Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family in Indiana! Kate now recognizes everyone and loves playing at Grandma and Papa's. She spends her time there very busy, keeping up with the big kids and playing with every toy in the house. (And there's more than a few!)

We had such a great time making memories with each other. I know it can sound cliche, but we truly are so very thankful for our families!!

Allllll of us!

my best friends


I love this pic! (is it any wonder why Annie's the favorite aunt?)

=) these boys...

Uncle John sandwich!

Just hanging out with the big kids

They are all so sweet to her...

Time for Christmas gifts! Kate is in love with Minnie Mouse this year and it showed...

We wrapped up the week trying to cheer on Notre Dame for their last game of the season... but they apparently couldn't hear us, cuz it didn't work =( 

Monday, December 16, 2013


Kate was getting her praise on the other night, complete with hand raising and a nice slow clap.

And she has no boundaries around what she'll praise God to... seeing as how we were watching The Voice  =)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Photo Dump

A random picture collection... 

She looks like such a big girl - perusing phone cases at the Apple Store

Running through the crunchy leaves

Tickling the ivories at Great Grandpa's

Reading a very intriguing book

Daddy taught her how to take dolly for rides

No hands!

Kate's First Sleepover

It is such a huge blessing to have friends that love your kids like their own...

We love you, Guthries!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

All Dressed Up!

Having a girl is so fun when it comes to clothes, accessories, and getting all dressed up.  I love it... and most of the time Kate does too.  

Try to ignore the fact that Kate is crying in this first picture.  She was informing me that she did NOT like these new sandals I had just bought.  Apparently because they go between her toes and that's not acceptable.  (Which would've been helpful to know before I bought them.)  Oh well  =)

Fun in the Kitchen

This girl has quite the obsession with the kitchen and every single thing in it.  We started out letting her play in all the cupboards... but after cleaning up dishes all day every day, we've since put a stop to that and introduced "Kate's Drawer".  

Here's some pics showing her fun discoveries:


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Going to the Zoo

We went with some of our small group to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo last weekend.  It was a typical Fall day in Colorado... chilly, sunny and beautiful!

Our friend Anthony works at the zoo, and not only did he give us all free passes but he took us on a special tour of the Aquatics Center, where we got to feed the animals!!  It was so so cool.

Anthony and his black & white chicken
Trying to make an introduction... Kate wasn't too sure
Hi penguin!
Time for a feeding
The group watching the giraffes
Autumn sharing some of her lettuce with Kate...  
... and Mr. Giraffe (and his friend) were eager to grab it
Autumn showing Kate the skunk monkeys
Our friends are so sweet to Kate  =)

Hi zebra!
Anthony giving his Hippo Talk to the guests
We got to stay after and feed them!
Me feeding a beaver!
Such a beautiful day...

All Her Ducks in a Row

Kate loves her baby dolls, doggies, bunnies, etc.  She methodically piles them around her, taking care of each one... saying "awww" and picking them up to hug them.  She then moves to another spot, transporting them all, and repeats!