Dec 31, 2007

Out with a bang.....

Out with a bang....., originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Dec 27, 2007

The simple things.....

The simple things....., originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

Kayla loves these gloves that she got for christmas.

Dec 26, 2007


Ouch, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

I had to bring in Kayla for her 16 month shots, since she missed them last week due to her cold/cough. She was not happy.

Dec 22, 2007

Santa Claus........

Santa Claus........, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

is coming to town.......and I still haven't bought presents for them yet!

Dec 21, 2007


snowflake, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

Kayla just threw up....ugh....I don't know why, but Kristin did the same thing when she was younger. Every time they come down with a cough, they seem to vomit after they have fallen asleep.

Note to self: no food/drink for at least a few hours before their bedtime.

Dec 19, 2007

16 month checkup

Kayla had her 16 month checkup last week. She is now:

2'7" tall (55%)
21lbs (16%)
HC (93%) She has a big head.

The Dr. said she is not gaining as much weight as he would like to see. She's been sick lately, and really picky with her eating. He suggested that we load her up in foods that are high in protein, calories, and nutrients. Suggestions were to add oil to her food, serve bread/rice with added butter, fruit with lots of syrup, fried foods, extra mayonaise, mashed avocado, pudding, milk shakes....the list goes on and on. I really can't bring myself to give her junk food, but we did start adding butter to a lot of her food. She loves her peas and butter....yuck.

peas n butter

Dec 16, 2007

it's beginning to look a lot like


About two months back, we were at a Hallmark store at the mall. Kristin saw this stuffed Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer she really wanted, and we told her that we'd think about it. We were trying to teach her that she can't always have what she wants, and you could tell she was trying to hold back tears, playing that guilt trip on us. Well, we left the store without buying it and she’s been talking about it ever since. We went to do some quick shopping today and we tried to distract Kristin so we could go buy it for her. We were about 5 or 6 stores away, and Selina started walking over to the store and told me to take Kristin to another store. Kristin goes “Hey, is Mommy going to buy me Rudolf?!?!?!” I couldn’t believe she still remembered, let alone knowing our plan. Unfortunately they no longer carried it, but we did find it at another toy store. You wouldn’t believe how happy she was. It’s so amazing how such little things can bring such happiness to a child.

Dec 13, 2007

The Freshmaker

The Freshmaker, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

And this is what happens:

Dec 11, 2007

big comfy couch

big comfy couch, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

It's been a while since I've been able to take a picture of the kids. Kayla is always running around now, and it's so hard to watch the both of them until Selina gets home.

Kayla still hates school, or at least she appears to hate it when I pick her up. I usually glance through the window first to see what she's doing, and she's usually playing or walking around. Once she spots me, it's over. She starts crying "DAAAAAAAADDY, DAAADDY, DAAAAAAAADDY!"

Dec 5, 2007

just chillin

just chillin, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

It's getting cold again, cold enough that we have to turn on the heat almost every day.

Dec 4, 2007

Clean-up, clean-up, Everybody do your share

Clean-up, clean-up
Everybody, everywhere.

Dec 3, 2007

Little Fussy

Well, Kayla made it through her first day of daycare. The morning started off great. We dropped her off, she was happy as could be, exploring the new environment, making new friends. She even said bye to us.

When I went to pick her up, it was a whole other story. She was being held by one of the teachers and didn't notice me at first. I was having a conversation with another teacher to see how she did. Suddenly, she spots me and starts screaming and crying "DAYDEEEE, DAAAHHDEEEEEEEE, DAAAAAAAHHHDEEEEEE!!!!!" I felt so bad : (

Each day, we get a progress report, and in one of the sections, you could see that she started out happy, but they crossed it out and changed it to ' a little fussy'.

She cheered up when we got home, and big sis and an apple-pear fixed all that was wrong today.

Dec 2, 2007

super K

super K, originally uploaded by jwlphotography.

It's going to be Kayla's 'official' first day of daycare tomorrow. I'm hoping she's going to do better than Kristin did. I remember Kristin would cry every day when we dropped her off for at least 3 or 4 months.