Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Birthdays and New Adventures

Oh gracious. Where do I even begin with this post?
So much has happened since the last time I posted. Bullet points maybe?

1. Agnes turned ONE! So let's chat about her for a moment. Phew, that girl. She is a being all her own. She has so much personality, so much joy, so much drive, and I can't believe a year has already passed. Here is a little bit about her lately:

-She learned how to hug and give open mouth kisses. The hugs are the best because she has never been a snuggler, so when those little arms wrap around your neck and squeeze tight it is like heaven.
-She wants to do ev-er-y-thing that her big brother is doing, much to his displeasure.
-She started walking a little over a month ago, and has been a walking machine ever since.
-She says Momma, Dada, night night, bye bye, what's that, diaper, doll, uh oh. Her favorite is to point at something and say "what's that!" over and over
-She's a daddy's girl through and through. When she hears his key turn in the lock at the end of the day, she is already headed to greet him, and she is really unhappy if he chooses to do something other than pick her up right away. She loves to dance with him and give him hugs. I love seeing how much she loves him, it is the sweetest.
-Still nursing about 4-5 times a day, and usually 2 times at night. SO far from where we were with Tommy at this age, but that's okay.
-Still waking up 3 ish times a night (still, still, still.) I'll sleep when I'm dead right?
-Has 8 teeth (They are sharp....she's also a biter)
-Now she is probably around 24 lbs, and following solidly in her brother's footsteps, and hanging strong at the top of the charts.
- She loves music, just like her brother.

It's amazing to me that it's been a year already. Too, too fast.

2. We are moving
The saga of Pat's job history since leaving FOCUS has continued, but things are so much better now than they were a few months ago. Long story short, he got a job, hated the job, got let go from the job, got a new job, LOVED the new job, and the new job is relocating us to St. Louis. It's an incredible opportunity for him, because the position that he will be filling in St. Louis is really meant for someone more experienced, but his bosses have so much confidence in his performance over the last few months that they were really pulling for him on this one. It is a great opportunity, but it was an incredibly difficult decision for us personally. We love it in Kansas City and after moving three times already in 3.5 years, we really feel at home here and have started to form a community. BUT, my parents and many of our close friends live in St. Louis, and it is just the next adventure for the Caskey Clan. We are really looking forward to the move, which is only two weeks away!

Alright so...maybe there were only two bullet points, but let this mark the beginning of my return to the blog. It's been too long, and I have some more fun (and belated) Christmas projects to share! I have a new post in the works, but it's pretty personal and I am still summoning the courage, so stay tuned.


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