Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Does Kaylee Have a Boyfriend?

Today Grandma Jerri dropped Kaylee off at school. One of Kaylee's classmates came into school, looked right at Kaylee and said, "You look just beautiful." This of course embarrassed Kaylee and she wouldn't look at him. Finally, after some prompting from the teacher, Kaylee said thank you.

Me thinks Kaylee might have a new beau!?!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Preschool Open House

Last night was the open house at Kaylee's preschool. Of course, Kaylee fell asleep in the car earlier in the evening. She was in no shape to attend a function where she would actually have to behave. So you might be wondering, what did I do with her? Shipped her to Grandma Kay of course.

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

Conversations with Kaylee

I really enjoy watching Kaylee grow and mature. We are now starting to have interesting conversations. Often times while we are doing a project, I'll ask her questions about what we are doing. For example, what color is the sign Kaylee? Can you count the number of princesses on your new lunchbox? I will then praise her for correct answers. Here is a cute conversation from last night:

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.

Kaylee: Mommy!

Me: What Kaylee?

Kaylee: What color is this? (holds up yellow marker)

Me: Yellow

Kaylee: Good Job! What color is this marker? (holds up pink marker)

Me: Pink

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)

Me: Green

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...

Cleaning the Kitchen Floor

...with Kaylee's dress!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Puddles of Fun

Kaylee enjoyed all the rain last weekend. Here she is doing what all kids do in a puddle.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Zoo...Again

We took another trip to the zoo this summer. We visited the zoo in South Bend. It is a smaller zoo, but we liked it better than Fort Wayne. There is a park next to the zoo that is handicap accessible. Kaylee had so much fun playing there. Here are a few pics of our trip.

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A Little Sewing Project

Most of you know - I DO NOT sew. Last week I dove into a little project for Kaylee. Grandma Kay helped me make a pouch for Kaylee's walker. Let me just say that I have the most patient mother in the entire world. I insisted on doing everything myself (with the exception of threading the sewing machine - I'm not totally crazy!) and she obliged.

Here were are cutting the Dora fabric for the pouch.

Me using a sewing machine. By the way, it was the first time in fifteen years. Yes, I still stink at it.

Handsewing should not be done by left-handed people. I look totally awkward holding the needle and thread.

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

Follow-Up Appointment with Neurology

Yesterday we traveled to Riley for a check-up with Kaylee's neurologist. I was a fun appointment since all the new med students were running around trying to impress their mentors. They seriously looked like they were thirteen. I think that is a sure sign that I am getting old!

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.