Monday, August 27, 2007

Final homestudy complete!

We are excited beyond words to finally have our last homestudy completed as of yesterday by 5:30pm. What a huge difference this HS was compared to the first one 2 yrs ago where I dusted off base boards and literally wiped down the walls. Nope not this time...I barely mopped the floors as I was too busy keeping Kylie entertained as we waited for our wonderful little friend Ellie to arrive for a playdate. I felt at ease and we were eager parents waiting to bore our case worker to death about all of Kylie's milestones. Kylie just moved to the 2yr old classroom in day care and potty training is a big focus in this class. In her first week, I was told that Kylie is ready for pull-ups! Can I get an oh yeah!! Also, Kylie is talking tons. She repeats at least one word from our sentences and she is putting together two and at times 3 words together. Kylie can be really silly and loves to laugh. We are in love with our little angel and we are continually thankful for our little blessing. She also loves to swim and I've taken the liberty to present our first video thanks to blogger's latest update. I have not taken the time to get acquainted with other softwares that allow for video so this new feature is a + +. Enjoy watching our little fish.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Birthday pics

Our dear sweet princess is now 2 yrs old! We celebrated her birthday with a pool party at our house. We had lots of family and friends over (approx 50 ppl which included 16 kids). Everyone was really excited about celebrating this special occassion with us. We are truly blessed to have a loving family and wonderful friends. It was definitely Kylie's day. She did not take a nap that day (down right scary) and she went swimming at least three different times throughout the day. With that much activity I really thought we would see new levels of crankiness. Low and behold this little tot had a great spirit, at times she was cautious around new people and she loved showing off her swimming skills. At 8:45pm she was still not ready for bed! Thank goodness for warm milk and books, she did not protest about having to stay in bed and she was out like a light within 10 minutes. Whew!

The Birthday Girl!

Notice the D*ra stickers on her leg? Don't even think about asking her to take them off. I did and it wasn't pretty. I'm learning to pick my battles. I never thought I would be trying to compromise with a feisty 2 yr old. Stickers are compliments of our friends Robin & Natalie. Thanks guys!
Great friends united through the wonderful world of adoption. Jeanne, Krista & Lily should have been in this picture! They were just a few feet away watching us pose for this pic.
Our little fish
Proud mommy

Yummy food

No toy was left untouched in Kylie's room. Of course, Kylie suddenly had a renewed interest in her toys again!

I'm still not sure if Kylie really blew out the candles.

Proud parents
Yum, yum, yum, yum...delicioso!

My sweet niece helping Kylie with her gift. These sunglasses came with a cute swimsuit set.
We only opened gifts upon request. We felt that it would be too overwhelming for Kylie. Judging from this pic it would have taken a very long time to get through most of them. They were really paying close attention to detail!
Did I mention we have a sweet angel?

Pool fun with her cousin Cole

Our fearless dare devil jumping into the pool

Daniel, his dad and Kylie. Daniel's mom and I have been friends since we were young kids, oh... 30+ years give or take- Yikes!
I love watching Kylie laugh and having lots of fun.

And last but certainly not the least our great friends Mer, (left) and Lizzy (right) These ladies were amazing and helped us keep this shindig together. They helped with everything from prepping the food and getting the food out ready for guests, to cleaning everything and anything, assisting and greeting our guests to finally taking all of the pictures featured here and then some! If it were not for them, I would not have a single picture to post or share the memories with Kylie. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mer and Lizette for all of your help! I love you guys!! You are the best!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Here is what I've been up to lately...

At first I was excited to meet the "red guy" then I couldn't figure out why he decided to stand so close to daddy and me...

Hey he is pretty cool after all - we gave each other bumps and then "Elm*" went "night-night" ("Elm*" went on a break but we told Kylie he had to go to take nap.

"Blue cheese"

It's a tough job being me...

I really enjoy water play every Wednesday at school with my friends...

I also enjoy gymnastics every Saturday morning with my buddies

I love the occassional ice cream treats!
Being goofy with mommy and daddy... Trying to stay out of trouble...
I wrapped up my safestart swimming lessons...
This floating thing is a piece of cake.
Speaking of cakes, I've attended birthday parties practically every weekend.
Showing off my swimming skillzzz....
and surfing style.
Showing off my fashion sense...
Trying to keep a low profile...
For some reason everyone kept stopping to comment how adorable I was. Maybe they won't see me anymore if I scrunch my face:-)

Mommy and Daddy are planning my birthday party. I will be 2 yrs old this coming Saturday. I can't wait to see my family and friends. Stay tune for my birthday photos on the next post! Love, Kylie