Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life as a Sketch

fotoflexer fun!

Imperfect = Perfect to me

I bet you were all wondering how Kins is so photogenic. You are probably saying she is the most beautiful and adorable baby in the world. And you have to be wondering how every photo I post is an absolutely perfect photo of Kins. Thank you for thinking this, but I do have some rather "un"-perfect photos of Kins too. And now you all are saying, "No, uh uh, no way, impossible, Kins is perfect." Well most of the time, but I am going to OUT our secret for the first time. She has some rather inglorious photos as well. We all have them, so I am not going to fault her for these, but I have to share. And I  must say, in all these imperfect photos, she is still the most adorable baby to me.

Hope this brings you a good laugh! Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Of course... More Wants

I have such an allegiance to Target for Kins' clothing that I forget how great other places can be. Check out all this great stuff at OLD NAVY. A shopping spree is for sure in the works! Can you tell I'm in to rompers these days?

Also, check out this rocking chair from nurseryworks. It is in every sense of the word spectacular! I want it! The changing table and room inspiration photos are great as well.

I Won

I was blog surfing the web a while back and came across this super cute site called coos and ahhs. It turned out to be great timing, as she had just posted a giveaway up on her site. To be honest, I don't even remember signing up for it, but I am sure glad I did, as I just received an e mail today from the lovely woman behind the blog, Amanda, saying I had won her giveaway! Check out what I won, an adorable thread drawing kitty onsie from KLT:works. So stoked!!! She even made a little remark about KinsandMe and how awesome Kins' "locks" are. Thanks coos and ahhs. Check out her blog and my giveaway winner shout out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

8 Month Birthday

Oh, what a day! Kins is 8 months old and I don't see her slowing down on growing up any time soon. I feel like it was yesterday; I was at my computer, and I was uploading pictures and writing Kins' accounts of her 7 month birthday. Each and everyday she is doing, experiencing and saying something different. She loves peek-a-boo now. I put her in the middle of our bed, I get on the ground, and I crouch real low so she can no longer see me. When I sense that she has found me, I jump up and bark like a dog. Words can't describe the roar that comes out of Kins. She laughs so hard. I can do this for what seems like hours and she is thoroughly entertained. She prefers standing over crawling and sitting these days, which means she uses everything to pull herself up. Today she grabbed our curtains, I was right next to her but I had to see how she would pull herself up and remain on her feet without me interfering. It worked for a few moments, but moving curtains vs. sturdy walls as a support, well you know what would win. She fell down, but it was rather graceful, and not a peep came out of her after wards. She lowered herself very slowly while falling face first. She lifted her head as high as it would go, and her body hit the floor as follows; shins, knees, hips, stomach, then chest. It was as if she were practicing the beginning stages of the worm. I had to give her an A+ in falling, which is great because she sure does a lot of it these days. Watching a baby fall, I realize it truly is an art. It takes practice to do it correctly.

Anyways, Kins is now 19 lbs. She sat on our scale this afternoon, and although I realize this might not be completely accurate, she sure feels like it. My back and shoulders are feeling it these days. Who needs to lift weights when you have a 19 lb baby to pick up over and over and over and over again? She talks quite regularly, saying Da-Da, and Ma-Ma. Na-Na, gar-gar-goo-gar-gar and di-di-di are also part of her vocabulary. She loves interacting with other babies, and has formed quite a bond with a little girl named Haily at her My Little Gym classes on Fridays. She can be rough with some others though, and even made one little girl cry. I couldn't fault Kins though; 8 babies were in the middle of a giant parachute and were all extremely close to each other. It was so so adorable, I couldn't hold my laughs in, but what do you expect when curious babies who hardly ever come in contact with others like them, are put in the middle of a parachute? Something's bound to happen, and Kins was the one who made it happen. I have to throw in an LOL! She must have grabbed and scratched the little girls face, because she came out of the parachute screaming.

Her personality is becoming more and more apparent. She has so much love to give and her smile truly lights up a room. She is vivacious, playful, hilarious, curious, attentive, needy, stubborn and demanding. Heck, she is a carbon copy of me. Hope that is a good thing! :) Happy 8 Months BABY GIRL!!! I love you so much! 

I thought the 7 month pics of her with LEMONS were ever so adorable, so I wanted to make it a tradition. Birthday photos will include lemons from here on out.

Some other fun pics of her on her 8 Month Birthday!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bowfield Park

When Kris showed me this park after Kins' My Little Gym class on Friday, which by the way is the cutest thing I have ever been to, I was so, so excited for Kins. I know I remember all the wonderful parks my parents took me to, as I have some of my greatest memories there. And now Kins will begin building memories of her own at this amazing park. It's called Bowfield Park in Oak Park, and it has everything imaginable there: walking trails, separate little kid and big kid parks, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a million squirrels, and get this... a merry-go-round! That was my favorite park accessory growing up. I don't really have much else to say about it, other than it's a MUST-GO-TO for all parents out there, but I will show you a zillion photos of the park and Kins at play!