Wednesday, December 19, 2007

First Ever Kaleigh Video!
I love when other people put videos on their blogs and have been wanting to do one for a while. Kaleigh would never "perform" for the video camera until one day she said "take a picture, mommy" and this is the result. Notice how Southern she is...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Visiting Santa

Kaleigh went to see Santa on Thursday night and sat on his lap for the first time ever. She was slightly frightened but never actually cried. We asked her to think of something to tell Santa that she wanted for Christmas so when she was sitting in his lap she said "bicycle". Then when we got up to leave, she asked "where's Kaleigh's bicycle?". I'm pretty sure she only endured the whole experience with hopes of getting that bicycle at the end!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Recent Conversations with my 2 year old:

Nathan is always telling me to write these things down, so this is my way of recording funny things that Kaleigh says and does during the day. It is so much fun talking to her now and I'm sure it will only get funnier as she gets older.

This first conversation took place after we read this sweet Christmas story called "You are my Miracle"
Kaleigh: I'm a miracle too, mommy.
Me: Yes, you are. You are mommy and daddy's miracle.
K: And mommy's a miracle too
Me: Yes (Awww, So sweet)
K: And daddy's a miracle too.
Me: Yes he is.
K: And Dora and Boots are a miracle too.
Me: (feeling slightly deflated) Well, Dora and Boots aren't really real and someone (not God) created them and so they aren't actually...
Whatever, yeah Dora and Boots too.

Here's the 2nd conversation taking place at the table getting ready to eat lunch:
Me: What are you thankful for Kaleigh?
K: Want mommy's drink
Me: But what are you thankful for?
K: Uh
Me: Are you thankful for food?
K: Yeah
Me: And our house, and friends?
K: Yeah and Randy.
Me: You're thankful for Randy? (he was at our house for poker Tuesday)
K: And Amber, and Andy and Liz
Me: Okay, that's nice
K: and Cat
Me: Mimi's cat?
K: Yeah and dog
Me: What dog?
K: And Daddy
Me: Well, that's nice, I'm sure Daddy will be glad to know that he was on the list even if he did come after the cat and some mystery dog.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My New Christmas Card Holder

I've been looking for an affordable Christmas card holder for at least two years and they are so hard to find. On a whim I went into Pier One not expecting them to have anything and they had this one that I like so much, and it was only $10! It is almost exactly like one that pottery barn sells for $60+.
My Christmas card holder
Pottery Barn holder on sale at ebay for $55 minimum (including shipping).

Saturday, December 08, 2007

My favorites of 2007

Oprah recently aired the episode of her favorite things of 2007, and I got to thinking about a few of mine. Most of my favorites you can't necessarily go out and buy at the store, and some aren't really new this year, but they are just things I really, really like or use a lot. This list does not include people. So in no particular order, here is the list...

  1. My compact digital camera
  2. Garage Sales
  3. Ceramic straightener
  4. Blogs
  5. Book of Daniel (from the Bible)
  6. Ski Trip with Friends
  7. Sushi (Monster Roll & Arkansas Roll at Kobe)
  8. Heroes, the TV show
  9. Harry Potter Book 7
  10. Kaleigh Talking
  11. My new Christmas card holder from Pier one
  12. Hannah Montana - fun to have on while I play online computer games
  13. Online Computer games
  14. LSU football
  15. DSL
  16. DVR
  17. Portable Dvd player

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sweet Daughterly Concern...

Just a quick funny Kaleigh story - Me and Kaleigh were shopping yesterday in a busy store and I felt a sneeze coming on. I stopped and sneezed and was expecting the normally polite Kaleigh to say "Bless you, Mommy". Instead she looked at me really intently and asked loudly "Got a Booger?, Got a Booger, Mommy?". I just had to laugh! Nobody said anything but I think I noticed a few smirks around me.
Just a funny picture to go with a funny story.