Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm dressed and ready for church mom and dad, what's taking you so long to get ready?? I think I'll take a nap....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Never too early to encourage a love of horses!!

Vickie and Audra got Kaylee the same outfits but different sizes, and since I can't remember who got what size I'll thank them both!!


This picture was taken in 1900 of the Thorntons (Kate's dad's maternal side of the family)
Left to Right: Samuel Thornton (Kaylee's great-great-great Grandfather) 1814-1919
Lillie (Kaylee's great-great Aunt) 1880-?
Oliver Hayes Thornton (Kaylee's great-great Grandfather) 1876-1962
Wesley (Kaylee's great-great Uncle)1873-?
Lloyd (Kaylee's great-great Uncle) 1890-?
Elizabeth (Kaylee's great-great-great Grandmother) 1848-1917

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Kaylee started smiling last week but I could never catch it on camera! Today I put this outfit on her for the first time and she started smiling immediately! (Thanks Jennifer!!) Then she even laughed a quick little giggle! And I thought yawns and sneezes were cute! You would have thought I won the lottery! I guess she is destined to wear camo! haha

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This is when she giggled too!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Grandpa Rowe comes to visit!

My dad and Michele are here for a few days visiting us!
Sleeping in Grandpa's arms!

First trip to Outback!

Hanging out with Michele!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Candice came to visit!

Auntie Can? or Cousin Candice?...either way, she took good care of us these past few days! Candice cooked us meals, made some meals to freeze, and was great company!

Thanks Candice!! We miss you already!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A day in the life of Kaylee

Kaylee is such a good baby! And I'm not just a biased mom! This week she has slept through the night 3 times! She's starting to smile which is so fun to see! We introduced a bottle to her this week and she took it like a champ! I'm still nursing her primarily but this way John can partake in meal times too! So fun to watch them bond! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kaylee's room

Uncle Seth drew a mural on Kaylee's nursery wall this week! He and Aunt Mandy painted it to match the color scheme and it turned out super cute!! What a cool and talented Aunt and Uncle they are!

Family portraits

Aunt Mandy and Uncle Seth visited!!

This week Mandy and Seth have been here visiting! Today we went to the Raleigh Museum of Natural Science!

It was also the first day of baby-wearing! Kaylee slept the whole time and seemed to enjoy the wrap.


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!