Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fun with a Pumpkin (aka “baaaaaaall”)—edited :-)

This afternoon Steve and Karina carved Karina’s first Jack-o-Lantern.  Well, Steve did most of the work and Karina supervised.  This was the little pumpkin that we bought on our adventure to the Nursery---but Karina insists on calling it a “ball” every time that we say “pumpkin”

Karina and her “ball”:

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Prepare for death, Pumpkin!  Daddy is armed with a sharp thing!:

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What the heck is inside this thing????

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Karina would have NOTHING to do with sticking her hand inside the pumpkin.  We tried and tried, but she’d just say “Nooooo” and “Bleaaaaah”!  Daddy ended up cleaning out the pumpkin, with just a little bit of help:

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All cleaned out.

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And HERE is the finished product:

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just a nice weekend….Picture Post

So, Auntie Susan and Uncle Brad came to see us Saturday night to celebrate Miss K’s Birthday.  Miss K was delighted to see them and delighted with her present:

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This was from Friday night—the kiddo LOVES water!  I think we have a potential Gene Kelley!

This evening K and I walked around outside while Daddy was playing with the youth group.  Here are some of the pictures we took:

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Maybe if I push really HARD…..

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A BUSY Tuesday….

We spent yesterday morning at the Doctor’s office---a new Doctor, since we moved this summer, but we like him very much.  All looks good as of right now for Miss K---she has GROWN and is now ON THE GROWTH CHARTS for height and weight (we were just barely on the height chart at 18 months, and not at all on the weight chart).  Granted, we’re still at the bottom of the charts, but it’s good news! 

The only “bads” from yesterday were that (1) K had to have 3 shots to be up to date on her vaccines and (2) the doctor wanted to check her liver levels “just to be sure” that all was ok, which meant a blood sample—and not a finger stick, but the needle in the arm one.  The shots were quick, but for the blood draw we had to go to the lab.  The lab tech was very nice, but she had a hard time (too hard for Mommy’s taste!) hitting the vein.   Through all of this, K was a trooper.  She cried while they were sticking her, but after it was all over she was just mad---and that dissipated pretty quickly once we were out of the building.  After the doctor we went out for lunch—and she celebrated with ketchup and french fries:

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Here are K and Daddy mugging for the camera:

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It always makes a girl feel better when Daddy flies her around the kitchen like “Superman”!

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Miss K enjoys playing “go to sleep”---she’ll drag one of us in her room, shut the door, turn on the lullaby music on the CD player, and then make us lie down in the floor where she covers us up with a blanket.  She then says “sh!” and “nite-nite” and sometimes lies down herself. 

The new version of this from last night was that she pulled out the jammies from her drawer and we dressed Dolly and Elmo and Cookie Monster up in her jammies:

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She wasn’t at all pleased about me taking this picture---it was almost like dealing with Sean Penn and the paparazzi taking pictures of his kids.  She stood in front of me, said “NO” and took the lens cap and put it back on the camera.  Maybe she wanted to protect Elmo and Cookie Monster’s privacy???

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Later, we decided to take a walk with Elmo---still in her pajamas:

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010