Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Kylie loves her "friends" which consist of mainly small beanie baby sized animals and also small plastic figurines.  She plays with them all day and sleeps with them at night.  Day to day she changes which ones are her favorites.  She is so sweet to her friends and when she drops one or one falls down, she always picks it up, says she is sorry and hugs and kisses the friend to make it feel better!  Having so many small friends gets a little stressful for us, she is always losing one and sometimes it is hard to figure out exactly which one she is wanting.  Luckily she has gotten really good at describing her friends by size, type, and color so that does help when we are looking for a certain one.

Kylie and friends :)

Monday, January 28, 2013


Silly girl, wanted her picture taken with her eyes closed.
Looks so grown up in this picture.
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When we leave the house, she always has to take something with her, this day was doggy, deer, and a purse.  From day to day, I never know what she's going to be attached to, but there is always at least one thing that will not leave her side for the day.
Doing some fishing after dance class.
We had some old bread so I thought we would make bread bird feeders that I'd seen online.  Well, apparently the bread wasn't stale enough because not long after I hung them outside, they all fell :(  She was sad, but I told her we would try it again another time and that the birds/squirrels would eat it off the ground.  It might just be too humid here to do it.
I love this picture, there was a ladybug on the blue lid and she was laying there watching it

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January~Then and Now

Hmm, just happened to come across some older posts where I said that each month I would post some pictures from previous years.....well, that didn't turn out too well apparently!  I had forgotten about even wanting to do that!  So, I'm going to try this once again!

December 31, 2007

 December 31, 2008

December 31, 2009

December 31, 2010

January 1, 2012

Ok, so it turned into New Year's Eve/Day Then and Now, but it was still fun to look back at some old pics! Sure hope I can remember to do this each month.

Friday, January 25, 2013


My Princess Ballerina.
We've enrolled Kylie in a dance class and she absolutely loves it and she is doing a great job!  That will be a post all on its own though!
love the faces she is making!

Had to throw in a few outside pictures also.
sitting at the bottom of the slide, throwing leaves in the air.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


                 Kylie loves doing arts and crafts and is always looks forward to making something!
All the famous artists use 3 paintbrushes at the same time :)
One of her favorite parts of painting, is dipping the brush in water to clean it.
New crayons!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Feet!

Kylie has always loved to dance and we finally decided to go ahead and let her take a class.  We weren't sure how she would like it~listening to someone else, being around other kids, etc.  I stay home with her so she hasn't been around a lot of others her age and lately has become shy around other adults.  
Don't all ballerinas eat cookies???
After looking at our options, and deciding that some were just too expensive (and way too structured) for a 2 1/2 year old that we feared would probably cry the whole time, I finally came across a class that the local children's museum offers.  The class has a focus on ballet, but they do a lot of movement, dancing/singing along with fun songs, running, jumping, stretching, etc.

Once we told Kylie about the dance class, she was so excited.  I'm not sure what she knew about dance class or if she even had any idea what to expect, but it sure sounded fun to her!  We bought a leotard (so, so, so cute) and ballet shoes!!!!
Morning of her first class~unfortunately the class was cancelled, the teacher was caught in traffic and unable to make it in.  

Dance class might have been cancelled, but we decided to stay and play anyways.  She wouldn't let me put her clothes back on her though so she played in her leotard and ballet shoes.

The good news is, she did finally get to dance and she LOVES it!!  She did a great job and I'm not just saying it because I'm her mom, but she was one of the best ones in there.  She tried so hard to do what the teacher said and did a great job paying attention.  Even better, she wasn't clinging to me the whole time.  It's a Mommy and Me type class so I was there with her doing the dancing and helping out for most of it.  She is so sweet with the other girls and even hugged a couple of them and hugged her teacher at the end of class.  This mommy was so proud of how well she did! 

The class is very relaxed and a lot of fun, which is how a dance class for 2 and 3 year olds should be!  I only signed up for 4 weeks initially, but am planning on signing up for the class thru May now that we know how much she enjoys it! 
What all the fire fighters are wearing these days ;)

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