A good portion of my life has been spent playing the piano for everyone else's diva moments. Now it's my turn. I invite you to accompany ME through my life's diva and, well, not so diva-like moments. It'll be entertaining. Promise.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaylee!

Can you believe we have a 7 year old? I can't. I like this idea from some of your blogs I read, so here's my version...

7 Things I Love About Kaylee:

1. Kaylee is the world's best big sister. She is able to make Aaron talk and laugh like no one else (including me) can. She is always so happy to be around her little brother, and she is a big help to me with him. To this day in almost every prayer she offers she thanks Heavenly Father for her little brother.
2. Kaylee has such a tender heart. She is very sensitive to the feelings of those around her, and is always concerned about making sure everyone is happy.
3. Kaylee is a social butterfly! As I write this she is playing "Cinderella" in her room with her friend Giah, and she is most happy when she's around other people, even mom and dad's old friends!
4. Kaylee is always eager to learn new things and trusts Shawn and I implicitly to teach her right from wrong. I love to watch her mind absorb the things we teach her during FHE.
5. Kaylee's life is a musical. When she's in her room playing by herself, she will sing whatever is on her mind, the story she is telling her dolls, or just make up songs! Love it.
6. Kaylee is not afraid to tell or show others that she loves them. She is the best hug giver in the whole world!
7. Kaylee loves life and lives every minute of every day to the fullest. Even though sometimes I wonder how I will ever be able to sustain keeping up with her energy level, she reminds me of all the joys in life and I love her for it.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Girls Night Out!

Last Thursday night Kaylee's school had a girls night out and they really did a good job. I was impressed with everything. They had a red carpet, a playlist to die for going at full volume, goody bags, games, karoke, food, crafts, and foosball??? (Wasn't sure where that one fit in, but go figure.)

Work it girl!

Makin' the jeweled frame

Oh yeah!

"I don't think so!"

Great friends

Wednesday, February 4, 2009



Have you ever considered yourself to be an expert on something, and in all your glory and beaming pride get knocked down a notch or two?? After Kaylee was born I spent hour upon hour reading and researching how to get this child to sleep. The sleepless nights and days rolled together into one big, fat ball of hormonal goo that was NOT a pretty sight. Well, I figured it out and have a girl who has slept great since I learned the big secret - they have to LEARN how to fall asleep and stay asleep. Ever since that glorious revelation and subsequent years of blissful paradise, I have smartly prided myself on being the "I know how to get your child to sleep queen". And gosh darn it, if I wasn't right on in the few instances where I took over and trained the little ones, much to the parents relief.

Well, this little guy of mine is sure testing the waters. He is swirling that pool of pride right down the drain. In all of his cuteness, smilingness, adorableness, gigglingness, kissableness, I have fallen hopelessly and irrevocably in love. I believe the feeling is mutual because my little man has taken to screaming bloody murder when I lovingly lay his blanky over him in his crib and bid him farewell.

Now what to do...

Believing that the precious one will need his sleep to continue in all of the nesses mentioned above, the naps and sleep will continue on their mandated schedule of mommy and baby sanity. In the meantime, please pray that this is just a test, is only a test, and had this been a real emergency, the number for Supernanny would have popped up on my computer screen.