Monday, July 5, 2010

All the little things

I just can't get enough of all the little moments we share with Kylie. So, I thought I would post some of those here for you all to enjoy. This is kind of long, but there are lots of sweet Kylie moments to share.

The other night Matt was working at job #2, so I got to put Kylie down for bedtime. As I was carrying her up to her room, with paci in mouth and snuggie held tight, she said "mama" and I said "yes, Kylie" and she said "ni-ni." I was like in tears, and did not want to put her down. It was like a mini little conversation and she just wanted to tell me good night before she went down.

Kylie is really great at doing things we ask her to do, and getting things that are in another room. When I am cleaning up her dishes from breakfast or lunch, I will ask her to bring me her bubba (yep, we still call her sippy cup of milk her bubba), and she will go get it and bring it to me. She will do the same if we ask her to go get a specific toy. She has done these things for a while now, but for some reason I didn't post it...oops.

We used to put her snacks on a burp cloth downstairs when it was snack time (since she used to accidentally dump her bowl out), so now when I tell her that I am getting her a snack she pulls a burp cloth out of the drawer and lays it down. It is so sweet! I have been putting her snacks in a little bowl for quite some time now, but she likes to help out, so I just let her do it.

I'm sure I have mentioned before at how much she loves to dance. Well, lately she will do the sign for dance and just dance away as she is signing. She will also sign dance as her way of telling me to turn on the radio in the kitchen. That way she has some music to dance to and she knows that when I turn it on that it is our time to dance together...something we do every day :)

It seems like it has been a little while now, but Kylie is doing so much better with being close and more accepting of hugs and affection from Matt and I. She is more content with sitting on our laps to watch one of her shows. She doesn't try to pull away so much with hugs and kisses.....she will now give us kisses and hugs a lot more. Yay! Often I will see her inching closer to me when we are sitting downstairs playing or having a snack. She even hits her hand on the floor as her own little way of telling me that she wants me to sit right by her.

Whenever we go from playing in one room to the next, I always have to clean up...drives me nuts to have stuff out everywhere. Anyhow, I have tried to instill this in Kylie and she loves to help clean up. When she wants to go upstairs or outside or whatever, I tell her we need to clean up first. She doesn't just pick up one thing and then stop, she helps with everything and she knows right where everything goes and she puts them all back in the right spots. It's like she is a big little person taking care of her it!

I had fixed Kylie her lunch the other day and she said apple, so I went into the kitchen to cut her up an apple, and I put some in a bowl for her and then continued to cut the rest of it up. Just 2 minutes or so goes by and Kylie returns with an empty bowl. I was like wow, she must really be hungry, so I gave her more. I kinda figured maybe she was up something so I peeked to see what she was doing. So how about I had left the large pack of paper towels out, and I had just taken a roll out of it so it was open. Kylie drug it into the living room and she was putting her pieces of apples down the tube to a new roll of paper towels. I had to tip the large pack of paper towels on its side to get all the apples to come out. It was kinda funny, because she has never done anything like this before. I guess she was saving them for later :)

We took Kylie for a walk in her wagon the other night and out of no where she says "hi dada." For those of you who are counting, that is a two word sentence. Her first one ever!

Kylie has just started to be a bit sneaky. Kinda cute, but so mischievous too. She will try to get ahold of something she knows she isn't supposed to our phones, the camera, just about anything really. Anyhow, she will say "bye, bye" and just flash her cute smile. At first, I was like ok, and then I saw she was trying to sneak away with the goods. Terrible...or maybe just terribly cute, and pretty crafty too.

By now you would think we would no longer be surprised by how much Kylie knows and how she understands what we are saying. We know she is smart, but it just never ceases to amaze us. She pays attention to everything we are saying and even our conversations with other people and will sign or say something that relates to what we are talking about. We are finding ourselves spelling out more and more words all the time. We constantly look at one another and say how smart is. She is simply amazing!

I think I may have mentioned before that we have a little chipmunk that is out on our front porch from time to time, and we have named him Alvin. Kylie will look out the window for him and when she sees him she will say hi and even send him kisses by kissing the window. Here are a couple pics I got of her looking watching Alvin.

Whenever Kylie watches Sesame Street she gets so excited for Elmo to come on. She will say Elmo over and over again, and put her hands up and shrug her shoulders, as if to say where is he. So whenever she does watch it, I make sure to not turn it on until there are about 20 minutes left, because that is usually the time Elmo is on. And she loves how he always kisses a baby, and then she goes up to the TV and kisses the baby too! I seriously think Elmo has helped her be more comfortable with giving us kisses, because she loves Elmo and thinks it is fun when he gives kisses.

We had bought Kylie a little basket of play food and she absolutely loves pretending to eat it and feeding it to us and her friends. I think just after a day or two of us telling her what all the foods were, she learned them. We can ask her for some soup and she will get us the cans of soup. I have asked her for each different food item and she knows them all. I love how she scans them and then grabs the right one!

Just the other day Kylie was eating some goldfish and she reached her hand out and was trying to feed one to me. When I leaned over to get it, she pulled it away and laughed. She did the same to Matt. I love that she has this little sense of humor and is being so silly!

This is probably one of the best Oh my gosh I can't believe she just did that moments. All of you moms out there know what I am talking about when you give your child that look, you know...the what are doing look. Anyhow, Kylie not only knows what that look is, but she gives it right back. It is pretty funny, but Oh my goodness, we are going to be in It is my goal to get a picture of this infamous look and share it with you all.

I'm sure there are lots more, but that is all I can think of for now. I will do the best I can to write more posts like this. I'm going to keep a tablet near the computer so I can make little notes of "all the little things."


Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

Such sweet moments. I hope that she never ceases to amaze you :)

MJStump said...

hmm..i went to look at comments to be moderated, and when i clicked on it, it disappeared.

i didn't even get a chance to see who left it...sorry, feel free to post again.

JSmith5780 said...

Wasn't me, I've been behind on my blog reading.

That said, all Kylie's developmental gains are just fabulous. So excited for her and you!

And I LOVE the sundresses!

MJStump said...

Elaine, you are right...I too hope she never ceases to amaze us!

Jen, I know she is just doing awesome! Glad you like the dresses...she really makes them look good :)


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