Kylie had a great time at her Grandma and Grandpa's house in LA for her first Christmas. She met 2 of her cousins, Max (2) and Juliette (6 months). She had a great time crawling all over Juliette and sharing toys to drool on. Her favorite part of Christmas was definitely the wrapping paper! :)
She also liked her gift from Santa, just not quite as much as Max did!
Her new pajama pants that Mommy made fit her pretty well and she loves her stacking rings too!
I pretty much peed my pants when I looked at Kylie in her play pen today while I was eating lunch. This is what I saw... (Sorry the camera is shaking, I couldn't stop laughing and was trying to not choke on a bite of my sandwich!) :) The quality isn't very good on the blog, so hopefully you can see what is happening!
I have been trying to get a good video if this but she usually doesn't do it for very long... I was also able to get these.
On Kylie's 8th mensiversary (she's 8 months today-- its a real word too, look it up!) we woke up to about a foot of snow! She had so much fun "playing" in it! :) I know her snowsuit isn't very girlish, but hey it was free! Thanks Nellie! At least you can tell that she is a girl thanks to her cute beanie! Thanks Mom!
Amazingly, she didn't mind wearing the suit at all; however, I don't think she moved her arms the whole time...
I think her favorite part of being in the snow was watching the cars go by while they made so much noise on the ice and slush. (That would be her pensive pose in the first picture.)
Today she also discovered a new talent and a great way to get more attention!
Kylie learned a new trick the other day while she was in her soft play pen. I thought it was so cute I brought her out on the hard floor so I could get a good video. Unfortunately, that was not such a good idea...
Let's just say that after the shock of smacking her face on the ground she didn't do her new trick for quite a while. The poor thing!!!!
Kylie is getting closer and closer to being a real crawler! She will now take a few "steps" before she resorts to her army crawl on her belly. Our friend Whitney and I had a good time trying to get Kylie to crawl last night...
Kylie has a new favorite play thing... her walker! While we were setting up for our ward Christmas party (the last activity we have to do!!!!) we put her in her walker and let her run around the gym. It was so funny to watch her! She had so much fun running around and screaming, it was too cute! Of course we were way to busy and stressed to take a video so here is another video of her in her walker...
Kylie has been very fashionable this Christmas! My mom got her a really cute red plaid Christmas dress and I picked up a red velvet one last year before she was born for super cheap. Thanks Kohl's! Anyways, she is so adorable in the dresses! She has already worn them half a dozen times!
Kylie got her first 2 teeth within a week of each other. She now has two bottom teeth! I finaly got her to make the right kind of smile while taking pictures and you can see a tooth! (if you zoom in really far you can see a tiny bit of the second tooth too.) Hopefully she will stop screaming all day now! Hurray for teething!
One of Kylie's favorite things to do is eat her Cheerios. She is really good about feeding them to herself now which makes the doggies very happy! They have learned to sit right under the high chair as soon as they hear the Cheerio box open up. It is too funny! Of course it entertains Kylie as well and she loves to watch the dogs down below her. I was hoping that it would take her a year or so to realize how fun it is to feed the dogs.
Last week Kylie had her first swimming adventure! We went with Grammy, Bapa, Nellie, and her kids to the rec center in Murray. As soon as we got into the pool area Kylie started freaking out! The kids area had a ton of toys that shot out water that made a way too much noise for her.
This year I decided to make our Halloween costumes. The criteria was... cheap and coordinating. After much debate on what Austin would dress up as we finally decided on dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood, the Granny, and the Woodsman. $25 later (thank you dollar store and DI!). We were adorable! Well, at least Kylie was. We went to Austin's work party and everybody fell in love with Little Red Riding Hood! She was too cute.
October has been a good month! My friend Christa visited me early this month! It was so fun to see her and catch up a little bit.
Austin's gradnparents also came to Utah for conference at the beginning of the month. It was great to see them and of course eat all of the amazing food that Grandma Jane and Aunt Elise made!
This month Kylie's personallity has really started to come though. She is too funny. She has learned that by doing a fake cough or a short scream she can get people's attention. (Not a good thing!) She has also learned that if she arches just right in her car seat she can see in while I'm driving. She found this out yesterday and gave some short squeals to let me know that I needed to look at her... She has also discovered how to make several new faces that I have yet to capture with the camera... Hopefully pictures of the faces will be coming soon. Amazingly she has continued her great sleeping habits. She gets about 12 hours straight at night with several hours of naps during the day. She also continues to be a very ahppy baby content to do pretty much anything. She still loves her activity center and has started to play in her bouncer too.
I have been enjoying my coaching position at Payson High. Even though we never win.... It's still fun! Kylie sure loves all of the attention that she gets from all of the girls. They think she is so adorable and they all love her to death. I think this experience has been good for Kylie too! She isn't nearly as afraid of strangers as some babies her age. Austin is still plugging away at Pinnacle. He is a little bored now that softball is over, and he already can't wait for next season! Hopefully next year we can get on some better teams...