Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Girlie Girl..

Katelynn has become my little girlie girl and I love it. She is starting to like bows in her hair, but only when she wants them in there and they come out when she decides it has been long enough. She will wear hats now. She even lets me put her hair into pigtails and ponytails. Best of all, she loves her shoes!! She will change shoes two or three times a day. She has started to wear my shoes around the house. At first, she would get them from the closet and have me put them on. Now she will walk around in them. We went to a birthday party on the day of the Kentucky Derby so it was Derby Themed. We made K a hat to wear. She wore it a bit, but not much. Now I will come home from lunch to find her wearing the hat and pushing her stroller around. I guess you have to have the right accessories to push around the stroller. She is such a funny little girl. Here are a few pics of her in her derby hat and momma's shoes. Enjoy!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Few Pics to Keep You Updated...

on all that been happening around the Bateman house. Actually, a lot has been happening, but none of it is really BIG news. The weather has been pretty crazy and keeping us on our toes, but luckily we haven't had any damage. It has been keeping us in the house more than little Miss K would like, but we have pulled our chairs out onto the front porch a couple of times and watched it rain. (She doesn't understand why we can't walk up and down the sidewalk while it is raining so that leads to a bit of a tantrum, but we can usually divert her attention before it gets out of control.)

We have been having picnics inside with her new table and we
even had a picnic in the livingroom with the whole family on Friday night. That turned into K crawling up on the table and under the "picnic blanket" pretending she was the baby going night night, so daddy had to join in on that fun.

Katelynn also decided to try and style her own hair one afternoon. I watched her in her room rubbing her head, but I thought she was just pretending (she always does this). That was until I saw her pick up the jar of Vaseline. YUCK!! It took five (5) shampoos and a vigorous head rubbing with a towel by daddy to get it all out.

And like I mentioned before, there was a lot of looking out the windows and watching the storms. (Sorry Gary England, I know you said to stay away from the windows, but that is just too darn hard!)

Well, that's really been our week in a nutshell. No names for the new baby, we haven't started on K's big girl room or the "renovations" to the nursery, so no big news on that front. I am going to leave you with a picture of my two most favorite people in the world and hope everyone has a great week. How can you NOT have a great week after seeing these two smiles?!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Busy Weekend......

We had a very busy weekend . We were non-stop until this afternoon. Brian had been buying flowers all week long and Saturday was his day to get them planted. He pulled some sick holly bushes out of the front flowerbed and replaced then with bagonias and a couple of new shrubs. He also planted the ornamental sweet potato in the front bed and did most of his flower pots. He has a couple more left to do but what he did looks wonderful!! While he was working in the yard, K and I hit the mall. I needed to get her a pair of shoes to wear with her dresses and summer outfits so we headed to Stride Rite. I had just bought her her tennis shoes a few months ago so when the asked if she needed to be measured I said "Sure. She's a 3 1/2 but if she is closer to a 4, maybe we should look at 4 1/2 cause I don't want her growing out of them before the end of the summer." Glad they measured her. She's a 5!!!! I have been stuffing my baby girl's size 5 into a 3 1/2 for months! I feel terrible. The lady said it happens all the time and the leather actually stretches out so it wasn't painful for her. I still felt bad, so I bought her 2 pairs! She loves her pink tennies but isn't too found of her white sandals. She carried her pink shoes with her for the rest of the day on Saturday. After church today when I took off her sandals, she pitched them off the changing table onto the floor and then grabbed her pink shoes. Oh well. While we were at the mall we hit a huge sale at Penny's and then went and bought me a few shirts. Then we went grocery shopping at Target. K slept through the Target trip, so I carrried while I shopped and she drooled down my shoulder, so sweet.
We finally made it home and fixed lunch, then it was time to hit our first party. My boss' dad turned 80 on Saturday so they had a Kentucky Derby themed party. It was really neat. All the ladies wore big hats and dresses and the guys were derbys. Mint juleps were served and so was what smelled like a deee-licious meal. I made K a big ol' pink hat with feathers. She wore it for a lot longer than I thought she would. We had to leave early to make it to our second birthday party. Our friends were having a cookout for Jessica's b-day. Our Sunday School class was invited and a ton of people showed up. They kids all played outside and we stood around and put band-aids on skinned knees, wiped mud off shoes, etc. etc. It was a really fun time. We stayed a little too late, well way past my and K's bedtime. So we woke up early this morning and headed to church and then came straight home, had lunch and tried to take a nap. K was fighting it, but after a while she relented and we caught a couple of zzz's.

This weekend was fun, busy, but fun. K is growing so fast and pretty soon it won't be just the three of us, so I am enjoying all the time I have with my two favorite people.

B is getting K to sleep right now and I am about to crawl into bed to read a book. Ahhh, Sunday nights. I am going to leave you with a picture of my little girl in her pj's Grandma Owana bought for her. Isn't she just the cutest!!?