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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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Thursday, August 20, 2009
Meet our new family members
Meet our new fish. We have 5 total - all little fish, much to J's disappointment.

The girls are super excited about the aquarium. And they've made it more exciting by bring a little of our friends who moved to California back into the house.


Green - Jeff
Yellow - Jen
Pink - Emma
*The other two fish are named Mommy and Daddy.

To make it more amusing, the girls have chairs by the tank and will just sit and watch them. This is the commentary J and I heard a couple of days ago.

“Mommy is chasing Jeff.”
“Now Jen is chasing Mommy.”

Apparently, Jen, is quite possessive over her Man!

I'm hoping Alysa won't make us get rid of the tank before we've had it for a week. She has a, let's say a stubborn or strong-willed streak. She gives me a run for my money and sometimes is just downright difficult. She's getting into the habit of putting her hands IN the tank and rearranging the scenery. I'm not one who is big on punishing both kids due to misbehavior on one of their parts. But there is a major danger factor here. It's a 10 gallon tank which J is estimating weighs at least 80 or so pounds plus it is, of course, glass. So I have told her if she does not STOP messing with the tank the fish will have to leave. She's been better today but she did move the box of supplies sitting on the shelf under the tank. She really pushes the limits that one.

Other than that - Kayla had her 5 year check-up yesterday and has dropped back down to the 25% which just means we'll monitor her weight gain. Even though she dropped though her BMI is 13.8 which puts her in the 10% for that and in the "healthy weight" category even if it is borderline. A "healthy" weight for her age is 32-40 pounds and she's 33 pounds. Otherwise she's a picture perfect 5 year old. She got 3 shots yesterday and was up last night with a 101.7 fever and still has a fever today. Hopefully it ends soon and doesn't last the full 72 hours. I need sleep tonight and so does she.

Speaking of weight, I'm even more in love with Children's Place now because of these. For the first time I got the slim jeans. They are only available on-line but boy do they make a difference. They actually FIT her and I will barely have to adjust the waist. I'm so excited to have jeans that fit her - now if they only made their other pants in slim...

posted at 5:55 PM  

At 3:22 AM, Blogger Blessed said...

I'm Glad to hear that Kayla is doing well... and I understand you on the Alysa pushing her limits thing. I've got a little one who does that too :)

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Typette said...

hahaha love the colors of the fish -- and the names?! that's great! haha...


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