Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby Blessing Pics, Ballerina Pics & Baby Shower Video

Here are some pictures of Kalai and some of her baby blessing pictures. Kalai was given a beautiful baby blessing by her dad and she had a ton of family and friends come out to the blessing and then to the pinic we had afterward. Thank you so much for those who attended church that special sunday. It made it that much more memorable!

Here is a picture of my future ballerina!

And last but not least is a video of the baby shower I had with some of my really close friends. My good friend Hollie throw me the most wonderful shower! The decorations and food were great and it was really nice to spend some time with my friends before we moved to Alabama. Thanks to Holly and to everyone who attended!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Kalai's travel dairy...

Kalai’s Travel Diary
July 21st- I left my lifelong home in Orem, Utah and spent the night in a Rawlins, Wyoming hotel room. Along the way I saw bison and passed through Fort Bridger, Wyoming (a trading post along the Mormon pioneer trail). I was a good girl.

July 22nd- We left Wyoming and cruised through Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. My daddy just kept driving and driving and his only break was a power nap in a Missouri gas station parking lot. We went through Council Bluffs, Iowa and I learned that I’d been sorta following the Oregon Trail. My great, great, great… grandpa, William Wood, marched from Council Bluffs to San Diego with the Mormon Battalion. It made me glad I was in a car instead, but there was a small bit of drama during a brief stop when my parents tried to stick me back in my carseat before I was ready. Once they saw the error of their ways, things went well. I was a good girl.

July 23rd- Today was another big day. I crossed the Mississippi River. I saw the Gateway arch in St. Louis. It was a little blurry through the back of my eyelids. I also went to Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee before I got to see my grandparents in Elkmont, Alabama. I was such a good girl.

July 24th- My one month birthday and I’m already seasoned traveler!

Note from Carissa: My daughter has got me beat by about 20 years with how many states she's been in. We made it safe and sound to Sweet Home Alabama! We miss Utah and our friends and family but am excited for our new adventure ahead!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Flip a Day & Kalai's 2 week appointment statistics

"A Flip A Day"-that's what my parents wanted me to promise to do after they had to leave to go back home to California. Our video camera brand is called a Flip and they wanted us to post videos of Kalai everyday. Now I don't think that is realistic but I am excited to post these two videos. Both of them show my dad, Michael's mom, and Michael's brother's (Russ) fiance meeting Kalai for the first time. These were made over the 4th of July weekend, hence the patriotic music.
Kalai went to her two week doctors appointment today. Here's her stats
Length: 20.25 inches 30th percentile
Weight 6 pounds 9 ounces 5th percentile
Head 10th percentile
The doctor said she looked very healthy- her weight gain was right on and her muscle tone looked great. She said that Kalai was the first baby she had ever seen that could move from back to her side at such a young age. That's my girl!

In other news, Michael and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary!!! He is such an amazing husband and it has been so neat seeing him as a dad! I love you Michael!!!