Saturday, October 31, 2009

YAY for Halloween!

It's just cruel that we are given an opportunity to dress our kids up any way we want and they can't say anything about it...of course until they reach a certain age. I hope everyone found cute costumes that their kids won't be upset about in the years to come when they see what you dressed them up as...and that includes Berkley. I think being a ladybug was extremely adorable, but we will see what she thinks when she gets older. She was in her costume for quite a while and did wonderful in it. We took her to see our neighbors and let her rome around in the grass like a real ladybug. Then we went up to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a photoshoot. She spent a good chunk of it being her serious self, but we got some good ones of her smiling. After we came home we went to our other neighbor's house to say hi and she gave Berkley a pumkin cookie, which she destroyed before we got home. No more trick or treating for her this year. Next year we will probably go to a few more houses, but as for this year her bed time was before everyone was out trick or treating. Actually the doorbell rang twice while I was trying to put her to bed.
(OH! And her second tooth showed up today! Right next to the other one!)

Our flying ladybug

Trying to get up her tree

Enjoying a pumpkin and some sawdust

The Family

Monday, October 19, 2009


Berkley is 9 months old today! She is just growing so stinking fast! Here are some fun facts about the 9 month old Berkley McKay:

* she is now wearing 12 month clothes
* she has finally started crawling on her hands and knees (she seems to prefer the army crawl, but is slowly abandoning that)
* she is climbing up everything she can
*she is walking along all the couches
* she LOVES laughing and being tickled
* she eats anything that is put in front of her
* her favorite toys are electronics
* she likes to share her things with you
* she has moved from 2-3 naps to 1-2 naps each day
* she likes to make lots of noise, especially when she isn't getting what she wants
*she is feeding herself (with her fingers)
*she likes to go to the grocery store or any other public place and just stare at all the people
* her #1 favorite thing to do is go outside
* along with the last one, she LOVES her walks
* she lights up whenever Matt or I come home from being gone all day
* she has a tooth!
* and did I mention she LOVES electronics?

Here are a couple pics from today (check out her tooth!)

Here are some pictures from the last week or so.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This week Berkley cut her first tooth! Wasn't so much fun the 2 days before it came, (it didn't feel very good coming out, poor thing) but once it was here we cheered! She is constantly feeling it with her tongue and putting her hands in her mouth to feel it. We even brushed it, and she seemed to like that. She smiled the whole time. (when I get a picture of the tooth I will post it)

She also climbed her first flight of stairs this week! She is growing up so fast! In the last few weeks she just seems to be progressing at an incredible rate. Everyday she does something new, and it usually involves her getting to a place that she hasn't before, and me trying to figure out how to somehow baby proof that part of the house. She also now knows that we are able to ban her to the living room, because we have a gate that blocks her from the rest of the house. When she is bored with the living room she crawls to the gate, stands up, and screams till she gets what she wants. Not a sad scream, but a "give me what I want" scream. It's kind of funny now....but when does it become not so funny?

But we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful daughter. She is so easy to be around and to please. She likes to play the "I'm going to get you!" game, and that is pretty hilarious. We just love her guts and can't believe she will be 9 months in a week!