Monday, June 21, 2010

Lately

-she tells me momma be happy if I get after her for something.
-or she gets the saddest expression on her face, lip puckered, and says momma yelled at you.
-we were holding hands walking into her swim lesson on monday (5/24) and she said what a beautiful day. made me smile. something i always say to her.
-about swim, it was short lived due to the fact that she cried the entire 30 minutes. all but 1 time. after about 6 classes daddy gave up and has been working with her in our pool, which she doesn't cry in. go figure.
-her grandma viola and pappa harland have been visiting from florida. they drove. which is pretty amazing considering dave's dad's age (89 in july) and health. marlee instantly fell in love with her grandma and cried when she left. and pappa was ok, too.
-she is a little copycat. mimics daddy and me constantly.
-she loves to play games on my iphone. one of her favorites is a cupcake app. after she makes the cupcake, adds the icing and toppings, and adds and lights the candles she sings happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. happy birthday marlee kay (or momma kay). happy birthday to you. she then blows out the candles and says yay! every time.
-she is asking for a big girl bed, to ride on a bus, and to go to school. none will be happening anytime soon if i can help it.
-okay, maybe the big girl bed.=)
-she had her first happy meal (05/29). mcdonald's. and it just happened to be shrek themed. bonus.
-she started dance (ballet and tap) last week. her first class that is not parent and me. she will not go in alone and makes me stand at the back of the room. this is no surprise.
-she is completely potty trained. she now wakes up from nap dry and is dry about half the time when she wakes in the morning.
-we're planning a trip to Disneyland this summer for her 3rd birthday.
-we went and saw shrek ever after at the movies on memorial day. the second movie we have taken marlee to. she loved it and did great. what a difference 6 months makes.

As for the rest of the family...
-dave is beyond busy. starting his days at 2:30am and pretty much not stopping until 8-9pm, when he crashes. and he never complains. ever. He defines ambition and makes the rest of us look inadequate.
-as for me, i too am busier than ever. taking care of MK, the house, working, working, working, and gearing up for the fall semester. it.never.ends.
-cooper has been having some problems lately. after a vet trip and x-rays we learned he has spinal disc problems, hip dysplasia, and arthritis in his hips. they have him on meds, which will hopefully help the disc problem. as for the hips, his doctor doesn't seem too concerned. we put him on dietary supplements and we'll see how it goes. time will tell. lazy little bugger.
-as for mollie, she had surgery on her mouth a couple of months ago due to gingivitis and periodontal disease. after pulling 11 teeth and a good dental cleaning, she is good as new.
-yes, the dogs are going to bankrupt me.

-and yes, the majority of this post was written on 5/25. i suck.

3 comments:

diz2 said...

Your kiddo is so cute. I miss that age!

I hope the Cooper dog is feeling better soon. Poor guy. My dogs are family too, so I understand the stress involved when they are feeling icky.

diz2 said...

Your kiddo is so cute. I miss that age!

I hope the Cooper dog is feeling better soon. Poor guy. My dogs are family too, so I understand the stress involved when they are feeling icky.

Kristy said...

First, I love the way you write. Can I add on to your business & hire you to write all my posts? Shanks!! Next, I am glad you are back blogging, missed you so! Also, I love her, she is getting so big, I see so much of you & Dave in her :) Last, I'm sorry your Bubbas are bankrupting you, I know how much they mean to you & I'm sad they are under the weather!!! That's all for now!