Saturday, December 22, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking

December has became a busy month. Kirsten has started seeing a new Pediatrician, her vocab is soaring, she has said "please" for the very first time without being prompted, and saids "thanks" regularly.

I have decided to give digital scrapbooking a shot. Here are some older pics I scrapbooked from June 2007. The last three are from 10/31 and 11/07

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Kirsten's New Stuff

Kirsten's new favorite words are "I don't like that". I suppose it's a nice change from "NO". She has also started saying "Thanks" when you give her something. We have been trying to get here to say "Thank You" for months and she would say it when we reminded her to. A few days ago she said "Thanks" without any prompting.

We decided to start potty training full force. She has peed a few times in her small potty and we are giving her 3 mini M&Ms and she gets to put a sticker on her potty chart.

Last weekend she started singing a few words of some of her favorite songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, All Board the Choo Choo Train and there were a few others that I can't recall now.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We went to Jake's Uncle Richard's house on Thanksgiving Day. The food was great and there are way too much of it. The desserts were great too. Kirsten found a favorite dessert. It was mini key lime pies. She had a total of 4. She started getting sneaky and would ask to go inside to see her Meme knowing that Meme would let her have another. She had it mapped out where they were and they were within her reach too. Mommy cut her off at 3 but as we were getting ready to go she grabbed #4.

There were only a few kids there and they were all boys several years older than Kirsten. She didn't care though she tried to tag right along behind them and Mommy and/or Daddy tagged along behind her.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

We had a extended weekend family vacation and went to Jacksonville. We took Kirsten to her very 1st "The Wiggles" concert. We all had a blast. She wasn't sure what to think of it to start off with but she got into it and was dancing within minutes.

We went to the Zoo on Friday morning. It was a little chilly but we bundled up and had a blast. She loved seeing all the animals. She used her tag along bear so well for the first time this weekend. She finally realized if she wears it she can have more freedom to roam.

Feeding the giraffe
Climbing on the monkey ropes

While we were in Jacksonville we picked up a bounce house for Kirsten for X-Mas. A friend called and told me it was on sale. I had been waiting to catch one at a good price since her B-day party (we borrow one from a friend). We ended up getting this one.
Another big first for Kirsten was I taught her how to climb up the Chic-Fil-A play place. I finally realized if she used the ropes to hook her feet in she might be able to get it. I only had to show her a few times and after that she was a pro. She was so proud the first time she came down the slide by herself.

Kirsten also met her Great Aunt Pam and several of her 2nd and 3rd cousins. She also got to see her Uncle Mike, Great Uncle Danny and Great Aunt Carol.

Kirsten and Aunt Pam

Kirsten's sleep schedule was all messed up this weekend. Hopefully she will get back on track quick.

As we were walking out of the gift shop exiting the Zoo

Monday, November 05, 2007

Kirsten went #2 in the potty :)

We introduced the potty chair and toilet beginning at 18 months. Kirsten went #1 a few times and then all she really did was sit on the big potty and read books so we just stopped for a while.

Tonight after dinner I asked her if she wanted to go Pooped on the potty and she said yes so I took her in there and we put her Dora seat on the potty. Daddy set in the bathroom with her and started telling me he was hearing things and just heard a splash. We took a look and there was an entire potty with lots of results.

The scrapbooker in me wanted to take a picture adn made a page but I resisted the urge.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Kirsten & Happy Halloween!

Today was a busy day. Kirsten took a few great birthday pictures this morning:

Then off to school we went. Mommy at Daddy met Kirsten at school for a Halloween/Birthday party at 3 pm. Mommy made strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

After the party she stayed dressed up and we met some friends at the mall for some trick or treating and dinner.

After the mall we headed to a neighbor a few miles from home for some tradional trick or treating. We were all exhausted so no pics were taken :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kirsten's birthday party was Saturday. The kids had a blast as did she. She loved having all the kids to play with at her house. On Sunday night we watched some of the video Daddy took and Kirsten started crying for no apparent reason. Only thing we could figure is she was sad everyone left and wanted them to come back.

Tonight we finally made it to the pumpkin patch only to fine the few that were left were rotten. We did get a cute family picture and she had fun running around.

We found out on Saturday that The Wiggles will be doing a concert in Jacksonville in a few weeks. We are hoping to get tickets so that we can take Kirsten.
There are lots more pictures in our online album.