Monday, December 29, 2008

Enjoying the weather in Texas~

So we are really enjoying the weather here in Texas. It is the end of December and we are outside walking around, pushing Kaitlyn in a stroller, Alma in shorts and both of us in short sleeves. It is so weird to think that back home it is so incredibly bitter cold.

I did notice all the Texans had sweaters and jackets on. I guess that is what happens after you have been here awhile. Temp. in the 70s is cold.

It is great to get out of the Idaho weather just at the right time. Every now and again we look at the weather there and feel sorry for those who are freezing. Scraping their cars early in the morning... just the thought makes me cold!

We are going to be here in Texas till the middle of April for an internship that Alma got with a company in Houston. I am so proud of everything he is doing. He is so amazing in so many ways, and he really takes care of our little family. We truly feel blessed~

Alma did the drive all by himself and now knows how big Texas really is.

We are enjoying the time we get to spend with my parents playing Tennis and basketball and of course putting puzzles together and playing "Clue"

Us + outside + without coats + the end of DECEMBER = HAPPY!

Here is something that every mom loves to see... She really is Daddy's little girl.

Love it!

I love dressing her up for church.

I kept asking Alma if I am going overboard with dressing her up... it is just way too fun!! She has more clothes than I do. Have to get good use of them all before she is too big for em!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Catching those little moments on camera...


This was taken on the way to church the day we blessed Kaitlyn. I think her "Brain Squeezer" was just a little too big. It was so funny to go over to the car seat and see her just patiently sitting there like this:

Today she fell asleep in my arms and she loves to suck on her hands... she fell asleep while suckin' on her finger. It was a lot funnier in person. She was really pulling her lip down, she slept like this for about 10 mins. I just had to take a picture of it:

I feel like she is already growing so fast. Her cheeks are getting chunkier and she is starting to feel bigger already!

This is her "Baby's first Christmas" outfit! I loved it!

There is nothing like having a baby girl and getting to dress her up. This is her ready for church last Sunday:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2 1/2 WEEKS!

We Blessed Kaitlyn Diane Bates in Wells, NV last Sunday and here is a picture of her all dressed up in the dress that Alma's mom made for her. She looked so amazing! I still can't get over how beautiful this dress is! We made it to Texas and we are enjoying the humid warm weather. At least I am. It is nice to not have to bundle up Kaitlyn everywhere we go. She is doing great. She hardly ever cries. When she needs something she grunts. It is the cutest thing. She sleeps great. I wouldn't mind if it was a little better but I really can't complain. I get up in the night with her and when I look at her it all becomes worth it. She is so amazing and we love her more than anything! Here are some picture updates.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

KaItlYn DiAnE bAtEs Is HeRe!!!

Kaitlyn is here!! We went in for an induction on Wed. Morning at 7am and she was born at 8:08pm. It was a little rough but we are so glad to have her here!!! Alma was seriously the best coach in the world! Without him I could not have done it!

Here she is sticking out her tongue.

She has her eyes open and alert all the time! Love it!

Nap time!

First bath!

Minutes after she was born~

All ready to be induced! at the start of the day~