Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thinking they're nice and occupied by Diego.
Until you realize you haven't heard a noise in a while...
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Sometime last week, I asked Matt if he could hang something up on the wall for me. Of course, his favorite little helper needed to assist in this task. Below is Kylie in just her shirt and undies...she ran away before I could get her pants on her. Not sure why, but Kylie running away when she is half naked is always a fun game for her.
Helping daddy get the right measurements.
Isn't she just the cutest little helper :)
Kylie absolutely loves putting on our shoes...always has. She was trying on my boots the other day, and I just thought it was cute, because aside from having her jammies on....my boots are nearly up to her thighs.
Kylie and I were upstairs playing in her room...she was sitting in her closet, while I read her some books. It was cute, because this is a fun spot for her to go lately. When she first realized it was a new place to getaway to....she would even close the door part way and try to hide, then she would say where's Kylie so I would come and try to find her. I love when I find her and she gets that big, silly smile :)
I mentioned that she was a princess, and she corrected me to say that she was a ballerina. Lately she has been saying that she is a ballerina and I asked her if she wanted to take classes to dance like a ballerina and she said yes with a big smile. Now whenever anything ballerina related comes up, she says Kylie take ballerina classes.
Below is a video of Kylie demonstrating her ballerina dancing. One of the cutest things I have ever seen :)
I'm not sure what this is all about, but Kylie's latest thing...like in the last few days...has been giving me this look like all the time. Perhaps it is because I was attempting to take a pic of her crazy static-y hair, and she was not in the mood for pictures.
No words needed with a look like that huh...its' like the infamous mom look. Wonder where she could have gotten that from :)
Kylie has always been independent and wanting to do things herself. Recently she has stepped it up a notch. She does not want us in the bathroom with her when she goes potty...she will say momma/dadda out. So I told her that she has to tell us when she is all done and to say wipe. She just loves yelling wipe as loud as she can, and has that big goofy smile when we come in.
In addition to the independent side, is the sneaky side. I was coming in from letting Annie outside, and I went to see what Kylie was up to. She was in her room, with her step stool from the bathroom trying to get some things off the top of her dresser. Crafty for sure, but oh so sneaky too :)
She will also move the stools in the kitchen around to try and get some things too. When I catch her...often I will watch her and then when she is close to getting her target, I will ask her what she is doing. Her response is usually something like this: momma go downstairs, momma out, momma outside. Pretty much anything that can remove me from where she is, so she can execute her sneaky plans.
When we got home from the store a few days ago, Kylie had gone upstairs to her room...coat still on, and said her doll, Willow, was sick. I will let the video tell the rest of the story.
Now to give a bit of behind the scenes info on why she chose to sing Willow a Michael Jackson song to make her feel better. When we were on our way home from the store, Kylie was upset and often singing to her, dancing, or playing some music she likes will calm her down and make her feel better. Matt has a Michael Jackson CD in his truck, and she has started to like listening to it. That is what she wanted to hear to make her happy, so I guess she thought it would do the trick to make Willow all better too.
I felt like I have been slacking in the sensory therapy activities, so I decided to see how Kylie would do with a shaving cream project. We often do this during bath time, but I thought I would try it on dry land, to see how she would respond without being able to immediately rinse it off of her hand.
You will notice that she has a paper towel in hand...ready for a quick clean-up if needed.
She just loved sticking her little Elmo toy in the shaving cream.
Dipping more little toys into the shaving cream
I think she likes it!
Hmm...what should I do next?
Trying to share it with me :)
Yep...she definitely likes this!
So apparently Kylie thought it would be more fun to make her toys hop around on the table, rather than on the wax paper....she also thought it was funny, when I asked her what she was doing :)
Annie watching close by...I swear, they are bestest of friends!
It's beginning to get even more exciting here.
The finishing touches
Overall, Kylie did great and I was really proud of her for being such a willing participant. She wasn't a fan when she got shaving cream on her hands, but all and all she did wonderful and had lots of fun too!
The other night's painting session took a different turn.
The heart below is actually the first painting project that I set for Kylie to do. I wanted to save it for last, because it is so very beautiful and such a great representation of our little family.
When it comes to pretty much everything, I like to be able to control the flow of things and want everything to remain within the lines, but life just doesn't really happen that way. It's best to just let some things happen as they are, and find the beauty in what we have. Yes, it may be a bit messy and not how we would imagined it to be, but it really is the most precious thing we've got.
And this heart that Kylie painted is exactly that...a beautiful creation just as it came to her...life as it happens.