Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zoo Time!

Yesterday we went to the Zoo. It was so much fun! Tautphaus park has about 40 animals. It is the perfect size for small children. I think that Katelyn enjoyed it, she spent most of the time chewing on her stroller straps. We got to see lots of animals, even the tiger was out. And as usual, Andy got lots of great pictures. Here are a few of our favorites.













4 months

Wow Katelyn will be 5 months at the end of this week so I think I should update you on what happened during her 4th month of life. 

Look at the change!
1 month
4 months
 She is changing so much. It is so much fun. 
Some of the things that she has learn in her 4th month are:
  • She babbles a lot more
  • laughs at random things
  • Loves dogs
  • Starting to creep, beginning stages of crawling. 
  • Gives kisses
  • reaches for things
  • sticks her tongue out at people
  • Her first tooth is starting to come in. Bottom right one. in the center
  • Went to the zoo for the first time.
  • She can sit up by herself for up to 30 seconds at a time.
This month so far we have enjoyed the lovely sunshine and also tried to stay cool. Every morning Katelyn and I go for a walk/jog for about 45 mins. She loves the jogger stroller (thanks Grandma & Grandpa G). She loves it so much that she falls a sleep in it almost every morning. We go to the library every Tuesday as a family to get new books, movies and magazines. 
Last weekend there was the Madison County fair. Andy entered two of his photos in the fine arts division in the fair. There were so many entered. Andy got a participate ribbon for each one. These are the two photos he entered. 

  They were my favorite out of all of them but maybe I'm a little bias.
On Friday we went to the Rodeo. It was so much fun. We watched the mutton busting, bull riding, barrel racing and the pole bending. They also had an event called cash cow. They call all of the kids of a certain age down to the arena and then they let two calves loose with money taped to them. Then the kids chase them to get all of the money. It is so funny!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

July

Sorry about not posting for forever! So here is what happened in the month of July.
On July 9th Katelyn was blessed. Andy's family came up for it. Andy gave her a beautiful blessing. Both of our families were there at church along with some extended family. Katelyn wore the dress that I was blessed in when I was a baby. We took some pictures at the park by our house afterward. Then we had a really wonderful family dinner at my parents house.
The next weekend we went down to bear lake where Andy's family has a condo. It is so nice down there! The lake was so high this year. I don't think I have seem it that high since I was about 7 or 8 years old. We had lots of fun there. We went swimming, played tennis, had le baeus shakes, played lots and lots of card games and just relaxed. I love bear lake it is always so beautiful!

That next week I had finals and then the semester was over! I only have one more semester left in school now I'm so excited! The next Thursday we drove down to pocatello to meet Andy's mom and sisters so that we could go on a road trip to Bend, OR.  It is a 9 hour drive from Pocatello to Bend and Katelyn did great. I was so proud of her. We had a blast going to Oregon to visit Grandma Carey. We went shopping, toured a candy factory, cleaned grandmas house, just hung out, played games and put together puzzles. We were sad when we had to leave but we were both ready to see Andy again.

On July 19th Katelyn rolled from her back to her front. She was so proud of herself and so were we. Since she has figured this out she hasn't stopped moving!!

video 

On July 26th Andy found out that he got in to BOISE STATE!! So that is where we are going after I graduate in December. We are both so excited.  We are ready for a change. So here we come Boise!

On July 28th Katelyn had her 4 month appointment. She had to get 4 more shots. Poor girl! She weighed in at 11.75 lbs and was a height of 23.75 inches. Shes a growing girl!!