Saturday, July 31, 2010

Alayah goes to the Library

I decided to take Alayah to the library for the first time today. Before we went we crossed the street to our local art museum so I could take some pictures.
I got two good ones and she was not in the mood to take any others.
On the way back across the street we stopped at the water fountain things they have set up and Alayah decided she wasn't scared of them. She got a little close to them but she wouldn't actually play in them.

Then we headed over to the library and walked downstairs to the children's section.
She wasn't quite sure what to expect, but she did like all the stuff on the walls on the way down the stairs. Once we got down the stairs she saw the room filled with books and took off running towards it. She was so excited. She picked out three books and I let her check them out herself.

I was trying to get her to pose with the book she picked, but she was not being very cooperative.
She wouldn't let me turn the book around. She wanted it all to herself. I think its time for a nap.

Friday, July 30, 2010


I was offiicially layed-off today and it stinks. I knew it was coming for awhile and I knew today would be the day, but it doesn't make it any easier. It is going to be hard for a little while trying to adjust to all these changes. At the end of August we are going to be moving to a new city..well a new state for that matter and that in its self is going to be life changing as I've never lived anywhere but the town I was born in.
I hope that Alayah will adjust to all these changes with ease. She won't be going to daycare anymore. The daycare she has gone to five days a week since she was 6 months old. I hope that I can adjust to not having a job and not being able to financially provide like I want for Alayah for an extended period of time. I'm just bummed about losing my job. I have had it for five years and I like knowing that I could take care of Alayah by myself and not need help from others. I guess this is the time to humble myself and be grateful I have that help available to me.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that I was able to do Alayah's first braids that go all the way from front to back. I am also thankful that it didn't take very long and that she didn't cry or fuss about it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One of those days

I was so excited about the pig-tails yesterday I had to do them again today :)
This is how she felt about me asking her to say cheese so much.
I was stopped at an intersection leaving work and when my light turned green I hit the gas and all of a sudden some kid on a bike flys in front of me and I hit him. Luckily, he wasn't injured, but boy it ticked me off that he wasn't paying attention. It scared the living daylights out of me...sheesh

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alayah's First Full Pig-Tails

I was so excited I could get all her hair into pig-tails
usually I have to use barrettes in the back or just put up half her hair

Monday, July 26, 2010

Moment in Time Monday

Alayah's first ponytail

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Sunday

We went to church today and Alayah finally wore the dress I bought for her back in March. I love this dress. I finally found shoes to match it and I was so excited to put it on her.
I bought a new headwrap and hopefully this one will stay on better than the old one we were using.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mountain Pictures

We headed up to the mountain to take some pictures. She was too busy running around to pose for pictures, but we had fun exploring.
I love this picture :)
Alayah loved going on our little hike and I think we will do it again soon. It was lots of fun exploring new surroundings and checking out new bugs.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Growing up

This is how she feels about using the potty
She stands here to pick out the movie she wants to watch before bed
My girl is growing up. Her language skills are growing every day. Some days she says things that I didn't know she knew how to say. She can express feelings, wants, needs, ask questions, and make statements. She learns new words everyday and loves to talk lol.
Some funny sayings
She makes me laugh when she says "I cited mom" or "I no yike it mom" It so stinkin' cute

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for this precious gift...I love her so much it hurts

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tumbling Week 26

Alayah did great at tumbling tonight. She even started doing some somersaults with no hands. It was pretty funny. She also had a check up with her ear doctor today. He said her tubes have come out, so now its a waiting game to see if she ends up with anymore ear infections. I hope she doesn't.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No title

Alayah had some friends over tonight.(I baby-sat) She loves having kids to play with.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lounging Around

We didn't do much today. Just layed around the houes and cleaned. Alayha played outside with the water hose for a little bit too.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We went back to the fair today with fully charged camera batteries. Alayah was a little more into the animals today and she tried to pet almost all of them.
She was excited to brush this cow....but it was huge
I let her ride the ponies as horses are her favorite things right now. She rode it for a good 10 minutes. She kept biting her lip though and I thought she was going to make it bleed.
She also decided she wanted to ride some rides. She went on several but was very serious on each of them. It's times like these I wish she had a sibling close to her age so she wouldn't have to do things by herself all the time.
We came home and had a bath and started a new hair style. She also chose to wear her zebra jammies and slippers. We had a great day today.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Going to the fair

Keeping an eye on the Alpaca
I yike deez amamals mom
We went to the fair tonight,  but my camera batteries were about to die. We only went long enough to look at the animals and then came home. We will try again tomorrow.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alayah meets a grasshopper

check by your armpit Alayah
ooohh he moved
As close as she would get to touching him
We went to the next door neighbors for a wedding shower and Alayah got to see her first grasshopper. It was so exciting the watch her discover this weird insect lol. She laughed hysterically when it started jumping....she thought it was the funniest thing ever.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tumbling Week 25

my new favorite picture

Tumbling went pretty well. She has a hard time sitting still, but no tantrums woo hoo. She has pretty much mastered the skills they do every week except for the back rolls. She can do her front straddle rolls all by herself now which is awesome.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Big Girl

We went to Olive Garden to eat tonight and Alayah ordered her meal all by herself. I asked her what she wanted to eat and she told the waiter chicken and fries. It was so cute. After we ate she decided I needed to take "peesures" of her sitting on rocks and posing by flowers. She is too funny.
take a peesure on dis rock mama
right here mama

by dees flourflys mama
The girl sat on every rock in the parking lot and walked around the entire building looking for spots to pose.  I've created a monster lol

Monday, July 12, 2010

Moment in Time Monday

Enjoying her "cah-corn"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Football Game Sunday

Alayah wanted me to take pictures of us 2gether

Her new favorite thing is to stand by the tree in the front yard so I can take her picture. I like that she wants me to take her picture now. We went to the football game tonight and had a good time. We ate pizza and watched the first half and then Alayah entertained herself playing with toys. During the last 15 minutes of the game Alayah wanted me to take pictures of the two of us together so she could see them. She liked making goofy faces and then laughing at how they looked. This was the last game of the season, so it was kind of sad we won't get to do this anymore since we are moving rather soon.

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