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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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Sunday, March 16, 2008
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It's been a week? Seriously? I have pretty much not been home or been nonstop at home all week. I had a ton of baking to do - some for the food allergy support group - some for Kayla's school. We had our normal gymnastics and feeding therapy, plus household stuff. Friday, I took the girls to my Dad's so I could head up to my girlfriend's house Friday night. Saturday, I took the girls in the am to a local farm for an Easter Egg Hunt. I had safe chocolate pops to replace the unsafe candy they gave out. I managed to be somewhat productive on Saturday, but I was working off 6 or so hours of sleep, which does not work for me.

In some good news, Alysa gained 1lb, 1oz in 6 weeks - that is truly phenomenal for her. So we're thrilled. She's still not eating great, but hopefully that will start to come together in a few weeks. Saturday at the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny was there and it was the perfect opportunity for pictures, as I could have used my camera and just upload them and have them printed. Of course, neither of the girls would go near him. But then, last night and this morning, Kayla begged to see him and sit on his lap. This is a child who would not even wave to him Friday. So I gave in and took her today figuring it was a wasted trip. She actually sat with him and smiled for the camera. I almost fell over. Alysa refused, but Kayla's picture came out pretty cute.

Last night, Kayla had a meltdown at bedtime and come to find out later in the evening, she ended up going into our room to fall asleep. But at least she was asleep by 8 - we're making progress...

Here are some pics from the egg hunt...

*Alysa even survived among all the pine trees without an attack of allergies.

And here they got into my desk and took a container of tiny colorful stickies. I only have about 2 left in the container...

My girlfriend got the girls Little Einstein t-shirts. Boy did that make their year. My girls who would stay in their pj's all day long, were begging to get dressed this morning before breakfast. They were all lit up and full of giggles over them.

It's also been a week of some pretty funny toddlerisms.
Alysa - was playing with Gramps (my Dad) and he was teasing her as always - not giving her some toy (the norm for him). She apparently got tired of the "game" and said, "Gramps, if you do that one more time, I'm going to take it away from you."

I can't forget to share that I've come to see a very cute part of having 2 girls so close together. They have a shared imaginary friend - Eggburt. He apparently lives upstairs and they have to constantly go upstairs and help him or save him. Alysa says he's big and Kayla says he's little - but what is big to one would be little to the other I suppose.

That should sum up our week. I'm hoping this coming week is a little more low-key. I am still pretty behind on things around the house and of course my ebay auctions which are still not on-line yet. I hope everyone else had a great weekend.

posted at 7:33 PM  

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Happy Momma said...

Thanks for sharing the precious pictures! I love the Easter Bunny one.

Eggburt? What a creative imagination those two little girls have! Claires immaginary friends name is Lexi. We still aren't sure where she came up with the name though.

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Donna said...

I love the shirts!!! Made my day to see them looking so happy in them! Petey has an imaginary friend named Abigail...no idea where that came from but sometimes she plays with Kayla!! What goes through their little minds???


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