Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Katie Bug's B-Day....

Katelynn's first birthday is rapidly approaching. I cannot believe it is already almost here. I am so excited for it but I am also not ready for it to happen. It is all going by so fast. I am so excited for this momentous occasion but then I am a little upset that my baby is going to be 1 year old. So to keep my mind off being sad, I am just focusing on getting her parties put together. (Yes, I said parties!) So I have picked out her theme, Lady Bugs, and now it is time to get all the decorations and invitations and cakes and goodies picked out/ordered/prepared. I have a wonderful friend, S, who has the best ideas and advice when it come to parties for the little divas/girls. She has been so helpful and will probably be even more helpful when it gets closer and I start to freak. =) S is incredibly talented and has created a birthday banner for K. She completed it today and ran it by my office. It is the cutest thing ever!!!! It will be used for every one of Katelynn's birthdays. Each year I will add another candle to it and the material of the candle will somehow reflect the theme for that year's birthday. Year one, S gave me a lady bug candle. I love it!! You are also supposed to attach the ribbons from her presents to the hanger. This is going to be so neat for Katelynn to have for every birthday and when she gets older she can look back on it and hopefully remember some wonderful times with friends and family. Thank you so much S! (She has tons of great things!! Check her out on She is more than just a tad sassy, that is why I lurve her!!)

Monday, September 28, 2009


We had a crazy busy weekend. We had a birthday party to attend on Saturday morning that we unfortunately had to miss. Katelynn and I picked up a nasty cold and didn't want to spread it around so we had to miss it. Then it was time for K's pictures. They didn't start off too promising

But they did get better

and better

And then there is the BEST!! (check out the booty...yep, it's what you think it is. And to quote my good friend S, "Hook This!!")
We put the bow on her and then she fell asleep and when she woke up, she had no idea it was still on. So it worked for most of the pictures. Next month it will be pics of her in her Halloween costume. I am so excited!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Great State Fair...

Yes, we ventured out Thursday night to opening day of the State Fair. (It was also $1 admission night. CRAZY!!) We went out because Jamey Johnson was having a free concert. We got to the fairgrounds around 6:30 and by 7:15 we were inside the gates. It took FOREVER to park because of the copius amounts of fair goers and the wet weather. The parking lots looked like small lakes. But we made it inside and headed to the Toyota stage to see the concert. Katelynn enjoyed the show. She clapped when everyone else did and danced at the beginning of each song. One couple even commented on her clapping. (She then decided to show them her other trick and waved goodbye. They thought it was pretty funny.) Afterwards the three of us set off to find some good fair food. By that time K had fallen asleep so she missed out on the Famous Pulled Pork Sandwich B picked and the Pancho Dog that I choose. Since she was sleeping so soundly, B and I decided to split some curly fries (my idea) with chili and cheese (B's idea). We porbably won't make it out to the fair again this year, work and football tends to take up most of our time, but we had a good night as a family.

Katelynn's first picture at the fair. And I won't lie to you, there is a little bit of fear in her eyes.

Daddy and K at the entrance to the Fair.Family Portrait at the JJ concert. (Nice lady offered to take our picture. She didn't say she would center it, just take it!!) =)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Decorating is in her future....

I think Katelynn has a little bit of interior decorating in her blood.Either that or she just does not agree with my decorating choices. She is constantly removing or adding her own little "touches" to all of our table tops, shelves, etc. Here she is re-decorating our hearth. She obviously does not approve of the candles and the photos. I'm guessing she thinks it is just too much. (BTW, she IS wearing her Halloween pj's and the ARE the cutest things ever!!)