Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, KayTar! (part three)















She had a blast! She is STILL having a blast. I videoed everyone singing Happy Birthday, and we watched it 30+ times yesterday. She claps and yells "Yay!" at the end every time. Because icing makes her vomit, I got her two special icing-free cupcakes...but it turns out the tops felt too sticky, and she wouldn't eat them. In the first photo where she is pointing, she was telling Josh, "Remove this sticky-topped cupcake from my sight immediately, sir!" Other than that she had a wonderful time. Here is the amazing part, she walked ALL OVER that place. Seriously walking. Josh was right behind, barely holding her shirt, but she was doing it. I don't know if it was that there were so many new things that she stopped thinking about walking and just did it, or if the place has some magical powers, or what. It was amazing, though. I think we might have a through and through walker in the next month or so. I just can't believe it! Josh is so excited that she did so much walking that playing there once a week is now part of our "therapy" regimen. She is also obsessed with basketball. When we visit Chuck E. Cheese, she plays that basketball game in the big shoe until Josh can't lift her from the ground anymore...and at the party she stayed close to the basketball goal the majority of the time. She was even bending down and picking up the ball and standing again to shoot! Magic, I tell you!

Onto bloggy business, I have been remiss in my blog reading/commenting the past couple days. We had the party Sunday, and then yesterday KayTar suddenly forgot how to play on her own, and so the only time I was allowed on the computer was when we were listening to Laurie Berkner and Steve Burns on the Noggin website. I attempted to pull up my blogging window on top of the music videos, thinking maybe the music would pacify her enough, but she had to see the videos. Sigh. Today we have to go to feeding evaluation and also we have therapy this afternoon. I'm feeling ill. I had a full day headache yesterday, and then my throat started hurting in the evening. I must have had a very sore throat in the night because I dreamt I had blisters in my throat. Lovely, eh? And this morning it hurts much worse than it did before bed. I am hoping that it isn't strep. I do not feel like going through that again. How do I keep KayTar well if I am the one who is ill?? I guess I'll be using lots of Purell and hope for the best.

Hmmm, do you think Purell would be interested in sponsoring this blog? I sure mention it often enough.

Anyway, I will be by your blogs soon, I just wanted to explain the lack of visitation recently.

10 comments:

NotSoSage said...

That looks like it was such an excellent party (love the cupcakes!).

I hope that you're feeling better soon...I'd put your Purell idea forward. A little extra income couldn't hurt, right?

Mrs. Darling said...

Darling pics. Your daughter is just so precious.

Juris Mommy said...

Is it wrong that I am so jealous of her perfect little pig tails? I want hair that curls like that!

Why is it that we get sick at the same time? Half way across the country our kids get the same germs at the same time (and then pass them on to us). I really do think that our families are connected by a strange version of a computer "virus."

WarriorMom said...

Hooray for KayTar's progress!

Competition for the computer has started already, hasn't it? Sometimes JF allows me to play Spider Solitaire on the computer while he sits in my lap listening to Milkshake music. He also presses the M key, showing me what moves I can make. I don't know what I'll do if he starts insisting on the videos.

bubandpie said...

Look at KayTar go!

Oh, and this line? ... "and then yesterday KayTar suddenly forgot how to play on her own"... Very nice use of understatement there, Kyla.

Beck said...

She's such a cutie. I wouldn't want a sticky cupcake, either.

moreena said...

I loooooove that photo of K with her hands clasped together and that party hat perched on her head so perfectly. Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the walking progress!

I so hope it's not Strep. Yuck. I, too, love Purell with an almost unhealthy ardency.

ewe are here said...

Great pics!
And so great to hear about all the walking during the event!

nomotherearth said...

How exciting! I'm glad you had such a great party. And the walking? Wow.

Editorial Team said...

Here's to making more memories with your daughter and the rest of your family! I loved the K-cupcake-cake!