Monday, May 5, 2008

Months 13 and 14

Dear Keeley,

Okay, yes, I didn't publish a post about month 13, but I am just going to combine last month and this month and strive to be better about it in the future. Sorry, Keeley.

So much has happened the past two months. It's like watching someone grow up in fast forward sometimes. You are a little sponge. In the past two weeks you've started talking up a storm. You like to repeat what we say when it's something you like. (Example: yogurt/"go-gur") It's true that many of the words sound the same and sometimes I have no clue what you're saying. But you're communicating. Verbally. It's amazing.

You still get so excited whenever you see the dog or the cat. We'll be playing outside and you'll see Buddy's Frisbee and yell, "Buh-ee! Buee!" I love it. You meow when we see Kitty. Of course, Kitty doesn't appreciate it as much as you or I do, but whatever. Kitty has issues. You'll learn this.

As far as eating goes, you're a bit more challenging. I never know what you're going to eat. Sometimes you LOVE macaroni and cheese, sometimes not so much. Sometimes you won't go near a blueberry, sometimes you'll eat most of the carton. I can't figure it out. Sometimes you hardly eat anything at all. I guess that's normal. I just keep putting food in front of you and secretly cross my fingers. All I know is you love yogurt. There is no doubt. Some days you will ask for it at every meal.

Whenever you don't know something, you put your hands in the air in that universal symbol for "I don't know." It's so cute. You want to do more and more things on your own. Of course, you don't want me out of sight while you do it though. Ever. Especially in the evenings. Especially while I'm trying to cook dinner. I must admit it will be kinda nice when this stage is over. Silver lining though? It's nice that you want to be near me. I love you too, Keeley.

These past two months haven't been the easiest months. There have been some really hard times. But having you here has helped me more than anything else. Your face, your smile, your laugh, and just your all-around Keeleyness have been just what I needed most. Thank you.

Love you,


Lynn said...

Such beautiful pictures and words. I love your posts. Unclie Coot says that Keeley is looking more and more like MiMi, except without the very close veins. The last part of that sentence was from Auntie Lynn!

jeanie said...

our little keeley is growing up so fast she still takes my breath away her smile is so contagious, i dont know what i would do if u had not started this blog it is truly my lifeline with u and keeley. i cant wait until she gets big enough to come and visit with aunt jeanie and grandma cheshire. we will have to take walks and pick wild flowers and have surprised everyday and i cant wait until she helps me decorate our first cake together with blue icing if that is her favorite like her mommys is. its just not fair that we have to be so far apart. grandma is losing more of her sight everyday and we dont have any promise how long she will be able to see keeley i pray it will be for a long time her hearing has gotten worst in the last to months i know it will break her heart when she willnot be able to hear keeley talk or laugh i read her what u post and i show her the pictures we are so thankful for these and that she can see these right now. we miss keeley and you and donald but we know how busy yall are and we understand but it doesnt take a way our missing yall. maybe mama will be up to taking a trip to visit yall soon we ahve to go and get a basil carcenoma cancer took off her leg in a couple of weeks so maybe after that. aunt sylvia and sherrie,doug and lauren and adam are flying into new smryna beach the last week of may and the first week of june for vacation so they can spend some time with grandma since she has not felt up to flying out to colo. these last two years. maybe we could all get together around this time that we be great let me know ok. we love yall and miss yall so much love aunt jeanie and grandma

Jill said...

i love you both so much! so so much. you are the best best friend and sister anyone could ask for and you have blessed kee's life as much as she blesses yours. she is beautiful, and funny and intelligent just like her mama! cant wait to see yall tomorrow!!

BOSSY said...

Aw, now you've got Bossy missing one. The age, that is.

Manager Mom said...

She is scrumptious and it's nice you've captured so much about her here..someday she'll love reading about herself.

Lynn said...

Has she gotten married since the last post???