Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Morris...

Kaylee needed reminders to use her inside voice. She tends to squeal frequently. Kaylee is doing well with toileting at school. :) She participated in show and tell. Kaylee circled the H's in Hannah. At the table Kaylee was helped to locate all the H's. She realized she had someone else's box, and kept looking to make sure she had the right one! Kaylee enjoyed working with he pom poms. She was eager to play with something else, but time ran out.

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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

Mother-Daughter Bonding

Kaylee and I had a little mother-daughter bonding time this morning. We went to Shipshewana fabric shopping. It was a lot of fun. Kaylee was the center of attention at Yoder's. All the ladies were telling her how cute she is. Of course, Kaylee suddenly became shy.

Here is a pic of the fabric we scored for the new quilt. I can't wait to get started.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Report from Mrs. Shelton

Mrs. Shelton from North Webster Elementary School visits Kaylee about once a week. Here is the letter that was in Kaylee's backpack on Wednesday evening. I love hearing about her day, and I thought you might too.

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.

Kay

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Fussy What?

A fussy cut. Oh yes, there is such a thing. Along with other weird things like fat quarters, selvage, LOF, and WOF (yeah, that makes me think of a dog too). These things exist in a parallel universe called quilting. If you haven't been there, you should try it sometime.

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

Therapy is Fun!

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.

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Kaylee is also doing a great job walking with the crutches. (Remember, the crutches she threw back at them when they were first introduced.)

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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.

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Below is a great video of Kaylee doing some more walking. You might need a chiropractor after you watch it.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Harvest

Harvest is now in full swing. Uncle Mike and Grandpa Lewie have been busy running the combine and hauling beans. Kaylee rode in the combine with Uncle Mike on Sunday afternoon. She had a great time.


Uncle Mike let Kaylee drive the combine. She even got to push the button to swing the auger out to unload.

Black Pine Animal Park

Saturday morning Cory asked Kaylee what she would like to do for the day. Her answer was, "go to the zoo!" So, instead of packing up and heading to South Bend or Fort Wayne, we went to Albion. We checked out the animals at the Black Pine Animal Park. The cost was similar to that of other zoos, $20 for the three of us for admission.

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.


Cory enjoyed pestering the ostrich. He nearly got a bite on the hand.


Kaylee really thought she should pull the wagon instead of ride. Cory and I both volunteered to ride.


OK, this is just a baboon butt. My immature sense of humor thought it was funny!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Parent-Teacher Conference

Tonight was the much anticipated parent-teacher conference. While I pow-wowed with the teacher at the miniature table and chairs (literally, knees touching the chin size chairs), Kaylee colored pictures with the daycare director, Miss Mary Jane, at the adult size table and chairs...go figure. Anyway, I received a great report from Miss Chris on Kaylee's progress. The sharing issue has not gone away; however, it has improved since the open house. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day.

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

Pumpkin Fantasyland

Autumn has arrived in Northern Indiana. The air is crisp, the mums are blooming, and pumpkins are everywhere. It was only fitting that we should take a trip to Pumpkin Fantasyland in Ligonier.

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