Thursday, July 22, 2010

~*~ Ms. Bossy ~*~

Photobucket When my Kaylee was born in 2007, I knew she was different than Katelyn was. She had this look about her that is hard to describe, but my mother summed it up the best. Kaylee always looked as though she was looking down her nose at you. It sounds so bad, but its true. She was born with attitude. So much attitude, that I firmly believe my mother's curse of " I hope you get one JUST like you", was coming back to haunt me. Photobucket
In the beginning, just as her sister was, Kaylee was an awesome baby. Unlike Katelyn ( who had 3 hospital stays, and was at the dr every other day), Kaylee was never sick, never really cried, and was just a happy happy baby. When it was time for her to start talking, I was seriously in for some trouble! Her first words were of course, da da. But soon after that, the child DOES NOT STOP TALKING!!!! I wouldnt trade it for anything. On a daily basis, she uses the word MAAAA MAAAAA at least 500 times. Think Im exagerating? I have come up with a plan to prove it! Though I dont have the equipment just yet, I plan to follow her around the house to show everyone just how much she says mama! Photobucket
Mama isn't the only thing she says. Many sayings have come out of that little mouth that have had my jaw to the ground. My personal favorite has to be the infamous " Swiper no Bubba, Swiper no Bubba, Swiper no Bubba!"
Photobucket Yesterday, I was attempting to send Granny a video of Bubba walking, when Kaylee came in asking for a snack. It wasn't time for a snack so I told her no. Well in true Kaylee fashion, she began the "mama I want snack , mama I want snack, mama I want snack". So I, in true aggravated mommy fashion, said " No, No , No , No". My 3 year old turned to me and with a finger in Mommy's face, said " Mama, you don't tell Kaylee no! You say yes, Now get a snack!" How do you argue with that? Of course I corrected Ms. Bossy, but I couldnt help but chuckle just a little.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

♥ Gracias ♥

Katelyn pigtails My life would never be the same. It was all included into one little snuggly wrapped pink bundle of joy that I gave birth to on July 6th 2005. Every mom thinks their baby is the most beautiful thing they have ever seen. But I KNEW she WAS the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. Of course, lol she does look alot like her mama :). Katelyn Marae was what we named her. She was instantly an easy baby. Only cried when she wanted or needed something, and even LOVED watching TV! Her favorite movie for the longest time was Robots. Now she is just sick of that movie lol!Katelyn and daddy
Her whole first year, she did everything perfectly. We lived in an apartment across from her aunt and cousin, who was just a year older than she was. I will never forget the first time Katelyn laughed. Mashanna (Corey's oldest sister) and Jadan (her son) were over just as they were every day. We were sitting on the couch and Jadan walked to my pantry. He opened the door. Katelyn literally BURST out with laughter! As soon as he closed the door, she erupted in laughter again! She literally was laughing everytime Jadan would open and close that door. Her laugh was so hearty and you could tell that she was just the happiest little girl !
When she was 1 we moved to Larose and stayed with Corey's parents for awhile. There, the spoiling began and Katelyn soon learned that if you want something, you have to go to Grammy. Anything she wanted, she got. Because of that Katelyn is the most picky eater that has ever walked the Earth!!! She loved living there but when she was almost 2, we moved into our own place.
Photobucket 2 months after moving in, Mommy and Daddy gave Katelyn a surprise! A new baby sister! At first she didnt realize what was going on and that Kaylee was here to stay but within a week, Katelyn was checking on her sissy even when the baby was sleeping. She would help Mommy try to feed the baby, she would watch as I changed her diapers and was very loving and caring . Thats allllll different now lol. Katelyn baby
Katelyn got another surprise a few years later. Mommy and Daddy, decided to add another runt to the mix, this time, a stinky little brother. As she did with her sissy, Katelyn was very protective and loving of her little baby brother.
PhotobucketAbout a month after the baby was born, Katelyn entered PreK where she was in Miss Lorry's class. I've never seen my baby so happy! She LOVES school and all of her teachers!Last year she went from a 25 word vocabulary to speaking full SENTENCES!!! She can write her name, and identify ALL of her classmates names when written on paper! She knows the words to songs, and LOVES singing.
Photobucket Just the other day, I was tucking my sweet girl into bed. She had been sleeping for awhile and I just pulled the covers up around her neck. In her sleep, Katleyn mumbled under her breath, " Gracias Mama ". My baby was speaking another language in her sleep! That moment made me sigh, and really made me think that no matter what the obstacle may be, in Katelyns case its Autism , but no matter what the obstacle in life may be, there is always little moments like this that give you hope for a better tomorrow. Photobucket

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summertime... and the Living's Easy!

This summer was our first go round as a whole family with 4 out of 5 birthdays being within a month of each other. IT WAS ONE FULLLL SUMMER. We started of in June, Kaylee turned 3 on the 2nd. We had her little party at her Grammy's and of course she LOVED all the attention being on her. There was family members, great food, and a pool to keep the little diva smiling all day. She wore a Dora crown that says "Birthday Girl" along with a birthday sash and Dora birthday earrings. While opening her birthday presents, her facial expression was what any parent could ask for! It was a combination of pure innocence with a burst of enthusiasm and excitement. We saved Mommy and Daddy's gift for last. It was a BIG box! She was smiling the whole time opening it! When she ripped back the happy birthday paper, there was a big picture of 2 children playing with the very same picture on the box. Kaylee's face lit up with glee! "OH WOOOOOOW!!!!!! A BOX!!! THANK YOU !!!!" After dying of laughter, Corey and I tried to explain it to her that there was a kitchen inside of the box. Of course, Kaylee being 3 now, she knows everything. " No Mommy its not a kitchen its a box!" Thank goodness for birthday cake. Wave a piece in front of any kid's face and voila!!!! Instant attention turner. Thank you sweet sugar!

4 days after Kaylee's birthday, we celebrated another, though my 26th birthday was really nothing worth noting lol. The subject of me getting older is not one that thrills me... next subject!
The last week in June, we decided to take a trip to Natchitoches La to see Daddy! He was working there for months and we finally were able to spend time with everybody's favorite Daddy! We took the kiddos swimming, to the "Alligator Park", and let them actually EAT alligator! They LOVED it! Kaylee left the park asking " Mommy, can we go eat Alligator now?". After a week in the hotel from hell, we headed back. We stopped in Lafayette to see Granny and Grandpa for a few minutes. I think the kids were in heaven there. All you can eat junk food along with big flat screen they can take over, and new toys! But After a long and grueling week on the road, home never looked so good.

A week after we returned, my baby boy turned 1. Things happend that were unexpected so his party was changed last minute and many family members were unable to attend. Those that didn't were really missed, but we sure did have fun with the ones that could attend! We swam, and played, and we even dressed in Saint's attire considereing the whole reason they won is because their good luck charm was born the month before the season began :). He loved ALL of his presents that he recieved but he REALLY seemed to love the one that Daddy and Mommy got him ;) What little boy wouldn't love a Buzz Lightyear 4 wheeler at 1 years old? He is already standing on the seat and riding it!
And of course, 4 days after that, my oldest baby, Katelyn, turned 5. WOW 5! It seems like I just had her. I literally took her from cradle to crayons and loved every step, every cry, every boo boo, every single minute of her life. We celebrated all day long as in true Princess fashion! The birthday girl wore her favorite knee length white dress with pink flowers, her sister's Dora earrings, pink stockings ( she insisted!), and white shoes. Her favorite accessory was her hat! Her wonderful teachers held a birthday party before school was out for all the children who had summer birthdays and I finally let her have her hat! No one was so excited to see it more that Katelyn. Mommy made her a princess cake that lit up, and she recieved a magic mirror for her wall, along with jewelry and of course Mommy and Daddy want her to practice for next year's tee ball, so we got her a contraption that takes a ball and suspends it in the air to help her hit! She had a wonderful birthday! My only regret is NOOOO CAMERAS!!!!! All my cameras were acting up on me so I missed the whole birthday party! :( At least I got one pic of the beautiful birthday girl!


So far it has been an eventful summer. All the summers to follow will only get more hectic considering within 1 month there are 4 family birthdays! Gotta love it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Round up Gang ... the Next Generation

My kiddos make me laugh on a daily basis. Whether it's Kaylee with her new saying "Swiper no Bubba, Swiper no Bubba, Swiper no Bubba! Awe Man!", or Katelyn with her obsession with looking in the mirror at 5 years old, I laugh all day long. But nothing had me laughing more than my son when I walked into the living room this morning. With my coffee in hand, I walked into my living room, and simply saw my baby boy, with his Woody doll, riding on his Buzz Lightyear 4 wheeler.
You might not say that this is funny, but this simple thought crossed my mind. My baby is a good friend .At 1, he already knows that when a friend needs a ride, you should be there no matter what. Sure you may say that he doesnt know this at 1, but you prove that he wasn't saving his best friend from the scariest monster in the house..... KayleeZILLA! With the forces of CJ, Woody, and Buzz's transportation services, Kayleezilla was defeated by a simple roll over the foot by Buzz!
As in Toy Story, " You should never tangle with the unstoppable duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear! " Just add a little CJ in there and the Round Up Gang 2 is complete!