Saturday, June 12, 2010


Howdy friends and family!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start of summer! Where does time go? Every time I contemplate that age old question it helps me to re-commit to cherishing every single day and all of the beauty and joy that life has to offer, especially when it is coupled with God, family, friends, and freedom!

I've been excited to email out an update on Bryton because she is growing up so quickly! Colter and I just can't get enough of her and we feel so very blessed. She is now 7 months old and has been healthy and strong all the while, and progressing well in her baby stages. She is determined in every curious little venture of hers, and has been crawling for about a month now (well, what is and has developed into a real crawl from a slither, and is more developed going backwards), and she loves to try and stand on her own. If you give her any help at all, she'll pop right up and start stamping her feet because she's so excited and she'll also take a few little steps on her own if you hold her hands. She is very social almost to the point that she has sensitive feelings about it it seems :) At 8 weeks old, Colter blessed her in church and it was a beautiful and unique baby blessing. The first thing that came out of his mouth, unbeknownst to what he thought he was going to say, was that she's been blessed with a strong personality :) We think, hope, and pray that means she will be a strong influence for good in her life :) Since about that age of 8-10 weeks, she's been so expressive in loud gasps, and big eyes, and so often a big smile. And now over about the last 6 weeks, she's developed a very loud baby talking voice too. She has a good disposition (as long as she's not hungry) and is patient with Colter and I as we learn together how to be parents and as I work from home with her by my side as my "personal secretary." She is in the 10th percentile for weight and 90th for height, her eyes are sky blue, and she's still bald but with a little blond/auburn hair. She got both her bottom front teeth at 4 to 4.5 months! And though it may not look like it, she loves to eat (man, all this is starting to sound like I'm describing Colt and I... the "loves to eat" part :). And, most people still say when they see her, that she is a "little Kelsee". I agree and that is fun, but I often see Colter in her too which I adore. We've taken her on several road trips, horserides, and fourwheeler rides of course, all of which she seemed to enjoy. She loves animals too and will stretch as far as she can to pet any horse, dog, or other. She is daddy's little girl, and my little buddy.