We Like to Call Her, "Scooter!"

February 27, 2009

Kylie has officially mastered the 'scoot.' It's pretty fun to watch. Instead of bringing up both legs and hips at the same time she does a sort of shimmy, shaking her hips back and forth while lifting her little bum. She is definitely getting alot more mobile. She has figured out how to get from sitting up, to her tummy, and then she either rolls around or scoots until she gets close enough to her toys or anything else in sight. We are definitely keeping a closer watch on this little girl.


Dinner Time!

February 24, 2009

Kylie recently started on solid foods and she loves it! We couldn't believe how quickly she caught on. She loves eating her big girl food just like Mommy and Daddy. We didn't want to just play "airplane" with the spoon for our pretty little princess so Mike came up with the idea of a "Ballerina spoon." It dances and twirls and leaps into her little mouth. She loves it!

We have also recently gotten little Missy on a great schedule. We have tried routines in the past but it never really worked out because we weren't quite sure how to do it. With a couple suggestions from her pediatrician Kylie is taking naps and going to bed with no fight at all and she knows exactly what's going on and when. And now she is able to fall asleep all on her own. It's such a blessing to have a good bedtime routine; it really makes the rest of the day go much smoother. And it's so true that babies do so much better with a schedule.

Our little girl is growing up so fast and we are loving every minute of it! This has been a great week of learning for both baby and parents!


Our Cute Little Family

In honor of Kylie turning 6 months old, we had a little family photo shoot after church on Sunday (any excuse to take pictures, right?) I just love our cute little family!


A Very Merry Half-Birthday!

February 21, 2009

Kylie turned 6 months old a couple days ago. It's nuts! We celebrated with a little family party. Well, by party, I mean we made a cake and then ate it... and it was yummy! She went to the pediatrician yesterday and had her 6 month "Well Baby" checkup. She is healthy as can be and we are thrilled about that! She was also weighed and measured, and here are her stats:

Age: 6 months 1 day
Weight: 18 lbs 13 1/2 ounces=93rd percentile
Height: 27 1/2 inches= 95th percentile
Head Circumference: 18 inches= >95th percentile

Kylie has recently learned that she can get our attention if she makes enough noise. We tested this a couple days ago. Mike and I both stood in front of her and then turned around so we had our backs to her. After just a second she made a little noise to get us to pay attention to her, and we did nothing. Then she made the noise a little louder and then a little louder. We turned around and she started giggling. She also likes to test how loud she can get. She will yell as loud as she can and then start laughing hysterically. It's cute to see her learn to use her voice and see how excited she gets when she discovers something new.


We've Been Busy

February 17, 2009

The Kirby family had a very busy weekend and it was wonderful! On Friday, Mike and I celebrated the 3 year anniversary of our engagement. I can't believe it's already been that long!

Then Saturday was Valentines day and we spent most of the day looking at houses. We decided we are going to buy a house! Hooray! We have actually been driving around, looking at neighborhoods and searching for homes online for a couple weeks now and are so excited to take this step into home-ownership! In fact, we made an offer on a house yesterday! It is absolutely beautiful! Brand new, custom home, 2154 sq feet, 4 bedrooms + an office. It's gorgeous and it is being offer for an amazing price so we decided to jump on it! We expect to hear from the seller by next week if they will accept our offer. Until then, we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed and hoping for a yes! Wish us luck!

Kylie was also a busy girl this weekend. She has been working on these little guys. That's right, her second little tooth was only a couple days behind the first. She's been such a tough cookie. We can't believe how fast she is growing up! She will be 6 months this Friday! Wow!

"Good Morning" pictures from Kylie!


First Tooth!

February 12, 2009

Kylie got her first tooth yesterday! It just barely poked through the surface and it is so cute! We didn't even realize it was coming through yet. She hasn't been fussy, extra tired, or even more drooly than usual (but I'm not sure more drooly is possible anyway...) I think she's the happiest teething baby known to man. When we discovered it yesterday, I told her. "I'm so excited to take pictures of your little toothy!" And that's just what we did. It's not much yet, but we sure are excited!

{It's her bottom right tooth. You have to click the picture and make it bigger to see it.}

{Cute little toothy.}

{Smiling for Mommy so I could get a picture... but she covered it with her tongue.}

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Our Model Baby

February 10, 2009

The winter weather outside finds us inside setting up our lights and having photo shoots more often. These are Kylie's 5 month pictures:


Love Our Baby!

February 9, 2009

Being a parent is the absolute best job in the world! Kylie does the cutest things that just melt our hearts everyday! On days when we drive into town to pick up Daddy from work she gets so excited when she see him. So excited, in fact, that she will spend the entire drive home trying to see him from her car-seat, twisting her little face as far around as she can. She loves laughing and playing, too. I have taught her that her little linking blocks can be used as a microphone. I will sing into the hollow end and then pass it to her and she will finish the verse for me. It's the funniest thing!

This is such an amazing time in our lives and I am so grateful to have such an amazing and adorable family to share it with!

...and here are some pictures of our beauty:

{Reading bedtime stories with Mommy}

{Playing with her baby doll. Bald is beautiful.}


Mommy's Little Helper!

February 5, 2009

Whenever I have laundry to fold, Kylie sits up on the bed and helps me. It really seems like she's trying to help me fold. She picks up an item, studies it, puts it in her mouth, rolls it into a ball and then sets it aside and grabs another. It's the funniest thing.


Chubby Baby

February 3, 2009

Yesterday we had a little "Chubby Baby" photo shoot. And Kylie was, of course, the perfect model! Here are a couple of the pictures...

We just love our little chubby girl!