Monday, September 29, 2008
And... just in case you think I'm being an overreactive mom...
This is what I call misery defined
She's really being pretty good and trying to be happy
except when it's time for medicine.
And a smile even though she HAS to be feeling
86 days till Christmas! (if I did my counting right) :)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here is a picture of Kay-Kay and Zach riding down together.
I'm not trying to be obssessed with slideshows but when I uploaded the pictures to my computer, I had more than I realized so I just put them in a slideshow. I also realize that I use this particular slideshow template a lot but that is because very few of them will orient the slides to whatever way your picture is. Most of them are all horizontal so they're always cutting off part of the picture and you have to try to move the picture around so that you're not cutting off heads. It's just easier to use this one and have the whole picture show.
(These are a couple of my favorites - I put all of the pics. we took in the slideshow)
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Friday, September 26, 2008
In the meantime, we try to make the best of it and do "fallish" things despite what the weather is like. I decided to do a slideshow of our past couple years at pumpkin patches. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll have new (recent) pictures of the pumpkin patch from this year to post.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Something has been wrong with one of Kay-Kay's eyes. Since Thursday morning, her one eye has been puffy and oozing. I decided to give it 24 hours before taking her to a doctor. It seemed to be a little bit better today. I was trying to decide whether it was pink eye but it hasn't spread to the other eye and it doesn't seem to be bothering her very much. We have been washing our hands like crazy but it seems nearly impossible to keep her from having her hands around her eyes. She wasn't very perky today either but I thought she was just tired. However, when I got her up from her nap this evening she felt very warm. She had a fever of 102. She had only eaten a few bites of cereal and one chicken nugget all day long but she didn't want any dinner. She pretty much just wanted to be held for much of the evening. It was very weird though - we hadn't attempted to give her any medicine yet but after she had been up for about and hour and a half, she seemed to perk up. She hardly had any more fever and she ate a little bit and now she's acting mostly normal so I'm not sure what is going on with her. You might notice the puffiness of her eye in the first 2 pictures though that was not why I was taking the picture.
The past couple of mornings, we have gone biking before
Kevin had to go to work. This morning Kevin woke me up
at 7:20 (I ususally sleep in on my days off) and he said, "It's
early enough that we can go all the way up North Beach
Road (on Jupiter Island) and back instead of just to the
beach." I was like, "That isn't that great of a motivater for
getting me up to tell me we can ride farther this morning!"
We left Kay-Kay in her sock monkey pjs so she was
quite a sight first thing in the morning.
I've gotten quite a lot accomplished today and even
did some of the things that we normally have to do
Saturday like grocery shopping and most of the laundry.
I was so tired of my pantry being a mess that I took
EVERYTHING out and re-organized it.
Things were so dis-organized that I have bought doubles
of a few things because I didn't know we already had them
and we had some things that just needed pitched. For
instance, I threw out some ramen noodles that were
"best if used by Sep. of 2006". I'm sure we had bought
them for hurricane preparedness and never needed them
and trust me, unless we have a hurricane, we are not going
to have a sudden urge to eat some ramen noodles!
I'm sure it won't stay this way forever but for now I
have nice, neat rows of [non-expired] things. :)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I debated whether to even post these pictures because none of them are very good. For one thing, Kaelyn looks like a little rag-a-muffin and in the first couple of pictures, she is in front of a dark wall so you can hardly see it but I decided to go ahead and do the post and maybe I'll get some better pictures later.
Kay-Kay and I at Ruby Tuesday's. She has the hat
on backwards here. She prefers her hats backwards
though I'm not sure why.
We were trying to get a decent pic. of her
with the hat on the right way but we were
lucky just to get her to look up at the camera -
not so lucky with the expression.
We decided to use one of the carts with two
seats on it this time when we went grocery
shopping at Wal-mart and it actually was
perfect because she could sit on the one seat
and stand her toys on the other seat.
We hardly heard a peep out of her the whole
time because she was entertaining herself, which
usually doesn't happen. Think we'll try to find
one of these carts again in the future.
I had run down an aisle to grab a couple of things so
she stood up and was playing (we didn't let her ride
The cake - chocolate raspberry - was absolutely
delicious! (Banbury bakery makes THE BEST cakes!)
The staff of HSBR.
The owners (and wives) of HSBR.
(Kay-Kay was very excited about the "happy birthday
cake" and she kept singing "Happy Birthday" over
The bad news - she scribbled all over the coffee table;
the good news - it was a bathtub crayon so all it took
was a damp paper towel to get it off.
...And the carpet, which also came clean fairly easily.
When I walked out to the kitchen to get something
to clean the crayon off with, I discovered this...
The little stinker had decided for some reason that she
wanted her toys to be able to play in the edge of the dryer.
She had opened the door, which stopped the dryer, then
she pulled all the clothes out and had thrown them all over
the kitchen floor. I was like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
I couldn't believe it - she has never done that before. I
made her pick all the clothes up. I told Kevin that I am
going to have to watch her a little better when I have the
dryer on if she is out there because I don't want her to
try climbing in, though I doubt she would be able to get
the door shut behind her.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here is another post of Kaelyn singing - sorry for those of you who are tired of these. This is mainly for grandparents and family that are interested in hearing her. (As always, luckily for you, you don't have to watch it!) This is more amusing to me than anything because there are so many of the words that she doesn't know so for instance "red, brown, yellow, black, and white gets sung as "nu-nu-nu-nu black and white". When I got the camera out to record her, she decided she needed to climb up on the coffee table again.
Kevin was playing a game and Kay was very interested in
what he was doing. She would say, "Is that tunnel? Look,
it's trees! Is that snow?" etc.
Okay, so I'm resorting to potty humor here but Kevin
and I were quite amused when we got our new "Enter-
tainment" book (coupons) and it was addressed to
Poo Box 1065. I know, I know! but I am around 9 & 10
year olds all day and then come home to a 3 year old so
you have to cut me a little slack over my seemingly im-
mature sense of humor.
This afternoon we went to Wendy's for a late lunch and
then we went to the park in town. (Kay-Kay has a new
"Mickey Mouse clubhouse; come inside, it's fun inside"
They always get a kick out of her in there because she
walks right up to the counter and says, "Um, yeah, I
would like a 5 piece chicken nuggets, a small fries, and
a value sprite please." Today we used up what was left
of a Wendy's gift card she had got last Christmas.
After I gave Kay-Kay a bath tonight, I let her
stay in the tub and play while I did some other
things. When she got out, she came out and
said, "Brrr it's cold. May I please have monkey?"
She loves this monkey towel Lynette's family
gave her for Christmas.
When we walked into her bedroom, she saw
it laying there and said, "Yah, there it is! There
it is monkey!
I wanted her to duck her head just a little
so I could get the head of the monkey a little
better but I ended up with the monkey head
but no Kaelyn head. Oh well, you get the idea.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
So... I confidently marched into the "smaller women" store and announced loudly, "I belong in here in case you were wondering!" Naw, of course I'm joking about that part. I found LOTS of things I loved and the COOLEST teacher shirt ever but sadly, I had to leave empty handed - it was better than leaving empty walleted though. I must say though, I was so inspired by those two super, wonderful, nice ladies that I went power walking all over the rest of the mall!
On a little more serious note, I decided to really try to cut back on some of my soda consumption this week. The amount I drank this week was still too much but I did much better and I even had a couple of "dry" days. :) I know that sounds horrible to say it's good because I went two days without soda but you don't understand what kind of close relationship Pepsi and I have. I also tried to do a little better about "portion control" with food and we biked or walked 3 or 4 evenings - not huge progress but a little step toward healthier habits. I owe it to my health whether it affects my weight or not.
If you see me walking around in the plus size sections of every clothing store around though, you'll know what I'm up to - just getting my positive motivation for my attempts at weight loss.
Kevin was trying to get one more of Kaelyn
by herself so this was part of the "lesson" on
"grinning at Daddy". I'm sure someday it will
be annoying when she does this on purpose but
it was pretty funny and perfect this time!
Kay-Kay fell asleep in the car almost instantly and was
out of it for a good bit of our outing. We went to
Cheeburger-Cheeburger at the mall. We used one of
our by one burger and drink get one free and shared
a small fries. It was so much cheaper than when we
normally eat in there. (Kay was asleep in the stroller
the whole time we ate.)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
My apologies if you have already seen this from a bunch of other people. I've seen it a couple of times now and finally decided I would post it anyways even though maybe all of you HAVE already seen it because I think it is so worth posting. Interestingly enough, the person who posted it on youtube said that there had been hundreds of comments. He had promised the guy's father that he would not allow any comments that were disrespectful and he didn't. He said about 75% of them were respectful and supportive, about 15% disagreed but we're still respectful, and 10% were just downright rude. There were so many comments posted that he had to remove them all to have space for other things. Also, this was not paid for nor sponsored by McCain's campaign; it was just a couple of guys trying to show their support.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Sleep tight my little "cool dude"! (This mommy thought
this was about the cutest!)
She fell asleep on the way back from Rach & John's
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Anyway, I did get a couple of pictures. Kevin soaked Mickey in bleach for awhile and cleaned him off. Kaelyn was SO excited to see him again! She kept saying, "Yook! It's Mickey Mouse club house, come inside it's fun inside!" The MM clubhouse theme song says, "It's the Mickey Mouse clubhouse, come inside it's fun inside" so ususally that's what she calls her various Mickey characters - except the one that has brown shoes on - she calls him Mickey Mouse Brown and it took me MONTHS to figure out why she calls him that. Actually, Mickey Mouse Brown is a cross dressing Mickey. John won "him" from the crane game at Wal-mart and Kay instantly claimed him/it. See, it's actually Minnie but a couple of months into her life, she lost her bow that was on her head and her dress is RED - it was a Christmas Minnie. Most of the Minnie's Kay was used to seeing wear pink (on the Mickey Mouse club house show) so without the bow and with the red dress and brown shoes, it somehow became Mickey to her and we can not convince her otherwise. You want to talk about an identity crisis. Anyway... she was and is just thrilled at having her little Mickey back and she instantly sat down with him and his other friends and started playing with them. (The friends were kind enough not to make jokes about Mickey smelling like a sewer when he re-joined them.) :)
This is what you call port-a-pottie :)
Kevin showing the Mickey toy
This was when Kevin first gave it back to her.
She was running all over the house saying, "Your welcome,
your welcome Mickey Mouse club house!"
Reunited with the gang
I included a picture of the cross dressing "Mickey