Monday, December 28, 2009

Baby’s first Christmas…

I think Sky had a pretty good Christmas. She got a bunch of new babies, but Baby Snow White seems to be her favorite. She gives that doll more hugs than she gives me. Ha.

Her dad didn’t get her anything for Christmas, but I didn’t really expect him to. Oh well. She’ll have a real dad someday.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Friday…

I was Betty Crocker. I made Jason banana cookies. They turned out more like banana bread, but they were still pretty good. I also made rice krispie treats and sugar cookies. Payton assisted.

Later Jason and I took Skylar to the Festival of Lights in Dickinson, where we met up with Val and the boys. It was pretty nice. Free is also a plus. And Sky got to sit in Santa’s lap. She didn’t even cry.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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Shout out…


Makes me want to be a better person. He is so wonderful. And good. All the time. Its only been three weeks, but I know I love him. Already.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm a blog slacker...

Let's review:
Sky is 9 months now.
She has two bottom teeth. And one and a half on top.
She isn't walking yet, but she can crawl. And she's really starting to cruise from furniture to furniture. To wall.
She has figured out when she presses certain buttons on her little people barn, the result isa noise.
She is a social eater and will follow anyone into the kitchen.

Halloween is Saturday, and Sky is going to be a bumblebee as pictured. I made the costume. =]

Saturday, October 3, 2009

She is going to be so much prettier than me…

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Friday, October 2, 2009



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My 8 month old…

  • can pull up on just about anything.
  • can cruise-somewhat.
  • has two bottom teeth.
  • is developing a sense of humor.
  • can say mama, dada, nana, and baba.
  • loves exploring and crawling around the entire house.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

On the road again…

Sky and I went to see Kyle and his son Peyton Friday night after work. She slept most of the 3.5 hour trip, but woke up about thirty minutes shy of Fort Polk. I thought it would be easy to get her to go back to bed since it was her bedtime, but she wouldn’t go back to sleep until around two-three am. Then she woke up at seven. I don’t know if its because her bottom tooth is coming in [update: we discovered a tooth last week] or if it was the strange surroundings, but she was not a happy girl this weekend. I had to hold her most of the weekend, and when I wasn’t holding her she was crying following me around like a momma’s girl. She spent a little time playing with Peyton [who was so sweet patting her on the back when she cried, until she would swat at him of course]. But mostly she was not a happy girl. How can this work with me and Kyle if she’s so uncomfortable at his house, which might be our future house?

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Give me a Saturday night my baby by my side…

Skylar. Boyfriend. Football. Party.

This weekend was amazing.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

On Sunday Morning…

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Sara’s Birthday is tomorrow…

I got/made her the following:

  • Urban Decay eye shadow pallet
  • Birthday Girl gift set by Philosophy
  • Personalized cup
  • Peace sign cake (the icing took me approximately 4 hours)
  • Homemade card

Hope she likes that stuff. Especially the cake since it took me so long to make.  Makes me really appreciate the baby shower cake Val made me last November. The next time I do the Wilton butter cream icing, it will be for someone I’m in love with. Will Kyle be worth it in January? I know Skylar is.


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Yet another fun Friday…

The day started out with a call to the Medicaid office, my second, in which I again asked them to change the county on her file so that I can enroll her in the Texas Star Program. They wont enroll her until its corrected. The office I was dealing with is in Houston and they are the rudest customer service people I’ve ever dealt with. They couldn’t tell me when it would get processed, or that it was even on someone’s work log. And when I asked if I could have her name, agent number or even a confirmation all I got was a flat “no”. I really just wanted to drive down to their office and punch them in the face. To say I was frustrated is putting it mildly. My mom then decided to call, and actually got someone that said there was an entirely different number to call for changes. And no one could tell me that? My mom got it straightened out and I’m going to try to enroll her Monday, cross your fingers.

Then I made enchiladas for the fam, which actually turned out pretty well. I love Mexican food and Kyle doesn’t, how will this ever work?

I spent the rest of the day playing with the baby, who might I add loves Yo Gabba Gabba. It’s starting to grow on me as well. She’s also starting to crawl now, which is pretty exciting. I sit her down on her butt and she immediately plops over onto her belly to try to get going. She can say a few words too. Her favorite is “hi”. She will repeat it right after you say it. There’s also “mama” she says in desperation or during a fuss fest. And I’m not sure if it counts as a word but she says “baba” which usually turns into “babababababa”. She also explored different textures today when I took her outside to take a few pictures. She found blades of grass, flowers, and the grain of my jeans pretty interesting.

Then we went to Cameron’s Championship baseball game. They won. It’s crazy how competitive everyone is. I started to get that way too. Catching myself yell and scream every now and then. It’s pretty exciting, I never really saw it from a parent’s perspective before, but it’s a pretty good feeling. I can’t wait until Sky is old enough to play sports. And dance ballet of course. I’ll be right there with her.DSC_0134

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I love…

Big girl baths where she splashes around with the biggest grin on her face while trying to get her rubber ducky or foam letters.

How every time we go to a store like Target or Wal-Mart, I can’t help but buy her a new doll.

How interested she is in watching me cook.

How interested she is in everything.

That she likes looking in the mirror as much as I do. haha

That she knows who I am now, and it upsets her when I walk away.

When she wraps her arms around me and lays her head on my shoulder.

How no matter how bad my day was, when I come home to her smiling face, I know everything is going to be alright.

How stubborn she is. I wonder if she gets that from me. Or him.

Her big brown eyes.

The way she rubs her eyes when she’s sleepy.

That bedtime is 8pm. And she sleeps through the night.

The ways she sleeps with her arm around her praying bear. Every night.

Her vocal tangents. And the rare occasions she says mama. Mad and indiscriminately of course.

How good she smells after a bath.

Getting to know her.

Knowing I had a part in making something so amazing.

And everything else about her.

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The Matrix Effect…

So my army guy told me he loved me one night while we were lying in bed. He rolled me over, looked me right in the eye and it went like this:

K: Baby I love you.

W: Shhh…go back to sleep. You're sleepy.

K: You don’t like when I say that?

W: No.

K: Why not?

W: Because I just met you. Go to bed.

It got me thinking. About how amazing he is. About how amazing he is with Sky. About how I think I love him too. But my question is, would I have realized this had he not told me first? Or did his acknowledgement cause my epiphany?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

One of the many reasons I like every other Friday…

I’m off work. And I get to spend all day with Sky. And the family. Last Friday after all my running around, I took the kiddos to the playground.


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Sky is 6 months tomorrow!