Tuesday, January 27, 2009

red rock canyon

Over the Martin Luther King 3 day weekend, Phil's best friend, Lance, and his girlfriend, Angela, came down from BYU to visit Phil and I. It was so fun to see them again and catch up. While they were here, we went up to Red Rock Canyon here in Vegas. It reminds me a lot of the Red Rocks in Colorado. We live only 20 minutes away from it and had never been there since we have lived here. Phil's boss for a baby present gave us this child backpack for hiking, I never thought we would use it because anyone that knows me, knows how much I hate doing outdoor things. Kate absolutely loved it and it was actually pretty fun to go hiking there. Phil was such a trooper and carried Kate in that the whole time. Here are some pictures from the trail.
On a side note, Kate's 6 month check-up was today. She weighs 20 pound 2 ounces. She is in the 95th percentile for weight and height. She had to get 3 shots and was so brave about it. We love our chunky girl.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

6 months old

Kate is already 6 months! She is a half year old and I don't know where the time has gone. She is getting to be so fun and has the biggest personality. This month was the first time we have been able to take pictures next to the bear with her sitting up! Everyday she is showing me something new she can do. She still doesn't have any teeth and hates juice! She is also starting to crawl! That is way to early in my opinion but there is no stopping Kate. She gets on her hands and knees and pushes herself forward but doesn't move her hands forward so she goes crashing to the ground. She doesn't mind though, she just gets up and does it again. She also gets in a push up position and just stays like that for a minute. It is so funny. I keep trying to take a picture of it but I am never quick enough. We love having our baby Kate!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Years and Milestones

     So I'm sad to report that for New Years we did absolutely nothing. It is especially sad considering we live in one of the cities that probably has one of the most fun New Year's parties around. I even bought hats, and sparkling cider and poppers but we went to bed at 10:00. New Years just isn't the same when you have a 5 month old baby. 2008 was quite the year for us. We bought a house and had a baby. This year we are hoping to just take it easy and not make any big decisions but knowing us, that probably won't happen. 
       Well at least there is something exciting going on around here, Kate is doing so well at sitting up! She will still topple over but she can sit up for a long time before she does. She is also showing she is just like her mom by liking the finer things in life. One of her most favorite thing to eat and play with is an Iphone. We love our Kate so much! 
Kate sitting up all by herself!

kate eating her favorite toy

Friday, January 2, 2009


So this happened awhile ago but I thought I should blog about it anyway. Kate has started to eat solids! It has been so fun feeding her all these different kinds of food. We fed her rice cereal for the first time on Thanksgiving and have been giving her a new kind of food every 3 days since then. She has tried bananas, applesauce, peaches, peas, green beans, squash, carrots, and pears. So far she has loved every single one! And just starting this week she has totally gotten down eating off a spoon. It used to be SO messy but not anymore (thank goodness!) And thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Pemberton to buying her a highchair for Christmas to feed her in! She now eats 2 meals a day, a fruit or vegetable in the morning and rice cereal at night and still drinks tons of formula! She can't get enough of her food! Here are some pictures from the first time we fed her. 
daddy feeding kate
mommy feeding kate
kate playing with her spoon
messy face!