16 months

at 16 mths this little beauty feeds herself her morning oatmeal and cereal with a spoon. she seems to be a bit of a carnivore and loves sausage, bacon, pork, chicken and steak.

Kylene has become quite a climber and can pull herself up onto most things. if she can't quite get to where she wants to go, she's discovered various things around the house she can move to get better leverage for her goal. strong and smart. :)

Kylene's hair is getting longer and needs conditioner now to works through the tangles in the back. she does not appreciate this new development. she also will not keep any sort of barrette or clip in her hair so we have wild woman hair most of the time. it seems to be a look that works for her though. :)

Kylene is starting to realize ownership and needs some coaxing sometimes to share. When she shares on her own accord, she is so proud of herself and runs to us for a hug and kiss. she continues to find Connor hilarious and even though they have their struggles from time-to-time, find the most joy in being together.

Kylene is showing more and more interest in her baby doll and babies in general and likes to give hugs to the other little babies (mostly boys) in our church. they don't seem to know what to make of it all. :)

Kylene's new favorite thing is to bring the stool in the kids' bathroom to our coffee table and sit on it to eat a snack or read a book. Byron didn't know about this new development and was frustrated one night when he kept bringing the stool back to the bathroom only to find it back in the living room again. :)

Kylene sure likes to laugh and have fun and we love her to bits and pieces.

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snuggly mornings

Connor's always so excited when Kylene gets up in the mornings and always wants her to come "snuggle" on the couch with him. Sad for him, most mornings she wants to be snuggled by mom WHILE makes gets her breakfast ready. Gets tricky. However, on this morning, Kylene happily snuggled up next to Connor and he couldn't have been more thrilled and said to me, "Mom, take a picture!"

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next, the windows

we drove out to see our house yesterday and we so excited to get to walk upstairs and check out our bedrooms, ect.
(above: Byron and Kylene standing in our garage door leading into the house)

(above: Connor standing in his bedroom)

It's been really fun to see Connor get so excited about moving into our new home. Byron brought a tape measure and Connor asked if he could measure his room. He and Byron "measured" the floor and Connor said, "Yep, i think it'll be big enough." :)

(below: our master bedroom)

our house with windows!

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we've got a roof!

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getting closer...

we drove out to Mebane to see the progress of our home...we're pretty much pumped out of our minds. :)
here's the view from our family room looking at the window,
our fireplace,

our dining area,
our kitchen,
stairs leading up,
yep, that's ours!
Connor's room will be above the garage.

when the framing's all done, we'll meet with the builder and he'll give us our closing date at that time. we've been told sometime in mid-May, so we're hoping!