Friday, December 25, 2009

We had a wonderful Christmas. Kelsi is in a "I hate taking pictures phase" and we couldn't get a family pic, but here is the only one I got of Kelsi and I.....

and of course she smiles for her Daddy!

Kelsi was a little overwhelmed with Christmas this year (yup, that is a potty behind her....we are just letting it hang out for now. Mama is still not ready for that yet).

She loved the sunglasses that Santa left in her stocking.

We had John's parents over for breakfast and John cooked us a DELICIOUS breakfast.

Kelsi's spread. John and I didn't really do Christmas for each other this year and we focused on Kelsi.....I have to admit I had a little bit of buyers remorse. She was overwhelmed with the amount of toys that she now owns. I guess I can justify it by saying that I never buy her toys during the year, so she gets a big load in December (her bday and has to last her until next year). We are considering putting some of the toys away and bringing them out every few months.

This is Kelsi rushing in to see what Santa left her. When I got her up this morning, I asked her if she wanted to open her presents and her eyes lit up and she said "Christmas tree??" I told her she was right, we were going to open the presents under the Christmas tree, and she couldn't get down the stairs fast enough.

Kelsi and her Daddy dancing to some Christmas music.

Mom - I want to apologize in advance for the next couple pictures. Kelsi would NOT let me take a picture of her in her Christmas dress. BUT...she loved it She kept spinning around in it. She was really cute.

The 3T fit my big girl perfectly (maybe an inch longer than it should have been, but otherwise PERFECT!) Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Manderino!

We had a very nice Christmas Eve dinner with friends and Christmas dinner with family. We feel very blessed and are thankful to celebrate the birth of our savior.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2 year stats
Kelsi had her well child check up today. She's still a BIG girl!
36.5 in tall - 98%
(I can't believe she is over 3 feet). Isn't there something about you just double their height at 2 and you will get their adult height. 6'1''?????? She will be the tallest girl on either side of the family if that is true! Wowee.
31 lbs 8 oz. - 93%
Looks like our daughter is an "A" student. :)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

More bday

Here are some more pics from Kelsi's big day. John and I blew up a bunch of balloons the night before. When Kelsi woke up the next morning, she couldn't get down the stairs fast enough.

She opened up here presents from mom and dad and Gma and Gpa Manderino. I loved her expressions as she opened her presents.

I don't know who was more excited about this present, me or Kelsi. She loves her kitchen.
Sad thing about the balloons, is that I let the air out of all of them except one after she went to bed. The next morning she ran downstairs by herself saying "Boons!" and was a little disappointed that they were all gone.
We had family and a couple of Kelsi's oldest friends over for cake and ice cream.

She opened a few more presents and had a blast playing with her new toys.

This is my first attempt at decorating a bday cake. This is Kelsi's present cake. Simple idea I got from my great friend the Internet.

It took few tries to get the candles to go out. Kelsi blows by making the "F" sound.

She loved her cake, but didn't care too much for the sherbet.

Kelsi was an angel the whole day until about an hour before bedtime. She is VERY protective of her new toys and did not like it one bit when her "friend" Katelyn wanted to play with them too. Kelsi was throwing such a fit, that I grabbed her and took her down the hall for a time out and Katelyn ran after me saying "Spank her, spank her!!". Made my night.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

2 years of Kelsi Lynn

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Good times
When my friend Leslie called and asked if I wanted to make a trip down to Clarkston with her I was right on board! We are fortunate enough that it was our old ward's Christmas party and we were able to see all of our friends. It felt like coming home.

Kelsi also got to play with this cute guy.

They had a lot of fun with a few moments of fighting over who had what toy first. Kelsi is still asking for "Gant" and "Owie"(ali).


This is a pic of my Winter wreath that yours truly made herself!! I need to get a red bow for it to cover the wreath hook, but I am pretty proud of myself. I am glad that I ended making one by myself because if I made the same thing with someone else, I know mine wouldn't look half as good as theirs. So, move over Martha....Karina's just getting started.