I had my first birthday three weeks ago, and my mom hasn’t posted any pictures yet. She says she’s been busy, and I even think she blames me for some of her lack of “free time.”
(I have some new teeth coming in, and I do want to be close to my Mommy every minute of the day, and I’m waking up more at night, too.)
Grandma and Grandpa gave me a baby doll, which I love! I carry her around, hug her and pat her back, brush her teeth with my toothbrush, and wipe her face with a washcloth. I’m pretty sure I’m ready to be a Mommy.
I’ve been walking for almost two months now, so I think I can do everything my brothers do. I love to climb things, especially the things that make my mom come running to grab me. Even if she doesn’t realize it yet, I know that I am ready to take on the world!
I also love being outside. There is so much to do and explore! I love splashing in water (especially the toilet … that also makes Mommy come running!). I also love to eat dirt. When I’m near dirt, and Mommy starts running toward me, I shove it in my mouth as fast as I can, so she won’t be able to stop me. mmmmm! She says I should wait and taste the things that are going to grow in our garden, but I’d much prefer to just eat the garden right now. I really don’t understand what the problem is!
I spend most of my days being happy and adorable, busy finding trouble, trying to keep up with my brothers, playing with them and laughing at their antics. We hope you and your family are also doing well.
If I’m going to get Mikayla’s 11-month pictures posted before she turns ONE, I better hurry!
Somewhere between 11-months and 12-months, my baby became a toddler. She is walking with confidence now, and very proud of it! She is such a happy and easy-going little lady, and even though she finds trouble to get into everywhere she goes, she still rewards us with the sweetest smiles and snuggly hugs.
Jesse may have the most vivid imagination of any of our kids. He is constantly pretending to be one kind of creature or another, and inventing elaborate scenarios for everyone in the family to play into. So, it is no surprise that his stuffed animals are very, very real to him. “Brown Doggie,” in particular, is his “pet” and his “friend.” Jesse has been unable to sleep without Brown Doggie for more than a year, and usually “Kitty” is also required.
But, three days ago, I walked into Kaylie’s room and found this: Brown Doggie and Kitty in an empty laundry hamper:
“Jesse, what’s this?” I asked.
“Oh, my pets all died.” Jesse said very casually.
Me: “Are they going to be o.k.?”
Jesse: “No. They are NOT going to be o.k. But, I put them in the garbage.”
Me: “I’m so sorry, Jesse.”
Me: “Well, are you going to sleep with them tonight?”
Jesse: “NO! That would be ICKY!”
I was sure he would ask for them at bedtime, but he didn’t. He slept without any animals. I was sure they would be rescued from the hamper the next day, but they weren’t. It has now been three days, and three nights with no animals. He has told me (very seriously) “All my pets died.” Once he said, “All my friends died.” But, he hasn’t even mentioned them at bedtime.
Before you ask, we have NOT had any deaths in the family recently. However, a couple of Micah’s fish recently went belly-up. Could that have caused this? I don’t know. Meanwhile, what do I do with Jesse’s dead pets? On Thursday, we leave for the Kick-Off to World Down Syndrome Day at Great Wolf Lodge. We’ve never been able to travel without Brown Doggie before, but I’m really not sure if I should pack his carcass this time.
Here are the latest cute Kaylie pictures. 🙂
Baby Mikayla is six months old today!
Happy Half-Birthday, sweet girl!
You are such a joy! You are quick to smile, and it looks great with your big, sparkling blue eyes.
I’m so glad God gave us you!
It’s hard to believe that more than 2 months have gone by since our sweet girl was born. She is such a content, happy baby, and we are all enjoying her little grins and coos.