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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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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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Monday, August 11, 2008
Busy Week
I thought things around here would calm down after Kayla's birthday - unfortunately I was wrong. My spoiled children got two, yes TWO trips to Storybook Land in one week. One was a trip they took with J, my Mom and grandmother earlier in the week. Friday was one I had planned with friends for a while now. It was fun for them, torture for me. I got spoiled not taking them by myself. It's manageable of course, but Alysa likes to bolt and Kayla won't go on the big bad scary rides that are shaped like living things - fake or real. Thankfully, little Alysa is pretty mighty and went on without me with Kayla's friend Cole who is also 4. We weren't sure if they let her, b/c uner 36 inches must have a companion. I couldn't see them thinking a 4 year old as a suitable "companion", but apparently I was wrong.

Here is Alysa on the dragons with my girlfriend’s son. She’s so proud to be on without me. Such an independent child.

The monster trucks is the only ride Kayla would go on without me. But she is proud.

Here is a perfect depiction of their differences. Kayla is the oh-so-cautious child holding on to the bar. Alysa is care-free and daring with her hands stretched to the sky. This is during the ride, I might add (and it’s pretty fast).

Here they are on the scrambler – all the kids and no adults – pure bliss. But you can see Alysa, while the ride is turning and spinning, with her arms relaxed behind her. She cracks me up!

It's been beautiful, sunny, and cooler (81 degrees). It’s finally been a pleasure to sit outside while the girls play.

We went crabbing yesterday, which I will be back to tell you all about. I meant to post this on Saturday, but never got around to it.

I will leave you with some Preschooler'isms...

Alysa had a cold this week and one night at dinner I told Kayla that Alysa was sick because she had a cold. Kayla then announced, "I'm sick too. I have a warm."

Last night, we were going to put Alysa to bed. I told Kayla she could stay downstairs because she didn't have to go to bed yet. She told me she wanted to put Alysa to bed with me. She then asked if Alysa if she could put her to bed too. Alysa said NO. Kayla's response? "Well, too bad!" I can't imagine where she gets that phrase from. ;)

On the way home yesterday, Alysa was really upsetting Kayla by telling her she had to get out of the car. Kayla kept telling me Alysa wasn't being nice. My girlfriend and I could not help laughing.

posted at 11:32 AM  

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Amazing how different kids can be even when so close in age. I feel like my boys conspire at night to be as opposite as possible. Great pics...looking forward to hearing more on the camera saga. Hope to catch you this week.


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