Thursday, December 31, 2009

okay, so it turned into two posts

Kaiya looked so cute all bundled up to go deliver neighbor Christmas gifts. I just had to snap a picture.Anyway - on to Christmas morning - Santa brought Kaiya this awesome table and chair set. She was so excited when she came into the living room and saw it. I love it because it reminds me of the one that we had growing up.It's a good thing she got that practice opening gifts on her birthday; she had it down for Christmas. But, she still preferred to play in the boxes.
Around noon, we headed over to Brad's parents' house for Swedish pancakes (a sacred Walker Christmas tradition that I am so stoked to be privy to) and more presents. Every year gets crazier with all these kids running around AND I LOVE IT!!

This wasn't planned... all the kids (minus four-month-old Vance) were fighting for a seat on Marsha's lap. I thought it was so cute. And of course, as soon as Kaiya saw the camera, she turned on her cheeser.

Well - that's it for 2009!

just one last post before the new year...

I thought it might be good to get some birthday/Christmas photos on here before 2010 sneaks up on me. Kaiya turned ONE on the 18th and was an absolute doll. We were lucky enough to celebrate the day with all of her cousins, most of her aunts and uncles, and Nana and Papa Walker. Kaiya loved the presents (and the "help" opening them), the cake, and of course - the attention!

I bought her this little outfit months ago... good thing it still fit. Barely :) ... showing off her new BeanLee (from Megan and Scott) and coat (from Dee Dee). This smile kills me. All night she would look around the room, make eye contact with someone, and turn on this "cheeser". She is so freakin' funny.Presents, presents, presents.She seemed to have more fun sitting ON the boxes than she had opening them.

The cake eating process started out very civilized.

Cutlery was involved at one point....Until Kaiya realized it was easier to eat it with her hands...And then Scotty started playing tricks on her...

And then Daddy encouraged her to rub her head... Pretty soon it was bad news all around.

And.... done.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2000-ish, revisited

I know that I need to document Kaiya's birthday... but I've decided instead to focus my efforts on much more pointless banter.

I have spent Kaiya's nap perusing my journal from high school (a sidetrack from cleaning out the office closet) and I've found some entries that are pure gems. Everything in pink is copied directly from the worn, tear-stained, obviously overused memento from my adolescence.

I am getting a kick out of the occasional artistic depiction ("Here is a pic of my Snoball dress"), reference to some pop song ("So there's this Tim McGraw song that TOTALLY expresses what I'm feeling right now")... followed by the complete lyrics. There was also some Poison, and some O-Town among others). Then of course, there are is the hilarious phrasing...

"I hard-core cleaned my room last night."
"K but seriously - I want to write about ___ - (not like I don't write a mother load about him anyways)"
"I freakin' butched my hair off yesterday & I am a cross between a mom, a pixie & a dike"
Yes, I have since realized and repented for the misspelling and the bigotry.
But my favorite findings of all involved my choice of expletives.
"Holy f*ing sh*tballs"
"Let's just say, ___ is full of a lot of BULLSH*T"
Apparently, spelling swears phonetically or replacing vowels with asterisks doesn't count as swearing.
There is also a certain girl to whom I referred often, including her "middle name" that I gave her. Which was spelled using a PH instead of an F... you get the idea. Hey, it was alliteration.
Anyway - I doubt that any of this is half as funny for you as it is for me... and I'm sure that in another ten years, I'll read this blog and once again laugh at my immaturity and idiocy. But hey, at least I'm ensuring myself years of entertainment.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I think her toes were cold.

Apparently I wasn't paying enough attention to Kaiya this morning while I was on the computer. I turned around and found her IN the heating vent. She was pretty excited about her new seat, though.