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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, September 15, 2008
Kayla has a Best Friend
Yes, it’s true, my big 4 year old officially has a best friend…and it’s not Alysa. We have been getting together recently with a girl Kayla met in her gymnastics class. She and Emma are only a month and a half apart in age and they adore each other. Kayla has always liked playing with other kids, but she’s never really taken to anyone like she’s taken to Emma. Well, at least not girls. Boys in her class – yeah, a bit.

Whenever we are set to play with Emma, all I hear from Kayla is “Are we going to Emma’s now?” Then she, out of the blue, told me she wanted to go to Storybook Land with Emma. The best part for me is that I get along really well with Emma’s Mom, Jen. I really enjoy her company so the play dates have been fun for me too. Last night we were set to go out to PF Chang’s with Emma and her parents and then they were coming back to our house after for dessert. All day, all I heard was, “Is Emma coming over now?” “Is she here yet?” “Is Emma on her way here?” At the restaurant Kayla didn’t even care that she wasn’t sitting next to me (she sat between Emma and Alysa). To understand, you must know that Kayla is a total and complete Mama’s Girl. If I’m around, no one else can do for her. Kayla even asked me if Emma was going to sleep over. I’m not sure I’m ready for her to be ready for sleep-over’s. I never expected that request at 4 years!

Another amazing thing about Emma… Kayla and Alysa are attached at the hip. They adore each other, are on the save wave-length (their connection amazes me sometimes) and even when we play with other kids, they can’t separate from each other. But with Emma, they break apart. Kayla doesn’t ignore Alysa – actually the three of them play very well together. But, Kayla and Emma will go off on their own without asking Alysa to come. And thankfully this doesn’t faze Alysa. They do this at Emma’s house and yesterday, Kayla took Emma up to her room and they played just the two of them. But it’s also nice because when Alysa decided to go up and join them, they all played together. There are also times when Emma and Alysa will play together. But for Kayla to not stick to Alysa like glue is really a big deal.

So I was told last night by Jen that Emma says that Kayla is her best friend. Kayla told me the same thing last night. Does it get any cuter???

It was a late night for the girls – they stayed until 9pm. Considering that Kayla and Alysa typically stay up until at least 9 reading, you would think it wouldn’t be a bid deal. But they were non-stop tornados tearing through the playroom and bedrooms. So getting Kayla up this morning was not fun (we had to wake them both up). Even Alysa, although she still woke up pleasant, lounged in bed and didn’t want to get out. Ditto for me and J too.

But it was a fun night and with them being so wonderful with regards to Kayla’s allergy, it was a relaxing and stress-free evening out. The men got along great too (it was their first time together). The only down side of this whole thing? They are a military family and will be leaving New Jersey next summer. It will be a sad-sad day…

posted at 12:07 PM  

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Amy said...

So glad she had a great SAFE time w/ a friend!!

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Donna said...

OH, this is very cute. Thanks to my son, my social circle has expanded a lot lately. He invites EVERYONE over..cashiers, high school kids across the street, his teacher, he even invited my dentist over after joining me to watch my teeth being cleaned! I LOVE this age...

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

How fun that she has found her first best friend! and it's great you get a long so well with her mom!


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