Sneaky Peeks

December 21, 2008

Every morning since Kylie moved into her big-girl crib, her day starts like so:

1. Wake up and look around, all the while talking to the ladybugs on her bumper and the ceiling fan in the sky.

2. Feel around for that pesky little bumper that blocks her view. Grab on tight and get ready!

3. Straight up it goes and now she can see more than just the world inside her crib.

4. She goes on like this for a while peeking through the gap between the bumper and mattress until Mommy comes to scoop her up.

{p.s. These pictures were taken as she was waking up from a short nap. No, she doesn't sleep fully clothed and with a bow in her hair, but she sure is cute, isn't she?!? }


Daddy's So Silly!

December 20, 2008

Kylie and Daddy were having a good 'ol time last night. We missed some of her best laughs but we still got some really cute ones. It almost seemed like she was laughing at herself at some points. Her crazy squeal is the best part! Cutest baby EVER!!!


Pretty Girl

December 14, 2008

We just had to take pictures of our pretty little girl in her church dress today. She was so pretty and she is sitting up like such a big girl. She loves going to church and especially loves singing with us.

{Smiling at Silly Daddy}

Big Girl
She is officially a big girl now, sleeping in her big girl bed. She has been in her bassinet all this time and has certainly outgrown it. Last night was her first night in her crib and she slept, well, like a baby, all sprawled out and loving the extra space.

{Here she is, showing off how big she is... with a little help from Daddy}

More Friends
I don't know if you've heard, but Kylie is a pretty popular little chicky around the Kirby household. She always has so many friends that want to play with her. Tonight she got to play with Mrs. MonkeyMonk, and boy, did they have a good time!

{They always have such a good time together}

{Lots of hugs...}

{...and lots of kisses!}


Movie Star

December 12, 2008

Kylie has been developing like crazy. It's amazing to see all of the new things she is learning. She loves being picked up and now realizes when it happens. Anytime we lean down toward her, she stretches her arms out wide, arches her back, and tightens her whole body, and of course she gets a big cheesy grin on her face. It's so fun!

She is so much more active now and so interactive. Because of this we have been using our video camera alot to capture all of these special moments. Here are a couple of videos from this past week:

Finally! I have been trying for two weeks to get video of Kylie rolling over! She seems to either get stage fright or way too interested in the camera when its on her, so she doesn't roll. But this morning, I finally got it! You can see, I tried to bribe her with my cell phone, but she didn't even need it. Yea!!! Go, Kylie! {She didn't really seem as excited as I was though...}

Last week, while we were getting Kylie ready for bed, we found her little tickle spot. She loves being tickled and we love tickling her... but how could you not when you get that cute little laugh!


"Smartest Baby in the World"

December 10, 2008

The other night we were teaching Kylie all of her different body parts before she got into her Jammies. She's a quick learner...

{Smartest baby in the world!}


Making Friends

December 8, 2008

Kylie was introduced to a new friend a few days ago. She had a really good time getting to know Miss BunBun.

{Studying her new friend}

{She loves to sit up so I put up this handy boppy barrier for her. She was so happy}

{It's so nice to meet you!}

{We're just playing}


It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

December 5, 2008

It's always been a tradition in my home to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. So by Friday night our home was so pretty and festive! I just love this time of year! As I was decorating our tree I had the biggest grin on my face while I was blasting Christmas carols. It was such a childlike happiness. It's simple pleasures that make life so great. And Kylie loves the lights! We are so excited to start our own family traditions to share with our kids!

Here are a couple pictures of our pretty living room:

{This was almost the first post ever that didn't include a picture of Kylie... I felt really weird about that... So here's a picture of Kylie sitting back in her swing while I was taking pictures...}

{She is just stinking cute!}


New Toys for Kylie...

December 3, 2008

Last week Kylie made an amazing discovery... She has feet!!! These adorable little tootsies have since become her new favorite toys. Whether she is sitting up or laying down, as soon as she sees them, it's all over. Last night she decided she wanted to taste them (as she does with all of her other toys) so in went the foot. She is actually playing and talking to them as I type. She is such a silly girl!

{Daddy and Tootsies? Does life get any better?}

{"Mom, look what I got!" Such a happy girl!}

{Studying the feet-sies}


We are so in love...

December 1, 2008

...with this little girl!

{Can I touch it, Mom?}


Ready for Church!

November 30, 2008

Kylie always looks so cute going to church when she gets to wear her adorable dresses. We realized today that we never take any pictures before we change her out them. So, of course, we had to take some when we got home. She even got to wear her little black pea-coat, just like Mommy.

{Kylie is learning to smile for the camera.}

{She's a little giggler sometimes!}

{Once again...mesmerized by the camera.}


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

We went all out this year for Thanksgiving! It was our first time hosting a feast in our own home and it went perfectly! We did Turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli souffle, rolls, green salad, ambrosia salad, deviled eggs, veggies and dip, spinach dip and sourdough bread, fruit and cheese, cranberry sauce, and of course sticky buns, apple and pumpkin pie! And the best part... there were only 6 of us. Talk about a ridiculous amount of leftovers! Everything was timed perfectly and we were pretty proud of ourselves for that. We even timed Kylie's meal so that we could eat undisturbed (turned out we ended up taking care of a little diaper malfunction anyway), but it was all wonderful!

Kylie was, of course, cute as always and quite the little social butterfly. I made a cute little orange and pink flower for her hair. It was way too big and a little overwhelming on her little head but she still looked so cute. Unfortunately we forgot to put it on her when we wanted to get a quick little family photo.

{Happy Thanksgiving!}


So Crafty

November 26, 2008

We've been pretty crafty here in the Kirby household lately. Here is Miss Kylie modeling her latest creations. I appliqued that little country flower on one of her plain white onesies. We think it turned out pretty cute.

{Just chillin'}

{I love her face in this one. She is always so interested in cameras}

We made this pretty artwork for Kylie's room last week for Family Home Evening. It was fun and they turned out way cute. {Thanks for the idea Carrie}

(I took these pictures with my broken point and shoot camera so sorry about the poor quality.)
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The best part of my day...

November 23, 2008

This is definitely one of the best parts of being a mom!


Smiley Kylie!

November 20, 2008

Today, Kylie and I were playing on the floor and she was getting so excited by my silly faces. I ran and grabbed my camera real quick and was able to get some adorable shots of her.

She was so smiley...

and then she started cracking up!

She is so beautiful! I could just look at her all day!

Kylie turned 3 months old yesterday. She is growing up way too fast! I had a mini-realization of how fast she's growing up when we were at Walmart yesterday. We were walking down the toy aisle and I saw some toys with the "3+" symbol on it and I thought, "Our baby is old enough to play with that..." and then I started crying... not really, but I thought about it!
Happy Birthday, Kylie!


A Little Tummy Time

November 18, 2008

This is just a little clip of Kylie during "tummy time" yesterday. She looked like she was posing for a picture, it made me laugh. She's such a cutie! I wish I would have had my camera out to get a cute little picture, but I'm glad I at least had the video camera. Enjoy!


"Look how Cute My Baby Is!"

November 17, 2008

Mike and I like to brag to each other about how cute our baby is. Can you blame us? I was carrying Kylie around like this the other day saying, "Look how cute my baby is!"

Kylie is doing great and growing like crazy. Yesterday she wore the cutest little purple dress to church and she completely filled it out... and it was a 6 month dress! She's not even 3 months yet... We are so glad she's so healthy though and eating so well.

Here's a picture of Kylie staring at the fun toys on her playgym and showing off the cute new bow mommy made for her. She is so stinking cute from every angle! I just love that little button nose!


Such a Happy Baby!

November 11, 2008

Mike and I are always talking about how truly blessed we are to have such a good, happy baby. She just loves to smile and learn and play. As long as we keep her tummy full and the gas bubbles out, Kylie is as happy as they come. Her latest favoritest thing to do is sit on Mommy or Daddy's lap. She has learned that, with help, she can sit up straight and see a whole lot more so this is her new favorite place to be. She also loves meeting new people. As long as you've got a silly grin on your face, Kylie will love you! She is such a good girl! We are so lucky to have her!

This morning, while she was getting dressed, she wanted to play so we practiced rolling over on our bed. She loved it when I applauded her and cheered when she rolled over so well, she wanted to keep going. She's so silly.

Then we played some more fun games on our bed and finally got her laughing captured on camera. Sorry that the camera is zoomed out so far but at least you can hear the most wonderful sound in the world! The first video, she was getting so excited while I was pulling her across the bed. I wish I could have gotten her face...

This next video is us bouncing on the bed. Daddy started playing this with her a little while ago and she just loves it. It's so funny. Again, I wish I could have recorded her face but anytime she sees the camera she gets distracted and just stares at it. Still, I just love her little laugh!


The latest...

November 6, 2008

There's really nothing new or exciting to report in this post. Kylie did just get a new toy that she absolutely loves. It's one of the play-gym-mat things. It's bright and colorful with a fun little jungle theme. The last couple mornings I've put here on it to play while I took care of some things around the house and I'll come back to find that she played so hard and had so much fun she wore herself out and is sound asleep. It's the funniest thing. This morning she was even batting at the fun toys overhead with her eyes closed. She loves it so much she even plays while she sleeps. We'll have to get some pictures of her playing soon. In the meantime, here's a picture of Kylie being super cheesy while I was making dinner yesterday.

In Mommy news, I've really taken a liking to my hobby of making baby bows. It's so much fun and they turn out so cute. Just last night we went out a bought a bunch of ribbon so I could play today. So naturally, as soon as I finished a pretty pink one for Kylie, we pulled out the camera and took a ridiculous amount of pictures. She just loves looking at the camera which is good because she will definitely be well photographed for the rest of her life.

So cute and bright-eyed, showing off her new bow. The big ones are so fun.

She wanted so badly to sit up and kept lunging forward.

Then she gave up and just started blowing bubbles.


Photo Shoot With Our Pretty Baby

November 4, 2008

I couldn't pick just a couple to share...

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