Sunday, December 18, 2011

Early Christmas in Iowa

Instead of packing our gifts to Utah and then hauling them back to Iowa we decided to have our own early Christmas before we headed out. So Saturday was Christmas morning at the Bahr home. We all got some pretty great presents, some fun surprises, and of course in true baby fashion- Kate's favorite part was trying to eat the wrapping and ribbons (see above)! We had a very sweet morning. We are so grateful for our dear Kate. We have sure been blessed this year!

We are off to Utah tomorrow...Yipee! Let's enjoy this week before the big day. Yummy Christmas treats, family, friends, and good times here we come :)

Merry Christmas! Here's to enjoying the season!

The night before "Christmas"
Our tree complete with presents underneath

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lucky 7

Yesterday was Kate's 7 month birthday! This little gal keeps getting bigger and bigger! Kate is such a happy girl and is developing more every day. We have so much fun together.

Kate has definitely mastered sitting up but isn't ready for crawling. She is loving Christmas...the music, the lights, and especially the Christmas tree because she loves pulling on the ornaments and grabbing the presents with bows and gnawing on the boxes. Christmas time is so much more fun with Kate around!

Happy 7 month birthday baby Kate! Can't wait to open presents!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

This past week we got a tiny taste of how cold Iowa can be...we were out on Friday night and seriously I thought my nose might fall off. The wind chill and humidity make a huge difference. We definitely have to bundle up when we go out (See Kate above)!

The countdown for our Utah departure is well on its way...we're down to 7 days! Christmas will be here before we know it. We are enjoying the lights, the music, the movies, the food, and the good times! Hope you are too!

Monday, December 5, 2011

'Tis the Season

Oh how I love the Christmas Season! I love everything about it! This weekend we made some real progress on our Christmas To Do list! I can't believe it is already the fifth of December...oh my...we still have so much fun to do. Fortunately, our tree is trimmed, the village is set up, and I only have one more present I need to purchase. 

We had the best weekend! Saturday was especially fun beginning with going out to breakfast, Christmas shopping at the mall (Kate met Santa), and then Tim and I went on a date to the College of Medicine Ice Skating and Broom Ball activity.

 It really is the most wonderful time of the year!!
Annual Bahr Family Christmas Shopping Excursion

Tim was the city planner this year for our village 

I especially love hanging each of our special ornaments

Thursday, December 1, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! After finding out Tim got a whole week off we knew we just had to go home to Utah! Tim said he knew that we would go home for Thanksgiving but I on the other hand did not since we would be going for Christmas. Kate and I left a week early to have some extra time and then Tim joined us after he finished up his classes. It was a great trip full of family, fun, and great food. My favorite activities included, but are not limited to:

1. Just being home and spending time with our families
2. Kate mastering how to sit up by herself!
3. Baking day with my Mom the day before Thanksgiving.
    We made 7 different kinds of pie this year!
4. Meeting the new babies: cousin Ellie, Austin, and James
    (Tim's sister had a girl and two of my dearest friends had boys all at the end of October)
5. Shopping and running errands with my Mom
6. Playing games like Uno and CandyLand with my nieces and nephews
7. Seeing Kate with her grandparents and cousins
9. Going to eat at Cafe Rio, La Puente, and In-n-Out
9. Looking out my parents front windows at Mt. Olympus...I miss the beautiful mountains
10. Checking out the new Natural History Museum in Salt Lake

I hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving too! Let the holiday season begin!!

I took a lot of just a few highlights...
First flight...Kate did awesome!
Sleeping on the flight from Chicago to SLC. We were lucky to have an empty seat next to me.
Celebrating Kate's 6 month birthday...notice the candle is only half a one :)
Meeting Baby James
Playing games on Thanksgiving 
Enjoying the Museum
Look at me...I can sit up all by myself!

Friday, November 11, 2011

1/2 a Year

Tomorrow is Kate's 6 month birthday! I can't believe she's half a year old. My-o-my does time fly! At her 6 month appt. Kate weighed in at 14 lbs 9.5 oz and 24 inches (that's 2 feet)! She is starting to sit up,  enjoys rice cereal and squash, and has a lot of fun screeching and squawking.

We are going to celebrate this big birthday high in the sky... Kate and I are flying home to Utah  a bit early to spend some extra time with family before Thanksgiving! Tim will be coming out too but has to stay and finish his classes next week. I'm a little nervous about doing this first airplane ride alone but know it will turn out well. I am so thankful that we can come home this Thanksgiving and be with our families and am so thankful for airplanes that make it possible!

Look can see her teeth
Sitting up...well hunching over anyway...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's Autumn Time...Well...Not for much longer...

We really enjoyed Iowa's long Fall. The colors were amazing and the temperatures were almost perfect. It's now time to say good-bye to Fall... cause it is supposed to snow tomorrow. I'm not so sure I'm ready for that...

Thought you'd like to see some pics we took while raking up the leaves!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big Girl Kate

Today was a very big day...Kate had rice cereal for the first time!! And she did awesome! She totally opened her mouth for the spoon and seemed to like it. It's hard to believe she's old enough and will be eating veggies next week. Time really does fly!
Getting ready

I just had to include this one too...I got a slightly better picture of Kate's two little teeth when I was brushing this morning! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from our Little Lady (Bug)

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween! We had fun getting in the Halloween spirit beginning with our ward party on Saturday where Kate experienced her first Trunk or Treat...well it was more just visiting each car and letting Dad snag a few candies. Then tonight after our first and only 4 trick-o-treaters came we headed over to some friends for a yummy Halloween dinner.

Kate was the cutest lady bug while Tim was the Orkin man plotting her destruction while I sought to save her as a bug catcher. It was fun dressing up Kate and seeing her smile as I sang "I'm a mean old witch with a hat and I drive on my broom with my cat..." to her all day :) Do you remember that song?! It's a good one. Oh and Tim's sister had her baby today...we can't wait to meet baby Ellie when we come out for Thanksgiving.

Oh and here are two other pics from earlier last week...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Grandma B's Visit

We have been so lucky to have so many visitors this October! Tim's mom, Kim, came this past weekend for a visit. We had so much fun shopping, going to check out the Children's Museum in Coralville, visiting a pumpkin patch, and showing her around Iowa City. Thanks Kim for all the fun!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Can You See It?

 So it's not so easy trying to take a picture of Kate's little tooth...but you can kind of see it...we'll keep trying for a better one :) The other front bottom tooth is about to pop up too. Man oh man, she's growing up!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nauvoo With the Tarullo's

When we decided to move to Denver I was grateful that my second cousin Dave and his wife Cara lived in Aurora. Growing up Dave and his family lived in Colorado and he was just enough older than me that when his family came to visit I was too busy playing with his little sisters to get to know him. So although we didn't know each other very well were excited to already have some friends. After two years of living in Aurora together we became good friends.

Both Tim and Dave finished school in Aurora in May and be all headed east to find our new homes in the midwest. Dave and Cara moved to Kansas City, MO for his ER Residency while we headed to Iowa. Before leaving Colorado we talked about meeting up in Nauvoo...and this past weekend we did it! We enjoyed catching up on each others lives, seeing the sites of Nauvoo and watching each others child(ren) so we could each go to the temple. It was a great weekend! Thanks Cara and Dave!

Our little cabin we stayed in at Camp Nauvoo
While Tim's grandparents served a mission in Nauvoo, his grandpa worked at the Brick Yard
On the way home we had to stop to feed Kate and I thought we better snap a pic...good ol' Iowa corn