Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Kylie and I had lots of fun today. We started off going to her preschool halloween party:This is her preschool class, they all looked so cute in their costumes and they had so much fun. They played games, had a small brunch with lots of goodies, and then they trick or treated all around the school.

Then I took her to Toy 'R' Us for a Halloween parade. They followed Geoffry around the store stopping at 3 tables to get suprises and treats. Kylie doesn't really like charaters in costume but decided to be brave so I could get a picture of her with Geoffry:


Look! it's batman the ballerina! This is one of the treats they gave out.

After the parade at Toys 'R' Us we went to the mall where Kylie did more Trick or Treating and then she was ready to go home...and so was I!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kylie and Daddy swimming!



Kylie and Daddy were having lots of fun swimming. Kylie has really taken to the water this year and loves every opportunity she gets to go swimming. Jumping in all by herself is her newest advancement, up until last month she would jump in but had to hold your hand when she did it. Now she thinks its really fun to jump in all by herself. It gives Daddy and Mommy a little bit of a heartattack each time but she loves it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chili

Kylie and Daddy made Chili last night for dinner. When they were preparing it Kylie told Greg "I don't really like the beans, but I'll try them." After her bite she said "Mmmmm, good, I never had a bean from a chili before!"

After the first bite and her deciding that kidney beans and chili are good, Greg said he could hardly keep her out of the chili until I got home. They did a great job, it tasted great and best of all I didn't have to make dinner!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fell Down Today

This morning after I was finished cleaning off the snow off the car and I decided that I would put the brush in the back instead of in the backseat. As I was walking to the back apparently my shoe caught the driveway (its a little uneven) and I lost my balance and proceeded to fall down in the driveway. Thankfully I landed on my side and not on my belly. However in doing so I managed to scrape both of my hands and my right knee which is also bruised. This all happened before 6:30 in the morning - not a good way to start the day. I went back into the house to change my pants because of course I was wearing khaki pants and they were full of dirt and pine needles from the driveway from my hip to my ankles. It's a wonder I didn't end up bruising more for as hard as I fell.

I called the doctor after I got to work and was told I had to go to the hospital to be monitored for a couple of hours to make sure the baby was fine. I felt this was really not necessary because almost as soon as I fell I felt her move, I was told by the nurse it was NOT NEGOTIABLE. After I got to the hospital they put the monitors on me and after two hours they were satisfied she was fine and even told me by the way her heartbeat was charting she is a happy baby. That made me really happy to hear, hopefully she will be a happy baby when she is born!

All in all it was quite an eventful day.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Truck or Treat

Today Kylie did her trick or treating early at our churchs annual 'Trunk or Treat'. Some of the parishoners decorate their cars and park them around the perimiter of the church parking lot and give out treats to the kids. It is a nice safe way for them to do their trick or treating. Kylie made it about half way though before she got tired and and cold and was ready to go home. She was a trooper and finished with a little persuading from Mommy! This is her ballerina costume:


The crown and the wand were added at the last minute because she wanted to be a princess ballerina.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

8 1/2 Month Appointment

I went to my 8 1/2 month prenatal appointment yesterday. I gained 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks for a grand total of 15 so far Baby girls heartbeat was 150 today. Dr. Meekhof was pleased and said it was very strong. This is the start of my 2 week appoinments now, my next appointment is on Nov 3. This is the beginning of my weekly visits. I only did one weekly visit with Kylie and that was the day she was born! When I told Dr. Meekhof that, he said he didn't think baby girl would be born that early. I told him I really don't want a Thanksgiving baby but of course whenever she decides to make her arrival is fine with me. He agreed, he said mid-November would be nice. So I'm not sure if he's telling me that is his guess because of course no one really knows except God. I told him Greg has 14 days off in November it would be nice if she could at least make her arrival on one of those days. I guess we'll just have to see if she's going to be that accomodating.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Going Swimming with Kylie

Yesterday I decided I would take Kylie to the open swim at the YMCA for something different to do. This is the conversation I had with her regarding going swimming:

Kylie do you want to go swimming with Mommy

Where at?

At the same place you take your swimming lessons, so do you want to go?

Well, your kind of fat and you could sink.

Your right I am getting fat but I don't think I'll sink, do you want to go

Yes! Yayyyy (Jumping up and down) I'm going swimming, I'm going swimming!

As you can tell she absoulty loves going swimming and the fact that Mommy was willing to get in the water with her (something she has been asking for for months) really made her happy. We had a good time, she was a little upset when it was time to leave though. I guess an hour and a half isn't quite long enough. Although as soon as I told her we were going to go to McDonalds and eat and she could play that made everything better. All in all it was a very nice evening.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kylie Singing

All of these videos are of Kylie singing. She really got her Daddy's genes when it comes to singing. She loves to sing and is always singing.



Kylie singing Shook Me All Night Long, not the best choice for a 4 year old to sing but she loves the song and of course has no idea what she is even singing. (Sorry the video is sideways, I always forget that when taking a video with your camera to not turn it - someday I'll remember.)



Here she is singing Row, Row, Your Boat with her Karaoke machine she got from Nana and Papa for Christmas.



And last but not least, Old MacDonald had a Farm. She obviously was tired of just sitting and singing and me videoing her. This is what she does on a typical day, play and sing, there are many days I pick her up from Daycare and she is playing by herself (doing a puzzle or something) and singing the whole time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Going to heaven

"Mommy, I'm ready to go to heaven now.

"Kylie you can't go to heaven now, I would miss you."

"Well Mommy I would miss you too but I would smile on you."

"But who would Mommy and Daddy hug and kiss on?"

"Fine, I'll stay" Said with the tone that says, I'm going to agree with you because I can see I'm not going to win this conversation.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bible Book

Conversation at Church this morning:

"Mommy, Jesus said I could take one of the Bible books home with me after church"

"No, you need to leave them here "

"But Mommy Jesus said I could "

"I didn't hear him "

"You couldn't hear him because he told me when I was praying to him "

(How do you argue with that?!) "Well you need to leave them here so other people know what words to sing when they come to church."

After that I left it alone assuming that she understood what I was telling her. There were only 5-10 minutes left of church so I told her to pick up her toys she brought because Church was almost over. I helped her put her backpack on her back when we left. As I was taking her backpack off her when we got to the car I noticed how heavy the bag was. I asked her what was in her bag that was so heavy because I didn't remember it being that heavy when we came into church. That's when she told me, "Mommy, I told you Jesus said I could take one of the bible books home with me" I told her again we needed to leave them there so other people could sing praises to God when they came to church. She looked at me very innocently and said, "Well now we can sing Jesus songs at home!"

At that point I just left it alone because we were already at the car and I didn't want to go back in. I also figured she had such good intentions that we will just bring the hymnal back next week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

At the Pumpkin Patch

Today Kylie and her friends from preschool went to the pumpkin patch. These are some of the pictures from the trip. She had a lot of fun with her friends and playing on the playground at the pumpkin patch.

Playing on the playground


Petting the bunnies, that is her favorite part...all the animals!

Trying to decide which pumpkin to pick, I guess she was checking their weight??

Riding on the moo train. Both she and Carli (the little girl she was riding with) got out and said it was no fun because they had to hold on because it was bumpy :( It actually was quite funny to hear them both say it at the same time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Afraid of the dark

This morning Kylie stayed home with Daddy instead of going to school. She loves to stay home with him, they play together and sometimes go to movies. She has her Daddy's passion for movies.

When they got up Kylie said, "Daddy your going to have to turn on the light, I'm a little afraid of the dark and I think there is monsters." Greg said she it in a very solmn tone.

She very afraid of the dark, she will not turn on the bathroom light because she is afraid to even reach her arm in to turn on the light. Or if she is in our half bath she won't go in because our bedroom is dark and she doesn't want to be able to see the dark room. The door to the room has to be shut or the light turned on in the bedroom for her to be satisfied. I believe this is a phase she is going through.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Swimming Update

Kylie had swimming at the YMCA last night. It was the testing night to see which ones move up to the next level. I was so proud of her she has made such improvement over the last 6 weeks. This is Kylie doing what they call 'flying', this is the part she most enjoys and is very comfortable and confident doing:

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Here she is doing the backfloat. This is what has given her the most greif since she has started swimming. Here confidence level is the highest it has ever been since she started, we are so proud of her. I'm so glad I was able to catch this on video! Enjoy...

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8 Month Appointment

I went to my 8 month prenatal appointment yesterday. I gained 4 pounds this month for a grand total of 13 so far (9 of which were gained in the last 2 months)! Baby girls heartbeat was 148 today. Dr. Meekhof was pleased and said it was very strong. I start my 2 week appoinments now, my first two week appointment is on Oct 20. It's amazing how fast the time has gone, our little girl is due to make her appearance in 2 months! Kylie is predicting she will be born on November 28. I'm not sure where or how she got that date but it will be amazing if she is right!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Spider Cookies!!

Today is Kylie's treat day and I thought since it is October it would be fun to make so Halloween themed cookies. So yesterday this is what Kylie and I made:


We had lots of fun making these cookies. However, Kylie did get upset with me a one point because I had to roll the dough into balls and then dip them in chocolate sprinkles. I decided that it would be easier if I did the rolling and she put the eyes on the spiders. When she asked if she could roll the balls I told her no and that Mommy would do this part and she could put the sprinkles on the balls and the eyes on. Apparently that was not the answer she wanted and very matter-of-factly said to me "I thought we were doing teamwork and working together! This is not teamwork if I can't roll the balls too!" I tried to tell her that sometime Mommies have to do some of the work themselves. She was happy to put on the M&M eyes, but decieded that after doing 9 spiders it was more fun to eat the M&Ms and told me I could do the rest myself.

You can get the recipe here.