Margaret (Curtis) McDaniel + Curtis McDaniel = Curtis.Squared

August 28, 2015

Kate is 5 months

Kate has now been in this world for 5 months and I'm starting to forget what it was like before she was here!  She is definitely beginning to have her own looks and personality.  Here is a side-by-side comparison of Anna (left) and Kate (right) at 5 months:
Kate flew to Atlanta for RUF staff training (her second flight) so that Curtis and I could go to a marriage conference.  Kate was somewhat strong-willed so we didn't get to hear a lot of the marriage conference together, but we are thankful for what we did hear and we hope that it strengthens our marriage.  Kate has a beautiful smile that makes us melt!
 She is becoming more aware of her big sister now.  I think they are going to be the best of friends one day. :)
She has found her hands and can't seem to keep them away from her mouth.
We also dressed her in a tutu that Aunt Heather made for her.  I would say she is rather pleased with it.
 Here are some of my favorite pictures from my little photo shoot that I did for her 5 month birthday:





 I think I'm beginning to be able to see how Anna (top) looks more like Curtis and Kate (bottom) looks more like me in this comparison below:
We sure love our girls!

August 5, 2015

Anna's New 'Do

Today, I took Anna to get her first haircut.  Although it may not look that different, I think she looks even cuter!  Left side is before shot, right side is after shot.  Her hair was trimmed and she had layers and angling added.

Anna was scared for most of it, but she was very brave and did a great job!  She refused to have her hair washed, to wear the cape, or to have her hair blow-dried.  
Scared face.

My hair stylist, Janet, did an excellent job with a challenging little client.  

 Of course, her bear "Pepper" had to be held during the entire process.




Afterwards, she walked around saying "haircut, haircut" and couldn't wait to show her daddy the result.  A good experience overall.

4 Months

Our little "Kater-tot" is now a whopping 4 months old.  Her smiles are contagious!
She is starting to grasp items that are around her like balls, blankets, pacifiers, and hair.  She went on her first airplane and met Uncle Tim, Aunt Monica, Great Aunt Bite and all her cousins during this month (see previous post).  
On the plane to San Antonio
She also got her ears pierced and rolled over from tummy to back.  Here's some pictures to document this month:

Special times with Anna
Rockin' the sunglasses

Family tummy time!

The thumb is becoming a favorite over the paci, just like her big sister.

The Bumbo has been helping her take care of a flat spot

A few shots of Kate posing on her 4 month birthday:




We love her so much! Oh - and here's the comparison. Anna on the left, Kate on the right. 
Kate's hair is darker and I'm seeing more differences now.