Friday, April 23, 2010

New Dance Moves --Written by Bel

So my mom has this stuffed animal dog that plays music. Since Kayleigh was an infant, she has had an infatuation with this thing. As soon as she could she learned how to press the button to make it play music. Then she started carrying it around everywhere. Then she realized she could start & stop the music as well.

The other day, she was playing with this dog with my mom & started sporting some never-before-seen dance moves, which were hysterical. I guess she learned them from Laura....

The Baby Wipe Incident -- Written by Bel

We all know how much K loves baby wipes. Playing with them, destroying them, eating them. Pretty much everything about them. I literally turned my back for about 3 seconds to go to battle with our insurance company, and this is what I turned around to see. I guess it could have been worse. At least it wasn't the garbage!

Kayleigh Plays The Drums -- Written by Bel

We knew it was just a matter of time before it happened, but Kayleigh has discovered Laura's drum sticks & most recently her drums, and she knows what to do with them!!

The other day she found a pair of Laura's drum sticks in the dining room & started walking around with them banging on things. So Laura brought Kayleigh over to one of her small snare drums & Kayleigh knew to hit it with the drum sticks! Needless to say, Laura was thrilled & sat down with her to play for a while. Here are a few video clips :)

Time For A Bath Seat -- Written by Bel

I think it's time we purchase one of those seats for the bathtub because Kayleigh is out of control! She keeps wanting to stand in the bathtub & when we try to sit her back down, she kicks her feet, flails around & giggles. Our mistake was laughing in the first place because now she thinks it's a game. But can you blame us?! How cute is this kid!

Eventually we did get her to sit back down, and she was safe for the rest of the bath.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Beach -- Written By Bel

Today was Kayeligh's first trip to the beach & she LOVED it!!! At first I wasn't sure how she would fare with the sand, since it took her about 2 weeks to adjust to walking on grass or mulch at the park. And add to that the fact that she hates having dirty hands, I was expecting a bit of a struggle. But I think it was love at first sight!!

As soon as I put her little feet on the sand, she was intrigued. She squished her little toes right into it and started running around. Then she picked up some sand in her hands & I could see her taking in the texture of it as she let it slide through her fingers. Then she dug around for a while as she sat in it. When we covered her feet & legs with the sand she kicked it around as she laughed with delight - she couldn't get enough of it!! I'm only sorry we didn't have any shovels or buckets to make sandcastles!!

Needless to say, I am VERY excited about the onset of summer - I think we're going to have a great time at the beach!!

Here's some pictures of Kayleigh exploring the sand with her BFF, Kira :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lady Gaga, Pants On Your Head & Tired Dancing -- Written by Bel

A lot of people want to know what a day in the life of Kayleigh is like. They wonder about her personality, her likes & dislikes, and how she acts. Here are a few examples of typical Kayleigh:

1. Lady Gaga is her current favorite singer. She will dance & laugh at ANYTHING Gaga. Here is a video of her dancing to "Bad Romance" with Laura. But she's a ham, so she pauses to say, "hi" to the camera for a moment :) Laura also brings out K's crazy laugh towards the end.

2. Kayleigh now has opinions on what she wants to wear. She will bring you an item of clothing & want you to put it on her - even when it doesn't make sense! Her latest love is putting her pants on her head. And yes, she did it herself first. But she got aggravated when she could not put them back on her head, so we helped her out :)
She also frequently requests to have her jacket put on her and then says, "bye-bye" once she is wearing it.

3. Kayleigh also loves to dance. This is her "crazy dance", as we call it, because it's basically stomping around like a crazy person :) But since she loves to fight sleep so much, a lot of the time she goes from dancing around & acting silly right to curling up on the floor and getting ready for a nap within a few seconds of each other.
**Just a note - I had no idea this video was being taken, so I was mid-conversation with Laura when it happened - Ignore what I'm saying.**

So, that's a glimpse of Kayleigh :) We love our silly little bean!!