April 14, 2010
It was Kaylie's birthday yesterday. I had intended to make it a good day for her without nessicarily letting on that it was her birthday. Mostly because ever since she was at Kate's birthday a few weeks ago, she has been telling me that when it is her birthday she was going to get presents too.
Not that my sweet child is not getting a birthday present, we just have plans to celebrate with family and her party later this weekend and the birthday fun that she is expecting is still to come. After a visit from both grandmas, two cousins, dad coming home early ( and an assortment of small treats and presents that came with those visitors) a trip to the aquarium, chick-fil-a, the dinosaur museum, and blowing out candles she may have had a complete birthday already.
A little about Kay at two
She weighs 26 lbs, and is 34" tall ( right at 50% for both height and weight.)
Her hair is always in her grey eyes.
She loves bubbles, outside, playing in water, going to the park, cartoons, blocks, books, coloring, painting, puzzles, playdough, playing with kids and Toby, music and dancing, and to run and be chased.
Her favorite foods are eggs, "noodle soup" ( spagehtti O's), chicken noddle soup, "meat" ( the deli slices), go-gurts, "pull-pulls" ( tangerines), grapes, green beans, strawberrys, peaches, tic-tacs and pez candy.
She can say anything and everything and I am amazed how far her languge has come in the past couple of months...some of my favorite phrases she says daily are "me too", "I hear it", "I see it", "help-a me momma", "I happy", "silly goose" and of course "I lub mommy". She is also so polite alway saying please and thank you, no thanks and excuse me.
I love that she can expresss exactly what she sees or needs. Todays examples -
She saw construction on the side of the road and said "what a mess...clean it up..oh-well"
Toby was waiting around for some lunch to be dropped his way. I gave Kay three animal cookies for dessert, and walked out of the room for a second. When I came back she was gone and I found her in her room on her bed cookies in hand. She told me "no toby, eat my cookies" and it seems she was hiding in her room from toby's cookie snatching ability.
She spilled water on her shirt, removed her shirt and said " my shirts wet, I need new shirt".
She knows her letters, numbers, shapes. Everyday she suprises me with her smarts.
Her favorite songs to sing are ABC's, popcorn popping, five little monkeys jumping on the bed, book of mormon stories, and tonight's gonna be a good night ( yes - black eyed peas)
She loves Finding Nemo ( and can repeat some of the lines), Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse, and Super Why.
She is ever so sweet. She is alway putting her hand in her shirt and bringing it out so carefully acting like she now has a tiny baby in her hand. Then she will say "tiny baby'', and kiss her imaginary baby or rock it or give it to me.
The other day we were playing with her disney dolls and I asked her which was her favorite - she told me Goofy, I told her mine was Minnie and she picked up Minne and said " here mama has Minne" Like I told her I liked her doll and she gave it to me.
She is the best helper and loves to help. She changes the clothes from the washer to the dryer, unloads the dishes and puts soap in the dishwasher, sweeps and mops, cooks, bakes and sets the table, puts clothes in the hamper, rakes the yard, and empties the trashes.
She is always giving us hugs, kisses, and kitty kisses, and loves to cuddle.
She loves to be silly and laugh.
I love my little bear so much and am so proud of her. I love her sweet and happy disposition. She keeps Jeff and I on our toes, and laughing out loud. Happy Birthday my big girl.
April 01, 2010
We took Kay to her first Easter egg hunt this past weekend. It was a free event at This is the Place Heritage park. Even though it was bitter cold, we thought we would get out and take advantage of our downtown home while we are here.
The hunt was crazy. There were probably at least a couple thousand people there, and I heard someone say that there were only 10,000 eggs. With all the whole park, you would think that they would have plenty of room to hide them, but the put all the eggs in about a half acre space. Needless to say we didn't put Kaylie down untill the hunt was over for fear she would be trampled by the anxious children and aggressive parents.
Jeff and I were laughing over the ridiculousness of it all, yet Kaylie seemed to be having a great time...which made us have a great time too. She got three and a half eggs for her effort. And when I say she I mean, Jeff got two and I got one and we handed them to her to put in her basket. They have provided hours of entertainment for us back at home as Kaylie hides them for me and tells me to go find them several times a day.
Also this week we colored some eggs just for fun. Eggs + crafts = kaylie fun. She loves all things crafty ; painting, coloring, playdough, and even more so... she loves eggs.
Every morning for breakfast she asks for eggs. If I leave the fridge open for a second to long she sneaks in there and takes the carton of eggs out. She knows how to crack and open her own eggs. And now, now that they are exciting colors, she has an even stronger affinity towards them. Next week at her two year old appointment, I plan on asking the doctor if eating this many eggs ( two a day every day) is too many for a toodler.
Most families color their eggs as a traditon, and then maybe eat and egg salad sandwich or two, and the rest go bad. Not at our house. We may have to boil and color some more before this weekend because we are down to two eggs ....two yellow eggs.
Maybe from the pictures above you can tell, but she has an affinity to pink as well these days.