Archive for April, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Mikayla

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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Mikayla last year on her birthday and then this year (very excited with crazy bed head!).

I had planned to write a lengthy post of all the accomplishments Mikayla has made in the last year, but to be honest I am too tired tonight.  Maybe another night.  For tonight I just want to wish the sweetest two year old a very happy birthday!  We had a great day of donuts, bubble baths, visitors, a park date, Chick-fil-a and of course rounded out the day with a little Stakz frozen yogurt!  Mikayla even woke up to a birthday decorated doorway. 

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Posing in front of her birthday sign before our donut date!

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Just hanging around the park like two year olds do!

Happy birthday sweet baby!  I am sad you are growing up so fast, but can’t wait to see what the next year holds for you.

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A Couple of Firsts

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Mikayla had a couple of firsts this week.  She got her first official haircut by the amazing Ali Townsend at Bella Me on the square in BG.  She did awesome!  She sat so still and let Ali cut and play with her hair.  I didn’t get very many shots, but here are a few to capture the moment.

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She also slept in a big girl bed for the first time (minus those few moments we bring her to bed with us).  She took it like a champ in typical Mikayla fashion.  After a few bumps and delays she laid down and went right to sleep.  Since we started this on Tuesday night, she has yet to climb out of bed even at naptime!  Knock on wood!  She doesn’t put up any more of a fight than she did when we put her down in the crib.  She is however, much more cautious since the first night when she bumped her head a few times.  She will even say as she is climbing in the bed, "Be careful"!  Too cute.  I am so proud of my big girl.  Check out the video below to see her first reaction to the big girl bed.  I apologize for her not being clothed, she had just gotten out of the shower!

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Clips for the Congo

Friday, April 8th, 2011

In case you missed this post, my friend Lara is working towards adopting a child from the DR of the Congo.  I am partnering with her next Saturday, April 16 from 9-3 to sell our hair clips and other crafty creations to help bring her baby home.  The craft bazaar will be at T. C. Cherry Elementary School and will have a variety of crafts and vendors set up.  However, I must say the best booth will be our hair clip booth!  I hope that you will plan on attending and helping to support Lara and her family, and pick up a few hair clips for all the cute ladies in your lives!  You can check out my shop page or Lara’s album on facebook for some samples of what will be there.  There will also be some new, never seen before items that you don’t want to miss!  Hope to see everyone there!

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Dinosaur World

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Today we took an impromptu trip to Dinosaur World with my sister, her kids and my mom.  Mikayla had a blast and loved saying "Din-O-saur".  She even commented that she wanted to "poo poo a dinosaur" when she got home!  That kid is hysterical! 

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Mikayla kept calling these elephants, but they were really wooly mammoths.

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Dinoslide as Mikayla called it.

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This is my niece who is 10 months old..I think she is going to be tall and pass Mikayla up very quickly!

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Mikayla and Tanner loved hanging on the bars!

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Chattanooga Birthday Trip

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

For Mikayla’s 2nd birthday we opted to take a non-traditional route.  Since we will be moving in July and can’t take very much with us we decided to give her a trip somewhere instead of a birthday gift to unwrap (thanks Lara for the idea).  My spring break is this week so we had the perfect opportunity.  On Monday, we packed the car and headed to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the evening. 

Our first stop was the zoo.  It wasn’t a very big zoo, but we had a blast anyway.  Mikayla loved looking at the monkeys (really chimps, but she doesn’t know any better).  At one point one of them was walking right by our viewing window and got either excited or scared.  It let out a screech sound banged the window a few times while showing its teeth and then ran off.  Mikayla was a little taken back until she realized the monkey was just saying hi!  When it happened she actually threw her hands up and said "Whoa"!  It was priceless. 

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Loving on the chimp!

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Pretty jaguar pacing in front of the window.

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This was just before the peacock got spooked and hit Mikayla in the head with its tail feathers!

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Family portrait

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The guy at the carousel was so nice, he let Mikayla ride an extra time for free!

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A little playground action after our zoo trip.

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What Kickert vacation would be complete without a few ice cream stops along the way?

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And of course we had to go swimming so, as Mikayla called it, "put my head under water"!  Doesn’t she look so grown up in this swim suit?

On Tuesday morning we got up and headed to the Creative Discovery Museum.  We have taken Mikayla to several children’s museums, but this one was a hit for sure.  It catered very well to toddler aged children where others are geared towards older kids.  Mikayla loved the water station the best and kept asking to go back. 

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Water Station – her favorite station of the day!

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She has become quite the "hoarder", hopefully we don’t see her on one of the hoarding reality TV shows in the future!

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Camping out!

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Hanging around in a kayak.

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They had the coolest music exhibit with different instruments and recording devices throughout.  It even had a recording studio!

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Face painting…a beard just like daddy!

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Trying to figure out the dinosaur dig…she wasn’t quite sure about the sand.

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Being eaten by a T-Rex!

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Hanging out at the top of the arch!

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The kitchen area was her second favorite exhibit!

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All tuckered out after some birthday fun!  Happy second birthday sweet baby!

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