Friday, February 26, 2010

Kalai's 1st tooth pic & 1st Spring Break vacation to.....

For Kalai's eighth month birthday she got her 1st tooth!!! Below is a picture of her modeling her new look. We can feel it and see it but when I downloaded the picture and took a closer look I wasn't positive you would be able to see it. Take a really close look, it's there, I promise. Can you see it? She hasn't been fussy, just her normal happy self so that either means that she has a high tolerates for pain and has a really good attitude or isn't in a lot of pain. Hopefully she isn't in a lot of pain...

When Michael and I attended BYU, we did not get a spring break and this was always TORTUOUS when all our other friends attending other schools did and they were going on fun vacations. Now that Michael is attending Samford University, he gets one! And so we are gonna take advantage and go on a spring break vacation to...........

........Miramar Beach, Florida!!! I absolutely can't wait to feel that beautiful white sand inbetween my toes!!!
AND...I get to go and see this guy!

Meet Mark Foster, the cutest cousin ever.
My aunt and uncle invited us so we will get to stay with them at their condo. Thanks guys! Let the countdown begin!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kalai's Professional Pictures!

On Christmas Eve, Michael and I took Kalai to get professional pictures taken. We then ordered enough prints and that is what we gave all the Grandparents, uncles and aunts as Christmas gifts. She looked so adorable and it was so difficult to decide which ones we liked the best but the two above were our final choices! The quality doesn't look amazing because they are pictures of the pictures but you get the basic idea. We love her so much!!!
I realized that I never blogged about our Valentine's Day. The night before we went to a dance and then watched a movie at home. On Valentine's, I made shrimp fajitas, with re-fried beans and a blackberry and raspberry fruit salad. We had pomegranate margaritas (virgin, of course!) and we bought a cheesecake from the Cheese Cake Factory for dessert. Michael surprised me with a dozen roses, lindt's chocolates (my favorite!) and a love note! I am so lucky to have him and I love him so much! He is such a romantic so it is so fun to have spend Valentine's Day with him! I can't believe that was our fourth one together over the years!
As many of you know, I am a vegetarian. Many people have asked me if my children will be too. Well, not after tonight! I've been making baby food for Kalai today. What's on the menu for the next little while? Squash with turkey and oregano & sweet potatoes with chicken and basil.....hmmm...she is moving up to anther level of baby food (baby food with meat). Hopefully she'll like it!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


For Christmas Michael and I received a web cam from my aunt and uncle so that we could go on skype with our friends and family. So if any of you have skype and want to chit chat send me an email or leave me a message with your user name and I'll add you! Now I'll leave you with some cute pictures of my fam!

Flexible baby doing the splits...I wonder where she gets that from?

Bubble Bath Baby

San Fran
Here she is trying to sip out a straw for the first time.

The first time she ever saw snow was in Reno, Nevada
Cutie Husband doing the raclette.

Playing with Bubbles from her Aunt Nicole & Uncle Ben
More Bubbles!
She's posing.

Ta Da! Finishing her dance moves with daddy!

Family Photo taken at the Sacramento LDS Temple.



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Army Crawling Video!


So here is my little LoveBug showing off her new mobile skills. She went from scooting to army crawling and now she is able to put a little more weight up on her arms so she will be crawling any day now! I absolutely love it when I am walking around the room and she will twist and turn until she is facing me or when she army crawls up to me and then puts her hands up to tell me that she wants to me held! Love her! Now I just need to baby proof my place!

Thanks Everyone for your advice about how to help Kalai gain some weight. I was hoping I would get some when I posted. I am still breastfeeding Kalai and she is very much a social drinker...a little here...a little there all day long but I would say I am still feeding her about 5 times a day. I'm gonna try BF her before I give her the solids instead of after, maybe that will help? Thanks for your support! I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One reason why it is great to have a Graphic Designer as a Dad....

Thanks Dad!

Kalai just ate two ice cubes worth of steamed carrots and a half cup worth of dried rice cereal! I have no clue how she can been so tiny, she is such a little piggy! Does that seem like a lot to anyone else? I met someone this week who told me that her mother had a 13 pound seven month old is that size. I swear she has a high metabolism since she can eat a ton but not gain much weight.

* Also scroll down to see more pictures from our California trip.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

California Love!

Here are some additional pictures taken during our trip to California. We recently got internet at our place so now I will be able to update our blog more frequently. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day so I hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating. I know I'm excited to celebrate with my two Valentines!!!
Sacramento LDS Temple Family Photos
Taken on Christmas Eve

Wicked was so WICKED!

Kalai PortraitsBikini Baby

Rub-a-dub-dub- I love bath time photos! Check out the awesome ducky my mom got her. It glows!
Grandpa love.....I love this sequence. Who's copying who?

Daddy/daughter bonding. This was taken the night Michael flew into California. He hadn't seen Kalai in a week and a half & she could not take her eyes off of him!!!
Cuddling with Grandma Familia

Picture with Santa

Good times at Slide Hill Park
I love my polar bear!
Kalai with her ornament at the ornament exchange.

Beautiful baby

Eating Solids for the 1st time.

Exhausted after a long and fun time in California!!!