Thursday, June 28, 2012


I wanted to include a picture of Kiley taking her swimming lessons.  She did such a great job and has become really comfortable in the water.  Especially now that our pool is finally swimmable.  No, I didn't say done (rolling eyes about that) but at least we are able to use the pool now. With the summer days getting so hot now, the pool has become the perfect way for us to have fun, cool off, and play! Kiley loves jumping to Mommy and Daddy and seeing us blow bubbles.  She hasn't gotten that down yet, but it's mainly because she doesn't like to get her face wet.  Just like her Mommy! Every time we go under the water she has to quickly swim to the side and wipe off her face with a towel.  Most of the time the first words out of her mouth is, "Step! Towel!."

She loves sitting in the beach entry and use her arms and kick her legs to act like she is swimming.  She does nothing but smile when we are in the water.  

Love this picture! The other day I got her the floaties she is wearing now.  That way when she jumps off the steps into the pool part I don't have to worry about her and know that she will be okay.  She looks happy in the picture wearing them but the first time I tried putting those on her she had such a fit! She didn't understand why I was putting those on her arms! She put up a struggle but I finally managed to put them on her.  She tried to take them off but instead I picked her up and put her in the main body of the pool so she could see what they do.  Once we got comfortable with them she loved them! Did I mention that she is one of the most stubborn babies I have ever met? Got to be a trait from her Daddy! Now when we go in the pool she puts her arms out and lets me put them on her.  At least it's not a constant battle now!

 Our for the most part done pool! 11 weeks and counting...We are so ready for it to be officially done!

She put Nanna's hat on and thought she was the cutest thing ever! I love that sweet smile!

 Last Friday we left for the lake.  Absolutely Kiley's favorite place to be.  Mommy was ready to go too.  That week the daycare had been closed all week so Mommy and Kiley had some bonding time.  A LOT of bonding time.  I love my sweet little girl, but she is 2 years old and sometimes she would have her 2 year old fits! So by the end of the week I couldn't wait to go to the lake and relax.  Also, that's where Kiley is on her best behavior.  Did I mention the ride there though was terrible! 2 hours, a dozen doughnut holes, and lots of whining later, we finally get there! Kiley was suddenly all excited once she saw the water and the house, but I was even more excited because I had such a headache from all the complaining and Mommy's and was ready to get out of the truck ASAP! Love her to pieces, but I'm pretty sure she said MOOOOMY! over 100 times!

Still trying to get her to actually wear her sunglasses.  One day she will do it but for now they are just fun for her to put on and off.  I even try saying, "look, just like Mommy!" She just says, "Noooo.  I do it!" and then proceeds to take them off! 

Acting silly again.  I know I say this a lot, but she is always so full of life, acting silly and saying the funniest things! Here she told me, "Mommy, Picture!" 

We also took her on the jet ski for the first time.  Our house is situated inside a cove area where it is nice and smooth so Jason drove her around there.  She was not a big fan of it though.  She kept crying, "Mommy!" over and over.  After a while that stopped, but I didn't ever see a smile while she was on there. Once she got off she was herself again and said, "Daddy's Boat."  I'd ask her if she went on there, and her new answer which is so cute is, "Ummm Hmmm!" while she shakes her head yes.  

Going to the lake was so much fun and definitely a great way for us to end the weekend.  As predicted Kiley was on her best behavior and Mommy got a little break, which was good for both of us! 

Another surprise Kiley got on Tuesday was a playset.  Gigi bought it for her for her 2nd birthday! She absolutely loved it! What 2 year old wouldn't! When I brought her home from daycare we, Nanna and I told her that she had a surprise outside.  We took her out there and once she saw it she said, "Ohhh WOOOW!" This is the new thing that Kiley likes to say now.  Everything is oh wow! She ran up to the set right away and told us that the swing was hers and the slide was hers.  "My Swing!" "My Slide!" 

Playing in her playset with her Suzy.  Suzy went down the slide like Kiley she can climb up the steps like Kiley.  Suzy does everything with Kiley! 

I was just talking to Jason last night about how quickly our Kiley is growing up and she is our little girl now not a baby.  She loves to play and entertain herself.  She can swing in a big girl seat, loves to talk on the phone and take pictures of herself, and recently telling us full blown conversations.  She uses her hands and tells us about what the doggies are doing, what her friends at daycare did, if she had fun, where everybody is, the list goes on! She is becoming very expressive which is hilarious to listen too.  Some of it I understand and other words I'm totally lost on what she is talking about, but I just agree with her and she just keeps on talking! The other night I saw her telling Zoe (our dog) something.  It was a lot of information and I'm not sure that Zoe got it all :) LOL I did hear her tell her though that she was a good girl and that she loved her or as she says, "I Love!"

Going to the lake again this weekend! Jason's Aunt and Uncle, Bitsy and Lynn are coming as well.  Looking forward to the trip and another great time at the lake!

Until next time, Gig'em & God Bless!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Where Are You?

As noted in the last blog, we went to Alex's graduation party.  Kiley loves her "Aunt" Alex and was constantly asking me, "Where Alex go?"  The minute she would spot her she would run over there wanting her to pick her up!

Kiley had a blast at Alex's graduation.  After the ceremony she was running around on the field picking up confetti.  If she had her way she would be out there all night.  She is definitely like her Mommy, always making sure everything is in its place and clean.  Our little picker upper!

The next day after graduation night we went to the lake.  I would say watermelon is one of her absolute favorite foods.  She also kept making sure that Nanna and Mommy had plenty of watermelon.  The minute one of our bowls was empty she would say, "oh, Mommy more?" Before I could answer she was putting another piece in my bowl.  Finally I had to hide the watermelon because I was so full!

Laughing with her Daddy! She loves being outside.  As long as she is at the lake and able to play when she wants to and ride in the boat she is a happy baby!

Every time we go to the lake she has to make sure that her purse goes with her every where.  It even got to the point to where she thought she needed her purse for the boat and to go night night.  That didn't happen though, Mommy had to draw the line.  She also loves riding the banana boat.  We told her to do no hands and say, "Giddy up!"

In this picture she is going on hour 4 of nap time! She has started a ritual whenever she goes night night or takes a nap.  She has to make sure that she gives every one a hug and kiss and when I say every one I'm also including the doggies.  When she knows it's time for bed she says, "Where Zoe?" "Zoe hug, Zoe kiss." One thing for sure she loves her doggies!

Lately her personality is really starting to shine.  Our little chatterbox always has something to say.  She wakes up talking and she goes to sleep talking.  There have even been nights where we have to remind her that it's time to go night night and no more play.  Apparently she has a lot to say to her baby dolls!

She loves to play and act silly.  One of the things she has started this week is having me put a towel or blanket on top of her head.  She will say, "Mommy, head!"  The minute the towel has covered her she says, "Kileeeey, where are you?" She will walk around the house with the towel over her, bumping into furniture and walls and laughing so hard.  I love to watch her when she acts silly.  She is always so full of life!

Last week Kiley started swimming lessons.  She is doing so good and Mommy and Daddy are so proud of her! Last week she learned to move her arms and legs and by the end of the week the instructor was only using one hand to keep her up! And today the instructor completely let her go and she swam to me about 2 feet! I was so excited for her! She loves to be in the water and continually wants to practice swimming.  She likes to show us how she moves her arms like scoops and kick her legs to make bubbles. 

On another note, we went to the doctor last week for Kiley's 2 year well check.  She weighed 28 pounds and was 32 1/2" long.  She was in the 60 percentile for weight and 15 percentile for height.  Looks like she is going to be short like Mommy.  Sorry Baby!

Until next time, Gig'em & God Bless!!