Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Pictures

This was probably one of my very favorite outfits of Kyleigh's that Maezie is wearing now!! And those are her "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch" shoes! I'm so glad to be using them again! I cried when I put them away after Ky outgrew them.
She cracks me up. :) I love her cow boots. She picked them out herself.
Maezie has learned the art of climbing. *sigh* It was only a matter of time, I guess. With Kyleigh as a big sister there was very little chance that Maezie would be a calm, mild-mannered non-climber. She can climb up on the hearth, as you see here, and also up into the recliner now. She can almost get on the couch by herself too. She's not even 1 yet!!!

Recent Pics

This is at the Animas River. Kyleigh LOVES water!
I sure am blessed to have a pretty toddler ....
And a pretty little girl too ... I can't believe she's nearly 3.
This picture is hilarious! She has food on her hand and smeared it all over her face!

Kyleigh LOVES to wear high heels. Which is funny, because she's such a tomboy. But she calls them "ballet shoes" and always wants me to wear a pair tooand we'll dance around together!! :)

Random Thoughs, Catching Up, and Moving On

So ... it is a BEAUTIFUL day outside today. 75!! Ahh! I am going to take the kids to the park. Wish Matt was here to enjoy it with me.

Speaking of Matt, he's been transferred to Cortez, Colorado. (Still working for Safeway.) It's a town about an hour and a half north of here. He's commuting every day. Except tonight he asked me to find him a hotel room in Cortez because he doesn't get off work until 8pm, and then works tomorrow morning at 7am. Coming home would be pointless tonight. Poor guy. We're hoping he gets to find a new job. If he can't find a new job by the end of May, then I guess we're moving to Colorado. He can't keep commuting like this. Sure makes his days long. I appreciate that he's willing to drive back and forth so that he can see his kids, when the easy thing to do would just be to get a hotel for the week and come home on his days off. He's such a good Daddy. And husband.

My current facebook status says this : "Laura Allison just loves her husband. You know that feeling you got when you were a kid and you had a hard day at school (or somewhere) and ran home, got into your comfy, familiar house, and had a nice snack, cup of juice, and a big hug from Mom waiting for you? Yeah. That feeling of "Ahh, everything is going to be JUST FINE and I am safe and LOVED." feeling? That's how I feel every time he walks in the door from work. :)" ... and that just about sums up how I'm feeling about him right now. He's so supportive of me, so wonderful. I just love him to pieces and am so glad that God gave him to me. He is truly my soulmate and my other half and I have no idea what I'd do without him!

Back on the subject of the park again, I wish my friend Jana lived close so that her and her son Jakob could come and go to the park with us.

So ... In light of some recent events, I guess my husband and I will be moving on, spiritually speaking. It's a really long story, but I just feel like maybe we'd be better off at a different church. I'm really, REALLY sad to say that too, because I really have loved our church and have some wonderful friends there. I'm hoping that us leaving won't rip those existing friendships apart, but I feel it's important that we worship at a place where we feel like our scripturally-based concerns can be voiced and listened to, and if need be, conduct that doesn't line up with Scripture can be modified, in love, not in judgment. We're praying about it to make sure we make the right decision, but for now - even though it's painful, that's probably what we're going to do.

I'll post some pictures later, I think. :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Maezie figured out how to clap!!

It's super cute!! She's just walking around, clapping. She's 11 months, 3 weeks old.

She can also say "uh oh", "dada", and "hold you" (but it sounds like "hose-you") and she makes the baby sign for drink.

Kyleigh is talking in fully complete thoughts now. We're working on potty-training again.

Matt is looking for another job. If he doesn't find one, we have to move to Cortez, Colorado to continue working with Safeway, which puts us even farther away from my parents. BUT - we know that God's plan is ALWAYS best, so we have asked Him to shut every door but the one He wants us going through.

I'll update with some pictures later!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Kyleigh Lately

So Kyleigh is pretty hilarious. Her vocabulary and grammar are just taking off through the roof right now. Her biggest thing to blossom lately, though, is her imagination. She has such a huge one! She likes to pretend her animals are doing things and talking to eachother, and she likes to pretend that she sees things outside that aren't really there.

Her recent thing is pretending to be someone else. She's even more interactive when she's pretending than she is when she's herself. Crazy, huh? For the last three weeks or so, she's been Minnie Mouse, Matt is Goofy, and I'm Mickey Mouse. Maezie apparently didn't get a character. (Sorry Maez!) She even talks in a Minnie Mouse voice! Of course Matt does a great Goofy voice, and I attempt Mickey. I'm not sure my impression of Mickey is very good, but Kyleigh gets absolutely delighted when Matt and I use our character's voices and play along with her. Kyleigh would be bored at the dinner table, having not touched her broccoli, and I'd muster up my best Mickey voice and say, "Hey Minnie Mouse, can you eat a bite of broccoli?" And she'd get a huge grin on her face and say in her high-pitched squeaky Minnie voice, "Yes, Mickey!" Then to our astonishment, she'd willingly take a big bite of broccoli. I can't tell you how much food I've gotten down her throat lately this way. Any food! Her attention span is short, so unless she's just STARVING, she doesn't usually eat much before she gets bored and starts playing with her food. So this Minnie Mouse thing has been fabulous! It's also easier to get Minnie Mouse (instead of just plain Kyleigh) to pick up her toys, give hugs and be sweet to Maezie. Go figure!

Yesterday, Kyleigh threw us a curveball. "Hey Minnie Mouse, want to come give Mickey a hug?" I asked. "No, Mommy, I'm not Minnie Mouse." *shock!* WHAT??? This is the child who's been Minnie Mouse for three weeks! Oh no!! What's going on?? All this ran through my head and then she continued, "I'm Rooney Doodle." BAM! In one instant, my child has gone from being an over-sized, pink polka-dotted, incredibly polite female mouse to an incredibly polite blue man (albeit a gay one) with funny hair and a great voice. (This is Rooney Doodle from the DoodleBops, y'all. If you don't know who he is, visit : )

Something to note : The show "The Doodlebops" comes on Disney channel in the mornings. But it hasn't been on since DECEMBER! So she hasn't seen them since then, but all of the sudden remembered them and wanted to BE them! I'm pretty amazed at her great memory.

So now, Kyleigh has decided she is Rooney Doodle, I'm DeeDee Doodle, and Matt is Moe Doodle. Maezie gets a character too this time, and she's Bus Driver Bob. Haha!! Tonight Kyleigh called me "Mommy Doodle" instead of Dee Dee, so maybe she's decided that I can't be Dee Dee Doodle after all. Who knows?

So, look for more upcoming adventures of the Allison, err ... Doodle family! :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Maezie's First Word

Maezie has officially started her first word, and has gotten quite good at it. She knows that she gets a reaction out of us when she says it, so right now she's saying it constantly!! The new word (ok, so I guess it's really a phrase!) ?? "Uh oh!" Hahahaahaha.

She also had her first ponytail (complete with a green bow) today. So hooray!