Saturday, February 26, 2011

12 Months

Karter had her 12 month doctor appointment yesterday. Overall, it went pretty well. The doctor said she looks healthy, two more teeth are coming, which we knew. She is strong. She is impressed with how fast she walks. It is pretty hilarious.

But she also said that we need to go in for monthly weight checks since Miss K is so tiny. She weighs 15lbs, 14oz. She's itty bitty. She has gained 9lbs, 10oz since birth. The doc did say that she isn't concerned, especially since she hears how much she eats everyday, but she is going to keep an eye on it.

Before her appointment, we tried out a new-to-us sushi place. It was fantastic. Karter tried Salmon Sashimi for the first time and LOVED it. She was reaching for more. Awesome.

Here she is reaching for more sashimi.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

11 months

How did my baby get so old? She is already 11 months old.

She took her first steps on February 16.

She isn't walking all over yet but if she is motivated enough she will walk to what she wants.

I. Can't. Believe. It.

This is the picture that we put on her birthday invites. She is so hilarious with this box. This is the cat toy/dog toy box and she takes all the toys out and sits in it. Totally cracks me up, so I thought it was only fitting for her birthday card. This is what she does now...

It is already starting, she doesn't want us to kiss her anymore. Just look at that look on her face, "not in front of the dogs, dad, geesh!"

"YOU CAN'T MAKE ME! I will not do this until I am 5."

Oh, yes, she will.

It is unfortunate that the only cute picture of her was super dark. Oh well, I lightened it and it will do.

Today I made her 1st year slideshow. Tears. It seems like it was just 11 weeks ago that we brought her home. And here we are, 11 months and 5 days later.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

7 of 52

I skipped some weeks, please forgive me. I am back at it now!
Week 7 - My puppy.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I love my puppy about 10,000. I am totally and completely obsessed. It is probably actually not very healthy. Oh well. She's cute.

She loves her ball.

I love this picture. Her ears flying in the wind. Cracks me up. They also float while she is swimming. Love it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's been a month...

since I have updated. I suck.
We've been through some tough crap lately.

I lost one of my favorite people. He was there the day I was born. He taught me to ride a bike. He took me to every park in the San Mateo Area. He taught me to drive. He let me drive his beloved truck. He made beef jerkey for everyone every year but I always got extra. He had a pseudo road sign in his garage that said, "Ashley Place." He was at every one of my graduations. He traveled to my wedding. He walked me down the aisle. He was there the day that Karter was born.

He's my Papa. There will never be a day that goes by that I won't miss him, think of him, or just simply wish he was here.

This year he played Santa for a Photo Fundraiser that I did. He was amazing. He kept saying that he couldn't wait to come back next year to do it again. He was so proud when we won first place for our float. He was do proud that we raised over $100. He loved having the kids tell him what they wanted for Christmas. He loved the attention. He made the best damn Santa I had ever seen. He towered at 6'10''.

This girl was amazed at his height. She wanted her Santa Picture with him standing. So cute.

Four Generations with Santa Papa.
My Grandma is sitting next to him and my mom is holding Karter.

Papa loved Charley. He would always tell me he was going to steal her and bring her home with him.

Mostly, I am going to miss my number one fan. His kisses on the head. His giant bear hugs. He always told me, "you're the prettiest granddaughter I could ever have" or "you're beautee-ful." He believed in me no matter what. Whatever my crazy idea, he said, "what can I do to help?" It is just so sad.

And lastly, I am sad that Karter will never know him. He loved her more than I ever could have imagined. He had so many fun plans for her. He couldn't wait for her to recognize him - which she will, in pictures, but she will. He would have been the best damn Great Papa around. And Karter doesn't really have another grandpa, my dad isn't going to come to any of her birthdays and Timm's dad, well that is a whole other post. He was going to be her best grandpa.
We're going to have a Celebration of Life on May 1st. No service, he would want booze, blues, and a good time. So that's what we're doing. And on his birthday we are going to take a boat out and spread his ashes in Point Arena. He loved it there. He had so many good stories from there.