Monday, December 31, 2007

I Understand Completely...

We were swimming at the YMCA today and I was helping her put on her bubble so we could go swimming. I was telling her how she doesn't have to worry about going under the water (this something she worries about) because the bubble will help her to stay above water and while she is swimming. Before I could finish she looked at me and said "Mommy I understand completely, I completely understand, just don't worry about it" while looking down and shaking her head. It was like can you stop trying to explaining already and just go swimming already????

It just just too funny, but are 3 year olds really supposed to be talking like this?!?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus

The above video is from Kylie's preschool Christmas progam. I thought it fitting to post it today, to remember the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of Christ.

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family, we love you.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Too Much Little Einsteins

For Thanksgiving Kylie and I flew to North Dakota to visit my parents. Daddy couldn't come because he ad to work over the holiday - that kind of stunk since we don't see them that often. While we were taxiing to the runway Kylie said "When we gonna take off?" "Pretty soon, we have to get the the end of the runway" I said. "No, Mommy were just driving on the road."

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

Jesus and God

Kylie and Daddy were talking about who loves who more, this is the conversation:

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

Works For Me Wednesday - Fun Family Christmas Website

For this weeks Works for Me, I want to share a really great website I found for Christmas. The website is 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

Works For Me Wednesday - Backwards Edition

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

Wordless Wednesday - "Dorfy"

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.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

1st Report Card

Greg and I went to our first parent/teacher conference today. I had no I idea that they even had conferences in preschool! Kylie is three so we will have a lot more conferences to look forward to. I was actually kind of excited when I found out about the conferences, I really didn't know what to expect. We were pleased with everything we heard, there wasn't anything that I could say we were suprised to hear. She is doing well, she has adjusted to the schedule and the class rules (even points out to the teacher when she missed something), and very outgoing (which is an understatement). Her areas of improvement are: needs to work on picking up better, and playing with all the children. She likes to pair off with a couple of her friends and then not let anyone else play with them. Her teacher said both things she needs to work are are age realated. Overall her teacher said she was very pleased with everything. Greg and I are very proud of Kylie, we feel very blessed she is our daughter.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Works for me Wednesday - No Tangles for long hair

My 3 year old daughter has fairly long hair - past the middle of her back, not quite to her bottom. One of the things she hates more than anything when it's time to comb her hair is, you guessed it - TANGLES!

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'm trying to WIN a DYSON Vacuum!

The Domestic Diva has a Pink Dyson to give to one very lucky person! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Dyson has agreed to give away one of their Dyson Vacuum Cleaners in the Pink color. Dyson is notorious for being known as the vaccuum that never loses suction.

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

Wordless Wednesday - Making Dinner

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Kylie apparently busy "making dinner"! She is wearing her costume for Halloween. She just had to put it on as soon as it arrived in the mail. She is so excited to be "Dorfy" from the Wizard da Boz.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wedneday - At the Lake

When they got on the boat...

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...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Kylie sings...

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

Butterflys and bugs

This week in Preschool Kylie's class is learning about the letter 'B'. Today when Kylie came home from school Daddy asked her about what she learned about today. This is the conversation they had:

Kylie: I played with clay today.

Daddy: What did you make with your clay?

Kylie: I made a butterfly and a bug. Did you know a butterfly is a bug?!

She said that with such amazement, she just had no idea. Butterflys and Ladybugs are her favorite bugs. It is so much fun to watch and hear the innocence of a child.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I found this on the internet somewhere (I don't remember where) but I thought it was so funny I just had to share. If it is from your website email me and I will give you the proper credit you are due. Enjoy!
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
capri pants.

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 KahlĂșa 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.
Best Regards,
Wendi Aarons

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Birthday

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.

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If I Die Before You Wake

It doesn't matter how you feel about the war, this a moving and heartwarming video. It is sung by Dustin Evans, an American soldier

Monday, August 27, 2007

Photo Hunters "Happy"

Watching my daughter and her best friend having fun watching Chuck E Cheese & the band is what makes me happy. Watching them enjoying themselves and being happy makes me happy!

For more great pictures and to see what make other people happy check out PhotoHunters!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Best Friends

This is a great picture of Kylie and her best friend. His mother and I took them to the zoo in Michigan City, IL. This picture was taken at the zoo playground.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A POEM called "I love her then, tomorrow, and always "

I found this poem at and I thought it was so perfect, especially since Kylie just turned 3 earlier this month. Enjoy...

© 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
Hard! WOW!
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

Wordless Wednesday - Silly Faces

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

She's moving on...

Saturday was a big day for Kylie. She has been taking swimming lessons at the YMCA since April. She was in the class that was for infants ages 6 mos to 3 years old. In this class the parent "swims" with the child. It is really a water familiarization class.

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 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.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Our baby girl is 3 years old today! It is truly amazing how quickly time flies. Everyone tells you when your baby is born they grow so fast and at the time its hard to believe. But now as you get another year older we are understanding what everyone has been saying. This is such a wonderful time in our lives, you are independent and yet you always seem to realize when you need help. You always seem to know when Daddy or Mommy needs a little pick-me-up by saying "I love You Daddy" or "I Love You Mommy" out of the blue for no reason at all or just by coming up to us and giving us hugs and kisses just because you want to. Those gestures mean more to us than you will ever know. You are kind and compassionate. Daddy and Mommy get to hear compliments all the time about how polite you are, and it makes us so proud of you. We love you so much, you are such a beautiful and smart little girl with a full range of emotions, ideas and goals. We want you to know that no matter what you do, what you think, or what you say you can always depend on our support and love forever. Daddy and Mommy wish you only the best that life has to offer you.

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

Wordless Wednesday - Sleeping Flower Girl

It's hard work being a flower girl...

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

My sister's wedding

This past weekend we drove to North Dakota to be in my sister Samantha's wedding. It was a beautiful day, bright a sunny and maybe a little hot. I was a bridesmaid and Kylie was the flower girl. My two nephews Tristen and Cole (both one year old) were the ring bearers. I was a little nervous as to how well Kylie was going to do as far as walking up the aisle by herself. During the rehersal she wanted nothing to do with it and only wanted to do it if Mommy was going to walk with her. When Saturday morning arrived we asked her if she was going to throw the petals by herself and to our suprise she said yes! Of course that remained to be seen because she had yet to see all of the people in the church and she was NOT going to get a nap before the wedding. That is part I was most worried about - NO NAP! She is going to be 3 next week and definatly still need the nap.

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.

Saturday, June 30, 2007


While out we were running some errands today, we stopped at a Stop sign. I asked Kylie what the sign said. "Stop", she said. Then I asked her how do you spell stop?
She responeded, "PIO, spells Stop". Greg said "2 out of three isn't bad", both Greg and I were laughing.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - At the beach

Kylies first time at the beach on Lake Michigan. She had so much fun playing in the sand and just looking a the waves. We went to the beach after visiting the zoo earlier in the day. This is the true meaning of Innocent Joy...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Daddy

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!!!!!

Love, Steph

Some pictures with Mommy

Aren't we cute?!

Wonder where she gets her scowl from????

Our pretty little girl. Just another day at the airport!
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Monday, June 18, 2007


Yesterday when I was talking to my dad on the phone Kylie asked me who I was talking to so I told her I was talking to Papa. Oh, she said and went back to playing with her toys. When I wished him a Happy Father's Day.

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.

Butterfly Constellation

Kylie: Daddy can I get down (from the table)
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

Don't be a Tattle Tale

Saturday Kylie was jumping on a trampoline with our neighbor boy at his grandparents house. While they were jumping she kept tattling that he was jumping too hard. I know I told a couple of times to stop tattling, and the last time I told her that I told her to come and sit by me if she couldn't stop tattling. After I told her for the last time to stop tattling she went back to jumping for a while. Then out of now where she stops jumping and says, "Uh Mommy, can I come sit by you so I don't be a tattle tale?" "Absolutely" I said.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Bad Day

Kylie had a very bad day on Thursday. She is always wanting to hold the door for everyone. Even though I have told her at least a hundred times that she is going to get her finger pintched - she insists. So I decided (against my better judgement) to let her hold the door. Sometime after I got through door and was waiting for her to get through the door, it started to close and guess what?! Smashed fingers! It was terrible, I have never heard her cry like that. She is generally a very tough little girl that it takes a pretty bad injury (like this one) to make her cry.

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

From the mouth of a 2 year old

Here are a couple of things that Kylie has said in the past few weeks that just made us chuckle. Sometimes she comes up with some pretty good lines that make us question just how old she really is...

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

Good Manners Please

Today when I picked up Kylie at daycare her teacher told me about an
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.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My First Post

Welcome to my blog. This will be mainly for posting stories about the things my daughter says and does. She is 2 1/2 but acts like she is at least 5 or 6! She is very intelligent. Some of the things she comes up with my husband and I have to wonder where or how she came up it! There will be lots of short posts about things she says because they are SO funny and I want to have a place to have them recorded. Hopefully you will find them as humorous as I did. Enjoy!