10 months

this past Saturday, Kylene hit her 10 mth mark. i was telling my Mom this morning that i can't quite put into words how FAST the time has BLOWN by. i'm stunned that we're into the fall season already. can winter, spring, and summer already be gone? this time last year we were getting ready and gearing up for our second baby and what a lovely wonderful lady she is. i am so enjoying having two children and have found the transition from one to two easier than i did from 0 to 1.
Kylene's favorite food is hands down, without a doubt, cheese. she pretty much eats any kind but mostly has sharp cheddar as that is what we have at home most often. she kicks her legs and grunts when she sees the cheese come out of the fridge. she is not a bread person. she'll eat pancakes and waffles, but that's about where it ends. she doesn't get that from me, that's for sure. she prefers a sippy cup now and only nurses in the morning and at night. what a big girl. :)
I can get Kylene to lay still long enough to change her diaper if i sing "Popcorn Popping". as soon as i start, she does the "popping" action with her hands. it melts me every time.
Kylene has started balancing standing up without holding onto to anything and can hold that position for quite a long time in the baby world: 10-15 seconds. :) she took her first step from Byron to me on Saturday and clapped for herself when she plopped down. :)
Kylene has become a climber! I find her on Connor's bed, the coffee table and the umbrella stroller. last night, she has just about made it into a box in her closet. i have a feeling she's going to be a girl who's not going to be left behind. i remember another little girl who loved to wear frilly dresses and her jelly sandals with a slight heel out to play but who's mother wouldn't let her because she got grass stains and tore a whole through her dress while playing outside and riding her Big Bird bigwheel. i have a feeling this might become a case of like mother, like daughter. i better find out how to get grass stains out of delicate clothing from my Mom!

those eyes! they get us every time.
Kylene has recently discovered the joy of books and loves being read to. She especially likes touch and feel books.
Kylene has started to dance and feels the "groove and rhythm in just about any tune or song she hears.
Connor and Kylene interact so well together and it's clear that they really enjoy each other. of course, there's crying and the occasional "bonk" on the head, but overall it's really wonderful.
love you Kylenie Beanie!


Mark and Jill Smallwood said...

love it!

Dad said...

She is adornable! What a sweeet little girl and she is all grown up! She hasthe most beautiful eyes. A lot like a little girl I knew and loved to death. Enjoy them all you can.


Geoff and Janene said...

All I can say is she is so precious! What a joy!

Ash & Jon said...

She is just about the most darling thing I've ever seen!

Mom said...

What a wonderful update on Kylene. Those photos show what a beauty she is. She gets that from her mother!

Tiff said...

I love this post! She's such a beautiful little girl.

Tiff said...

I love these pictures. What kind of camera do you have?