October 29, 2013 by frecklesandsunshine
The biggest event of 2013 for our family will by far be the birth of Katherine Elizabeth. Born on June 26, she weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21.75 inches long. She is named after both of our paternal grandmothers. Tim’s grandmother, Katherine, and my grandmother, Elsie Elizabeth.
Kate, one day old
My pregnancy was relatively uneventful. Unlike my pregnancy with Olivia, I did not have any extra monitoring and everything went smoothly. The birth was a bit more exciting. My blood pressure bottomed out right after Kate was born and she had trouble stabilizing her body temperature. Everything was resolved fairly quickly, but it was a bit nerve wracking for a few moments.
Kate, one month
Kate, two months
Kate, three months
Kate, as we call her, is the sweetest, happiest baby. She cries at the typical times, for the typical reasons, but otherwise she looks like this 24/7.
Kate, she’s all smiles
Olivia was content and happy, but this girl has given us more smiles and giggles in four months than O gave us in her first year!
At four months old now, she smiles, giggles, squeals and squawks, reaches for toys, holds up her head, rolls in both directions, sits when propped, and “stands” while supported. You know, just your basic genius.
Kate, four months
I can’t wait to see who she turns out to be.
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September 2, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Just because a girl goes back to work doesn’t mean she’s all teach and no fun, you know. If we teachers didn’t make time for fun, we would lose our minds.
And, yes, I realize Labor Day is on Monday and that is the symbolic end of summer. I, however, am giving myself until the first official day of fall to complete as much of my list as possible. For those of you keeping track, that’s September 23rd.
Until then, here’s an update on what has been crossed off the list in the last few weeks.
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August 3, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
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July 31, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
If you can look at the above picture and not think, “Expelliarmus!” or “I solemnly swear I am up to no good”, then we can no longer be friends. Nice knowin’ ya!
Tim posted this awesome video on Facebook this week. I really admire this kind of creativity. It was a helluva imagination to come up with this. Oh, and I like the music, too.
The New Belgium Brewery, just north of us in Fort Collins, produces one of my favorite beers, Fat Tire. They also host drive in movies on their lawn. Except that by drive they mean bike. You ride your bike to the brewery, bring a blanket or chair, and kick back with a brew and some cinema. This season they have Blues Brothers, Fast Times, and Swingers on tap. Sigh, if only Fort Collins wasn’t so far away.
Religion is a serious thing, but it doesn’t need to be taken so seriously all of the time. If you’re having trouble explaining scripture to your kids, read this for some tips.
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June 29, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
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