Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and another milestone

 Today we decided to take Kailyn for her 1st trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  We went in the morning to try and get pics before the big crowd.  I drove by yesterday during the day and there were cars lined up and down the whole street! We got there just before 9:30am and it was PERFECT.  Not too many people.  Kailyn was such a good girl, as she usually is in the mornings.  At first she was very serious about the whole thing (as you can see in the pics) but then she had a blast.  She kept wanting to eat the pumpkins! lol Cousins Cody and Hayden also met us at the PP.  It was hard but we actually got a couple cute pics of the three of them together.  And poor Cody had an ear infection so he was not feeling the best.  You can check out many more pics of all the kids by clicking here for Pumpkin Patch pics.

Mommy and Kailyn took some pics together for Mommy's favorite holiday, Halloween.  I haven't gotten them all back yet but here is one of them.  We are both witches and our outfits ended up matching almost perfect.  I had a coupon so I just had to go get our picture taken together! The portrait studio normally does not open until 10am but the lady was nice enough to offer to start @ 9:20am so that the pictures don't run into Kailyn's morning nap time.  Unfortunately Kailyn decided to wake up at 7am instead of her usual 8am wake up time.  So by the time we got there and started taking pics @ 9:30am she wanted nothing to do with any of it!! Not to mention she wasn't thrilled with wearing her adorable costume! ;-)  That being said, we did manage to still get a few cute pics but nothing as good as we could have gotten as Kailyn is usually a much easier baby to get to smile. 
The other big milestone is that Kailyn can now sit up all on her own!! She has been doing the "tripod" since she was 4 months.  Just a few days after she turned 5 months she started sitting straight up with no hands.  Every day she gets better and stronger.  She still can't totally sit up from laying down on her own.  But if you sit her up somewhere she can hold it very well! Some of her "big girl" toys now are so much more interesting now that she can sit up and play with them.  And it is a lot more helpful to Mommy and Daddy now that we can sit her down somewhere when we go out instead of worrying about what we will sit her in.  The other day I was outside watering the plants and I plopped her down in the grass.  She loved it!  She just sat there and watched me.  Smiling and trying to get the dogs attention so they would come over to her.  She just LOVES her doggies.  When they start playing and wresting around she laughs and laughs at them.

**You can check out more pics of Kailyn sitting up and playing in her 5 month album**


  1. She's getting so big! I love reading & learning about the milestones I have ahead. Isn't it always the case that when you try & plan around their typical schedule they decide not to stick w/it?! Love the picture though. You both look great!

    We have the same Halloween outfit in the first pic. Too cute!

  2. She is changing so fast! She looks so cute sitting up like a big girl♥ Love the halloween pics & matching costumes!

  3. Aw love the matching outfits! :) I'm sure you're going to have one for every occasion right? LOL Glad to hear all is going well and she's reaching those milestones - you must be such a proud mama! you're looking fantastic too!