I'd like to share a story about a wonderful little girl - my daughter Jennah! She went to the museum today (see previous post). I had given her 10 dollars so she could buy a souvenir at the gift shop. When she returned from the trip, she took out her "shopping" bag and handed me a solar zipper-pull that blinks the words "super star" when it is in the sun. It was a gift for me. She also showed me one that she had bought for her daddy along with a wind-up fish for the tub that she bought for Kaylee. It was soooo sweet. Of course, I thanked her for my gift and then asked her what she bought for herself. She said she wanted to buy some sugar crystal candy for herself but she didn't have enough money. Did I mention she's only 7 yrs old? What 7 yr old do you know that would buy something for everyone in the family but not themselves? She is such a caring person - we just love her to death! Thanks Jennah, you make your mommy very proud!
All of the gifted students at Jennah's school are going on a field trip today to the Museum of Science and Industry. It's a pretty cool place with all kinds of hands on things for kids to do and see. Before we left the house, I told Jennah she could bring my old camera if she wanted to. Of course, she jumped at the chance. I laid out the "camera laws" like do not lose it, get it wet, etc. She was good with that. On the way to the school, she asked me if the museum is the same place we had taken her to last year. I said yes, but that there would be different exhibits to see this time. She looked at me and said "Well, why don't you leave the camera in the car." I asked her "Are you sure you don't want to bring it?"
Her response: "Well, I don't want to because I don't want to hold it all day and besides ----------I'd rather PRESERVE the memories in my brain."
As most of us know by now, I take Kaylee to feeding therapy once a week. It is there that we try techniques and tricks to get her to eat things other than junk foods. Basically we want her to eat foods other than cookies and milk! Anyway, here is how it went:
I'm driving to therapy and I hear Kaylee from the back seat saying things like: "Hmmm, its not bad." "Hmmm, it's tasty." "Mmmm, alicious." (her word for delicious) "Hey mom, it's not bad."
So, I ask her what she is talking about. "My boogers" she replies, "They're tasty." "Yuuukkkkk!" I say. "Kayleeeeee NOOOOOO, that's disgusting, do not eat those, they're dirty and full of germs!"
To which she replies "No, they're not sgusting (her word for disgusting), I said they're tasty mom, weren't you listening to me?"
The greatest husband, dad, friend and computer guru! Relaxed, loving, and definitely the smartest guy I know. He also has a humorous side that shines unexpectedly!
My oldest: Jennah, our 9 yr old fashionista! Loves art, and fashion. Models for anything. Humorous yet serious at the same time. A very caring big sister and daughter. Laughable, loveable and knows no enemy - a complete girly girl.
My youngest: Kaylee, she's 5, my full time job, loves her big sister, very independent and hates it when she can't get "her way", being cute is her profession.
Annie and Tigger
Annie's our new little puppy. The world is her chew toy as well as her bathroom. I believe she's the reason people have wood floors. For now, her cuteness makes her tolerable! Tigger, our cat, he's the boss and he owns us. Need I say more.