Sunday, October 10, 2010

She's just too cute...

Another random post... mostly because I'm a slacker and can't get myself motivated to post here more often. I think the problem is when Kaylee goes to bed at night, my brain shuts down and I'm unable to think... much less put together actual sentences that make sense. But I had to do a update because I don't want to ever forget the cuteness that is Kaylee at 13 months! I mean seriously... I'm getting rid of her because she is too cute and Daniel and I can't stand it :)

Poor bugs has had a cold for over a week now. It started out as just a bad cough in the morning but now it's a cough and runny nose. We have been lucky that this is actually her first ever time being sick other than a ear infection. A few days ago I tried to use the nasal aspirator on her and she did not like it. But now after maybe 2 or 3 days of using it she doesn't mind at all. She tried doing it herself yesterday but missed her nose and put it in her eye instead.

One thing that I absolutely love about Kaylee is her interest in books. It wasn't too long ago that I wondered if she would ever sit still long enough for me to read a whole book to her. For a while she has been bringing Daniel and I books for us to read to her but here lately it seems like that's all she ever does. Thursday she melted my heart... she went and grabbed one of her books and brought it to me while I was sitting in the floor. Then she wrapped her arm around my neck and crawled into my lap for me to read the book to her. Coming from a baby who has been so independent and doesn't like to be held, this to me was heaven!

Another thing that I realized this week is she is probably going to be a girly girl. She loves to dress up. She will bring me anything from a hat, hair bow, hair tie, sunglasses or shoes and ask me to put them on her by touching either her head or face or by holding her foot up for the shoes.

This week I will be taking Kaylee to stay with her Grandma and Grandpa for 5 days. It will be nice to get some things done around here but I know it's going to be hard for me to leave her. We have never had any issues with separation anxiety, even though Daniel and I have never been away from her this long, so I hope she will do well and enjoy spending time with her grandparents.

Last Saturday we took Kaylee to a local pumpkin patch. I hope to have that post with lots of pictures up sometime tonight! I love seeing Kaylee grow and change everyday. And even though I love it when she starts doing something that is really cute, it just reminds me of how fast she is growing up!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cupcakes, first 'Kids Meal' and a few other things...

I had been wanting to take Kaylee to a local bakery for a few weeks now to get her a cupcake that we could share. Last Thursday Daniel came home on his lunch break so that we could all go to a bakery just up the street from our apartment. I picked out a red velvet cupcake with vanilla butter cream icing for Kaylee and I to share. Can you tell what she thought of it?

It was so good but the icing was very sweet! Kaylee seemed to like it but didn't want to eat too much. I think after a few bites she was more interested in running around the bakery. Oh well... at least she made a mess with those few bites :)
Saturday we went to Winston Salem to get some new tires for Daniel's bike. While we were there we stopped by to see our old neighbors and then went to our favorite restaurant, Firebirds. We usually just let Kaylee eat some of whatever we are having but this time we decided to order her something as well. They had a lot of things on the kids menu... even ribs and steak! We decided on mixed sauteed veggies...

She absolutely loved them! There were onions, squash, zucchini and red peppers. She will eat anything and everything so she also had some food off of our plates like mashed potatoes, fish and bread. I had chicken quesadillas that had chunks of tomato and onion in them. Since I'm not a big fan of either, I would pick them out and give them to Kaylee :)

She has been so active lately that I haven't had much time to post here. She wants my attention constantly when she is awake and if I sit down at the computer she will immediately start fussing! Even though she has been fussy, she is so much fun. Her new 'thing' is to walk around pointing at things saying "what's that." It is the cutest thing ever! She loves for Daniel and I to pick her up and let grab things that she points at, that she normally can't reach. We have these small frog magnets on our refrigerator that she always points to when I pick her up.

We have had to put cabinet locks on the pantry and on the cabinets under the sink, but I left them off the other cabinets because she likes to open the doors and look inside. This is how I found her the other day...
She also loves to be chased around the house, especially by her Daddy! He will jump out around corners to scare her and she will start running the other way and laughs so hard that she just falls down and squeals when he catches her. I have noticed she will walk towards me sometimes during the day and look at me with this big grin and turn around and run, trying to get me to chase her.

One other thing she does that cracks me up is when she stands on her head. She will look back between her legs and start laughing at anyone who will pay attention to her! I really need to get on a routine of posting at night after she goes to bed. She changes so much from day to day and I want to remember these silly little things she does!