Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Staniland's took a soccer trip to San Francisco this weekend. It was a great trip! Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Kai with her new hat and the girls:)

Sleepy head on the bus

So happy at dinner with her bff McKenna

Playing on the bus..

So sleepy!!

Kailee had an absolute blast hanging out with the girls! She is the team's little princess:) She went all weekend on little sleep and barley any food. ( her choice) Regardless, she was a champ!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

So, we have cats living in our backyard. There is a Mommy who just gave birth to one little kitty. I think the previous house owners had this cat and left it. They are cute, and aren't too much trouble, but we can't go in our back yard without them rubbing on us. I am NOT a cat person, so this has been difficult:)

Kailee absolutely loves them ! She can't pronounce "meow" so she calls them "mo- mos". It's VERY CUTE. If anyone wants a cat or a kitten, please let me know. They are black and white and very sweet.:)

This week I met a speech pathologist randomly at one of my Moms groups. What a God send it was. She turned out to be this amazing Christian woman, who offered her love, and support for Kai.
Sometimes I feel alone in this walk with Kai. It seems that she is the only child going through this, and we are the only parents battling fears. (which I know is not true) Meeting people that have gone through the journey, or are going through the same journey is truly comforting and eye opening.

God has not given us anything we can't handle, and I believe that with all my heart, but sometimes it's nice to meet people in somewhat of the same situation, who can offer great advice, and reassure me that I'm not going crazy!!!

This probably doesn't make sense, but I am just grateful to have met this woman, who has since pointed us in the right direction for more great care for Kailee.

Kailee's speech therapist came today. It was a great session. She hadn't seen Kai in a few weeks, so she thought her progress and speech had really improved in the last few weeks. She was talking so much today and Erica ( the therapist) was really impressed and encouraged by her motivation to speak. I was so happy to hear that! Sometimes I don't see all the progress because I see Kai everyday, and it was nice to hear encouraging words:)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fun in the sprinklers

So, it was hot this week! We decided to take Kai out in the front yard for a little water time. It was hilarious. She was running around like a crazy girl laughing and spinning. She loves water!!

Here are a few pics from the day. One is of her asking (signing) for "more", and the other is her asking for "water".

It was a blast!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I had fun without you!

So Jeff and I went away with some friends this weekend, only to come home to our precious little one NOT WANTING US! She literally pushed us away when she saw us. I was SO SAD!
I guess I can look at this positively, like she is independent or something..
But I chose to be sad about it! She is growing up before our very eyes.

My mom said she was talking like crazy and trying to imitate every sound. Pretty cool...I hope everyone's weekends were great.