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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007
A Fun Halloween
Well, Halloween was a success. Kayla gladly went trick-or-treating and loved all of it! It took only 1 house for them to warm up to seeing a bunch of strangers. Alysa was actually the crankier child - she has a slight cough and was cranky all day, so she could be coming down with a cold or it was just "one of those days".

Kayla was only scared of one house -she did great with houses that I thought would be a problem. But the one had a huge blow-up archway/tunnel that you had to walk through. When you did, it played Halloween music. Kayla walked up, saw it and said, I don't want to go to that house. So she waited at the sidewalk for Alysa.

We also had no allergy mishaps. Well, almost one. B4 heading out, we drove to their babysitter's to trick-or-treat. Then b4 we left our house to walk around the neighborhood, Kayla thought it would be a good idea to try a tootsie pop. Thankfully I stopped her just as she started to unwrap it. That was the only thing she tried to open. Although they washed their hands when they got home, I know Kayla didn't come in contact with any dairy b/c it only takes touching it for a second for her to react.

Alysa, although she wasn't in the best of moods loved it and was a trooper. First though she kept saying we were going to a Halloween party. Everyone got such a kick out of how she says "Happy Halloween" - it really is adorable. I'll put a video up of it later. That kid was very territorial too - her pumpkin was SO heavy, but she did not want to let go of it. She did finally relinquish it at the end of the night when using 2 hands just wasn't enough.

When we got home, I took their buckets and gave them their buckets of safe candy. Alysa had some chocolate and Kayla had to try skittles and boy did she love them. It's the first thing she asked for this morning. Now this is only the second time that she's had true candy (I don't count chocolate) and this is the first time she's really liked it. J and I had fun last night sorting through the unsafe candy and splitting it between us. How many pounds do you think I'll gain over the next couple weeks? :)

I have a ton of pictures, but unfortunately they're still on my camera - I was just too tired last night. Plus, my old one is still temperamental (thankfully though my new one is sitting in my office waiting for to be plugged in). So I will get them on the computer tonight and will post tonight or tomorrow.

I will leave you with 2 Kid'isms from yesterday...

Preschool'ism #1: My Mother was with the girls yesterday, so she transported Kayla to and from school. After school, they had this conversation.

Nanny - "What did you have for a snack today?"
Kayla - [looking puzzled] "um...acorns."
Nanny - "Acorns?"
Kayla - [looking more puzzled]"um...yes, I think...acorns."
Nanny - "Do you mean popcorn?"
Kayla - "Oh yes, I think...popcorn."

*It was her first time having popcorn - of course it is safe popcorn from Divvies.

Toddler'ism #2: Kayla refused to go through the big blow-up tunnel, even for candy, but Alysa went with Daddy while I stayed back and watched. Alysa went through with J, did her thing and took her candy. As soon as she had her candy, she turned around and said "Daddy, I have to get out of here!".

I hope everyone had a fun-filled Halloween!

posted at 8:59 AM  

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Happy Momma said...

I can't wait to see the pictures, and I don't blame Kayla for being a bit frieghtened over the tunnels, after all who "typically" has one in their yard? ;)

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

glad to hear Kayla went after all and had a good time! There was one house she was afraid of too, surprisingly it was AFTER the house that had the blow up archway with cemetary and smoke in the yard. She went to that one, was a little wary, but went and kept saying "scary". Then the next house which had far less decorations she refused to go to, so the guy came to her on the sidewalk :)

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Thea said...

I'm glad to hear that everything went O.K. with Halloween and that school in general is going well with her allergies. That's got to be a load off!!

At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Christine said...

I'm so glad to hear you all had a great night.

Lindsay had been cranky all day, as she wasn't feeling all better yet, and still fighting her bad cold.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.


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