Thursday, August 30, 2007

For those of you who voted that Kaylee would walk after her first birthday, well :p on you! It's happened, she's decided that she might as well start walking. She's been walking for about two weeks, actually, but she never really seemed to feel any need to walk. So she'd take some steps, stop, and resume crawling.

The past few days she's been walking most places. I've got some video I hope to get to Youtube tonight.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Watermelon Massacre and Fevers

So, I finally had time today to sit down and update the blog. I am so sorry for those of you who have been waiting since my last email about NEW and shiny posts, but school starting, a baby with a fever and being sick, will do it every time!

Anyway, so two weeks ago Kaylee had watermelon for the first time and boy was it yummy! It was so yummy that we thought our foot needed to have some too and I had to end up actually saying, "Kaylee, take that watermelon off of your foot!" She was rubbing her foot with the watermelon. I figure it must have felt good or something, but I'm not going to try it. EWWWW!

When we got finished with the watermelon it looked like Kaylee had just killed something. She had watermelon in her hair, on her face, down her clothes, and her bib was so soaked it looked like blood. So we will call it the Watermelon Massacre! Oh, and yes we had it on our feet, too!

On Saturdays, Kaylee likes going to the farmer's market here in GR. We tend to go early to try to beat the crowd. That and we're up early usually anyway. She loves to look around at all the people and try to grab things off the tables. We usually buy quite a bit of stuff and load up two bags that we take and then the bottom of her stroller with more delicate things that we don't want squashed in the bags. This weekend however we did not get to the market because of fevers.

Kaylee had a real nice one going since Thursday. I got a call at work on Thursday morning from Miss Linda at the daycare. She said that Kaylee had a fever and I needed to come and get her. I guess it's been going around, since they sent 3 kids home on Wednesday with the same thing. So, Friday, we woke up and ate breakfast and Mom waited for Nana instead of Dad, because of an emergency at work and low and behold, not only did we have fever, but spewage as well.

A little secret about me, I can deal with all the dirty diapers in the world, but throw-up doesn't thrill me at all. I hate the stuff and the stuff hates me. We have a mutual dislike of each other. So, Tim came home from work after the crisis was averted and stayed with Kaylee for the day, since classes start tomorrow and I am so NOT ready for them. Thanks Tim!

Anyway, things have calmed down and Kaylee is feeling better. She is spending the night with Nana, so Mommy and Daddy can relax and so that Mommy can get some rest because now she's sick! Thanks Kaylee for sharing!

Anyway, so that's what's been going on here. Sorry for the delay in post, but stay tuned for the next update, you never know it could be video of our girl walking. I did get a little snippet, but it wasn't really all that good (About 5-6 steps with her little Fisher Price popcorn popper). More later...

Friday, August 17, 2007

I've created a sippy cup handing monster...

So, after being beamed in the head by a sippy cup one too many times (it was really quite impressive--she took it in both hands, raised it over her head, and catapulted it right at my nose), we decided to make a concerted effort to train Kaylee to hand us her sippy cup when she was done with it. As with all things parenting, it took a combination of some pre-emptive congratulating (like taking the cup from her during her wind up and praising her) and some good old fashion yelling, but Kaylee now holds her sippy cup out until someone takes it and thanks her for it.

Today we're all in the living room playing, sippy cup on the coffee table. Kaylee picks up the cup and hands it to me. To be consistent, I say "Thank you" and I set it down. She then goes to where I set it down, picks up the sippy cup, and hands it to me. I say thank you, and set it down. She then goes to the sippy cup, picks it up, and--no, wait, it's different--hands it to Jen. Jen says Thank You and puts it down.

I don't know how many times this went on. Got to the point that we were trying to hide the cup from her. :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

People mocked my theories on box parenting

Looks like it works just fine to me.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

*tap, tap* Is this thing on?

I guess I have access to write at this blog thingy too. Jen's better at it than I am, so don't expect to see me too often.

Anyway, had a day at home with Kaylee yesterday (my every-other-Monday-work-from-home-day). She had green beans (real, unpulverized green beans) with lunch. She was eating them like she eats Cheerios--she couldn't shovel them in fast enough. We did find a bunch of green bean chunks in her high chair afterwards, though.

We bought a new digital camera as well--a Canon Powershot S3 IS. It does up to 9 minute chunks of high res video (with sound). I doubt we'll be posting a lot of video (about 100MB per minute), but hopefully there will be more pictures.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Sweetest Days...

Okay, so yesterday was our 8 year anniversary. Tim and I aren't big on gifts for each other, so we decided to skip things all together this year, but when Tim came home from work yesterday, he was carrying two roses, one for me and one for Kaylee. I have the sweetest husband ever!

Kaylee had a major breakthrough today. She took three whole steps, baby ones, mind you, but three steps. I think she just has to realize what she's doing and then she's going to take off on me, like a world class sprinter! Oh, I can so wait for that to happen! It's already hard enough keeping up with her now. I take my eyes off of her for all of 15 seconds and she's sitting on top of the printer playing with all the pretty buttons. One of these days Daddy's going to have Mommy's head over broken equipment...

Well another first today was Kaylee's first time going to a play area. We went to the play area at one of the local malls. Kaylee was enthralled. She loved watching the other kids, following the other kids, and hogging the big bumble bee in the middle of the play area. She doesn't share well yet... we still need to work on that a bit. She was playing Queen of the mountain with some big flowers and she loved crawling all over everything. She started screaming when we wanted to leave. I do hate having to say no to that little, pudgy, face of hers, but those things have to be done.

We also visited the Build-a-Bear Workshop. We got a lovely Triceratops and named it Topsy Roxy. She is green and wonderful and her tail and "ruff" is already chewed on and matted. She's got some very spiffy PJ's that say "Chicks Rule". I thought the PJ's rocked! I'll put up pictures of the two of them at a later date.

Well all else is well on the homestead and Tim is still at softball. He had a double header and then went out for dinner with the team. Me, I'm headed to bed to a nice dose of Sudafed and Benadryl to help my allergy/sinus thing that seems to be hanging on. God bless the nice people who make those two products, because they save lives, well at least mine!