20.2.09

6 Months and No Sign of Slowing Down

How is it possible that this little person is 6mths old today??? I honestly can't say that I know where the time went- I know for a fact that I was in a fog for at least the first 2mths of Kalea's life, so six months really only seems like four!
Kalea really is quite the rascal. She is fearless like her Dad-which scares me, and she is pretty demanding sometimes- I guess that would be from me :S That's a hard one to admit! LOL She is finally rolling from her back to her tummy, but nobody knows if she'll ever roll from tummy to back- which is fine because she's starting to "army crawl" backwards- pretty funny- and last night she learned how to scoot across the floor using bum and legs- it was a VERY slow scoot, trust me! I can't believe how LOUD Kalea can be. For one little person, she sure likes to make sure she's seen and HEARD. She's a great sleeper and is discovering the joy of just being in her crib. Sometimes we'll go check on her and she's literally just lying in her bed staring at the ceiling or, her new discovery, the crib bars. I am really nervous for the day that she realizes she can use those to pull herself up. Kalea is soooooooo strong! She has the strength of ten thousand men in her and sometimes she really throws her weight around. She recently discovered Mommy's hair, glasses and ears and she pulls waaaaaaaaay harder than should be possible. It's also ridiculous how hard it is to pry her chubby little fingers off of anything they're grasping! But it's a fun game for K and for me! She looooooooooves to jump these days. When I pick her up and try to sit her in my lap, she grabs my hands and pulls herself up into ready position. Then her little legs just start going- it's hilarious. She has a musical mat for under her Jolly Jumper and she can't get enough of all the fun noises she can make just by jumping on it- the rest of us suffer through it :P Kalea is definitely enjoying her baby mush and loves to make a mess with it. It's very rare for her to not be wearing her lunch and dinner by the end of the day. It's fun though, and I honestly don't care about the mess, it's fun to see her get so excited. We also made a new discovery at dinner last night. While sitting in her Bumbo enjoying(?) her wax beans(ew) the phone rang, so Steve grabbed the cordless and I'm sure if Kalea had been anywhere near the edge of the table, she would've sent herself right off. She can push on the table with her heels and move her bumbo, but last night, when she saw the lights on the phone she got so excited that she literally looked like she was riding a mechanical bull! I'm not joking. It was probably the funniest thing we've seen her do yet- we'll definitely post a video. She never ceases to amaze us that's for sure! We are sooooo happy to have this little bundle of energy in our lives, and are sooooooo excited to keep discovering the world with her. There is nothing better than being her parents.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy HALF Birthday Beautiful Kalea!
(And hurrah on surviving the 1st half year, Allison & Steve!)

Jordan & Breanne Heavenor said...

Its crazy how fast time flys when your waching your kids grow hey!? Shes such a cutie! Where did you get the music mat that goes under the jolly jumper?! That sounds like lots of fun!

Tiffany Johnson said...

So fun! I'm so glad to hear everything is going so well. They are the best, aren't they?? Just wait till she's old enough to embarrass the CRAP out of you in public! :-) Can't wait to hear the stories about that someday! :-) Love ya!

Scott and Tara said...

On Allison she is getting so big!! Happy 6 months Kalea! By the way i heard that name for the 2nd time today (first being from you)... it was on Entertainment tonight...they had a clip from that toddlers and tiaras show on TLC and one of those little girls was named Kalea and i thought of you!