Monday, December 31, 2007
It just just too funny, but are 3 year olds really supposed to be talking like this?!?
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
When Daddy dropped us off he told Kylie to make sure that she waved to him since the airplane flies almost directly over our house. So as we were taking off Kylie yells in her loudest voice BYE BYE DADDY!!! ...It was 7 AM, I'm sure everyone that was trying to sleep was more than impressed with her.
As the airplane left the ground Kylie looks up and says "Activate the lights Mommy and Activate the air! Pat your legs faster!" I really think she has watched waaaay to much Little Einsteins. Then she looks at the clouds we were flying through and says "How are we gonna get through these clouds, this is badiculous (ridiculous)."
She was so proud to be able to sit in the seat with her booster seat. I was so relived that she sat as well as she did, I was a little worried that she wouldn't sit good or that when we got to North Dakota she would think she was too big for the booster seat in the car. But that didn't happen either.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Kylie: I love you this much (with arms spread as wide as she can)
Daddy: I love you as much as the whole world
Kylie: Well, I love you to Jesus and God
Does it get cuter than this? When Greg told me about this conversation I thought it was so precious.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
For this weeks Works for Me, I want to share a really great website I found for Christmas. The website is http://www.northpole.com/. This site has so many fun things to do with your children for Christmas along with lots of great recipes. Here are some of the FREE Things To Do:
*Send a letter to Santa *Send holiday postcards *Stories to read & color *Santa's Birthday Cards *Games to play *Christmas Karaoke *Holiday recipes *Northpole Wallpaper *Puzzles & Activities *Good Deed Calendar *Visit Elf Pal Academy *Educational Activities *Q&A with Santa *Find the hidden stories *Naughty or Nice List *Santa Tracker (Dec. 24)
The stories are cute, you can personalize them with your childrens information. What child doesn't like to hear their name in a book.
This is what works for me! Check out Rocks In My Dryer for more great ideas!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This week is a backwards Works For Me Wednesday, where I ask you a question, and you help me with you answers.
I am trying to figure out how to explain to a three year old what lying is. I have been told that she is too young to understand and that I should just chalk it up to it being her age. But I would like to at least introduce her to what lying is, but I really not sure how to do it and make an impact. I have tried to call her out when she its very obvious she's lying to me - or not telling me the truth.
For example, I will ask her she picked up all of the toys in her bedroom like I asked, and she will say yes and then when I check they are still all over the floor. Usually I will say something like "I asked you if you picked up all the toys and you said yes but they are still all over the floor - that is lying. Telling me something that is not right" I don't know if this is the right approach or not.
I would be grateful for any suggestions you may have. Be sure to check out Shannon's blog for lots more great WFMW posts!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Dorfy has returned from the land of Oz! Kylie had so much fun being Dorfy this year, she is already thinking about who could be Dorthy next year. She said she would even share her dress! I thought that was quite kind of her.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
One of the best ways I have found to combat the terrible tangles is after she is done with her bath, I comb her hair while wet, then I twist her hair into a bun on the top of her head. I try to put the bun as close to the top of her head as I can so she doesn't have to sleep on it and I try to leave the bun quite loose so it isn't pulling. Then in the morning take out the bun - without pulling her hair and voila! no tangles! Style as desired.
Another great thing this does for her hair is it makes it really curly. She has some curl to her hair but this really enhances it.
This is what Works For Me! For more Works-For-Me-Wednesday participants, check out Shannon of Rocks In My Dryer.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I would so love for the winner to be me, because I really, really want a new vacuum! I've been bugging my husband for at least the last 6 months or so for a Dyson vacuum. Imagine how happy he would be if I won it?!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A few minutes later...
The girls had so much fun look at the water and trying to find fishies in it. That kept them busy for quite a while. So much so that Kylie fell asleep before the ride was over...
Friday, September 21, 2007
This video isn't the greatest, it was one of those moments where I just had to capture the moment. So I took this video with my digital camera over my back in one had and drove in the other. This is Kylie's favorite song that Daddy recorded. She calls it "Daddys fast, fast song". She loves to hear it and asks to hear it just about everytime we are in the car. Greg and I have both decided that maybe Greg should record a different song for her to like. Anyway it is just very cute to see her singing with Daddy.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Dear Mr. Thatcher,
I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for
over 20 years, and I appreciate many of their
features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core ™ or
Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go
horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly
steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight,
white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your
revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only
company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that
maxi pads be aerodynamic.
I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month
knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants. Have you
ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever
suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't.
Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As
I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently
surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now,
my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what
my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with
knife skills." Isn't the human body amazing?
As brand manager in the feminine-hygiene division,
you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what
exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits
from Aunt Flo.
Therefore, you must know about the bloating,
puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our
intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control
behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for
most women. In fact, only last week, my friend
Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her
boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just
because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was
written by drunken chimps. Crazy!
The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that
America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in
Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last
month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I
wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus,
I opened an Always maxi pad, and there, printed on the
adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy
Are you kidding me? What I mean is, does
any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really
think happiness - actual smiling, laughing
happiness-is possible during a menstrual period? Did
anything mentioned above sound the least bit
pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're
some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be
anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack
yourself up on Motrin and Kahlúa and lock yourself in
your house just so you don't march down to the local
Walgreens armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy
plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out, man. If you
just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad,
wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's
actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or
"Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong"? Or are you just
picking on us?
Sir, please inform your accounting department that,
effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in
monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad
business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss
your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your
brand of condescending BS.
And that's a promise I will keep - Always.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
My daughter enjoying her 3rd birthday at Chuck E Cheese. We were really suprised she wanted to go there considering she doesn't even like Chuck E. She did great as long as he stayed far away, if she thought he was comming close she would start to get scared.
Monday, August 27, 2007
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
© Danielle R. Workman
My baby girl is now three
I have wiped her tears, cuddled her fears
shared her cheers
I love her and she loves me
But see she is only three, we will disagree
With age, emotions will turn like the weather
I will wipe different tears, cuddle new fears
And hopefully still share cheers
I will always listen, that’s a guarantee
New things will come up boys, rules, beers
I know life as a young adult is exciting
But scary and hard at the same time
I hope she loves me as much then as now
I hope I steer her in the right direction
So hopefully she will avoid a crime
Communication, understanding, affection
But whatever she chooses in her life
I will always be there for her
The good, bad and indifferent cause
I love her now, then, and always
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Since this coming Saturday will be the last week of the swimming class for the this session and the fact that Kylie is now too old to be in the same class Kylie's teacher and I were discussing what class to put her into. There are 2 different classes, they are both called Pikes. One of the Pikes classes is with the parent the other is without. We were trying to decide if we should enroll in the class with me or not. Both of us had decided that she really didn't seem ready to go without me so we enrolled her in the class with the parents. But then in a stroke of pure geniusness her teacher asked if maybe we could try the class without the parent. This was a great idea because Kylie is never ready to get out when her class is over and the Pike class without the parent is immediately after her class so we could just stay and see.
Well, I have to tell you it was a very proud moment for me. Kylie did absolutely wonderful, she didn't cry for Mommy and she did everything her teacher asked her to do. I was so happy for her.
So she's moved on...to the next level swimming class. The Pike's without parent class. This actually works out better since the class is on Saturday mornings instead on Tuesday evenings.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I found this poem and thought it was perfect for you.
Fragile as a Rosebud, More Radiant than the Sun
Full of Love and Wonderment
My Precious Little One.
You Touched my Hand, You Gazed at me,
Your Heart so Pure, so True,
I Wonder, do you Realize,
My Life Began with you
Happy 3rd Birthday Sweetheart!
Love, Daddy & Mommy
This post is done in Kylie's favorite color: pink
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
This was taken at my sister Samantha's wedding while waiting her turn for her picture to be taken.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007
Anyways she was a little uncooperative for the picturs, but all in all they turned out great. I know without even seeing them they will be cute. She looked like a little angel in her dress.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
She responeded, "PIO, spells Stop". Greg said "2 out of three isn't bad", both Greg and I were laughing.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Daddy & Kylie on the 'puters!
I want to wish my wonderful husband a very happy birthday! I'm so lucky to get to share my life with you. I know I don't always say it enough, I appreciate everything you do and all the sacrifices you have made and continue make for our family. You are an excellent father to Kylie, she adores you. She is a very lucky little girl to have a father that loves and adores her like you do. Thank you for making my life complete. I Love You!!!!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Kylie stopped what she was doing and said with a puzzled look on her face "Papa's a Fodder?"
"Yes, he's my daddy."
Thinking for a minute, she says, "Well he's my Papa"
Later in the day Papa came over to visit us and Kylie wanted him to play in her tunnels she has in the house. They are quite small and it's very hard for an adult to get into them. This is the exchange Kylie had with Papa:
Kylie: Papa can you play with me in my tunnels?
Papa: I can't my back is hurting me
Kylie: But I want you to play with me
Papa: I'm sorry I can't
Frusterated she came to tell me about the situation:
Kylie: Mommy Papa won't play with me
Mommy: He won't?! Should we trade him in for a new one?
Kylie: No, I want this Papa
She walks back over to the couch where Papa was sitting and stands directly in front of him:
Kylie: Papa you have to be nice to me
Papa: I am being nice to you
Kylie: But your not, you have to play with me
She looks at me and says, "Mommy say 'Papa you have to play with Kylie'"
Aparently she thought I have more authority than she does and he will listen to me. Papa told her again he could play in the tunnels with her because of his back. She just did not like that answer, she decided at that point to come outside with me.
Daddy: Did you finish all your dinner?
Kylie: Uh huh
Daddy: Then what is all that on your plate?
Kylie: ::Thinking for a minute:: A butterfly Constellation
Daddy (laughing with Mommy): For that answer you can get down
And off she went! Thinking nothing of the answer she just gave her Daddy.
We're still laughing at that answer. It just goes to show you what information they pick up, you never know exactly what is making into their heads and actually sticking!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
I ended up taking her to see the doctor. They did x-rays , all the bones looked fine. He said that by Friday that her fingers won't bother her. And he was right, by the end of the day they really didn' t seem to bother her.
The best part was when we were walking out of the doctors office. I was in front, Kylie in the middle and then the doctor, Kylie stops dead in her tracks and says "Mommy, the doctor make me feel all better and he beary gentle!" She was so excited, and you should have seen the pride on the doctors face, it was priceless!
Friday, June 1, 2007
We were eating pizza for dinner the other day and Kylie decided that it was a good idea to wave the pepperoni in the air really fast in order to get the cheese off rather than just eat it off. And we told a few different times to stop and finally I asked her "what are you doing" she says "oh, I'm just goofing around guys". When did we become guys to her? I thought we were her parents.
Kylie was watching TV and Daddy kept touching her ear and she told him to stop it. He did it again and she told him to stop it again only this time with a little agitation in her vioce. Well he proceeded to do it again and she finally had enough and told him very firmly "Stop it I tell you, are you not?!"
Kylie was in our guest room playing with our corded telephone. From our guest room I hear "What's wrong with this thing, it not working!" I asked what she was doing, she says "I'm trying use this phone." She brings the phone out to the hallway where I was and says "Mommy this not working, I not know how to do it." I said well who are you trying to call. She said Nana. and then she says "Mommy I have to do this, this my whole world" with her arms stretched out.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
exchange she had with Kylie earlier in the day, it when like this:
Teacher: Kylie put you book away, then get in line so we can go
Kylie: Could you use good manners please?
Teacher (trying hard not to laugh): Ok, Could you please put
your book away then get in line so we can go outside, please?
Kylie: Thank you, that's better.
And off she went and put her book away and got in line to go outside. Her teacher
said it took everything in her power not to laugh at her. It just wasn't
something she expected her to say.
It sounds a little sarcastic but at the same time we have always taught her
to be polite and use 'please' and 'thank you' so I guess she felt the need to
correct her teacher this time and not be the one that is being corrected.