Thursday, April 29, 2010

La La Land at the Park!


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Yesterday, we went to the park with a couple of friends. I love pushing Kalai on the swing cause she laughs so hard! I was telling them how Kalai is so active that she never really falls asleep in unusual places like in a high chair or something. Anyways, I was talking to them having a good old time and I looked over at Kalai and noticed her eyes were getting droopy. She fell asleep in the swing and stayed there for around twenty minutes! So of course, all I had with me was my cell phone so here is another bad quality video and a cell pic of her falling asleep on the swing but it was so adorable that I had to capture the moment!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Everthing I needed to know, I learned from Mama!






















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Don't Tell Me I Never Taught Her Anything Useful! You know the thing where you flick your bottom lip and it makes a funny noise. Well, if you promise not to notice the messy bed, you can watch Kalai do it. I taught her everything she knows! Haha. Oh and sorry, the video is so blurry cause I taped it on my cell phone so I'm not sure you can even tell what she is doing. But she will also do it on my mouth too. In the video she does it only for a second cause she has an obsession with my cell phone so she gets distracted by it.

Ok. Time for me to tell you some PRACTICAL stuff that Michael and I have taught her. She can now also sign more and finished! She says, "Da Da" and "Bye Bye" "weeeee". We discovered this randomly when we were shopping at the Piggly Wiggly. We were gonna walk home so Michael asked her to say Bye and she did! She can drink from a sippy cup and wave hi. In the mornings, when she is done feeding, she will roll over in bed, grab Michael and say "hi". She is crawling on her hands now not just the army crawl. She is pulling up onto objects, letting go and actually balancing for about 10 seconds sometimes! For all the skills she is quickly mastering, this is one I'm so totally not ready for! My baby girl is growing up so fast. She began the crawling on hands, saying "da da" and balancing all just on Sunday. That's three milestones in one day! Impressive.
My photography business is having a great start! I downloaded some pictures of the Green Family on Carissasphotography.blogspot.com and also above in this blog. They were a beautiful and happy family and I believe we captured that well. I had another photo shoot this past weekend so I will be editing those and posting them soon. I absolutely have enjoyed everything about getting this business together!
Anyways, that's all for now. We have been busy with life and lovin' it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Carissasphotography.blogspot.com

I'm beginning a Photography business!!! Please check out the link to see some of my work. I am trying to build up my portfolio but here are some of my favorite pictures so far. Follow it, make a comment, add it to your blog list or just check it out!

carissasphotography.blogspot.com

I was able to do my first photoshot this weekend for James, Paris and Banx Green and am editing the photos now but will be posting them shortly. They are a beautiful family and it was such a good experience working with them. Wish me luck!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kalai's 1st Easter

HAPPY EASTER!!!




Happy Easter!!! It was so fun celebrating Kalai's first Easter. We celebrated with Michael's parents. Here are some of the traditions we established.
* Dye Easter Eggs, Family Meal, Candy trail leading to Easter Basket, Easter Egg Hunt, Family Photos, Golden Egg, and Lesson on Christ's Resurrection.
Kalai got the cutest easter basket. It was her first Vera Bradley bag and we used it as an easter basket. Check out Vera Bradley.com It's really big down South. We filled it with Banana puffs (her treat for finding the Golden Egg), lots of hair bows, sippy cups, a stuffed animal (lamb) from Daddy, a book (Blue Bird's Nest) and my mom sewed Kalai a homemade stuffed Teddy Bear. See picture below of Kalai cuddling with....hmmm...well, we haven't named it yet. Any suggestions? It was so much fun to dress Kalai up as the Easter Bunny all week and to take her out to look for the eggs. As you can tell from the pictures, she really got the hang of it!

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Happy Easter Everyone! I always enjoy this Spring Season where I can reflect on Christ's Life, Death and Resurrection!
P.S. Kalai can now say Uh-Oh ( the whole thing, not just UH and she says it at the appropriate times) and boo (when she wants to play peek-a-boo).

Friday, April 2, 2010

Internship Offer, April Fool's Day Joke, & Baby Stats














These are pictures taken from our trip to Texas!
Good News!!! Michael has been offered and accepted an internship in Athens, Alabama where he will be doing a clerkship for 2 District Court and 2 Circuit Judges and also he will be involved in Spanish Interpreting! Internships have been very difficult for law students to find this year so I am very proud of Michael that he was able to find one! Congratulations Michael! Love ya Babe!

GASP!!! Someone hacked into Nicole's facebook account and played a April Fools Day joke on her and a bunch of other people!!! I wonder who would have ever done a thing like that? See for yourself!

Nicole Familia Pierce Announcing....

11 hours ago · ·
Angela Jeanette Martinez-Terry
11 hours ago
Angie Campanello
Angie Campanello
Congratulations Nicole!
11 hours ago
Amy Adams Noyce
Amy Adams Noyce
Congratulations!! That is so wonderful! How far along are you? Are you feeling okay? When are you due?
11 hours ago
Shelly Baylor
Shelly Baylor
Congrats Nicole!!!
11 hours ago
Kaitlyn Kae
Kaitlyn Kae
This better not be an april fools.
11 hours ago
Kaitlyn Kae
Kaitlyn Kae
It totally is. You just got me so excited for no reason!
11 hours ago
Dorey Pierce Ponce
Dorey Pierce Ponce
What!? Is this an April fools joke? I hope not! =0)
11 hours ago
Caryn Jensen Stapp
Caryn Jensen Stapp
I'm pregnant too!
11 hours ago
Amy Duree
Amy Duree
*gasp* I KNEW it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
Congrats!!!! :):):):)
11 hours ago
Britney Seay
Britney Seay
Yeah!! Congrats...
11 hours ago
Natalie Pacheco Familia
Natalie Pacheco Familia
You finally broke the news! No one is going to believe you since you did it on April Fools.
11 hours ago
Josie Familia
Josie Familia
Wow! and on April Fool's day? Congratulations!
11 hours ago
Carissa Familia Brown
Carissa Familia Brown
Woohoo!!! Put up a baby bump picture! You look so cute preggers :)
11 hours ago ·
Caryn Jensen Stapp
Caryn Jensen Stapp
I will soon.
11 hours ago
Becky March
Becky March
Congrats Nicole, that's very exciting.
11 hours ago
Sarah Familia
Sarah Familia
What?!?! Nicole, that is great!! Congrats! We are so excited for you!
10 hours ago
Caryn Jensen Stapp
10 hours ago
Tina Wells Miller
Tina Wells Miller
Congrats!! That is so exciting!
3 hours ago
Tammie Lowe
Tammie Lowe
We are so happy for you
2 hours ago
Nicole Familia Pierce
Nicole Familia Pierce
Haha guys! Sorry this is a joke! But it is actually a joke someone played on me. I am pretty sure it was my sister but it could have been my mom. I didn't even know it was on here till now! I've been punked!
about an hour ago
Britney Seay
Britney Seay
Too funny ;)
What a great April fools joke !!! Xo
24 minutes ago
Britney Seay
Britney Seay
And even pretty you didn't know joke was on all of us... ;) too fun
23 minutes ago
about an hour ago · Report
Dorey Pierce Ponce
Dorey Pierce Ponce
haha and I thought our family was mean. =0)
48 minutes ago · Report
Fabiola Marquez Jamieson
Fabiola Marquez Jamieson
yea!!!! i'm so happy for you! You should have said something at jennie's!
34 minutes ago · Report




Hmmmm....that Ultrasound picture looks alot like Kalai...Strange.

In other news, Kalai had another doctor's appointment yesterday and she got more shots. Ouch! She is one tough cookie. Makes me sad when she has to get them. Here's her recent stats:
Ht: 26 inches 3/4 25th
Wt: 14 lbs less than 5th
HC:17 3/4 75-90th
Whoa! She is all over the charts! Lots of Brain in there.They said that usually development begins with the head so that is not unusual. Good thing she had a little head when I had her though!

So the Doctor thinks the milk I am producing may just be like skim milk instead of like whole so that maybe one reason why she is so tiny. She also talked about how she is small boned and has a small frame and having such a tiny mother she may be just destined to be tiny her whole life. Honestly with a mom and a dad like me and Michael, we pretty much knew she was gonna be either one extreme or the other. She recommended that Kalai begin trying to sip from a sippy cup to try and supplement with formula so yesterday we went out and bought her one. Lets just say, I think she only took a few drops. She is still young to be drinking from a sippy so we have a long time to practice. In other news, She said that Kalai's verbal skills were very advanced and that she was hitting her milestones right on! Kalai can now say hi, hey, mama, up, and baby (with a southern accent) consistently and mimics Uh sound for Uh-Oh. She has said dada once, of course that was in Texas when he wasn't even there to hear her :(
She has two teeth now, she can clap and dance. She smiles at everyone, laughs when other people begin laughing (she wants to feel included) feds herself little sweet potato puffs, pulls herself up and is trying to cruise. She's getting pretty mobile. She likes talking on the phone too. She even called her dad once, my aunt, and the doctors office...

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Here are some videos of Kalai and I in Texas!
Ciao