• Kitara is 11 Months Old!


It is hard to believe it, but we have been parents for 11 months.  This means that we will be celebrating Kitara’s first birthday NEXT MONTH.  It is almost impossible to believe.  For as long as I can remember, I have heard various parents speak about how fast time flies by and how quickly kids grown up.  Even though I may have believed them, I don’t think I have ever understood them until recently.  Seriously, it seems as if we were just swaddling and carrying Kitara everywhere.  Now, she is speaking (in her own language, of course), crawling around everywhere, and learning / remembering things!  Simply amazing.


She has underwent massive change since I have last posted about her.  Every morning, she is like a new little person, learning new behaviors and expanding upon old ones.  There were a ton of firsts for her in this span:

  • First time to stand by herself, without leaning on anything.
  • First time to take a step by herself (She took two steps and then fell… )
  • First time to ride a camel.
  • First time to eat “adult food” – chips, squash, cake, cheese, etc.  (might have been some beef jerky in there too…)
  • First time to curse.  (We are still debating if she picked this up or just happened to make the noise.  Seems like she keeps saying, “Asssssshooooooleeee” – just like in the movie. )
  • First time for her to be sick and, related, the first time I have had to scrape poo from my chest with a comb… 
  • First time to bite.  (Sorry about that, Dad)
  • First time to read by herself AND to read to others!
  • And many, many more.

So far, I love every minute of being a parent.  I can’t even recall what is was like to be otherwise.  It is hard work – quite a bit harder than I had anticipated – but it is also very rewarding.  It changes your life, turns you upside down, and gives you a new perspective on so many different things.

With all that being said, I have to post pics about her from the last two months.

10 Months 11 Months
Book Door
Dress Filing
Pot Teapot
Surprise Bashful
Kitchen Flour


Despite all the change, one thing is still true.  Her favorite word is “DaDa.”  She’s precious.