Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chasing a Toddler

It is definately hard to update when chasing a toddler. Kaley is getting more confident in her walking. She is even trying to run, sort of. She still falls but it seems to be more walking than crawling right now.

We went to Houston this weekend to see some family. Sunday Jonathan left to go to basic training for the Air Force so everyone got together for a meal. It was nice to see everyone but it was a long day. It took us over 2 hours to get to the Woodlands because we ran into traffic that caused the highway to be closed down for a major wreck. We then had to take another way and it was a little bit longer. We also had to fight gameday traffic and RenFest traffic. The meal was good. Kaley seemed overwhelmed by everyone in her space too quickly. She is definately shy and needs to warm up to a situation. Once she relaxed she had alot of fun. It took another 2 hours to get home.

Sunday we cleaned and relaxed. The weather Monday made me want to stay indoors and cuddle all day. I was shocked this morning when I got up. Kaley has not been sleeping through the night for a while. I put her to bed around 7:30 last night and I did NOT have to reenter her room until 6:50 this morning. This is huge, I usually have to go in a few time. She wakes up when she loses her pacifer. I hope I am not jinxing this by talking about it.

Today we missed MoPs because I overslept. I guess my body was making up for not getting a full nights sleep in over a year. I went and got lunch and Kaley ate a good bit of my sandwich. She took a good nap. After naptime I decided Brandon needed some quiet to work so I went over to Ally's house to let Kaley play with Jay for a little while. Kaley and Jay actually playe really well together when they weren't fighting over toys. We "decorated" sugar cookies. That really means that Kaley ate the sprinkles and threw cookies around. We had to give the kiddos a bath after all that fun. I didn't have another set of clothes for Kaley so she just ran around in a diaper for a little while. Jay pulled out his Elmo costume and I put it on Kaley. He started giggling at Kaley. She reminded me of Boo off Monsters Inc. It was super cute. Then went went outside and Kaley played in the driveway and street wearing only a tshirt and diaper. No shoes or pants. She was half crawling half walking the whole time. It had cooled off since I had first arrived at Ally's. We headed home and I cooked dinner. Now its raining pretty good outside and Kaley crashed out for the night at 7. She was tired from all her playing today.