Friday, October 30, 2009

Up Past Bedtime...

Kelsey was having so much fun being allowed to stay up past bedtime. She kept wanting me to take pictures of her, and actually smiled for the camera on cue. She wanted pictures with her Morgan too!! So I happily obliged.

Pumpkin Carving

We let K stay up past bedtime last night so we (Lou) could carve our pumpkin. We started by taking the pumpkin seeds out. Kelsey didn't want much to do with this, but did help when a few fell on the newspaper. We decided to do a Mickey Mouse this year. Instead of going with just the basic mouse shape, Lou found a more detailed template to use. It came out really great. I think Lou did an awesome job and after telling him that...Kelsey kept telling him that as well.

Like my daddy

I like to wear my daddy's hat (even though it's way too big on me):

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Picking...

Well, okay since we live in FL it's more like choosing! After nap Kelsey and I met up with Daddy at the Methodist church to pick out our pumpkin and take some pictures. At first she was hesitant, but then she was trying to pick them all up. LOL We missed the fall festival they held b/c we were at Christine's wedding (Lou's sister), but hopefully we'll be able to take Kelsey next year.

I'm so strong...I gonna pick this pumpkin up!

Check out my baby pumpkins
This is the pumpkin we chose

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Aunt Christine's Wedding (& Uncle Gary)

Last weekend was a joyous moment in our family. Christine and Gary made it official and were married down at the beach in Delray. Kelsey was in the wedding along with her cousins and she did magnificient. She sat all by herself (next to her cousins Ryan & Colin) in a chair during the ceremony and was soooo good (Mommy & Daddy were in the wedding as well so we were standing). At one point she started taking handfuls of her flowers out of her basket and dumping them on the sand..then she decided just to dump over the entire basket. Everyone who was watching was laughing at our little princess, I had a hard time controlling my laughter too.

She took NO nap that day as we were totally out of routine, unless you count the 10 minutes she slept on the way over to the ceremony. I was dreading the meltdown that I expected to happen at any moment. To our complete shock and surprise she was WONDERFUL!! She was up until about 10:20 when she finally fell asleep in my arms. She enjoyed herself dancing and running around. She was really great with family she had never met before and even willingly went to them to dance and just be carried.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The things they say...

I was making a left hand turn today onto a side street. There was a car parked/stopped along the right hand side of the street with their brake lights on about 50 yards away. Mind you, they were on the grass. All of a sudden from my back seat I hear "Dude, get out of the way!" I busted out laughing as she continued to repeat this over and over. I guess I should be happy it was this she said and not "you dumb*ss learn how to drive" Just another reminder that we really do need to watch what we say, because she will store it away to use some other time. It's great though that she used it in the right context...double bonus points for her!!

Sweaty Bubbles...

It's mid-October and it was 92 degrees last week!!! Yikes. We did have a blast playing with the bubbles after nap though. But my girl was all red & SWEATY!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New diet so far...

It's been 3 weeks and so far I don't feel like it is working. I've seen some worse reactions since we've changed her diet. The only thing I have not concentrated on yet is making sure the soy is totally out. That will be my new focus. I need to call the dermatologist back and check on something. When we got the allergy report, garlic came back pending. So, I'd like to know if it is something we need to worry about since I use garlic in everything. I really hope this starts helping soon.

Playdough and fresh air

Last weekend while Lou & I were working in the yard, we moved Kelsey's picnic table out into the grass and shade by the swingset. I let her bring her play dough out to keep her occupied.
She's so funny because she only likes to play with one color at a time. She can't open them by herself and kept wanting me to open and shut them. I finally got her to keep the lid off of more than 1 color at a time.