Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
But she found this movie and remembered we never put it up for you to see! It's from my competition routine in Joplin last month. We did a super good job on this day, and Mommy got to get right in front to get the movie, so you can see me in most of it. We even added little things to the movie to point to me!
I've got another competition in Cape Girard-O this weekend. That's how I like to say it. Girard-O! We'll be cheering on Sunday all day if anyone's down there and wants to come see us.
Hope everyone is having a great time getting ready for Christmas!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Today was my big fun birthday party! I’m not quite 6 yet, but I will be on Wednesday.
Plus lots of parents and some teachers and grown-up friends.
It was really nice that so many people came out for my party today.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
It’s been about 2 years since I had to see Dr. J, my heart doctor. I was so strong and healthy that he didn’t have to see me for a while.
But today it was time to go see him again and take a little test. First they checked to see how big I was. 30 lbs 7 oz and 38.5 inches is what they said I was. Mommy thinks that’s big. Everyone else seems to think it’s little since I’ll be 6 in a couple weeks. I say it’s just right!
Then I talked to one new doctor. He was nice but he wanted me to lay on my back so he could listen to me. And I do NOT like to lay on my back at all. Mommy is stronger than me, though, so I couldn’t get up even though I wanted to. It was over quick, though.
After him, we went next door to see Mr. Jim, and he gave me a couple tests. One was EKG and it had lots of cold sticky things on my skin. I didn’t like that. And since I don’t like to lay on my back, Mommy sat down first and then I leaned back on her, even though I didn’t want to, but she was stronger than me again. They put on some TV I like and Mommy sang me some songs, and I let them do the test.
But after he took the stickies off for the EKG, he put a few more on for a test called the echo. I sat pretty still with Mommy holding onto me tight. And guess what…. I passed all my tests!
Dr. J came and saw me after my tests and said I was doing really good! He said I’m doing the right things since I do swim and cheer and school and lots of stuff. He said it keeps my heart strong.
The best news is that I don’t have to go back and see Dr. Johnson for 3 years!! Woo hoo! I like him a lot, but it’s a good thing when you don’t have to see your heart doctor all the time.
Mommy and Daddy are going to help me make up a letter and some pictures to send to Dr. F, because he is the one who fixed my heart up really good back when I was a tiny baby. We think he will like to see how big and strong I am now!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Today I got to do another cheer competition. I told Mommy when we were getting dressed, “I LOVE cheer competition!” And we had lots of fun today!
I was so excited. And I did my parts really good today! There were lots and lots of cheerleaders there, from lots of different states.
Next weekend I have one show in St. Louis on Friday night to do, and then we go to a place called Joplin for another BIG competition on Saturday and Sunday. KiKi’s team didn’t do their routine today, so she watched with Mommy and Daddy. She was a little sad. But when we go to Joplin, her team gets to go and do their stuff there, too. It’ll be a fun girls trip with Mommy.
This time we had 3 new cheerleaders, from my group of “extra” cool friends in my town. I love my team! I tell Mommy and Daddy that I wanna go cheer every day, so I’m excited for practice again tomorrow afternoon!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We got to see Grandma C on her birthday this year! She usually goes to have a birthday visit with Miss Karen, but this time she stayed home. So we went to have dinner with her and then we went around her neighborhood to a few places with nice people.
Wanna peek at last year and the one before?? See if anything looks familiar?
Here’s when KiKi was 1 1/2 and I was almost 4. (2010)
I’ve worn the same bumblebee for 3 years! The same one, not a bigger one. And KiKi wanted a ladybug again, but she couldn’t fit in the one from before, so we found another one just like it only a little bit bigger.
Next year, we’re going to try something new…
Hope you had a great day!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Me and mommy are watching LOTS OF PEOPLE come in to this place called Family Arena to watch Tobymac. I keep telling Mommy and Daddy, "I am SO excited!!!"
KiKi and Daddy are walking around looking at stuff. Mommy and me are taking cheese pictures before it get really really loud in here!!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Today I had to go to the dentist. I don’t know if you know this, but I do NOT like to go to the dentist. Dr. Lindsey is very nice, I mean, but she makes me lay down. I do NOT like to lay down on my back in those kinds of places. NOT ONE BIT. I had to go there a couple months ago to get my first tooth out, and when I got there this time, I told Mommy and Daddy very clear that I wanted to GO HOME NOW.
But they said I had to stay. This time it hurt a little more. I felt the big poke in my mouth for the shot. That was NOT fun at all. Mommy and Daddy have to hold on to me really tight, and they kind of lay on top of me when I’m crying really loud. I keep telling them I want to get up and be all done, but they say not yet. Mommy says, “I’m sorry,” a lot.
Dr. Lindsey is really quick, I guess, but it feels like a long time. They have to put this candy-smelling stuff by my nose, but I don’t like that either. When they start to give me the shot, Mommy has to look the other way, but Daddy watches to make sure it’s all ok.
After I’m done, I get up really quick. Dr. Lindsey shares some of her toys with us, so we get to go pick something. I usually pick the bouncy ball. I got another one today.
And they give me a balloon, too. By the time I got outside, I was all happy again.
And we took Daddy back to work still in his lunch time. I told you Dr. Lindsey was quick! But I sure hope I don’t have to do that anymore. Mommy says the next time I have to go is in January. That’s a long time away. I’m so glad.
(Mommy note: This girl is so tough. At 30 pounds, it still takes two parents practically on top of her, holding her head, arms, and body still, while the dental assistant/hygienist is also helping and the dentist is holding on while she works. I hate doing that to B, but it’s a must. Her bottom front two adult teeth came in and the baby teeth didn’t even loosen one bit. So one came out in August, and the other now. Dr. L says that this shouldn’t be the case for the rest… and I sure hope that’s true.
The great part, and the only thing that lets me get through the traumatic pinning of my girl for a few minutes, is that she recovers within 5 minutes. Before we’re out the door of the office, she’s ready to go. Credit to a great team and a tough cookie!)
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Daddy and KiKi like to cuddle. They cuddle in the morning time a lot when it’s Saturday or Sunday and Daddy’s still home when we wake up. I’m not so into cuddling for very long, but this sleeping in a stack might be fun to try.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Almost every day I ask Mommy, “Can we go to Ella’s house?” Usually she says, “Not today.”
But today was Tuesday, so we got to go! We go play with our friends while the adults learn Bible stuff. Next month everyone’s going to come to our house each week. Now THAT will be fun!
Tonight me and KiKi and Ella took some pictures outside. We’re all pretty much the same size. KiKi and Ella are 3, and I’m going to be 6 in a few weeks.
KiKi was trying to get pictures later with Cody and Landon, but they kept going away from her.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mommy is having fun with Auntie Rachel’s camera. So we’ve been doing a lot of “cheeeese.”
Sometimes I do my serious thinking face, though.
KiKi had swim lessons tonight, and she pretended to be a puppy. But she swam pretty good tonight!
Then we went to cheer with Daddy while Mommy had a meeting. We need a staycation, Mommy says. And a blank calendar.
We watched a little baseball and football, too. The Cardinals forgot to play at their game tonight. But the Bears played great and WON! Da Bears!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Coach Steve put KiKi up on his hand again, and he even walked around with her up there! She didn’t get scared. She’s really good at being up there and staying straight up.
We also practiced tossing tonight. We stand on their arms and then they toss us up in the air. I didn’t mind it, but I didn’t stay up like I was supposed to. KiKi flew pretty high on hers. Mommy caught a picture as she was coming down.
KiKi also helped Coach Becky with the rope on the Tinker Bell swing. I didn’t know she was that strong, but she sure tried to pull on it.
We have some more of our friends who visited tonight and who are going to be cheering with us. YAY!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Then we went to the store and got a few last things we needed for the big picnic. It was the picnic for all my friends here who are “extra” cool like me. KiKi tried to do monkey bars but Maddie had to help her. She’s nice like that.
We had to leave the picnic early to go to see Coach Sara and Coach Steve at their game. They teach us to cheer so we wanted to see THEM cheer at the football game! Go LU!
KiKi sat with Coach Shannon, Coach Sara’s mommy. I sat with Daddy.
The cheerleaders did a little show at halftime. Coach Sara’s up in the air.
Here’s a close shot of her.
Then Coach Sara and Coach Steve cheered in front of us for a while so we got to wave at them.
We had to leave before it was over because Mommy and Daddy had to be somewhere soon. But we stopped to take pictures with our cheer coaches.
We’re SO lucky to have super great coaches!
Before we got in the car, Mommy wanted to take pictures of us in our shirts and bows that she made this week, but we were still just wanting to be silly. Pose!
The cheerleaders did LU with their hands. We thought we’d try…
And a moment of a sister hug too. We like sister hugs.
Mommy and Daddy and Grandma C and PaPaw John and Grammy and Papa ALL went to a dinner tonight for our school. While they were gone, Auntie Rach and Auntie Julia were here to play with us. We even got to play Chutes and Ladders!
Then it was time to get ready for bed. Grammy and Papa came home early to get Auntie Julia so they could go all the way home before bed. We read our Bible story first. I was really tired, so I just went to bed and right to sleep.
It was a REALLY busy day!!! But we had lots of fun for sure!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
KiKi’s class must have heard how much fun we had at the pumpkin patch yesterday, because they went today! Mommy went both times, so I’ll let her tell you about their day today…
Déjà vu. We loaded up the van with cute little girls. Yesterday it was only Braska and a friend and the friend’s mom, today it was Kinlee and 3 friends plus 1 other mom. Kinlee has a serious selection of shades that live in the van, so everyone chose a pair for the ride.
KiKi’s class went to the same place, but a different location. So it was similar but different. Keeping it interesting, which was ok since two field trips in two days could get boring…
Climbing the big hay pyramid…
For the most part, Kinlee was pretty excited about the whole event.
She liked the swing, of course.
The zipline was a BIG hit!
A little video clip of the zipline…
She kept refusing to take a picture with me… showing once again how strangely a 3-year-old brain can think. No good reason, just didn’t want a picture. But we managed this one on the hay ride.
Tumbling down the big slide with her buddy C.
KiKi is the youngest and smallest in her class by far, since we bumped her up to the next class at school. But she really has some sweet friends, and they’re all SO full of energy. It was a fun day.