Monday, March 21, 2011

Our trip home from West Virginia

Last week, Kezzie got to see her Daddy perform for the first time in Hico, West Virginia.  On our way home, we took some shots at the look out point on Afton Mountain.  

 Kezzie always knows how to have a good time!

A little photo shoot in Grandma Liz's dresses . . . or "The Elf Princess"

Before Kezzie was born, my mom had given me some of my Dad's mom's baby dresses.  They are beautiful and really neat, but what do you do with antique dresses? . . . I thought about somehow framing them and putting them on the wall, which I may do someday, . . . but for now, I thought it would be nice to get some pictures of Kezzie in a few of them before she gets too big (and before they fall apart!).  So, here is my attempt at it . . . I do commend professional baby photographers!  This is not easy (thus the unusual hair styles at the end of the photo shoot :).  

Eyeing her pacifier . . .

Slowly sliding down the chair . . .

 Jesse thought she looked like an elf princess from Lord of the Rings . . .

Papa's 55th Birthday

 Russell, Jesse's dad, has chosen to be called "Papa" by his grandchildren.  And for his birthday this year, he said he wanted a picture with the two grandchildren . . . 

 Kezzie seems all about her cousin, Ian.  I've never seen her try to touch another baby's head before . . . She's got some sharp nails, though, so definitely needed some supervision. :) 

Trip to see Uncle Josh and Aunt Jeanna

On March 1st, Kezzie went on her first trip to Winston-Salem to see Uncle Josh and Aunt Jeanna . . . and George and Cooper (their Golden Retrievers).
 Josh and Jeanna got Kezzie a new book.  It definitely got her attention.

Watching the news . . . all three of them.

Fun with Uncle Josh

Monday, March 14, 2011

Some of Kezzie's Favorite Things

It's been fun to begin to notice some of Kezzie's favorite things. . .

~ Looking out the window.  This might be the same for most babies, especially when it comes to looking at light.  She seems to love looking outside.
~ Everything shiny.  Last week, we were in the stainless steel section of an appliance store and Kezzie appeared a bit overwhelmed with all the shiny everywhere!  We first noticed her love of shiny silver when she started staring at and reaching for my stainless steel water bottle.
~ Kisses.  She has started "anticipating" when someone is coming in for a kiss, by opening her mouth very wide and squinting her eyes.
~ Checking out solid food.  She watches us as we eat and reaches out to grasp what she can, always with an open mouth.
~ Grabbing her feet, which she has been doing the last three weeks, and starting this last week, putting them in her mouth. . . another prize for her to suck on!  I guess baby lint between her toes won't hurt her.
~ Pounding on the computer keyboard.  While we try to limit Kezzie's "screen time" sometimes it is convenient to hold her on one's lap while sitting at the computer to get something done.  I don't know if she likes this because of the clicking sound it makes or because she sees us do it.  Last week it appeared that she was starting to realize some cause and effect between pounding on the keyboard and causing something to happen/appear on the screen, as she pounded and then immediately looked up at the screen.
~ Hanging out with her Mimi and Papa . . . photos to come soon.