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brian and kivrin sharing the red spoon

Kivrin is passing her red spoon back and forth with our friend Brian — this is the closest we have come to “sharing” anything yet.

wrestling her baby doll

After Dan was worried that Kivrin was learning to be “too tough” we started trying to spend some time each day playing with her baby doll to practice nurturing skills. Now she crawls over to the baby doll and picks her up. After that, she mostly flings it around, sort of hugs it, and sets it in the chair. I think that the WWE smackdown move with the headbutting is actually her attempted to snuggle the doll, but I can’t be sure.

Kivrin doesn’t always sing this happily when she eats dinner, but she really likes peas.
June 2, 2009


 Kivrin splashing, trying the cat door, making apple chunks, getting mommy and giggling. Late May and early June 2009, 9 months old.


Kivrin cracks me up. She cracks herself up too. This may be her most hilarity-filled two and a half minutes to date. May 30, 2009


Banging on a canister with her toys, Kivrin is a percussionist at heart. May 31, 2009

For my birthday, Leigh Anne emailed me a super cute photo of three year old Colin holding a birthday greeting for me. I wanted to do something similar for her birthday, but it turns out that 9 month old babies do not pose for the camera, especially holding an interesting sheet of paper. Here were the best of about 15 attempts to wish Aunt Leigh Anne a happy 29th birthday today!

aunt leighane photo 1

aunt leighane photo 2

 I seem to always have the iPhone handy, even when the other camera isn’t around.

 eat and roll

One night when Kivrin was nursing, she pulled off, looked up at me, rolled off the pillow on my lap and fell asleep!

diaper change failure

This is a QuadCam photo of a diaper change gone awry.

playing in the pool

water play and splashing

Pictures of Kivrin playing in her swimming pool. 

waving at the deer

Kivrin’s hand is showing here because she is waving at the deer at the zoo.


sitting in the corner

coming to get me

 After some rearranging in the living room to improve the baby proofing by the front door (yes, I finally put the mail basket out of Kivrin’s reach) Kivrin was enjoying some sunshine and looking outside through the storm door. She also started pointing at things this week. We can’t always tell what she is pointing at, or why, but often she follows up the point with a little wave , as if she were saying “Oh look, there you are. Hi!”

We finally got our new White Rabbits CD today, and I made Kivrin a little baby fan t-shirt to celebrate! Of course, Aunt Leigh Anne is also a huge fan and she just spotted herself in a Sunday concert photo on the White Rabbits website here.

white rabbits tshirt

rock n roll rebel hair

white rabbits fan

white rabbits shirt

rice is great

Kivrin’s still a great eater, she loves everything we give her. She eats such a huge variety of foods, and we offer her several foods at each meal.

For example, today Kivrin ate:


Breakfast: Oatmeal, pureed pears and blueberries, cereal O’s, cup of water

4 oz bottle of breastmilk

Lunch: Pureed sweet potatoes, diced cooked carrots and broccoli, rice puffs, cup of water

Nursing at the zoo

Snack: cereal O’s and diced kiwi


Dinner: frozen peas, egg yolk/yogurt/pasta mixture, rice, diced pineapple, cereal O’s, cup of water


With all of this food, Kivrin has plenty of energy to play with her toys and plenty of messy diapers for us to change! 

too many toys

Kivrin is finally old enough to be comfortable in the EllaRoo mei tai carrier in the front. We have added a little walk around the block to Kivrin’s bedtime routine to help settle her down and help her relax before teeth brushing, stories and (nursing to) sleep!

mai tai ellaroo

mei tai ellaroo

A verbal snapshot of Kivrin’s life

  • Kivrin can count to ten! And she does. Frequently! 11 years ago
  • Later, no thank you, now, one more time, almost done, excuse me, please. All powerful words from the mouth of a toddler... 11 years ago
  • Kivrin is two years old today! Happy Birthday baby girl, we are so impressed and amazed by the person you are growing up to be! 11 years ago
  • Toddler logic: Blowing on the outside air on a sweltering day will cool it off enough that mommy will agree it's not too hot for a walk. 11 years ago
  • Toddler logic: Kivrin skinned her knee, therefore her baby doll needs a bandaid. 11 years ago
  • Kivrin switched from the terse "hi" on her play phone to a more elaborate "ay-yo" hello style greeting. Verbal skills increasing daily!!! 12 years ago
  • This morning Kivrin choked on a cracker and made a mess of her shirt/carseat on the way to school. She named the incident her "big cough." 12 years ago

RSS See Colin Grow

  • October 2, 2010 - Apple Holler with the Reas! February 20, 2011
    Colin started his Apple Holler adventure with a donut the size of his head! Brendan, Katie and Colin in the corn husk mazeColin and Mama in the apple orchardBrendan and Colin, buddies since they were born! Who doesn't love bowling with pumpkins?!?

RSS Kate & Family

  • March 14, 2009--St. Pat's Parade
    One Saturday while I was working, Aaron took the girls downtown to see the St. Patrick's Day Parade. They both seemed to enjoy it and have been playing with the beaded necklaces they received ever since. Addison loves looking at all the balloons!

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