Friday, October 5, 2012

Looking back at her first steps

I'm not sure why I haven't uploaded this video 6 months ago when it was actually new and fresh, but I want to catch up on updates on the girls too and don't want to leave this one out. 
Here is miss Khloe at 10 1/2 months walking. You can tell she just learned to walk and I just love it. 


We were visiting Ryan's parents in Texas before the summer started and decided to go to SixFlags since it wasn't too hot yet and Kaylee was finally tall enough to go on quite few rides and boy did she have a good time! We'll have to go back sometime soon.

 Helping little sister walk around. Khloe was 10 months and started walking about a week before we went so Kaylee wanted to make sure she didn't fall. 

 Riding with daddy

 Cooling off. Those things are lifesavers


 Kaylee's favorite thing at the ZOO. Feeding the ponies.

 Two monkeys watching the monkey. 

 Kaylee and her best friend in Monroe, Mackenzie.

I feel bad that Khloe is not in any of these picutes. She did come with us of course, she was just in the stroller the majority of the time...sorry boo. I'll do better next time!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Easter 2012

I have some serious catching up to do. Haven't posted almost anything the whole summer and I really want to print this blog into a book one day so I have to catch up. 
Easter of 2012 was Khloe's first and we had a good time. We were living in West Monroe, Louisiana and celebrated with our neighbors. Kaylee found a best friend living just two apartments down from ours and they spend every single day together. 
We had a nice morning at Church, beautiful lunch together as a family and a fun Easter egg Hunt in the afternoon. It was a gorgeous day.

 Kaylee hunting for eggs with Mackenzie and Mikaela 

 The cutest Easter bunny

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Baby #3!!

I'm so bad at blogging lately. I'm just too busy chasing two little toddlers around and growing another little Pettersson in my belly!
I'm little over 17 weeks now and due on my actual birthday yet again! (Kaylee was due on my birthday too, which is February 20th but she came the day after) so I'm curious to see how it work out this time and if anybody will have to be sharing birthday cakes :)
We are excited and can't wait for this little one to join our family in a few months!
Baby is kicking already and I was just thinking to myself that no matter how many times you are pregnant, it never gets old and it always puts a smile on my face.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Khloe's big party

We celebrated Khloe's birthday on a Saturday with our friends and neighbors, Ryan's mom and two sisters. Our house was full and we had a great time. Khloe got spoiled with fun toys and cute outfits and we are grateful for having amazing family and friends who love our little girl so much!! And a big thanks to my friend and neighbor Malin for coming early and cleaning my kitchen so I could take a shower before everyone showed up! I always do too much and don't have enough time to get it all done!!

Birthday girl!!

Us with our birthday girl! 
(no, I'm not pregnant. Yes, I'm sure. Just a bad angle. Very bad...)

This girls loves cake!

Khloe turns ONE!!

Wow, this past year has come and gone faster than I thought it would. I remember saying the same when Kaylee was a baby, but I think that this time it really went by faster. 
We were busier, well at least I was because this time round I was juggling two kiddos so when Khloe is napping, I can't sit down and relax or heavens forbid take a short nap. But it's all good and I'm enjoying these two little girls. 
But back to my birthday girl. Khloe is seriously the sweetest little baby. I'm not the only one saying it as her mom. My best friend here just loves her to pieces and want to hold her, love on her all the time. People in stores and parks make comments... She is really precious. She is happy 95% of the time. The only time she cries is when she is hungry, tired or Kaylee pushes her :).
She has her big smile on her face constantly and I can't get enough of her. 
Khloe is walking. She started month and a half ago when she was 10 and a half month and mastered it well. It's much harder to go to the store now or outside because she doesn't want to sit in the cart or stroller anymore and just wants to walk everywhere. 
She loves talking to my mom on skype. I have it on my phone and she grabs it from me every time my mom calls and runs to her chair, sits down on it and starts laughing, "talking", squealing .... it's really funny to watch. 
She absolutely loves Kaylee. She gets the biggest smile on her face when she walks into the room. They play together now nicely a lot and it makes me so happy. They'll chase each other around the house, have a tea party, roll on the floor together, Kaylee always cheers Khloe on when she learns something new and washes her hair in the tub. 
Khloe wears size 18M dresses and pants, 24M size shirts and size 5 shoes. She either takes a one long nap in the middle of the day or two shorter ones. 
She really is such a happy baby. We love having her in our family, she brings nothing but joy into our lives. 
Happy first Birthday baby girl, we love you more than you'll ever know!!

Mommy, Daddy and Kaylee

Monday, April 2, 2012

10 months

Only 8 more weeks until Khloe turns ONE! How is it that the time goes so slow when you are pregnant and then flies so fast once they are out? 
We have really been enjoying our little family these past 10 months. Khloe is the most patient, sweet baby there is. She can sit in one place playing with the most random thing for a while before it gets old to her and moves on to something else. I love watching her explore. One of her favorite places is Kaylee's room. She'll go in there and take all the dishes out of her play kitchen and then moves on to her art easel, where she'll take all the magnets off and of course all the markers and chalk. She'll finish off with taking flowers out of the vase that sits on her play table. That is of course if the closet door is closed. If not, she'll organize all her books and everything else she can reach. 

She gets a lot more attention from her big sister these days, because she is a lot more mobile and gets everywhere lately. She walks around with her walker and has been for about 3 weeks now, and also when you let her hold on to your hand. She can also stand without holding onto to anything for about 15 seconds before she falls and she even took one step the other day. 
She loves to play with Kaylee, the usually chase each other around the chair in our living room and it just warms my heart to see them laugh together. Kaylee is very good at making Khloe laugh. She'll tickle her, dance with her, splash with her in the bath tub...they'll have lots of fun together very soon when Khloe starts walking and running around.

Khloe is not so much into baby food anymore, she'll still eat it, but would rather much on goldfish. She also likes bread and yogurt and string cheese and drinks so much water. 
She has 5 teeth for now. Two on the front bottom and three on top. She loves to take baths but won't sit still for more than 2 seconds before she is standing up reaching for all the shampoo and conditioner bottles and all of her bath toys. She is used to her routine and knows that bath time is at 7:30 every night. If I'm busy doing something else like preparing dinner for Ryan who gets home late, she'll let me know that we don't mess with her schedule and off to the bathroom we go. She'll play there for 15-20 min, gets washed and sound asleep by 8PM. Works like magic. 
She also loves to go outside. It's been getting pretty warm here in Louisiana, 80+ degrees every day so we go out daily. Khloe will not be still being held but will sit happily in her stroller without making a single sound for a very long time before she gets tired of it. 
She is good in the car, in the store, in Church, at home.... She is just a great baby and we feel so blessed to have her in our family.
She has the most beautiful laugh that just makes our hearts melt and we wouldn't change our life with our two precious little girls for anything! 
Happy 10 months Khloe, we love you!!

She has the biggest smile! I love it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

They are sisters

I have this old picture of Kaylee sleeping in a very...... creative way.

{image above: Kaylee}

I came across her old jamies the other day, so I put them on Khloe one night and this is how I found her when I went to check on her.... So funny.

{image below:Khloe}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Kaylee!

It is very hard to believe that it really has been THREE years since she came into our lives and became a member of our family. It seems like it was yesterday when I was laying on that hospital bed waiting for her to make debut. I was waiting 9 long months for that moment to see what she looked like and to finally hold her in my arms and kiss her tiny face. I could not imagine back than that she would learn to talk and walk one day, and here I am now wishing her a Happy Third Birthday. It is crazy how fast the time flies and how fast our babies grow.

Kaylee is one of the sweetest little girls I know. She is so caring, loving, happy, energetic, smart, playful and easy going. She is always concerned about Khloe's well being when she hears her cry, she gives her kisses, brings her bottles and paci's and washes her hair in the bath tub. She loves her dad and mom and gets so happy when Ryan comes home from work and runs to the door to greet him with hugs and kisses. She runs to me when I come to pick her up from friend's house or nursery at Church. She walks up to me multiple times a day, holds my face with her small hands , gives me the biggest kiss in the world and tells me she loves me. It never gets old and my heart could burst with happiness each and every time she does this. She is happy all the time. Well, she has her moments, just like we all do (and lets be honest, it's no fun to go to time out for hitting your sister when you refuse to apologize) , but really for the most part she is one happy little girl. She is happy when it rains because she can pull out her pink umbrella, she is happy when the sun is shinning so she can go outside and ride her bike, blow bubbles and kick a ball with her best friend Mackenzie. She loves to go outside but is happy staying in all day if Khloe is sick...

Me and Ryan both truly feel so blessed to have a such a sweet little girl in our life and to be able to call her our daughter. Three years ago our life together changed forever, in the best possible way. We are so in love with our pretty baby girls and they truly bring a whole new meaning to our life. Things that used to matter don't anymore and things that didn't matter, do. It's incredible how your life changes in that second when you hold your tiny newborn baby and continues to change every day as you watch your sweet children grow, smile

Happy Birthday sunshine, we are so happy to have you in our life. You bring more happiness into our life than you can imagine and we wouldn't change a thing about you. We love you more that you'll ever know.

Mom, Dad and Khloe