Khloë: 5 months old (25 weeks)

My sweetie:

25 weeks (May 27)

25 weeks (May 27)

It’s hard to believe that in one week my little girl turns SIX MONTHS old. How did that happen?! I had planned on having professional photos done but since Khloë can’t sit up by herself, unless slightly reclined with cushions, I don’t feel that it will be worth the money. Instead, I’ll do my own little shoot. I’m searching Pinterest for some ideas.

First trip to the beach

First trip to the beach


Many people told us that by six months, Khloë wouldn’t puke as much. And they were right! She only wears a bib now if she’s nursing or has just nursed. Mostly I just have to worry about drool, but that doesn’t leave a stain. She’s still in size 3 diapers, wears 9 month onesies, and 6-12 month in most other clothing items. We still only bathe her with Aveeno Baby eczema products, which has cleared up her skin considerably.

Khloë likes to play “peek”, which is when I hold her arms and use her hands to either cover my eyes or her own, and then pull them away. She also likes to hear animal sounds, and makes her own high-pitched squeal quite often. She’s so silly. I love her enthusiasm.

On Wednesday, Mary came for Khloë’s first development therapy session. She did some exercises with her on one of those exercise balls, showed me some front-carry positions that provides enough head support, among other things. Some of the exercises I can remember; others I will need her to show me again when she comes back in two weeks. Khloë did great with the exercises!

The Many Faces of Khloë

The Many Faces of Khloë

Pretty eyes

On Thursday, I brought Khloe with me to the ladies’ potluck at our church. It made for a late night for her but she was pretty good for being up past her bedtime! All the girls, old and young, adore her.

Baby shower in June

On June 18th, my mom and I threw a baby shower / BBQ for Keesje & Luc down at the cottage. It was a beautiful day after a week of rain. Family and friends came out for the occasion and we had some great food, fun, and games. Keesje was exactly 38 weeks pregnant that day. Her best friend was able to come down from Toronto for the day. And our brother Mark came up on the train from Kitchener. He broke his wrist a few days before in a bicycling accident–went over the handlebars!

Keesje & Luc

Heart Baby

Keesje and Destiny

They were given some great gifts and now they have pretty much everything they need for Baby Ashe! The nursery is all set up and Keesje just needs to put up some decorations. We are getting anxious for this baby to show up! Her due date is July 2nd, this Saturday, but I have a feeling the baby will be arriving late.

Letters for the nursery

Baby shower cake

Down at the cottage

Another notable thing that happened this month is that I finally learned how to ride my dirt bike. Last year I had trouble with the clutch and kept stalling the bike. This time around I can’t seem to kick start it (Jordan has to do that part for me) but I can actually ride around on it. The neighbour let me ride around their field behind our house. Photo from my iPhone:

Ready to ride

And Jordan’s parents drove down from New Brunswick at the end of May and stayed through the first few days of June. Unfortunately I had to work most of their visit, but I think they had a good time. The day before they left Jordan got us on a free boat cruise (through his work).

Jordan & I on a free boat cruise

May in photos

Let’s see, what has happened since the beginning of the month since I last wrote?

Tulips bloomed and then died.

This year's tulips

Baby shower #1 for my sister.

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Baby shower #1

Keesje @ 33 wks

Pin the Sperm on the Egg

Dusted off the bicycles and went for a bike ride!

My bike

I bought a white iPhone 4.

Fridge full of potluck food

Won a contest at work ($25 gift card for a store of my choice) and had a yummy potluck!

Meatballs in slow cooker

Pasta salad


Don’t stop, just take it to the limit *

I haven’t been doing much other than working in the three weeks my darling husband has been deployed. I hear from him often, whether he’s waking me up at 7:30 in the morning to talk on the phone, or through constant emails. I miss him, but I know it’s only 6 months, and we have done this before.

I’ve been keeping myself busy with cross-stitching a baby gift for a friend, reading lots and lots of books (got to get in those book purchases before HST kicks in), and planning our trip to Europe. Jordan will be given some leave and the military will reimburse us for the cost of our travel expenses up to $2200. So I have been planning and writing itineraries and searching Trip Advisor for all kinds of information. That is the website I used to plan our 2008 Thailand trip, and I’ll be using it again this year.

As for the house, nothing has gone wrong yet. My sister and her boyfriend helped me to clean the pool. The weather hasn’t been that warm for June so we haven’t gone swimming yet.

At Stacey's bridal shower in June

Stacey’s bridal shower took place on June 13th. The ladies from work came out to Erin’s apartment and we ate yummy potluck food, dressed Stacey up in a toilet paper wedding gown, played some memory games (which I am terrible at), and chatted. It was a lot of fun to hang out with everyone outside of work!

Amy’s bridal shower was on May 15th, which I forgot to post about, so here is a picture:

At Amy's bridal shower in May

Of course, what is a bridal shower without lots of toilet paper, stickers, pipe cleaners, and tissue paper?!

Now that it’s raining more than ever *

I had my 25th birthday on July 12th. I worked that day, and after work Jordan and I didn’t do much. I think we watched one of the “Harry Potter” movies. I had planned a get together with friends for the 15th, so my actual birthday was just like any normal day.

On the Saturday we went over to Amy’s for her potluck. I made hashbrown potato casserole and it was delicious. There were a whole bunch of people there from high school; it was sort of like a planned reunion. Jordan barbequed the hamburgers and hot dogs in the rain. There was lots of food and snacks. We left around 8:30 pm.

Sunday morning we went to church, then back to his house. While Jordan played video games, I read a book on the battle of Thermopolae. At about 3:30 pm we met Amy and a few others at the movie theatre and watched “Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix“. It was a great movie although so much was left out or unexplained. I can’t wait until it comes out on DVD! After the movie we met downtown at Copper Penny for dinner. Almost everyone showed up so that was great. I had a free dessert because it was my birthday — apple beignet with ice cream and tons of whipped cream. Yum!

This Saturday we have a wedding to go to. And then Sunday afternoon we’ll be going over to Kendra & Jay’s for a BBQ!