Just when you thought Christmas had passed you by...
Sunday, December 28, 2008
This evening I was laying on the couch with Kaylee and her baby doll. I asked her what the baby's name was and she told me that her name was Pete. I'm not real sure where that name comes from, but I think it is going to stick.
Here is a pic of Kaylee & Pete. Aren't they cute!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So, with Daddy as photographer and Mommy as her assistant, she set out to decorate the Christmas tree. It looks pretty good. There is a large concentration of ornaments in one area, but that just gives the tree extra character. (It is also a little crooked - thanks to me - but we weren't really going for perfect this year!)
Kaylee is very serious about her work. Very cute.
Here she is with the completed tree. Looks pretty good, except for the whole being crooked thing.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here is a sampling of the blocks I sewed on Friday. FUN FUN
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here is the downer...I am the lackey blogger. All the cool things to be said about the gathering have already been blogged about in Leah's and Aunt Carol's blogs.
Look out girls, in an effort to not be the last to report on juicy family news I will probably be posting to my blog in real time when we get together for Christmas on January 3. Do you suppose Grandma Genny has WiFi?!?!
Monday, November 3, 2008
While she is cute as a button in the little number, it is also getting a bit gross. She now has a yogurt spot on the front and a chocolate stain on the sleeve. I asked her if she wanted it washed, she of course said no.
I'm going to attempt a covert laundry maneuver tonight in the hopes of getting the dress washed without being detected. Wish me luck!!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
You know we just can't keep it simple. That would be so unlike us.
When I arrived at daycare on Thursday morning I was informed of the upcoming Harvest Party to take place on Friday. Oh, and the kids are dressing up. Of course, I have no costume for Kaylee.
Thursday night I was off to Pimada to see what treasures still remained the day before Halloween. I was pleasantly surprised to find a princess dress in Kaylee's size. Wow! The best part, 60% off. Scored a cute little Cinderella number for $9.99. I'm feeling pretty good about my purchase. Bring the dress home. Kaylee wants to wear it right now. She is so excited. I'm totally feeling like I am getting the Mommy of the Year Award this year.
I was wrong. I was going to hold out and make Kaylee wait until Halloween to wear the dress, but her and her dad wore me down. OK, OK. You can wear the dress after your bath. She took a bath in record time. That was awesome.
After the bath we put the dress on as promised. I'm feeling good. Everybody seems happy...until Kaylee realizes that I did not buy any matching princess shoes. It was a bit of a tragedy. We convinced her that her church shoes would probably suffice.
Needless to say, I spent my lunch break at Wal-Mart on Friday looking for the shoes. Everything was pretty much picked over, but I did manage to find a pair that kinda match and are a little too big. Neither of which matter to Kaylee. She loves them.
Here is a cute picture of Kaylee getting ready to hand out candy for Trick or Treat. She looks so cute.
She did a little sampling prior to Trick or Treat hours. I think she chose a sucker for this particular sample.
The aforementioned shoes. Don't they look gorgeous!
All in all it was a great night for Trick or Treat. The weather was beautiful and Kaylee helped me pass out treats for about an hour. She was getting cold and bored, so I let her watch Casper while I finished.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So, she squeals a little bit. Excitement overcomes her.
We'll just add that to the list of things work on...you know the one with SHARING on it.
By the way, returned from Louisville last night. When I walked in the door Kaylee was holding the basket of Halloween candy that she will be giving away on Trick or Treat night. I said hello to her. She held the basket tight and said "mine".
I asked her if she missed me. Her reply, oh you guessed it, "no".
Apparently, she views me as the candy taker awayer who is not missed. I love this kid! So honest.
This also made me realize that Halloween may not be very fun for her this year. I thought she would really enjoy giving the candy to the kids. Then I am reminded, she doesn't share! DUH
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Here is a pic of the fabric we scored for the new quilt. I can't wait to get started.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. Morris:
Kaylee was busy with the paper dolls. She had finished her book report when I arrived. Kaylee didn't want to share the dolls initially. She dressed her doll in several different outfits. Kaylee liked collecting the pieces. She was "exercising" while she was thinking of what to play with next, standing on one foot and then the other while she held on to the table. We played with Mr. Potato Heads. She liked the accessories! Kaylee helped clean up before music.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I went to my first quilting class tonight. Wow! I think my college statistics class was less intimidating. I show up knowing nothing more about quilting than what I had managed to gather from a google search earlier in the day. Oh, the other ladies ARRIVE with their 'show and tell'. Past quilting conquests are laying over every surface of the room.
I'm like the guy who showed up bragging about bagging a 'Bambi' only to have everyone else in the room have an 8-point buck strapped to the roof of the car.
The things that the ladies made were beautiful. It will be an absolute miracle if I can actually pull this off. Amongst the excitement of discussing our project I hear rumblings about our next project. What? Are you kidding me? I don't even know how to use a rotary cutter yet!
I am totally excited about getting my fabric and my tools. This should be a fun ride. I'll keep you posted as to my progress (or lack thereof) throughout the course of the quilt. Next class is November 20. Must have fabric selected, cut and sorted. Gee, that sounds easy!?!? (Marilyn, expect calls, lots of calls...)
Here is a pic of what we are making. Marilyn did a beautiful job.
Sidebar: While I was having mini panic attacks at the quilting class, Kaylee was celebrating Great Grandma Genny's birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma!! Thought I should throw that little tidbit in since this is supposed to be a blog about Kaylee. I'll try to keep my ramblings to a minimum on other non-Kaylee related topics.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Kaylee is making some great progress at therapy. Here she is having some fun with Deb. I know this is therapy, but it looks like a lot of fun to me.
Kaylee is also doing a great job walking with the crutches. (Remember, the crutches she threw back at them when they were first introduced.)
As a little reward for her efforts, Jolene lets Kaylee check out her own blog. I love to watch her facial expressions while she watches herself on the computer.
Below is a great video of Kaylee doing some more walking. You might need a chiropractor after you watch it.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Uncle Mike let Kaylee drive the combine. She even got to push the button to swing the auger out to unload.
Sidebar: Cory gets the awesome dad/husband award for letting me sleep until 11:00 on Saturday morning. It was the BEST!
We had a really nice time. It wasn't crowded and they didn't try to sell you something every time you turned around. A great place to look at rescued animals.
Kaylee looking good in her shades. I think she looks like she just walked off an episode of The Hills. Move over LC.
Daddy and Kaylee getting dangerously close to the tortoise.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Kaylee is writing/drawing in her journal daily. The pictures are starting to become more of an object than just a scribble - very exciting. Miss Chris indicated that Kaylee is very independent (I think we all knew that!) and enjoys the other children in her class.
Yet again we are blessed with encouraging news. God is good!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Me thinks Kaylee might have a new beau!?!
Friday, September 26, 2008
The open house was interesting. I was able to see Kaylee's desk, her cubby, and some of her artwork. I spoke with her teacher, Miss Chris. I had a feeling the conversation was about to go somewhere bad when she asked me if Kaylee is an only child. It seems as though Kaylee is having a little issue with sharing. Hey, I was shocked too! ;)
Anyway, I scheduled our parent-teacher conference for October 9. I'm sure more facts will be revealed about school during that visit. I can't wait!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
A little background information first on what we were doing. I am sitting on the loveseat reading a book. Kaylee is sitting in a chair coloring with four markers.
Me: What Kaylee?
Kaylee: What color is this? (holds up yellow marker)
Kaylee: Good Job! What color is this marker? (holds up pink marker)
Kaylee: Good Job! What color is this marker? (holds up blue marker)
Me: Green (I know, that's just mean, but I couldn't help myself.)
Kaylee: No, what color is it?
Me: Mmmm, Blue
Kaylee: Yes! Good Job! What color is this marker? (holds up green marker)
Kaylee: Good Job Mommy!
Me: Thank you
Kaylee: Very, very good job!
Me: Thank you
Kaylee: Very welcome
This little conversation made me think of the children's song we used to sing in Junior Church when I was a child...O be careful little ears what you hear...
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
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And finally, the finished product. It looks so cute. I heard a report back from the pre-school that the pouch is working out nicely for Kaylee to transport her school supplies from her cubby to her desk.
Grandma Kay also made one for Kaylee out of Tinkerbell fabric. I didn't post a picture of hers because it looks better than mine. :)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The news was as expected - no change, see you next year - so that was a relief. Dr. Walsh said that he thinks Kaylee is making great progress. He said that maybe genetics research would catch up to Kaylee someday to figure out what is going on with her. Until then, we'll just take each day for what it is - a blessing.
Friday, August 29, 2008
As you can see, Kaylee's not too sure about him yet. I'm sure they will become great friends soon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Grandma Jerri reported that Kaylee drove everyone nuts yesterday morning before school started. She told everyone a million times that she was going to school today. Finally, they all had enough. Grandma left early and drove REALLY slow to school - just so they could say they were on their way!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Kaylee wanted to swim so Lexy was giving her a quick lesson.
A little side note: Kaylee has been obsessed with wearing the Dora bathing suit this past week. Every evening she thinks she needs to put it on. Twice she has worn it to bed. Silly girl!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
After I picked Kaylee up from Grandma's house yesterday afternoon, she proceeded to heckle me from the backseat.
Her first comment came only a mile from Grandma's house. I had a little trouble coaxing the car into gear, so we jerked around a little bit. From the backseat I hear Kaylee's little voice, "hold on tight!" She was holding on to the headrest on the front seat. Little does Kaylee know that my driving had improved by the time I picked her up!
A little further into the trip we encountered a hill with a stop sign. As you can imagine, I struggled with this situation. As we were rolling backward I hear another comment from the peanut gallery (aka Kaylee in the backseat). "Mommy broke the car."
I was laughing so hard at this point that I could barely get the car going - that's my excuse anyway.
What a fun day!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
As you will notice from the pics, Kaylee spent most of her day hanging out with her daddy. They had a great time together, which allowed me to hang back and take some cute photos. Enjoy!
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Before posting the pics, I'll provide a little back story to the crutches. Deb & Jolene first introduced the hot pink crutches several months ago. Instead of being excited and wanting to check them out, she threw them back at Jolene and said 'NO!' As you can see, we've come a long way.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Kaylee loved the bunnies.