Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I got a little lax on my blogging towards the end of the year. Kinsey is so mobile now, it's hard to keep up! Here is a little update on my sweet girl.

  • She has a new found love for her Daddy! She only wants to be around him when he's home. He was just recently home for 10 days (Paid Vacation and sick) So she got pretty used to him being home. Today he left for work and she sat at the gate saying "dada" for at least a minute or two

  • She is so close to walking it is insane!! Today alone I counted 3 times she took a step or two from the coffee table to the couch or to one of her push toys. It's coming soon I know it!
  •  The girl loves to dance! Any song that comes on the radio or the TV she is shakin her booty to it.

  • She had a blast at Christmas! Surprisingly she was really good at unwrapping presents! The good thing is we can still open boxes for days on end and it's like getting a new toy every day! 

  •  She only has 2 teeth, but she's been working hard on some more. It's kept her up for some nights but she is slowly getting back into good sleeping (thank goodness).

  • Her first Christmas had SNOW!! We were able to "play" in it for a little, until she sat in it and got her butt wet!

 Christmas Morning!
 Passed out after Christmas at Gama's house... driving to Nana and Papa's house
 Playing in the snow!
The death grip she has when he holds her now... there is no putting her down!

It is my hope to get some what caught up before her first birthday... that's in 17 days!! :( This time last year, I was a beached whale so miserable having contractions all the time!! So thankful for my precious little girl and all the joy and laughter (and tears) she brings!

Kinsey's love and mine,


Monday, December 10, 2012

Our Second Tooth!

Kinsey Brynn officially has two teeth!! After what feels like forever, Kinsey's Second tooth has broken through!! She has gone back to sleeping 10-12 hours with the occasional nurse in the middle of the night (which is way better then getting up every 2 hours screaming like she was!) I have a feeling her top 2 are coming in soon because I can see the bulges on the top. 

If you look close you can see it! :)

Kinsey's love and mine,


Thursday, December 6, 2012

NO NO NO Santa

Today Michael and I took Kinsey to see Santa after eating lunch with Cousin Kenna. Let's just say she doesn't like him one bit! She cried so hard her body was shaking and her heart was racing. Michael ended up sitting with her and she still cried. At least we got her first picture with Santa. I can't wait until next year when she somewhat understands whats going on and who he is. 

 Standing by herself (she does this a lot now)
 Ready to see Santa!! (Standing on her walker... she does this a lot too)

 Eating lunch with Cousin Kenna, Aunt Ah, Mommy, and Daddy
Hating Santa. But that dress was PERFECT for today!! :)

Tomorrow we are going grocery shopping, to hobby lobby to finish birthday crafts, and hanging out because mommy has NO SCHOOL!! :)

Kinsey's love and mine,


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December days 4 & 5

We are getting another tooth (only our second) so these past couple days have been crazy! I say we because I feel like I am also getting the tooth with the advil, the waking up in the middle of the night, and the constant rocking/cuddling her. I am very excited because I can see the top of it, so hopefully we are done soon!! 

 Dec. 4
Dec. 5 

Hopefully I can snatch a picture of her new tooth!! 

Kinsey's love and mine,


Monday, December 3, 2012

Third Day of December!!

Today it was 80 degrees outside... yes in December. I was nervous because most of her outfits for this month (she typically wears an outfit way more then once) are long sleeved! Then I came across this Mudpie jumper I bought from a mommy on Facebook! (Which is the best way to shop in my opinion). 

There was no taking out the Boppy this morning!

We decided to make some holiday crafts this evening after her afternoon nap. It was so much fun to craft with her! 

 The makings of a Menorah
 The beginning of her Christmas tree
 Lights and Ornaments added to the Menorah and Tree!! 

I am adding her name and the year and making more trees (hopefully) tomorrow!

Kinsey's love and mine,


December Days 1 & 2

December is a magical time of year! I am so excited to share our month with you!! I aspired to do the 25 days of Christmas outfits in August because it's her first Christmas and both mine and Michael's family love this time of year! 

 December 1- Santa's Little Helper
 December 2- On Auntie's Nice List
Cheesin' in her Converse! :) 

This is going to be a great month! :)

Kinsey's love and mine,


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kinsey's First Thanksgiving!

Last week was a crazy week in the Grayson household! I had the week off from school and had all of these things planned with my extra time, but little Miss Kinsey had other plans. She picked up a stomach bug over the weekend and I came home to her in the tub after a major blow out. She ended up running her first fever that night as well at 101.9. She gave me the virus so I was out of commission on Tuesday. We had our first Thanksgiving at our house and included both of our families. There was a total of 22 people and although it was crazy, it was such a great evening!

My sick girl
 Her first outfit on Turkey Day! Her daddy got it for her at the game he went to :)
Only picture I got of her in this outfit. It was too long and she had trouble crawling.
 Kinsey with her Gama and Nana
Kinsey with her favorite person, her Aunt Ah! She loves her almost as much as her mommy and daddy!

I am hoping to post her 10 month update tomorrow! Let's see if it happens.

Kinsey's love and mine,


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Kinsey Catch Up!

With a toddling little one around and school winding down, it's hard to sit down and blog about our day and her achievements! She is literally pulling up on everything! Walking holding onto anything that will hold her weight, and talking non stop! This just means more opportunities to get into trouble!! 

 Looking for pictures for a special surprise, I found this one.. Love her smile!!
 Found the toilet paper!!
 Found Mommy's bracelet!!
 First time eating with her own plate! (it was on the floor in seconds)
 First bath in the big girl tub with no bath ring!!

I am enjoying every minutes of our time together! She is growing up so fast! I can't believe she is almost 10 months old!

Kinsey's love and mine,


Thursday, November 8, 2012

The One About the Evening Nap

Kinsey has never been a napper. When she was younger, I was lucky to get her to take 5 or 6 20 minute naps a day. She was always afraid she was going to miss something. Now that she is bigger, I have gotten her to take 3 naps almost every day. Recently she has decided she doesn't need her evening nap. She is too busy crawling around, pulling up, cruising on furniture, and trying to walk. My baby has officially dropped her last nap. Which I guess just means she's getting bigger! She is almost 10 months old and I can't believe what a big girl she is! 

 Napping on the Couch (one of the only places she will nap longer then 15 minutes)
 Being a stinker, about to get in trouble probably!
Sleeping on my chest!

Lately she hasn't even been making it to bed time! She is so over tired by 7:30 that we must start getting ready for bed early. I think the time change has a big effect on it too! Hopefully we get back on schedule!

Kinsey's love and mine,


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kinsey's first Halloween!

Well today I learned that things don't always go as planned when it comes to holidays and having an infant. Especially one that thinks she is already two! We made last minute plans to have everyone come to our house rather then dragging her around to see all of our family. After frantically making the house presentable and gathering all of the things we needed, family came over and we had a blast. Although it was crazy and hectic and full of Type A Mommas (love them all), it was a great first Halloween for Kinsey. She dressed up as a lady bug and her cousin Kenna was a witch! We took her to a few houses on our street and she smiled at them and even tried to share her soggy wet hands she'd been chewing on. I can't wait to see what next year is like! 

 Day 1 She pulls up on everything!!
 Her shirt says "Daddy is Under my Spell"
 Day 2 in her Halloween Smock!
Day 3 Halloween!! 
 Cousin Kenna
 My two favorite girls!!

Next we are planning to do Thanksgiving at our house!! It is going to be quite an evening! 

Kinsey's love and mine,


Saturday, October 27, 2012

The One About Organizing Clothes!

With Kinsey being so tiny, it's no surprise she's been in the same clothes for what feels like forever!! As the weather turns to cold {for today anyway} I decided it was time to go through all of her clothes. I got all of her 0-3 months and 3 months clothes down stairs and began sorting. Tops and dresses matched with the correct bottoms and bloomers. Some outfits had 3 pieces which made things a little difficult. Anyways, I did it all in about an hour and a half! I was pretty shocked to see it all! 


Tomorrow Daddy and I are going shopping to get her more winter clothes!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The One About Going To School!

So normally on Thursday's Michael's mom and MamMaw come over and watch Kinsey while I'm in school. Today my mother-in-law was out of town so I decided to bring her to class with me. {After I checked with my health professor of course!} I was really nervous because she was being a stinker as we were getting ready for school. She didn't want to get dressed, pulled her ponytail out and stood at the coffee table blowing raspberries at me. I chalked it up to teething, so I gave her some Advil and teething tablets, fed her a quick snack and we were off to school! She passed out almost instantly. She had already had 2 one hour naps {which is a lot for her} so I was shocked! We got to school and she did great!! You could barely tell she was there! She watched Doc McStuffins and ate some puffs. She drank a bottle and banged a little on the desk. Other then that and the random occasional "dada" she was amazing! Afterward, my professor said she was the best student! 

Kinsey's love and mine,


Sunday, October 21, 2012

The One About Halloween Pictures!

For Halloween Kinsey is going to be a Ladybug! I got her costume off of Etsy, and honestly was a little disappointed when I got it in the mail. And then I put it on....

Isn't she the cutest!?

Kindra got a lot of great pictures today too! I can't wait to see them!!

Kinsey's love and mine,


Saturday, October 20, 2012

The One About The Park!!

Today it was BEAUTIFUL outside!! It was nice and cool in the morning and then bright and sunny in the afternoon! It was a little windy, but it made for a great day outside! I decided to take Kinsey to the park for the first time as a big girl! {she went when she was real little, but I just sat her in the swing} I pushed her in the swing and she loved it!! My sister and her friend Taylor joined us and we all had a great day!!

 Loving being outside!
 Taking a snack/juice break
 Crinkle Nose!!
 Check out her tooth!!!
 She loves her cousin Kena
 Her Aunt Ah!
 Telling Mya "Don't touch my aunt!"
Silly girl!
 Kenna and her friend Tayana
 Mya (Taylor's daughter) 8 months
 Jayden (Taylor's son) 3 years

We had such a great day at the park!! Kinsey was exhausted and has been sleeping since 7:25!! Tomorrow we are taking fall pictures with Ms. Kindra!! :) 

Kinsey's love and mine,