Monday, March 30, 2009

Sweetest Daughter

Tonight Chris took Kaibryn on a date to buy her some new earrings since she can now take her others out. Chris took her to Sonic first & she ordered a vanilla diet coke easy ice (which is my favorite & she has ordered for herself a couple of times). She was not drinking it & after a while Chris asked her why she was not. She said, "I got it for Mommy." Is that not the sweetest thing. I teared up. She is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Big News at the Anderson House

The day that Kaibryn has waited for for about 2 years has finally arrived. She has been complaining for a couple of weeks that her mouth hurts. We kept telling her that that meant that her teeth were about to fall out. Earlier this week she said it was loose & we told her to keep wiggling it. Last night at dinner she took a bite and out it popped. She was so excited & squealed with little girl glee. It was a big day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

First Trip to the Zoo '09

Yesterday afternoon we decided we would head off to the zoo. I called my Mom to see if she wanted to go & she came on over...of course, who could resist an afternoon with her favorite daughter, I mean grandkids.

The weather was beautiful & it was good to get out of the house and do something fun. There were not many people around so I did not feel like I had to keep all my kids on a leash. It was so fun to see Kaityn's reaction to the animals. Last year when we went she was a baby so she did not have much interest in them. However, this year, it was different. She was so excited. At one point she was laughing at the cute. If she did not know what an animal was it was a "dog." So we got to see many dogs.

If you asked the kids their favorite part it would be a toss up. Would it be the squirrels? the animals? or watching the big machines build the new children's zoo?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Job Description...Interpretor

That is how I am feeling these days with Kaityn Mae. She talks constantly & will come over to me & talk to me about something quite serious. She often gets frustrated because I am not understanding her.

Here are a few of her "words"...

"pee pot" - Teapot
"Beebah" - Kaibryn - This is my favorite, it is so cute.
"Boon" - Spoon
"oo oh" - Shoes on
"nack" - Snack
"Boobie" - Movie (Yes. That is how she says it)
"Ee- oh- oo" - Where are you?
"Mik" - Milk
"Up" - Zip up my jacket
"Igh" - Sprite

"What is your name?"..."MaeMae"

"How old are you?"..."Two"

I have loved every stage of life that my kids have gone through & that they go through. I love to see them grow. With Kaityn my emotions are so different. Although I love her "stages" of life I find that I am really trying to soak everything in. Maybe because I know that she is our last baby...maybe because it has been a while since we have had a two year old. Maybe I'm hormonal, who knows?

I am entering a new phase in life & I in a way feel like I am going through culture shock. I have always had babies...I know what to do with them, how to play with them, figure out what they like, etc. Now, I have older ones & yes, they are more fun, funnier, self-sufficient (almost), etc. I find myself being needed less and less & at times I'm thinking "Oh my goodness what do I do in this situation?" "How should I respond to that question?" "Where did they learn to make that face?" - a sarcastic face of course. Chris always chimes in at that moment, "I wonder where they got that?" All this to say God is still faithful. In those moments when I am at a loss which is FREQUENTLY He is there with an idea, word, action, whatever I need for that very situation. I am so blessed to be chosen to be the Mother of these four amazing children. I'm so proud of them.

I really don't know where all that came from. I was just going to do a post on being an "Interpretor".

THese pictures of Kaityn were taken the other day. She kept going back and forth from her room to the living room & then to the kitchen to get the wipes. I thought she was just wanting to clean something. I usually give her a wipe & she is happy to clean whatever. But when I checked to see what she was doing she was being a little Mommy.

I hope I set a good example for her.