Tagged: baby

Apr 20


Can’t get enough of this:


Mar 30

Tummy time.

I put him on the floor yesterday to have a little tummy-time. (I read somewhere that this is important so that they can build neck strength – which makes me wonder: have I ever heard of a child growing up with a weak neck due to not getting enough tummy-time??) Anyways, there he is, doing his tummy-time thing, and all of a sudden he’s snoozin’. Too cute. I’m so used to seeing him sleep on his back that this was extra precious to me.


Mar 21


Baby announcements are done! Well, mostly. I have a few stragglers, but most of them are out! I had lots of fun making them and recruited my friend, Linds, to help with the labor. Projects like that are such a reminder of how much I appreciate hands-on creativity + design vs. on-screen. Sitting at the table with a friend and a bowl of (Starburst) jelly beans can be so much more enjoyable than sitting in a corner with my nose to a computer screen all day. Too bad it doesn’t pay the bills…

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Mar 17


When you ask Lilah to smile for the camera you either get this:

or, this:

And, is that a smile from Mr. Graham???

I’m counting it :) Write that one down is the baby book.


Mar 12

One month. One year.

Baby Graham turned one month old yesterday. Pretty crazy how time flies when you’re having fun (or when you’re sleep-deprived). He couldn’t say so himself, but I know he’s pretty pumped to be one month old. Life is pretty great for him. Not a care in the world.

Here’s some recent shots of him. I think he looks more and more like his handsome daddy every day :)

And here’s Lilah doing what she does most lately: reading.

And the other exciting birthday in our family is my niece, Eva Mae. She turned one on Monday and we celebrated by eating lots of yummy, girly cake!

The Abbey-Kadabby Cake was made my Eva’s aunt Kathleen – way to go, girl!


Feb 18

The sweetest Valentine ever.

Valentines was very special for us this year – romantic in a very different way! We spent the day together as a family (except for the second half of the KSU/KU game – Brady had to get out of the house for that). Like I’ve done for the past few years, I made heart-shaped pancakes (and eggs) for Brady and Lilah.


Oct 20

Greens and yellows and browns, oh my.

Went with my friend, Michelle, to a great quilting store, called The Button Hole, in McPherson, KS this weekend. She has never quilted before and was very curious. I am a beginner who pretends to know what she is talking about. We make a funny combination. Anyways, she bought an awesome bunch of fabrics to make a friend a baby quilt, and I, as usual, bought a few mismatched, but beautiful fabrics – and an overambitious quilt pattern. Mostly just came home with some inspiration and motivation to actually get something made.

Also put together a cover for what will be a baby book for the new baby. Kinda boyish, I know. But don’t the floral patterns help girl it up a little?

And, on the family front – here are a few pics of my nephew, Jak’s, 2nd birthday party.


The Cars cake was made by my SIL’s sister, Kathleen. She has quite a knack for cakes and gets more impressive ! So pretty we had a hard time cutting into it.

And one to prove that I am truly pregnant :)


Oct 17

Hello in there.

Say hi to baby number two. Before you get too excited, we decided to keep the gender a surprise yet again.

We are right on target. 17 weeks left and everything checks out normal. Wonderful news, but not near as exciting as the gender, huh?

Here he/she is looking straight at us :)


Sep 16

Babies and chocolate.

No sonogram pictures to share :(

Brady and I went to the appointment and decided to wait another month for the sono because we couldn’t agree on whether or not to learn the gender of our unborn child. I am dying to know (although I’ve always said I wanted surprises) and Brady is a rock – he doesn’t want to know, and he’s not budging.

Now, Mommies back me up here if you agree. I am a pretty firm believer in the theory that the person carrying the babe has more pull in the decisions made regardhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifing it. Right? For instance, if a name cannot be agreed upon, Mommy gets final decision. Or, if Mom and Dad can’t come to terms with the gender-revealing issue, it’s up to Mom. OR, if Mom wants chocolate Frosties for dinner while Dad wants burgers, you better bet that the baby is getting some brain freeze :)

And speaking of chocolate…

How awesome does that look. Anybody want to make my day?!?! Now you know how! Recipe here and Bakerella’s version here. WIpe the drool from your face!


Sep 14

Whew, that was a long post.

Haven’t posted lately cause I’ve been extra busy. Last weekend, we threw my folks a surprise party in honor of my Mom’s 50th birthday and their 30th wedding anniversary. Lots of work to get it all pulled together without them finding out, but in the end, we did it. We had about 100 people show up to surprise them, and it definitely worked!

Anyways, the point is, I’ve been busy lately, but not busy blogging! So, this is going to be a very long run-on post. Sorry :)

Ok, where to start? How about here:

So, this is probably old news for many people, but I had to include anyways. This sonogram is very old – we are having another tomorrow, and maybe I’ll update soon. Baby is due February 12 which makes me almost halfway there!

Here are some photos from our Labor Day getaway we took to Grand Lake. Went with some friends – Kelly, Sarah and Bo Kaiser.

A weenie-roast we had with my family a while back. The kids loved being outside by the fire and, more importantly, the swingset :)

For the party, my sister-in-law, Jenny, and I made ‘s cupcake bites. So fun! I would recommend this project to anybody who loves chocolate, sprinkles and has a little patience :)

The party was a blast to plan and even more fun to enjoy. We had hor’doerves and drinks and a dance. I think everybody had a great time – I know my feet were sore the next day! I had just started to be able to feel the baby move – and the loud music and dancing got the little one going!

My parent’s – 30 years ago!! Check out that suit on Rick!

Table decorations.

My brother gave a very emotional (ha) speech and we all toasted to 30 more years!

My parent’s wedding party! How cute is that?!?

Me and my brother.

My nephew enjoying one of our cake bites.

I didn’t have many great pics from that night because in typical Kylie-fashion, I took my camera, but no batteries!

I’ll wrap this up with some pictures of Miss Lilah, who is doing all kinds of cute things these days like dancing to “Ring around the Rosie” and wearing her hair in a ponytail!!! She also did something really crazy this weekend – she slept until NOON yesterday! That made 16 hours of sleep in one night! We couldn’t believe it and kept going in to check on her, but she was snoozing away.

Okay, I promise not to get so behind again! (Ya, right.)


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