Monday, February 27, 2012

Magic 8 Ball... of JOY!

A bundle of JOY is she... Kaki-girl! A ray of sunshine always... Kaki-Lou! Primed and ready with a goofy grin... Kaki-pants! Loved and adored by all she meets... my Kaki!

She's my girl... my 8 Month Old girl TODAY in fact! I can hardly believe it myself. KK was equally as disturbed when she asked yesterday if Kaki was going to be 9 months old? She said she just couldn't take it if that were true... and thankfully she's just 8... but 8 still sounds so big doesn't it?

Oh my... how it flies... the time... from one day to the next... one month to the next...

I really thought Kaki was just going to take off and crawl today in honor of her 8 month birthday! But she didn't quite manage to get those chubby wubby legs of hers up under her... I mean that is a challenge! But she is ready... she is tired of this sittin' business and is setting her sights on the big things in life... like going and busting up all of brother's fun. Oh I can't wait until she starts giving him a run for his money, and I know she will. I think we might have ourselves an Alpha Dog in this house and it's not Caden. She certainly thinks he's the BEST thing since ready-made formula, but she isn't afraid to go after him either. We call her "grabby hands" because she is... if she wants it, she'll lean and pull and scoot and grunt her way until she gets it and then when she gets whatever it is she holds on for dear life... and sometimes that means coming back with handfuls of hair... :)

She is becoming quite the little ball of spunk... snorting and grunting and donkey kicking those legs when she gets excited. She is ready to play and I think for the most part we are too! Of course we have got some serious CHOKING HAZARD things to do before she is on the move too much. I have already started working with Caden on spotting CHOKING HAZARDS around the house, especially in his toys... hilarious!!

Kaki is finally standing... of course she is yet to pull herself up to a standing position all by her lonesome, but when propped up on one of her stand-up toys she can do it for longer than 30 seconds... we're up to minutes... like LONG minutes. She is so proud of herself and a bit cautious still and who can blame the girl with all that weight to bare on those SUPER tiny ankles... bless her heart!

She doesn't say much... she makes noise and sings occasionally but she tells her stories with her legs, her SMILES and of course those gorgeous blue eyes. There is not much you can't understand by looking at those baby blues!

She is still just eating two solid meals each day and 3 bottles, sometimes 4. She doesn't have ANY teeth so we are holding off on some of the yummier solids until she has a bit more bite. Plus we've had some poop issues and have had to figure a few things out before moving on to bigger and better things, but I will be excited for her to try some new things...cheerios... mac n cheese... you know the GOOD stuff! Avocados! We think she may be allergic to bananas... weird huh? But for now no bananas for sweet Lou Lou!

She likes books although she does not sit near as still as Caden did...again she is a grabby hands and is always trying to reach out and be a part of the story... quite literally. She is obsessed with Mickey Mouse and especially loves the Hot Dog Dance... she's got good taste!

As far as toys go... she loves them all, especially anything that she can chew on! :) She has this little frog that she LOVES! It's like her playtime lovie! :) Oh speaking of lovie... boy does she ever love hers. She is still sleeping with that things right up in her face! Although now that she is more mobile she does tend to leave lovie at one of the bed but only to wake up and realize it and head back for her... :)

She loves music and likes it when Caden and I sing... it is how we get her to stop crying in the car if she starts to get fussy. She likes any song but I think she really likes our rendition of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!" YES... we are still singing Christmas songs! We sing that one a LOT and recently we have added the Star Spangled Banner to our play list because you know the Baylor Band plays it at the football games and everything! Poor Kaki, and Caden for that matter... that song gets a little rough for Mommy... can we say pitchy?! It's terrible!

Today we did a little photo shoot outside... it was cloudy and a bit cool but we managed... and I had my little comedian to help me make Kaki laugh and smile, although I think our plan actually just made her distracted... BUT she is still just as cute as ever!

Sweet Kaki Lou... we love you...

And your rolls...or ruffles as my friend Becca calls them! :)

Your smiles... grins... especially those full on cheese ball open mouth smiles!!

Your poise in the midst of chaos... time outs... swats... and other craziness...

Your fiesty, can-do spirit...
Your budding personality...

Your excitement...

Your curiosity...

Your love for your brother...

Your patience with us...

Your snorts, huffs and puffs...

And your gift of making us smile no matter what...

We love you to the moon and back again, Kaki!!

Happy 8 Months sweet girl!!

3 comments:

Cori said...

Oh my gosh, she is adorable! I can't believe how much she has grown and changed! What a sweetie!

KK said...

awww.....love these pics. Every month I dont think she can get any cuter and dang it she does! Her profile pics resemble you the most but definitely can see brother too. Glad she's just 8 months! That would have just been too fast if she was already 9. :)

Melissa said...

Happy 8 months Kaki girl! I have to agree with your mom that she just keeps getting cuter and cuter even though we already know she is precious as ever! I love that it sounds like she stands her own against big brother Caden...she and logan could make a mighty strong team against the big bro's. My money might be on the young ones!