long overdue photos along with some more recent photos of Kylee. She is approaching 18 months old, wow!!! Look for an update on everything she is doing later on tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime enjoy some photos.
It is hard to believe that Kylee is going to be 11 months old tomorrow it seems just like yesterday that she was born into our family. For some reason I started reminiscing about the first few weeks we had when she joined us, which is the reason for this post. Obviously I will be posting again in about a month when she turns 1. It is amazing the difference 11 months makes in a babies life. [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-6WOtIjWkHks/UnQQG0ktglI/AAAAAAABkLw/bWqmDG_QUjU/s144-c-o/10.25.Metts9790%252520-%25252001.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/103551603471945091040/KyleeBabyBloom#5941391517786407506″ caption=”10.25.Metts9790 – 01.jpg” type=”image” alt=”10.25.Metts9790 – 01.jpg” ] Looking at these 2 photos alone I can’t hardly believe it. It is hard for me to remember what she looked like when she was a new born.
Now I look at her and all I see is a little toddler. She is up and walking all over the place, we can’t hardly keep up with her. She has truly transitioned to a walker (not stable walker, but a walker). It is without a doubt her preferred mode of transportation even though she could crawl somewhere faster. It is amazing to see how much she has changed over the past 11 months.
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A couple of things I thought about today:
The day she arrived…
We felt rushed going into the whole hospital situation. She seemed to be overdue, according to all our calculations she was due on the 18th of October. The doctors discovered a loss of fluid and felt the need to get us into the delivery room immediately. It all seemed rushed, but we were excited. We were thinking that we were going to have a new baby by the next day around noon. But that isn’t how it all played out. Kylee decided to be difficult and tie a knot in her umbilical cord causing decreased in her heart rate whenever there was a contraction. Ultimately leading to a long day of labor and eventual c-section. She was here and we were excited regardless of how she got here.
Kristee’s 1st week back in the office…
I didn’t take much time off right after she was born. But my schedule is fortunately flexible enough that I could help when needed. I decided that instead of taking time off right after Kylee was born I would save it and take time off when Kristee went back to work for her first week. Hopefully easing her back into work and getting her use to be at the office with this new born little baby to care for. I got to spend the week in Kristee’s office taking care of Kylee when needed. I did my best to only care for her in needed situations so that Kylee and Kristee could do ok when I wasn’t there. I really cherished that week that I got to spend with her.
It brings great memories to think about these early points in her life. I look forward to many more memories throughout Kylee’s life as she gets older.
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I figured that everyone does 1st day of school photos, so I decided to do 2nd day photos. Actually I forgot to take first day, but that is besides the point. Halee headed to middle school and Gavin in the 5th grade. It’s hard to believe they are getting this old. To think that they will both be in middle school next year is crazy.
Last week both Halee and Gavin got to go to Kids Camp. This was Halee’s 2nd year and Gavin’s 1st year. They both had a blast and really enjoyed the week. I used my phone to shoot some photos and videos of activities while we were there. Doing it this way Google took all the footage and photos and made a “story” about the trip.
Halee and Gavin were so excited to take Kylee to the pool for her very first swim. Here are some photos of her first dip in the pool. Video to come soon.
More photos near end of album.
Kylee is so close to crawling, but this is her pose to get things moving. She gets her feet moving from this position, but doesn’t move her arms so she goes no where. It is so cute to see her do it in person.
If only I could do yoga as well as she can!
Halee is the one running our garage sale. I have been quite impressed with her ability to organize and run the sale. And she really does enjoy doing it. I know in the beginning she couldn’t wait to be the cashier but the reality is that she has enjoyed every aspect of the sale.
I am very proud of how well she is doing at not only running the sale, but at her decision making, negotiations, and explanation of items and pricing.
Yes she is going to get to keep a portion of the money that she is making.
We recently went to the Pumpkin Patch with our churches young adult group. Here are a few photos for the kids playing and going through the corn maze.
|From A6 Pumpkin Patch|
I have had these up on Picasa for some time now but forgot to post a link to the new albums on the website. So here they are from some of our summer activities.
There are 2 videos in the Gavin’s 1st Fish that I will also try to post on here.
|1st Day of School 2011|
|Gavin's 1st Fish|
|4th of July 2011|
Just uploaded some a new photo album of mostly our kids along with a couple of family photos that we took a couple of weeks back. The kids really enjoy playing on this tree and I have been wanting to get some photos of them on this tree for sometime now. Enjoy!!
|End of Summer 2010|