Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Daddy can I have a Pony?"

I bought this Pony for Kaitlyn when she was about 5 months old. I had no idea how much she would love it. She carries it everywhere she goes and I personally think it is adorable (watching her carry it around everywhere) So I guess she can never say we never bought her a pony... we have this picture to prove it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday, we decided to take a Sunday walk in our New Complex
It was such a beautiful night, Kaitlyn loves to be outside!

Here is Kaitlyn Chewing on a stick

Our Apartment Quad. SO BEAUTIFUL!

The Playground just outside our Apartment Door!

Our Apartment is the one on the far right... 3rd floor. Lots of privacy with all the trees!

Kaitlyn playing in the grass

Bates Family!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Moved again... Wait?! What?!

Well, we did it again. We moved.
Only living in Orem for 1 month and 2 weeks.

Long story short, I have been thinking a lot about how I wanted to move to Provo for a couple reasons:

  1. I wanted to be able to have the car more often while Alma was at work. Trying to take him from Orem to Provo and then back to go get him is almost 2 hours of driving... you wouldn't think so, but with the traffic it is 20-25 mins each way. and that is 4Xs each day. That is a lot of driving!! Not worth it with a baby~
  2. We wanted to be closer to the mountains, Not the freeway
  3. We wanted a place to live where we could go outside with Kaitlyn that had a lot of Grass and Play Areas (not have to worry about streets and the freeway)
  4. We wanted to save money on rent
  5. We wanted to experience BYU, by living in Provo, not UVU by living in Orem. Alma said sometimes he felt like he went to UVU bc we were always getting flyers and invited to their activities (which was really nice of them!)
So Finally one day, last week on Saturday Afternoon, after much discussing, we decided to just Post our Apartment on Craigslist, Just to see if anyone wanted it.

That night a girl called. Her and her friend came the next day, Sunday, to look at it, and told us that they wanted it!!

*their names were Katelyn and Jessica

We hurried and got the last apartment at Wymount and started to pack
So in less than one week we decided to move, sold our contract, packed, got a Uhaul, moved, and unpacked again.
(we were on the 3rd Floor and we moved to the 3rd Floor! NO FUN!)
Thank you to all who helped:

Jessicas Mom and Dad: for helping me and giving me much needed advice!
Kacey who watched Kaitlyn, Pat who let us borrow his truck, Jared Jeremy Jamie Lindsay Tim John Daniel for moving!
We could not have done it with out your help!!!

Lots of work but it was totally worth it!

It is so peaceful here and we are super excited!

Don't get me wrong, Wymount (our new apartment) is a lot less space than our old apartment in Orem, but it doesn't even really feel like it bc it has great storage and cubboards and a huge Pantry! and we are enjoying all the perks of living in the On-campus married housing at BYU!

Here are some pics comparing our last place to the new one:

View from our Bedroom window in Orem

View from our Bedroom Window in Provo
(we have a great View of the Y on the mount)

This is the View out the Front Window in Orem

View from the Porch in Orem~
Good view of the Freeway!

View of our front Window in Provo

View from our porch!
There is a playground at tons of Grass just below us!

I will post more pictures of our place soon!
Thanks again for all who helped!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Video of Kaitlyn walking!

Well, our sweet little girl is growing up so fast and in a way, WE ARE LOVING IT! We are treasuring each day but it sure is fun to watch her grow!
We took this video of her walking awhile ago so she is a lot better now, she is just getting all over the place!
(sorry I couldn't rotate videos on my computer. If you know how let me know)
We are so proud of all of the accomplishments that Kaitlyn has made. She is so strong and has been blessed with a great little body.
I wanted to write some of her accomplishments and when she did them:
(more for my records)
Rolled from Back to Tummy:
3 months and 4 days
Sit up all by herself:
5 months and 2 days
Cruise/walk along the fruniture:
Few days before 7 Months
7 months and 8 days
Clapped... which she does a lot:
7 1/2 months
Stood by herself:
7 1/2 months
Took a couple steps:
8 1/2 months
Right at 9 months!
Mom and Kate
(I love her face here)
One of Almas Best friends, Eric from College got married last weekend. We are so excited for him and his new bride! It was a beautiful day and they make such a great couple! We are so happy for them and wish them the best!

While at the reception, Kaitlyn had a blast... she loves dancing with the College boys, they were so cute with her trying to get her moving and grrrroooving!

Here she is getting into it at the Wedding~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Trip to Wells and Starting school~

Alma Started School Yesterday at BYU! So far he said it has been going well, he did find out today that he is one of the very few who did not do thier undergrad at BYU~ Good for him for getting in! They say it is really tough! Whenever anyone finds out that he is in the Masters Program there for Accounting at BYU they mention how hard it is! We are so Proud of him and know that he is going to Be AWESOME!
Here he is for his 1st day of school!
Go Cougars!

Random Picture of Kaitlyn!

We have been taking a lot of videos of Kaitlyn and she has been so much fun! She loves Cups, I know, I know, 2 videos of her playing with cups is probably a little much, but it just shows how entertaining they can be.

Since we had the month of August off we decided to go to Wells, and visit Almas family. We got to see a lot of family and it was tons of fun! We played games, laughed a lot, ate yummy bread and taco salad, and played baseball! I wish we got more pictures of the trip but we were having too much fun to pull out the camera!

While in Wells, Grandpa Bates was so much fun with Kaitlyn. I love that she could take his teasing! He squirted her with the hose and got her wet and then made a little puddle for her to play in. In this video, he was flicking the water on her face and she was giggling up a storm!

Although, Dad tried to do it, and she didn't think it was quite so funny. I guess she likes to be teased by Grandpa.

While at Grandma and Gradpa Bates' we were feeding Kaitlyn Carrots and right as I went to put it in her mouth, She Sneezed! which caused all the carrots to go everywhere, EVEN ON ME! We just had to take a picture!