Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gymboree Birthday Party

Brookston and Kaisley were invited to a Gymboree Birthday Party this weekend! It was SO MUCH FUN! I'll let the pictures show you...

Brookston LOVED this thing!!!!

And Brookston wasn't the only one that had fun....

This thing was beyond perfect for our little one that can sit up...but you never know when she'll FLING herself back!

Kaisley was swatting at the ball so fast, her arm is a blur!!!

After all of this, I realize I really need to get some pictures of the fun we have at "Little Gym", so hopefully that will be a post to come soon!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sibling love

I've really noticed Brookston and Kaisley interacting's adorable!!!!! Some days Brookson really doesn't care about his little sister, but other days he LOVES to entertain her. He gets a kick out of making her laugh and of course she loves it too! Just the other day when we were shopping, Brookston turned around in the stroller and had Kaisley cracking up for a good 10 minutes straight!

I tried a little photo shoot of the 2 of them today...well, I guess I didn't realize how hard this would be...I honestly have very few pictures of the kiddos together and even less that are considered "good"!!!

Kaisley - "Ahhh, eeeeehhh" (Cheese! I'm here mommy! Take my picture!!!)
Brookston - "No pictures, no mommy", as he scoots away from Kaisley.

Well, at least he was next to her!

He did end up giving her a hug...

And then wanted to lay on her!!!!! Kaisley thought it was funny!!!

Awwww, Big Brother playing with his little sister! Doesn't it melt your heart??

In other news of the week, Brookston started sleeping in his BIG, big boy bed. Before he was in the toddler bed, but we finally let him get in the big bed! Now that we have a rail at least!

And here is Kaisley enjoying peas! Good girl!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August Scream Fest!!

Well, scream fest begins...start praying for my baby girl's peace and OUR sleep!!!


Kaisley had her 6 months shots today. After reacting soooo poorly (as in 3 weeks of crying for no known reason) after her 2 and 4 month shots, I was NOT looking forward to this round.

Well, after talking to the doctor, she got all of her shots AND the flu shot (apparently you can start as early as August!). So my poor girl got one oral vaccine and 4 shots (2 in each leg)! Poor baby! She cried like crazy, of course, but it only lasted about 15 seconds! Phew! We'll see how the next few days and the next few weeks are though!

Kaisley measured 19 pounds, 9.5 ounces! (97th percentile...of course! Do you expect anything else from a Hall baby??) And 26.75 inches (about 90th percentile...she's slowin down there!). Her head was 50th-75th percentile, whatever that equals.

We discussed her issues with solids, her poor sleep habits, her possible dog allergies, and hydration at the beach next month! Phew, it was a long appointment!

Friday, August 21, 2009

She's "Half"

(more pictures below)

Kaisley is now "Half" Daddy says! I can't believe our baby girl is 6 months old! When did that happen? This afternoon, 6 months ago, we were on our way to a Mardi Gras parade without a clue that we'd be holding our sweet baby girl that night!

She fits right in to our family life and schedule very well! Good thing, right? ;) She will sleep in the carseat for a decent morning nap when we are running the roads and at play dates, but I'm nervous about when she's too big for the infant carrier (it won't be long!!!!). She loves her big brother and he loves her too. It is really just so sweet to see them interacting now!

Her night time is still iffy. I thought I was blessed with a great sleeper again when she was doing 8-10 hours at 2 months old, but these last couple months she's been up and demanding food every 3-4 hours! ***Yawn!!!*** But, the last 4-5 night, she's been going 5-6.5 hours, so my fingers are crossed. My fingers are also crossed that her 6 month shots don't totally RUIN this...again!

Kaisley is sitting up unassisted really well. I won't leave her alone without a pillow behind her or sitting right by her, but she's doing great. She rolls, but usually only from back to tummy and she stays there. She doesn't seem to have much interest in crawling, which is totally okay with me! She LOVES to jump. Oh she loves it! And she has for a couple/few months now!

She started rice cereal at 5 months and started a couple fruits and veggies a couple weeks later. We've only done a few, but she REALLY likes pears, you can't fed them to her fast enough!

She has a smile that will light up my world....see below:

Kaisley's 6 month well baby visit is not until next week, so I'll update her stats then!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mostly pictures!!

Daddy insisted our baby girl needed a walker...who am I to say no!!! ;)

Grady, Owen, and Brookston enjoying a water birthday party!

(thanks to my photo taking friend's for these pictures!)

Yes, I admit, I'm into these cute girly clothes now!
And look at this baby girl, she's GOTTA be teething right?
I'm losing hope since it's been over a month...
but 3 friends confirmed that her gums look like something is going on in there!

Brookston and Mommy worked on a little project

Turned out pretty well for a toddler project huh?
(Peel off to reveal the sticky section (one at a time), and sprinkle on the colors!!!)

Brookston (in blue) started "Little Gym" today!!!
His friends Grady (in orange) and Owen (in white) were already in the class...
and Isabelle joins them all next week!
Brookston had a blast!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Big girl bath & New Orleans

Kaisley goes bonkers in the bath. She has a little infant tub that she can either lean back or sit up...however she bucks herself around so much we decided to try her in the big tub with this handy contraption...she LOVED it!

Or maybe she loved playing with big brother!

Soooo, cute huh? 5 1/2 months

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit...I'm absolutely exhausted. I pray that Kaisley is teething, in hopes that once a tooth pops through, she sleeps better.
We're also potty training Brookston. And while it's going well, it's pretty exhausting!
Last week, the kids and I accompanied Richard in New Orleans while he had a conference. The other lady attending the conference also had her husband and kids (8 year old boy and 2 year old girl) join her as well! So, Wednesday the other husband and I took each of our kids to the aquarium while our spouses were in the conference. Brookston has never been, but he LOVES it was great. It was also very cute to see the kids warm up to each other. Thursday a friend and her son came from Baton Rouge to play at the New Orleans Children's Museum! And Friday we left around lunch time. Both nights we hung out as families in the city and went swimming before bed!
Brookston at the first Aquarium exibit

Brookston making a new friend

Brookston & Mommy

At the Children's Museum

Mommy & Kaisley playing

(Thanks to Katherine for this photo!)