Sunday, October 15, 2006

One Year - and She's Off...

Happy Birthday Kaleigh! I can't imagine our lives without you and God blessed us so much when he gave us such a good, happy baby. You have gone from being a tiny baby to almost a little girl, but you will always be our baby. You change a little bit every day and it's amazing to watch you learn right before my eyes. I think we can say officially that you are walking. You let go of the furniture and take about 10 or 11 steps sometimes. You have two bottom teeth and are getting your top teeth. You love to look at your books and explore the house. You can say mama, dada, bye-bye, baba, and wave and blow kisses. You also give your daddy sugars when he asks for it (with your mouth wide open). You love to listen to music and dance. You are starting to repeat things that we say. You love to smile and make faces and be the center of attention. We love you so much, Kaleigh!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Fall, Boogeymen and Fishnet Hose

Aaahh, October, month of cooler weather, beautiful leaves and of course, Halloween. I have another reason to love October now since Kaleigh's birthday is on the 15th.

Confession time - I've never really liked Halloween. Mainly b/c of the evil aspect of it, and the focus on scary and dark things. I used to like scary movies but I think since Kaleigh has been born, those don't appeal to me at all. When I had to wake up in the night with her, all I could think about was the boogeyman or the Scream guy. Even worse, when I wake up & don't hear Kaleigh, I start thinking about Elizabeth Smart or the Amber alert girl whose movie was on Lifetime. Or what was on the 6 o' clock evening news.

Growing up, I wasn't allowed to go trick or treating, and my parents (I love you!) didn't really want to spend much money on costumes for school or a fall festival that I might go to, so we would put together some kind of homemade costume. At least two years in a row I was a punk rocker. Since it was the 80's this consisted of a regular dress of mine paired with fishnet stockings and some kind of neon coloring in my hair. And I'm pretty sure one year my fishnet stockings had a big hole and I went to the church fall festival looking more like a prostitute than a punk rocker. I won't even talk about the time I dressed up as a boy...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I'm trying to teach Kaleigh to use the potty. She seems to like it so far...