Monday, January 23, 2012

6 months old and mobile!

She's crawling a lot now!!  I'm trying to post a video in the blog but am having trouble getting it to work.  In the mean time, here are a few random things:

Two things that amuse Katelyn:
  1. My electric toothbrush.  Every morning when I'm getting ready and turn it on, she watches me and laughs.  I think she likes the sound.
  2. Baylor chewing on her bone.  Katelyn watches Baylor intently and grins mischeviously. I'm pretty sure she's plotting something because now that she can crawl, she goes straight for Baylor's bone.

That two things scare Katelyn:
  1. When Baylor gets excited and starts running laps inside the house, Katelyn panics a bit.  As soon as Baylor calms down, though, Katelyn is ready to pet her.
  2. She LOVES to play (well, chew on) a rubber duck in the bathtub.  However, when I squeeze the water out of the duck so that it won’t get in her mouth, she flips out!  Something about it scares her and she can’t handle it. 
Why these things scare her and not a Santa suit or gorilla costume is beyond me!

Katelyn has a lot of fun at the doctor's office.  This baby gets bored quickly, but nothing holds her attention longer than sitting on a table covered in paper.
She figured out how to use her little arm to pull more paper from the roll and use her right hand to gather the paper she pulled.  Think of a cat pawing at a roll of toilet paper.

She is an increasingly good eater and her favorite food so far appears to be squash.  She does NOT like pears or apples.  It makes me a little sad.  How can someone favor squash and peas over the delicious sweetness of fruit?!?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Pictures

Here are a few pictures of Katelyn that didn't fit into another blog post category:

This was Katelyn's expression of choice for several days after spending the week with Grandmom and Granddad. Dave and I like to think she missed us and this is her way of showing excitement to see us again!

Varnado cousins Piper, Katelyn, and Annabelle... and Michael, in the background, who had politely asked the girls to get off his couch so he could stretch out on it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas continued

Here are some of the Christmas in Baytown pictures I promised.  Unfortunately, a lot of them came out very blurry, so I've taken some additional pictures of Katelyn playing with some toys she got in Baytown.

Michael and Leah with Cassidy and Katelyn, who are wearing the cute Christmas shirts Leah made!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Katelyn's First Christmas

First stop: Baytown for Christmas with Dave's family. Christmas lights, gingerbread houses, presents, and lots of fun!

Katelyn loved Santa Joey!

(Note: I have more Baytown pictures I'd like to post, but I'm having computer issues and can't get them off my camera just yet.  Stay tuned!)

Next stop: Denton for Christmas with my family. So many new people for Katelyn to meet!  Her near-perfect behavior amazed me. There was a LOT going on and about 25 new faces, yet she let anyone hold her and love on her. 

Garner clan... and Katelyn appears to be looking at the camera AND smiling!

Cousins Jillian, Annabelle, Olivia, Pierson, Jane, and Katelyn

Granddad and Katelyn

It became evident that Katelyn and Annabelle (my niece) have a special bond. Even amidst a swarm of people and lots of activity, Katelyn and Annabelle paused for sweet cousin moments, where they would give little hugs and look at each other adoringly.  Precious.


Katelyn also LOVES the piano.  Every time she played a note, she looked up at me and gave me the biggest grin.  And I'm not sure how she did it, but she manuevered her left arm to play individual notes.  Imagine playing a single key with your elbow.  I tried it.  It's tricky.

Christmas break was also productive for Katelyn.  She mastered eating cereal in the mornings (something she hadn't been cooperating with at daycare), had her first two teeth cut through, and developed a taste for squash.

Happy New Year, everybody!