Friday, November 30, 2012

In case you are wondering...

... I have not fallen off the face of the Earth.:)

I was going to be good and have Kinley's 4 month post ready to go but then I saw a traumatic with Blogger! It told me I couldn't up load anymore pictures without paying a monthly 'storage' fee! Ugh. Who just wants to read words?!? Her cute face is what makes the post! {i am guessing, and hubby guessed too, when the blog world became popular... someone had to capitalize on that and make some money. boo. }

Anyways, I was talking to my teacher friend, who also happens to have a blog (you can read Jana's blog HERE. you could follow it too! she is almost to 100 followers!!) about this issue. She has given me a solution to the problem, I just haven't had a chance to check it out and try to make it work. 

So in the meantime, read Jana's blog. This post of hers had a lot of inspirational quotes that I liked. Go check it out!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Trouble

Tom the Turkey was in TROUBLE!!! 
He needed my kindergarten friends' help and boy did he get it!

I had seen this project in the past and on a whim decided to give it a try. A note was sent home for my little friends to work with their family to disguise Tom the Turkey so he wouldn't become Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the finished products:

Looks like these turkeys may be safe for another year!
Hope you can find a turkey to eat! 
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kindergarten Crack Ups

Coming to you straight from the mouths of 5 and 6 year-olds....

{the day after the Election}
"Did you see the news last night?? Cher Obama won!" Oh, I must have missed that. "Yea, Rock Obama is President.  Cher Obama is his wife."

Also said about the Barack Obama... "That's my dad's name!"

And in discussing who won the Election...
"Isn't he [Obama] bad?"

In regards to the last question, a 4th grader was overheard saying, "we want Obama to win. He gives us food stamps and they are awesome!"

Sunday, November 11, 2012

3 Months

Oh my goodness, little girl. How can it be that you are 3 months old {and that you are closer to being 4 months old and I am just now getting around to finishing writing/posting this?!?!?!}?!

In the last month, you have grown and changed so much! There are no official stats since you don't go back to the doctor until your 4 month check up. 

You are eating 4 ounces every 2-3 hours. At night, you sleep like it's what you were born to do! We put you down around 11:30-midnight and you sleep until we wake you. Since I am still at home with you, your wake up time is around 9. Speaking of sleeping, you are still sleeping in the bassinet on Dad's side of the bed. I secretly (no, I know) think he likes you there because he can reach in and put your pacifier back in your mouth to get a little more sleep.You still are not much of a napper during the day unless you are being held, which I don't mind doing!

You are standing  up more and more. You look like such a big girl when you do it!

You have found what you seem to think are the coolest toys... Your hands! You are always looking at them and trying to get your whole fist in your mouth.

We took you to your first Tulsa State Fair on Tuesday, October 2nd. We had fried pickles, deep fried beer battered bacon, fried Kool-Aid and chocolate dipped cheese cake on a stick.Since we were full and because it came in a cute little chinese take out looking box, we took some chocolate covered bacon home with us. 

this is how you spent most of your time at the fair..

chocolate dipped bacon

eyes for the deep fried beer battered bacon

deep fried Kool-Aid
(basically it was fried Kool-Aid flavored cake)
chocolate dipped cheesecake with sprinkles on a stick
we even ventured through the pigs...

... and goats wearing coats

Kinley and the Tulsa State Fair sign

family picture under the Tulsa State Fair sign

Thursday, October 11th, we were called to Enid by Pa. He needed to be treated for pneumonia at the hospital so we spent our first nights without Dad and Tobie while staying with Nandy. We managed to survive. When I put her in the Pack-n-Play, she was east/west. When I woke up the next morning, she had turned north/south in her sleep.

We skyped for an hour every night {which your Dad has never talked to me on the that long...}

family skype session
During this stay, you were able to spend a lot of time with Nandy and Grandpa O. 
talking with Nandy

snoozing with Grandpa O
The first time I left you home with those two to go visit Pa at the hospital, Grandpa O called me and said, ” Is there anymore milk? She's acting... thirsty.” I laughed and said, "I think hungry is the word you are looking for and yes, the milk is in the fridge." I proceeded to tell him how to warm it up in a cup of hot water. He assured me he could do that and that I didn't need come... right away. "We'll try this." he told me. After hanging up with him, Pa kept saying, "Go home. Your baby is crying. She needs you." I told him I thought Grandpa O could handle it and that he hadn't called back frantically so they must be okay. And you were!

you had a blowout on Nandy's lap
can you tell what Grandpa O likes to do with you???
we even stopped to see Pa on the way out of town
"Poppins LeFlore" came over to watch you for a few hours while I went to Parent/Teacher conferences. Wednesday, October 17th was your first day with Miss Ruth (or as I call her, Baby Ruth). We had planned to drop you off together but timing was an issue so Dad had that dreadful job. He did survive... barely. 

heading home from my first day with Baby Ruth
You were on your third outfit by the time I picked you up. She seemed concerned that your poop was so runny but I assured her that my breastfed baby always has poop like that. :) 

That night, we took you for a swing test run at the park. By the time got there it was dark but you know we took pictures anyways.

Until next month, which is only a week away!