Thursday, October 25, 2007

Joey's new job with ADP

I'll admit, I'm pretty inconsistent when it comes to my blogging, but since I've loaded it up with pictures of Kate, I thought I would take a second to write a non-Kate update. Joey started a new job with Automatic Data Processing (ADP, Inc). They are the largest payroll and benefits service company, and he is selling workman's comp packages. He started the first week in August, passed his insurance licensing exam on the first try and actually left today to visit his new territory - MIAMI!! Another reason for me to visit South Beach! Yippee! :)

Kate - 13 Months (October 2007)

She is getting more teeth - finally! Her top 4 teeth are starting to really show. Her vocabulary is also expanding too - Joey and I can coach her on most one syllable words, but she says "milk", "more", "dog", "hello" or "hi"(anytime the phone rings - she likes to pick it up and put it on her shoulder and put her ear to the phone and say "hello"), and of course ma-ma and da-da.
She has also said "Auburn" twice as well - we're still working on it though. Kate still loves to read books and now sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" although it's mostly just 4 "Rows" and an occasional Boat at the end.

Kate's Birthday Party

Elizabeth & Jason's Wedding (more pictures)

Pictures from Elizabeth and Jason's wedding - August 25, 2007

It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To!

Kate - 11 Months (July 2007)

She is exactly 11 months today and we're 31 days away from Kate's first birthday! It's hard to believe that my baby is going to be one already!

Last week, we bought Kate her first pair of shoes (the shoes are white - just in case you were wondering) because she's now walking. YAY, KATE!! :) Her balance is improving each day, and she will take anywhere from 4 to 20 steps without assistance of mom and dad. She loves to walk around! She can go from sitting to standing by herself and once's she's up she's moving pretty quickly, and then stumbles, falls down, and gets back up to do it again, but she's getting the hang of it.

Her vocabulary has expanded to include "UH OH!" "DA" is still the universal sound for just about everything. I'm still working on "MA-MA", althought I'm not making much progress here. She's also laughs after she hears other people laughing. It's pretty funny!
Kate also loves to talk on the phone! She's particularly fascinated with our cell phones and will hold the phone up to her ear on her own and try to talk into it. She's also figured out how to work the speed dial on my phone so when she randomly dials, and you don't hear anything on the line, all I can say now is sorry! :)

Kate - 10 Months

As of June 27, Kate will be ten months Her hair is really starting to fill in and she has two bottom teeth, and there's a little white spot up top where a tooth is getting ready to poke through. She's still very curious. Loves Cherrios! She says mama and dada and waves bye bye! She is also learning signs for "More" and "Food". She hasn't quite mastered them yet.

A couple of days ago, she enjoyed a puppet show. At first, she wasn't sure what to make of the hand puppets (the pig and the bookworm), but towards the end she was grabbing at Ms. Debbie's hand to try and hold them.