Saturday, January 30, 2010

.sitting like a big girl.

I’ve been working on getting Kaiya to sit by herself in the ‘tripod’ position. She’s getting better and better at it, which means she’s getting stronger and stronger. I finally got her to sit long enough to take a picture. I was right there to catch her, of course…see my thumb?!

Friday, January 29, 2010

.rolling rolling rolling.

so miss kaiya has decided that she LOVES to be on her belly now. this morning, upon waking up to her gabbing away…mommy and daddy were shocked that she was on her belly, head held high looking at daddy. as if she were saying….ok, daddy. get up and change my diaper so i can eat breakfast. :)
she’s getting to be such a big girl. she is at the point where she no longer hates her carseat. up until about two weeks ago…she would WAIL unless someone was sitting back there with her, talking to her or shaking her o-ball. then one day…out of the blue, she was talking to her doggy, playing with her ball, looking out the window. it was GREAT! we look back at her pictures from when we first brought her home, which was only 4 months ago…and she has grown so much. she’s no longer that little baby…but definitely still the love of our lives, and we can’t get enough of her!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

.sophie la girafe.

I finally ordered miss kaiya a Sophie the Giraffe toy. It's this plastic rubber toy that squeaks...and is supposed to be a wonder toy for teething babes.

Sophie la girafe's story...(via the box she came in)

The little giraffe was born on 25th May in the year 1960...Saint Sophie's day!
In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animal or pet figures...
That is why one day in France, a certain Monsieur RAMPEAU, who had assimilated the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp.

Sophie the Giraffe, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thrusday 25th May, hence her name.

She was an immediate success. Young mothers straightaway saw that she was a must for their children...When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Giraffe helps baby stop crying!
By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread.

From then on in Europe, generation upon generation of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head!

VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the jealously-guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.

SOPHIE is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree.
Here's Sophie...

Sophie also serves as baby's first sensory development toy that stimulates each of baby's senses...
Sight: The dark & contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe's body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. She soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object.
Taste: Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew (ears, horns, legs). She is perfect for soothing baby's sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.
Touch: Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to the touch, just like baby's mummy, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.
Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber (from the Hevea tree) makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.

Kaiya pretty much loves her Sophie. She pretty much loves anything that she can put in her mouth, but she REALLY likes how Sophie talks (squeaks) to her! Check out little chickee showing off her new friend....

say hello to my little friend...

yummy sophie...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

.Honest Fare.

.inspiration and preparation for the 6-month dive into solids.
i can’t wait to start making concoctions for little chickee to try out!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


although it doesn't look like it from the pictures.  but...whenever we pass by the window, or take her to see them...she just stares and stares.  never cries, always curious.  the dogs are GREAT around her as well.  foxxy always wants to lick her feet, and lennox is lennox.  he's always interested and fascinated in little people.  here's a couple pics of kaiya and the dogs hanging out in the backyard.

kaiya getting scared of lennox's ugly eye.  LOL!

kaiya getting back by scaring lennox with her she's not allergic.

foxxy kisses.

foxxy checking out kaiya's feet...making sure they're still there.


Monday, January 18, 2010

.a year ago today.

we found out that our lives would change forever.

we found out that we would embark on a brand new journey in life.

we found out that we would soon be a family.

a year ago today, we were at a turning point in our lives.  just about to turn 28, relocating to kauai, leaving all of our friends and what we knew for the last 6 years, vegas.  a year ago today, we were now expecting parents!

a year later...our first daughter is 4 months old.

here are pics i took today of the little chickster.

.mommy eyes.
.my digits are delicious.
.i love my bumbo.
.mommy toes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

.four months old.

little chickee turned 4 months on january 14, 2010.  she also had a visit with dr. carolan and here are her 4 month stats:

weight: 13lbs. 8oz. (50th percentile)

height:  23 inches (10th percentile...poor baby)

head:    15.75 inches (25th percentile)

doc says that the next appointment is at 6 months, where we'll talk about introducing solids.  we think she's going to be ready to go right away, she stares at everyone's food when she watches us eat...thinking, "where's mine mom?"  our baby is growing so fast.  she now holds her head up like a champ, can sit in her bumbo, entertain herself, chews on her hands (blocks, burpcloth, o-ball, mommy's shoulder...anything that she can get her mouth on), sleeps through the night, loving tummy time now, rolls on her sides and from tummy to back.  she's working on rolling from back to tummy...she's almost got it but one leg always gets stuck.  i'm sure there's a lot more milestones that she's hitting, but i just can't think of them right now.  we also asked doc if she was teething...and he said not even close.  hmmm...i guess she's just a drooler.

here's some pics from her 4 month photo shoot.

checking out some toys, avoiding the camera.

smiling at aunty dawn.

come on caleb, let me try your veggie stick.  now!

happy babe.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

.nick jr.

kaiya loves to watch tv...especially nick jr.'s like preschool for kids.  :)
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