Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Little Fishy

While I was in Austin visiting Marte and Lauren (a post on that to come--I'm waiting on some of the pictures), Katelyn experienced her first time in a pool. She absolutely loved being in the water! When I put her in, I thought she would hate the shock of the cool water. It didn't even phase her. She started kicking her legs and squealing with excitement. I actually just sat on the edge of the pool thinking she might not like it. Nope, after a trial run we both were in the water. It looks like this summer will include a few trips to the pool. Next time we'll make sure we bring Daddy.

I was so excited for her to wear her bathing suit. We got it as a baby gift, and I've anxiously been waiting for her to be big enough to wear it and be in a pool.

She was pretty good at splashing!

She enjoyed trying to eat the towel.

Marte, Katelyn, Lucy, and Lauren catching some rays.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane

My sister flew me out to Tennessee to do a writing camp with her girls. Katelyn and left on Tuesday, May 4 and flew back on Wednesday, May 12. I was very anxious about traveling by myself with a baby for the first time. Of course, I thought of everything that could go wrong. Surprisingly, our travel days went very smoothly for the most part.

We flew to Dallas first and had a three hour lay over. However, three hours doesn't seem that long when you have to eat lunch, feed the baby, change a diaper, walk to the new gate in a different terminal, and make phone calls on the pay phone because you left your cell phone at home (the one thing that did go wrong). Then we flew to Chattanooga. Russ and Becca picked us up and we drove the hour and a half to Knoxville. Katelyn was fantastic. She slept on both the planes, and luckily we ended up with an open seat next to us both times.
Her "Oh my goodness, I'm going on a plane" look!

I had to put the cloth over the latch because before she fell asleep she kept playing with it and I was afraid she'd pinch herself.

On the way home, we again were blessed with open seats on both planes. We flew to Chicago and then to Houston.

Katelyn has gone through several stages where she wants nothing to do with pacifier. Gratefully, she enjoyed her Binky's on the plane rides.

Katelyn loves her crinkle books.

Monday, May 3, 2010

BBQ at the Park

My nephew, AJ had to plan and cook an outdoor meal for a scouting requirement. We turned it into a fun evening at the Spring Creek Park. I hadn't ever been to the park and thought it was a fun place to go. It's very pretty with all the trees. We didn't get a chance to check out the walking paths, so I've put it on our lists of fun to do's. They also have camping sites, maybe next spring.
Katelyn enjoyed herself all evening until we went home.

The slides at the playground were monstrous. The red slide went up so high. There was actually part of the slide where you would hear the kids clunk because the drop was so drastic.

You needed a pair of brakes for this slide.

Daddy met us there after work.

My mom and Matt
Matt's family

AJ with the soccer ball we used as a basketball.
We shot some baskets after we ate. We played Around the World. Matt joined in later and ended up smoking us. I used the excuse that I couldn't shoot very good because of my incisions, which was partially true. The mostly true part wass that I don't have an ounce of coordination in me. Regardless, we had a good time.

On the way home Katelyn got beyond fussy in the car. I've gotten to the point where if she gets fussy in the car I don't totally freak out. Well, she wasn't slowing down and she kept choking on her spit, so we stopped. We were in a mostly deserted shopping center, but when I got out of the car with her, a car was driving by. The man stopped in the car and commented on what a cute baby she was. I found it pretty funny that he would stop the car to compliment a baby.