Kayli’s room

Over the last couple of months, Leslie and I began preparing Kayli’s room for her arrival.  Below are some pictures of what it looks like.

View while entering Kayli’s room

Kayli’s crib, and ultimately her bed for the next few years (it converts into several form factors)

Decorations above Kayli’s crib

We put Kayli’s name on the wall for all to see

A nice blanket placed over the lounge chair in Kayli’s room

“It’s cuytains for you – cuytains”

View while exiting Kayli’s room

View into Kayli’s crib

Dresser in Kayli’s room

It’s a girl!

When it came to delivering the news as to the gender of our little baby, we planned a special dinner with each of our families. Of course, we couldn’t just come out and say it. We planned to reveal the news after dinner during desert. Leslie baked cupcakes and iced half of them in blue and half in pink. The insides of all of the cupcakes were all the same color (either pink or blue – to be revealed later!).

Cupcakes from our “Baby gender reveal” dinner

She also created some cutouts in the shape of baby carriages with a pull-out baby. These were available to those that didn’t want a cupcake to eat.

Baby carriage from our “Baby gender reveal” dinner

All at once, we had everyone bite into their cupcake and pull out the baby from the carriage for the big reveal.  It’s a girl!

It’s a girl!

After the gender reveal, we gave everyone a set of letters cut out of paper. The letters were  scrambled up in no particular order.

Can you guess the name of our little baby?

Could this be it?

Something’s not quite right here…

It didn’t take long for everyone to discover her name.

Kayli Elise (Loftin)

It was a wonderful time with the most special people in our lives.

Ultrasounds (7-26 weeks)

Over the past few months, Leslie and I have begun experiencing the joys of becoming parents. Ultrasounds have been a pretty regular part of our pregnancy. Below you will find a few of them.

Taken at 7 weeks

These pictures are from Jan 19, 2012.


Taken at 18 weeks

These pictures are from Apr 5, 2012.

Taken at 26 weeks

These pictures are from May 31, 2012.  Kali is estimated to be 2 pounds, 4 ounces.



Welcome to our website! We use this website to record things such as family events, and to track the growth of our little girl Kayli.  Here you’ll find family pictures and details of the fun little things going on in our lives. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey.