Saturday, November 6, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

Playing Peek-a-Boo...


Feeding myself (and just eating in general)...

My Bellybutton...

My monkey backpack and climbing on chairs...

Minnie Mouse (Kate is very good at making sure she gets fed)

Playing "Hide the Pig" with Daddy (said Pig pictured below)

Hanging Upside Down...

And last but definitely not least... Eliza Diehl!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Fun Filled October

We have had a busy but fun month filled with many adventures and even more welcome visitors. Here are some of the fun things we've been up to this month...

The most important of all the events took place at the beginning of this month...
Kate started NURSERY!!!
And of course she LOVES it. As long as there are friends and toys she is happy.

Several trips to DISNEYLAND.
I could be there every day and be happy.

Can't get enough of that holiday decor. Love it!
Kate's not quite sure she likes meeting Chip
It was a bit wet the day we went with Ryan's parents, but that made for an empty Disneyland. We decided we are buying galoshes and going every time it rains.
We had a blast with Ryan's parents at Disneyland. They got so excited over all the rides. It was like watching 5 year olds at Disneyland for the first time. Thanks again for visiting!

Fall fun at the Bates Nut Farm
What a cute kid

Family photo op

Look how big our Kate has gotten. Almost a year later to the day.
6 months

18 months

Pumpkin carving fun... and watching the Charlie Brown and Garfield Halloween Specials (Classic!)

And finally... HALLOWEEN!!!!
Kate was a chick/duck this year. We weren't quite sure which one it was supposed to be so we settled with "Adorable Bird".
With my parents at our ward's Trunk-or-Treat
Our wonderful friends Chris and Lyndsey brought their adorable kids and joined in on the fun.
Side profile. That little tail wiggled as she walked
(actually Kate never walks--so ran) around. So cute!
Farmer Sarah and Scarecrow Ryan
Look at that excited face
Getting the goods
Kate with her BFF Eliza

And remember kids Colgate works best to get that leftover chocolate ring off your face.
(One family was passing out candy and toothpaste. Awesome!)
We had a great Halloween, and October for that matter. Hope yours was great too. We are now listening to Christmas music with gusto and hoping for the best holiday of them all to come quickly.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Summer of Fun

Summer is now over :( but what a wonderful summer it was. We got to do and see a lot. I've been promising my mother-in-law some pictures, so here is a brief synopsis of what we've been up to.

Camping!!! (Humboldt Redwoods St. Park, Oregon Coast, and Washington Olympic Peninsula)

Seeing all the sights

No photoshop. It really was this green.

The Crazies in Seattle

Looks like the Sound of Music... who knew they filmed it in Washington

A Very Happy Anniversary to Us in Portland!!!

Visiting with Family

At home in La Jolla... thanks for visiting us Grant and Sharon

In Washington with the Leinenbach's... Kate LOVED playing with her cousins!

And just goofing around....

Kate will talk on anything that is rectangular shape... cell phone, remote control, granola bar

It was a wonderful summer watching our Katelyn grow. She is getting so big and is just a jabber box. She is learning new words every day it seems. She is so much fun and keeps us on our toes. We are loving every minute of it!