Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

A Letter to Katie

Dear Katie,

We just wanted to write a letter to you to let you know how much we love you. Daddy and I are going out of town for a couple of days while you stay with Mimi, Papa, and Aunt E. We are going to miss you so so much, but I wanted to let you know why we are going on a trip without you. Your daddy and I love each other very much, and sometimes Mommies and Daddies need some good, quality, alone time together to show each other just how much they are in love. We hope to always set an example of love for you so that someday you will find a husband that you love very much.

You are going to have so much fun with Mimi, Papa, and Aunt E! Just so you know, though.... It is PERFECTLY alright to miss us! We are going to miss you so much, and we can't wait to hear about all the fun stuff you did while Mommy and Daddy were out of town!

Baby Princess, Mommy and Daddy love you so much and we will see you on Sunday!

Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Father's Love


You became a father on March 23, 2009, but you became a Daddy on November 3, 2009. You fell in love with our wonderful little peanut the day you found out I was pregnant, but I don't think you were even able to fathom the love you would have for her once she was here. To see you with her just makes me smile. You adore that little girl, and she adores you!

Since today is Father's Day - your first "official" Father's Day - I wanted to show you some sweet pictures that I love of the two of you!

From the moment you first saw her, you loved her!

You have always known how to put her to sleep... I'm not sure if it is the way you hold her, or if she just feels safe and secure in your strong arms.

She LOVES when you read to her... She becomes so intrigued. I think your love for reading is going to rub off on Miss Katie.. At least, I hope so!

She can always smile at you!

Especially when you give her Diet Mountain Dew! NOW... Whenever she sees a Diet Mountain Dew can, she thinks she has to have some ;o)
She LOVES to play with you - at the park, in the living room floor, in the backyard, or laying in the bed!

Happy Father's Day, my love... Katie is so incredibly lucky to have you as her daddy, and I look forward to watching you guys build that strong Daddy-Daughter relationship. I have always loved you so much, but I think seeing you with a little girl makes me love you even more.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What are we getting ourselves into?!?!

Matt and I will be starting p90x this week. We have heard such great things about it, and we both really want to get fit. Yes we know we could just go to a gym, but we don't want to leave Katie 5 days a week. With this, we can do it once she is in bed. Just wait.... We are going to look JUST like the people in the poster above! Well, maybe a little :o)

Monday, June 14, 2010

"Beach" Baby

We took Katie to the "beach" at Crystal Springs on Saturday. She absolutely loved it!!! Here she is with her Daddy. Notice she is sucking her thumb... Silly, silly girl!
Her cousin, Abi, made her a sand pool for her to play in. She loved walking in it.. I could just squeeze those chubby thighs ALL DAY LONG!!!
Can you get any more precious than this?!?! She has a fist full of sand and proceeded to eat it shortly after this picture was taken.
She loved her fishy floatie! Her favorite part was twirling around and around and swimming back and forth between Mommy and Daddy.

Here's a picture of her eating the sand!
Feeling the sand between her toes!
We had such a good time taking our little girl to the lake for the first time. We can't wait to take her back next time we are in Hot Springs!

Monday, June 7, 2010

7 Months Old (A little late!)

My sweet little princess is 7 months old! UNBELIEVABLE... It seems like just yesterday that I was admitted into the hospital for high blood pressure and told that I wouldn't leave the hospital without my baby girl in my arms. Katie has had a GREAT month as far as milestones go - she crawled, pulled up, got her first tooth, and stayed the night away from us for the first time.

Here is her 7th month:

5/7/10 Went to Aunt Jenn’s new home for the first time
Ate at Red Lobster with Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Jenn, Gene, and Cindy
5/8/10 Went to craft fairs
5/9/10 Baby Dedication Sunday!!!
Mother’s Day – you are the best gift, ever!
5/13/10 Aaron Matthew Bunch born at 8:00 a.m. 8 lbs 5oz.
Mommy nursed in public for the first time at TaMolly’s
5/15/10 Aunt Jenn graduated from Medical school
Spent the night with Mimi and Papa for the first time
5/16/10 Went to church with Mimi and Papa at Sonora
5/17/10 Rode in a grocery store buggy for the first time and LOVED it!! Smiled at everyone!
5/18/10 First election!!! Helped Mommy and Daddy wave at passing cars…
5/19/10 6 month doctor appt (2.5 weeks late) with Dr. Livingston – 17.5 lbs (75th%); 25.5 in (15th%)
5/21/10 First sno-cone!!!
Went to Murphy Park with Mommy, Daddy, and Coop – looked at baby ducks, rode in a swing, and played with my toes.
5/22/10 Went to Farmer’s Market
Ate lunch with Aunt Judi and Uncle Mike
Played outside in the water!!!
5/23/10 Had a picnic lunch at Murphy Park with Mommy and Daddy – looked at baby ducks again and went down the slides with Dad
Fell asleep while on a walk around Pinewoods
Baby shower for Baby Boy Anglin
5/24/10 Went from a laying down position to sitting up!
Officially crawling :o)
Pulled up to a standing position!!!
5/27/10 Went to Aunt ‘E’s school for the annual BBQ
Ate dinner at Aunt Jenn’s new house!
5/29/10 Cookout at Mimi and Papa’s house
5/30/10 Cookout at Aunt Carol’s house
5/31/10 First Tooth!!!!!!!
Cookout at Aunt Judi’s house

Sweet Baby Girl,

This has been the BEST month so far with you... You have experienced new things and learned to do many new things. You amaze me every single day! I've been trying to figure out what my favorite thing about you is. I can't decide if it is how excited you get whenever you see me or the way you are SO persistent when you are trying to do something new or that goofy little sound you make that sounds like an 80-year-old smoker! I guess I don't really have to decide - I love everything about you. Kathryn Elizabeth, you are the most perfect baby girl, and I love you so much.



Sunday, June 6, 2010

Our Little Water Baby!

Katie absolutely loves to play in the water!! She will play on her sprinkler mat, in her baby pool, or even in Mimi's big pool! This next week, she will be staying with Grandma and Grandpa Fryar and will get to swim in a REALLY big pool :o)

Isn't this little butt so cute?!?!

One of my all-time favorite photos of her... She is SO happy!

Here's a video of her going down the slide in her baby pool. She wanted to do it again and again and again and again!!

Splashing in the water...

Trying to crawl to Mommy's lap in the pool!

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