The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

If you want to browse our pictures, you can do so at our new Google Picasa album).

October 27, 2007

Here is a movie Kyla put together of Kate for October - she's got this great idea to do a short sum-up of the month in a movie each month, and here's the first installation! Pretty impressive!
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October 19, 2007

Check out our regular pictures page - we've got some pictures from a few weekends ago when we went fall-leaves watching! I've finally got my picture-publisher Vista-compatible, and even added some new effects we can give the pictures, so expect to see slightly shorter time between picture updates, and cooler pictures!

October 11, 2007

Last night, we were out at dinner with Kyla's mom and we noticed for the first time that she was really actively and consistently reaching for one of her hanging toys! It's really cute, and amazing, how every day you can see just a little more development. She just keeps tracking things better and better with her head and eyes, and she has started really lighting up when we come into the room - even Michael!

Last night she even reallyreally (not a typo :-P ) slept through the night for the first time. We'd even put her down about 45 minutes early because she was hungry early, but we still had to wake her at 6:00 this morning! She's so awesome - it's such a thrill being her parents.

October 02, 2007

Happy 2-month birthday to Kate! She's getting so big - last week she weighed in at 12 lbs 3 oz and almost 24" long - that's 150% of her birth weight in 2 months, for those of you keeping score! She's such a happy (and squeaky) baby - she's tracking almost anything with her head and eyes when we move around, and she's DEFINATELY looking for Kyla when she wants her! She isn't giggling yet, but it's not for lack of trying...it just comes out as panting right now though. She DID learn to roll over from her back in the last week or so - it's pretty impressive!

Kyla's getting ready to go back to work at her new position - her company is being really nice about it, giving her 8 weeks off and letting her ease back into it by working from home for a bit at the beginning. She gets to start her new position when she goes back, so that'll be exciting...she even moved offices one day while on leave so there will be a lot of new stuff waiting for her!

Michael's had a great few weeks-he got to design a building on his own for the first time at work - it turned out pretty good! It was a challenge, because he'd never designed a church from scratch before, but it was a really neat exercise. Now, don't expect to see his design built - this was just the initial design, and it'll be changed quite a bit over the next few months, but it's exciting that he had such a hand in getting it started!

Well, there's a whole slew of new pictures up in Kate's area - as usual, use the links above to get there, and enjoy! (You're looking for the new section called "Kate's second month!")