Thursday, August 19, 2010

Not sure what to title this...

Well, I once said I was going to post EVERY picture from my 365 day photo challenge. Well, I am changing that because it is too hard to post it on facebook and then come to the exact same thing over here! So...... here is the link to my facebook album with all of the pictures in one spot - GENIOUS!!/album.php?aid=2268866&id=20600968&page=2
Onto more important topics!!

Katie's first day of school

Her precioius giraffe outfit from Gymboree! Doesn't she look so grown up?!?!

Mommy and Baby right before we left the house.

Katie and her new teacher, Ms. Bethany! She is very sweet and Katie adores her!

Katie's CT scan

During Katie's routine 9 month checkup, we brought up a concern we had with the ridge on her forehead. The nurse practitioner was concerned and went to talk to a doctor. We were then told she had to have a CT scan right away because it could mean one of two things... One of the things was really bad and one of the things was perfectly fine. It came back neither of the two. The plates in her skull are not fused together yet (GREAT NEWS), but they are overlapping which is causing the ridge. So, for the next 3 months we cannot let her sleep on her belly (which she does everytime she sleeps) and they will check it again at 12 months. So, just keep praying that her skull develops properly!

My new class

For those of you that don't know, I struggled all year last year with my class. I had some serious behavior issues and a few really great kids that just got caught in the wrong crowd. So, I was very glad when the school year ended. ON A SIDE NOTE, there were a few kiddos that I loved very much and will greatly miss them! However, today was my first day with my new class, and I already love them!! I do have a few talkers and one child who is severely emotionally disturbed. Other than that, though, I have a fantastic class, and I'm so excited!!! One of my very favorite students, Maria, that I had in my first class is now a 7th grader, and I have her younger sister, Abril in my class! I am so excited to have Abril and SO excited to have their mother back in my class!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Katie is 9 months old!!!

How did my baby grow so fast???

What Katie's month was like....

7/4/10 First 4th of July (celebrated at our house with LOTS of family, food, and fireworks)
7/5/10 Went to Mimi and Papa’s house while Mommy and Daddy went to see Eclipse!
7/6/10 Stayed with Mimi while Mommy went to a workshop
7/8/10 Went to doctor (19 lbs. 5 oz.) blisters on your upper, inner thigh caused from Pampers
7/9/10 Started clapping
First word – “da-da” (says “uh-da-da”)
7/9-11/10 Went to see Grandma and Grandpa in Hot Springs
7/13/10 Stayed with Mimi while Mommy went to a workshop
7/14/10 Went to see Nanny and Papa since they were back from their month long vacation!
Toddler Time at SPL
7/15/10 Mommy accidentally cut your gum with her diamond (lots of tears and blood)
7/16/10 Lunch at Daddy’s office
Climbed a stair at Daddy’s office
7/18/10 Went to Sonora to see Aunt E get baptized
Went to dinner at Pattaya with Mimi, Papa, and Aunt E
7/23/10 Lunch at Daddy’s office
Showed off for Mr. Crouch
7/25/10 First Northwest Arkansas Naturals Baseball Game! Stayed through 4.5 innings
Last day in bed babies during nursery
7/27/10 Mommy went out of town for a workshop, and you spent the afternoon with Mimi and Emma and then had Daddy/Daughter time all night (he took you for a walk)
7/28/10 Mommy was still out of town. Daddy took you to Toddler Time at the Springdale Public Library, and then you spent about 45 minutes at his office before Mimi came to get you. You were at Mimi’s house all afternoon and then had Daddy/Daughter time all night (he played in the pool with you). In the middle of eating your supper, you said “Mama,” but you wouldn’t say it again.
7/29/10 Mommy was still out of town. You had a babysitter for the first time – Audrey Rogers. Daddy came home to eat lunch with you, you spent all afternoon with Mimi and Emma, and then you had Daddy/Daughter time all night (he took you on another long walk).
7/30/10 Mommy was still out of town. Hannah spent the morning with you, and then Mimi and Emma kept you until Mommy got home from her trip.
Mimi’s 46th Birthday
7/31/10 Went to Caleb Todd’s baby shower
8/1/10 Promotion Sunday in the Nursery – you got moved from the Baby Bloomers to the
Lunch at Mimi and Papa’s house to celebrate Mimi’s 46th birthday
8/2/10 Ate lunch with Mimi and Aunt E at Subway and learned how to drink through a straw
8/3/10 Aunt E came over while Mimi went out with friends

Kathryn Elizabeth,

We cannot believe how grown up you are getting to be. You pretty much crawl anywhere you want to go. You can walk along anything (even a wall - very funny). Your newest favorite snack is Mum Mums. YOU LOVE THEM! You will stop whatever you are doing when you see them. You eat pretty much any table food as long as it is cut up small. You are getting to be a PRO at picking your food up and getting it in your mouth. Daddy and I are still amazed at this! You love music and still loved to be sung to. If you are upset, I can sing a song and you will immediately stop crying. Baby girl, you are our pride and joy. We love you more than there are stars in the sky.


Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Few Days Worth...

Day 9 - July 31, 2010
Pontiac Coffee House was having a half-off Scholastic book sale (a teacher's dream). So, we loaded Katie up and went to pick out some books. The funny part was that both of my teammates - Joey and Kim - were there getting books, too. I spent $200 and got so many great books for my classroom library!! I can't wait to read them and book talk them to my kiddos this year.

Day 10 - August 2, 1010
Today was promotion Sunday in the nursery at church. My tiny little baby was moved to the bigger class, the Caterpillars. She is no longer a bed baby :o( So, when we left, she got to take a balloon home with her. She had so much fun with this purple balloon.

Day 11 - August 2, 2010
Katie learned to "strawberry" her food everywhere and this was the result! Though, I think she only does it with food she doesn't like because she didn't do it with any other food.