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Daddy daughter dates

by on Mar.12, 2014, under Catherine, Damon, Elizabeth

I took my girls on some daddy daughter dates this weekend. Elizabeth went rock climbing and Catherine went to Main Event. 20140312-220539 20140312-220528 20140312-220514 20140312-220458

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Catherine is 10 months old!

by on Sep.11, 2009, under Catherine

Catherine hit the 10 month mark today.  She’s not walking yet like we had predicted, but has finally cut her top two teeth and is showing interest in walking.  She’s walking while holding onto objects or holding someone’s hand.  She just went up to Michigan with us and did pretty well on the drive.  We didn’t have a crib for her in the hotel on the way down so she was difficult at night, but otherwise did pretty good on the trip.

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Catherine has teeth!

by on Aug.28, 2009, under Catherine

After many months of drooling Catherine finally has teeth!  She cut one of her top teeth today.  It’s unusual for the top teeth to be the first, but all kids develop differently.  Her second tooth, also on the top, is threatening to break through any day now as well.

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Catherine’s 9 month checkup

by on Aug.11, 2009, under Catherine

Catherine had her 9 month checkup today. She weighed in at 18 lbs, 10 ounces. She’s also 28 1/2 inches long. No shots needed this time. She is in the 80th percentile for height and 50th percentile in weight. We think we are seeing a couple of top teeth buds too. Dr. Beamer said she didn’t think they would pop this week but they should be soon.

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Catherine’s 6 month checkup

by on May.12, 2009, under Catherine

As we hoped Catherine is a very healthy young girl.  She weighs 15 lbs, 11 oz and the doctor expected she would be at 19 lbs by her 9 month visit.  She’s also 26 inches long, which is the size to move to a larger car seat, which we did after returning from Italy.  She’s in the 75th percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight so she’s at a good weight and is a very tall/long baby.  She gets to start eating baby food in addition to formula now too.  We already had her on the rice cereal and now we get to supplement her with vegetables  and fruit.  She got a couple of shots today and hardly cried at all.  She did kick the nurse though afterwards.

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Happy 6 month birthday Catherine!

by on May.11, 2009, under Catherine

Catherine is 6 months old today. She’ll have her 6 month dr’s checkup tomorrow. She’s also old enough to start on solid foods now. Tonight she ate her first bowl of rice cereal as well as a bottle.

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Catherine is sitting up

by on Apr.29, 2009, under Catherine

Catherine is sitting up on her own tonight.


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Catherine’s sick

by on Apr.17, 2009, under Catherine

Catherine has been a bit fussy the past few days so Evie took her to the doctor’s yesterday.  She’s got a double ear infection so the doctor put her on anti-biotics, which she is refusing to take.  We did find out her weight though, she’s 15 lbs 2 oz.  We’re hoping the ear infection doesn’t bother her on the trip or prevent her or us from sleeping well while we are there.

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Elizabeth returns, Easter, family

by on Apr.14, 2009, under Catherine, Evie

Last Thursday Elizabeth returned home from Michigan and brought some relatives with her.  Evie’s mom, stepdad and aunt all came back with her to celebrate Easter with us and to witness and participate in Catherine’s dedication ceremony that we had planned for Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday we had two things happening at church.  Elizabeth was part of a skit the children’s group put on called Fish Tales that explained the death and resurrection of Christ using song and dance.  After that, during the regular service, Catherine was dedicated, where Evie, myself, our family and the church pledged to raise her in the Christian faith.  Catherine was wearing a gown that Evie’s aunt had made and the ceremony was very beautiful.  I have pictures of it up in the gallery.

Evie’s family is leaving today and we’ll begin final preparations for our trip to Italy on Sunday.  We will get to meet my father, sister, brother and hopefully more of that side of the family for the very first time.  I’ll post pictures when we return.

Speaking of pictures, March pictures and April until yesterday’s pictures have been posted in the gallery.

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Home Again

by on Apr.03, 2009, under Catherine, Evie

Evie and Catherine came home today! Catherine gets to spend the weekend with Daddy while Mommy goes off scrapbooking. Elizabeth is still in Michigan, spending the weekend with Evie’s Dad. She’ll be spending time with various relatives until she come back home on Thursday.

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