LittleK is 18 Months

Sweet LittleK, you are 18 months old!
You weigh 19.4lbs and are 29 1/2in tall. Tiny little thing. We'll get official stats June 5 at your 18 month appointment. Not so excited about the shots you are going to get, but daddy is taking you.

You still have no words, but you are understanding more. You now have an action for: hello, bye bye, night night, ta-da, yay and bed.

You can sign more and milk. We are working on all done, mommy, daddy, and cup.

Your favorite foods are: marshmallows, spaghetti, lasagna with spinach, cheese, chocolate, and mommy's milk(yep, 18 months and still going!)
You do not like: pepperoni, anything sticky, taking naps other than in someone's arms
You like to: push your stroller, play at the play kitchen, swing, and be outside in general.

You're newest accomplishments: standing more and longer unassisted, and even taking a couple of steps!

 I linked the video above in cast it doesn't work below...

We are still doing our 3 therapies. We are also waiting to get an appointment at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Dallas to hopefully get more answers so that we can continue to get you the help that you need so that you can succeed.


Mother's Day 2014

Mother's Day. A day to celebrate mom. A day to remember mom. I know several people who today is a hard day- their mother may not be alive any more, they may want to be a mom more than anything and aren't. I know several people who today is their first mother's day. 

Today is my 6th(2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014). Today, 6 years ago, I found out BigK was on the way. It was Mother's Day. Not sure what prompted me to take a test that day, but I'm glad I did.

Today I celebrate with my two little girls. C had to work, but it was still a good day.

They surprised me with flowers and yummy strawberries. (I've already had 2, lol)

My uncle passed away last week, and his service was this past Friday. While to reason my mom came down wasn't a happy one, it was good to get to see her yesterday.

This is my Grandma and Aunt J. It was their brother that passed away. It's been YEARS since I've seen Aunt J, and the girls have never met her.

While we were over visiting my mom and grandma, we went to visit my granny as well. She and LittleK played peek-a-boo across the table. BigK drew her a picture.

[Sorry these are out of order...]

LittleK took right to Aunt J. Here they are playing pattycake at lunch, but they played lots at my grandma's house!

GG, BigK, and Grandma.

Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... 
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. 
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. 
Her sons rise up and call her blessed. 
Proverbs 31: 10


"Those" People

I never thought I'd be one of "those" people.

The one that commutes. The one that has a name badge that gets them into the building. The one that has a cubicle. The one that has a name plate on their cubicle. The one that has their name on the families insurance cards.

But I am.

I commute almost 60 miles round trip 5 days a week. I have a fancy name badge that has to be worn at all times and can magically unlock the door. While I don't have a cubicle, or name plate yet, I will once training is over. I am now the policy holder on the families insurance. [I was so stressed when signing up for benefits, making sure that I got everyone on the policy...]

I have been at my new job for 2 weeks. It's all been training, but I have learned a ton. I'm doing something I've never ever done before. Sure as a cashier, I had some customer service, but it was limited and generally the motion was the same for everyone.

Not this job. Every customer that calls in has a different question. Every call will take a different direction. Every call will be monitored...

I hate leaving the girls in the morning. I enjoy being at work, but I LOVE clocking out and getting to come home to my babies. We are still adjusting.

Ask me again in 8 weeks and see how I feel about it then when I'm done with training and set free to take calls on my own!