Category Archives: Little Kaylee

Kaylee’s Blessing!

Kaylee Maria Baker was blessed March 29th, 2009 in Los Alamos New Mexico by her dad!  It was a great day!  My mom and Christian were down for spring break and Beth and her family drove down for the weekend.  So Kaylee had both sets of Grandparents, all of her cousins, and most of her aunts and uncles here.  Alex blessed her and one of the ladies in our ward who writes short hand copied it down for us (what a nice gift!).  The circle also included Max (Grandpa), Nathan (uncle), Keith Morgan (friend), and Josh Miller (friend) and Bishop Betts (bishop).   After church we had a family lunch and celebrated!


Kaylee is already 3 months old so I was a little worried the dress would be too small…but it fit great and she looked adorable!  Look at her big blue eyes!


These booties are gorgeous but Kaylee only keeps socks on for about 2 minutes.  Luckily Beth got a picture before Kaylee kicked them off!


Logan saying good morning to Kaylee before church!  Kaylee got tons of compliments on her bonnet.


Here’s Kaylee and her Daddy all ready for their big day!  This dress is the same dress that Emmy and I were blessed in.  It’s on loan from my mother.  So far all of her grandchildren have been blessed in it (Emmy and Kaylee) 🙂


Emmy wasn’t really in a picture taking mood but we managed to wrangle her into a few of them anyway.  Here we are after church!


Kaylee and her proud parents.


The whole gang


Kaylee kept sticking her hand on Emmy’s face when we were trying to get a picture of the two of them.  Emmy and Kaylee both thought this was hilarious!  Kaylee was even giggling!


Kaylee with Grandma and Grandpa Layman!


Naps all around!


Kaylee with Grandma and Grandpa Baker!


In the words of Emmy, “UNCLE WAY!!!!!”


Kaylee smiling with her Aunt Beth!


Uncle Christian wearing his Gonzaga Bulldogs shirt and holding his newest niece!


All the cousins!  It took 4 adults to get this shot together but it worked!  I was very impressed and it turned out really cute!  Emmy loves to hold Kaylee’s hand in all the pictures.


“oooh cake…”


“Just a little closer…”   SUPER BABY!


So for those of you into decorating cakes…here is a pic of Kaylee’s cake.  Alex bought me a cake decorating kit for Christmas and I finally got to try it out!  The booties are made out of 3 marshmallows.  Two standing up for the heels and one cut in half and laying down for the toes.  Then I just piped lines of frosting on them to make it look like crocheted booties.  I liked the design because Kaylee’s Grandma Baker knits all kinds of things for her family and friends!


Emmy makes a pretty cute biker chick! Logan, Ray and Emmy- born to be wild!!


Don’t I have a cute husband??  Thanks for giving Kaylee such a nice blessing and happy day!

When you’re smilin’

Okay Beth,  this one is for you! 🙂  As many of you know the baby smile can be quite elusive and hard to capture on camera!  However; over time I’ve been able to collect a few to share with y’all!

This is the “I just got home from church and Emmy is entertaining me” smile

This is the “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” smile

This is the “Hey, look over here in the crib/Don’t forget about me” smile (I was taking some pictures of Emmy while I thought Kaylee was asleep.  Emmy had gotten into my makeup and we were laughing about it and all of a sudden I heard Kaylee just cracking up and kicking frantically in her crib as if to say, “Hey take a picture of me”…so I did!)

This is the “I have no teeth” smile  (Kaylee gives the cutest wide mouth smiles!)

This is the “Mom, really, enough with the camera” smile

Fashion Divas!

So my new favorite thing in life is to dress Emmy and Kaylee in matching themes!  It’s like the funnest thing ever!  Luckily I have several family members who are more than happy to help me in my efforts!  Beth and Christina both gave them matching outfits for Christmas, and of course my mom gives us plenty of clothes too! (That’s what Grandmas are for!)  Anyway here are some pictures!

Aunt Beth gave us these first two!  Emmy asks to wear her princess jacket every day!  Consequently it also spends a lot of time in the hamper.   So Emmy helps keep Mom on task when it comes to doing laundry!  Kaylee’s shirt also says princess on it!  And they both really are princesses!  Also, thanks to Kath for taking these pictures for me!  The pose Emmy is doing cracks me up because that is the pose I did in every picture between the ages of 5 and 8!  Funny!

Aunt Christina gave us these little onesies for Christmas!  Kaylee’s says” little dear” and Emmy’s says “sealed with a kiss”.  Get it, get it???

Here’s a closeup of Kaylee’s little dear shirt!  She really is a little dear!

Grandma Layman gave us these matching headbands!  Emmy was really excited to wear them and she had to sit right next to Kaylee while they wore them!   Emmy gets really preoccupied with making sure that Kaylee is looking at the camera and so she is always pushing on Kaylee’s head (in fact you can see this in the pictures in their Aunt Christina outfits).  Anyway, so we’ve been working on just putting our arm around Kaylee instead!  Emmy did it all by herself this time and they looked so cute cuddling on mom and dad’s bed I had to get some pictures!

Cutie pies!  Also random side note: Kaylee is wearing the outfit Emmy came home from the hospital in!  Kaylee fills it out better though! 🙂


Another mom in our ward has two girls who are the same distance apart as Emmy and Kaylee so she lent us these matching Christmas dresses that her girls used to wear!  They were so cute and I was worried they wouldn’t get a chance to wear them to church (since Kaylee was born so close to Christmas).  So I had Annah and Christina do a photo shoot with them.  We did end up making it to church the week after Christmas so they did get to wear them for all to see!!

Emmy and Kaylee learning how to be sisters from two professional sisters!  Aunt Annah and Aunt Christina!


Emmy and Grandma.  Emmy has a sneaky look on her face…

Kaylee and Grandma Layman

Let me just rearrange these for you mom…

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Frosty the Snowman” are her two favorite Christmas songs.  During the week Kaylee was born she made my mom and Christian watch Frosty about 50 times and would look out the window and call “Frosty, where are you??”  And on occasion she still makes us sing the “Santa Claus to Town” song for her at bedtime!

Christmas Morning!

This was the first year Emmy understood what happened Christmas morning so it was really fun!  She could barely get to sleep at night so she was kind of tired the next morning.  We were supposed to be at the Bakers’ by 9:00 so we finally had to wake Emmy up.  She jumped right up and started saying SANTA CLAUS,  SANTA CLAUS!!  A couple of Emmy’s presents were pretty big so Santa left them at our house instead of the Bakers’.  Emmy got a brand new big girl bed and a crib and high chair set for her dolls.  She was really excited and we captured it all on video…but forgot to take pictures!  But we did snap some shots of her bed once it was all set up!  I’ll post those later.

After we opened the couple presents here at home we went to the Baker’s where Santa had brought the rest of our Christmas!  It was fun to see all of the kids so excited!  And the big kids (like Alex and I) were pretty excited too!!

The tree was up on a table to keep little hands away (which I thought was a great idea!) and then the presents were piled up from floor to the top of the table (which the kids thought was also pretty awesome!)

Emmy trying to carry a bunch of her presents at once!  We had to convince her to set down every toy after she opened it so that she could open the next one.  She just wanted to hold them all in her arms!

Kaylee and I relaxing in the big comfy chair!

Emmy opening Wall-E.  She had been asking for this ever since she saw it in the theater.  Her cousins are also very big Wall-E fans and they got it for Christmas too!

Emmy, Logan and Joshua thanking Grandma and Grandpa for all their new toys!!

Kaylee enjoying her Christmas morning pacifier while the rest of us enjoyed yummy waffles that Kath made.

Joshua and Emmy checking out Emmy’s present from Uncle Ray!

“It’s just what I wanted!!”  Logan was so excited when he opened this toy that he had to play with it right away!  That Santa is so good at knowing just what a little boy would want!

Emmy quickly set up all her toys in a giant circle around her!  The Dora chair was also a Christmas present…so she was surrounded!

“I feel pretty…oh so pretty”  Her ponies came with a mirror, combs, and bunch of barrettes that can also be used for people!  She loves to play beauty shop which is probably why Santa picked this particular box of ponies!  The barrettes even clip into Daddy’s hair which was so exciting!

When I was little my Aunt made us a puppet stage like this one.  Last year Kath got all her grandchildren sesame street puppets  so I thought it would be fun to make a stage for my girls and Beth’s boys.  This one is Kaylee’s and Emmy’s and they all had fun playing with it.  They are really easy and affordable to make so if anyone wants to know how to do it let me know.

Josh and Emmy playing Sesame Street!

Christmas Eve

Beth and Nathan brought their boys down for Christmas so all of the Baker’s were here!! It was very fun to see them and Emmy had a blast playing with her cousins!  It was also great because they got to meet Kaylee right away!  Here’s some pictures from when they came!  (Beth and Alex took a lot of these since I was kind of occupied with Kaylee…THANKS GUYS!)

We went over and had dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Baker’s house for Christmas Eve.  Here’s Joshua meeting his brand new cousin!

Logan and Emmy taking a rest from practicing for the Nativity pageant!  Everyone loves the big chair at Grandma and Grandpa’s!  They were really cute as you will see in a few pics from now…

I looked high and low for pajamas that would span between newborn and 2T.  I finally found some really cute ones at The Children’s place online.  They actually had matching adult pajamas too but Alex drew the line there.  Maybe next year!

Here they are, straight from Bethlehem!!  Mary, Joseph and Donkey!

And what nativity would be complete without a shepherd!  I think he was also the innkeeper and all three wise men.  Joshua’s next gig will be a one man show on Broadway!

See I told you they were super cute in their pageant!  Beth read the story out of the New Testament while the kids acted it out!  We have a video of them too…but you’ll have to come visit us to see it!  It also stars Kaylee as baby Jesus.  Now if that doesn’t get people to come visit Los Alamos I don’t know what will! 🙂