Monday, August 30, 2010

Miss K...

Disclaimer: Her hair is out of control in nearly all of these pictures. I promise I usually do it and she normally doesn't look so homely!

(On her 1st birthday...over a month ago. Wow.)

Well, Miss K has been up to quite a lot. She is such a big girl!!! She now scales all three flights of stairs in our house in about 38 seconds flat. And just a few days ago, she learned how to go down them on her own, too. She also knows how to get up and down from the couch, the chair, Logan's name it.

She isn't quite ready to walk yet, but she is getting pretty good at the standing thing which tells me that walking isn't too far behind. Here's a video of her doing just that....however, I had to put the camera out of sight/reach and didn't realize you couldn't see her head. But whatever. You get the idea. (I would say "I'll try and get a better video and post it later," but we both know I won't actually do it, so I won't make any empty promises here.)

And as I mentioned before, she is pretty much weaned. I totally feel a sense of freedom. Both times that I have weaned my children, I have expected to be a little sad. However, that's not the case. I'm glad I've done it until they are just about 1, but the honest truth is that I find it suffocating to nurse and have a baby literally attached to me several times a day.

Even though she is on the bouncy seal thing at the playground in this picture, she LOVES the slide. She would climb the stairs and go down the little slide all on her own all day if she could. K also has a total of 6 teeth...two on the bottom and 4 on the top. At her last appointment, she weighed in at a petite 18 1/2 pounds which is like the 30th percentile.

K is still napping twice a day (most of the time), which is great. And though she wakes up once or twice at night still, it usually only lasts about 5 minutes and she puts herself back to sleep.

Her favorite food is cantaloupe, but she also goes crazy for Vanilla Oreos, most pastas, and root beer. And she prefers a bottle full of water when she goes down for a nap over anything else. She also has two super-soft blankies that she likes to snuggle when she sleeps. Though she doesn't need them, per say, I think she prefers to have them close.

We sure love our little princess!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ugh. I Know...

I don't blog anymore. I'm too tired. But I do have to say this:

If I don't get out of Provo like NOW, I'm going to slit my wrists.

Just sayin'.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh Man, Oh Man, Oh Man...

I hate getting my hopes up.

But just this once, EVERYTHING seems to be falling into place.

The stars are aligning.

The timing seems perfect. Especially now when timing seems to be everything.

And I don't want to give away too much info because I honestly feel like that jinxes us.

But, for now, let's just say that someone found a something in Somewhere, Washington and had an interview. And though the something isn't like a Microsoft something, it certainly would be, well, for lack of a better word, PERFECT right now.

I feel like packing more boxes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Potentially Too Much Info...

...but I had to write it somewhere.

And Facebook didn't seem like the appropriate venue.

Turns out it's "World Breastfeeding Week" this week (August 1st-7th).

Apparently I didn't get the memo.

It's "Weening Week" here at the Steele's.

I forgot how painful it can be.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Snapshot...

I love this time of year combined with the gardening talents and generosity of our ward members. You see, many of the older people in our ward are active gardeners and have a plethora of seasonal produce. And they bring it to church and leave it up for grabs. Today, I made off with a zucchini and a nice yellow summer squash and three cucumbers. The zucchini and squash are in the oven becoming ratatouille right now. The cucumbers will go nicely in salad with our salmon tonight.

But the picture? That is Logan and Zac picking fresh, sun-ripened apricots right off of the tree. An older gentleman in our ward has this giant tree in his yard that is producing more than he can handle and said, "feel free to stop by and pick as many as you want!" so we did!

Not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet so if you have any suggestions...