Sunday, May 31, 2015


I know I posted a few weeks ago about Kaycee's steps but I wanted to update on all that! Her pediatrician recommended we talk to Kids on the Move at her 15 month appointment to make sure she didn't need early intervention because she was behind on her gross motor skills. I made the appointment and then she took her first steps but I decided to have them come anyway to see if they had any advice or tips for us. Best idea ever!!

We got some wonderful tips for helping her balance and helping her learn to go down stairs since I had no idea how to show her how to go down. They also recommended we get her some hard shoes at Walmart that are tennis shoeish to help her balance since her feet rotate it and she curls her toes. They have made a HUGE difference!! She is balancing so much better and she's taking LOTS of steps now. I was crying the other night at she toddled back and forth between Jake and me. She's walking so great as long as she has a "goal" of where she wants to end up. She's walking along the walls in the family room and kitchen. She's doing great at going down the stairs with our help and totally rocks climbing up them. I'm SOOO proud of her!! 


I started praying about 3 months ago that I would get put in nursery. Kaycee has a hard time sitting through 3 hours of church and I knew if I was in nursery she could play and be noisy and it would be so much better!

She's super close to turning 18 months (next month!) so I started thinking maybe I didn't need to keep praying to be in nursery anymore but today I was called to be in nursery! I prayed on my way to my appointment with the bishopric that I would genuinely be excited about whatever calling the Lord had in mind for me and I can honestly say when he asked if I would serve in nursery I immediately felt excited and like a prayer was answered! 

I got to go today for the first time and Kaycee came with me! Jeannene was also visiting us and she came too. Kaycee did SOO good! She played and was nice and shared toys. She sat in her chair for almost the entire time we had singing time and she sat in her chair the whole time while she had her snack.

When we played with toys after snack and singing, she got a little sad but it's because she got hurt and was tired and that is a bad combination. She calmed down and got a toy and went and sat by a little boy in our class who is on the autism spectrum and prefers to play alone. She didn't bother him, just played near him quietly and he ended up playing with her a little bit. I was so proud of how sensitive she was to seeing someone alone and matching his attitude by playing quietly and not trying to take away his toys or anything like that. She's such an amazing little girl, I know everyone thinks their kids are the best but really, she's amazing. I'm so lucky I get to be her mom and learn from her. And I'm so excited I get to serve in nursery with her!! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

We're different (duh!)

I had a realization the other day that I should have had a long time ago - Kaycee and I have different personalities. I knew that, but I didn't realize what that meant. She is easy going and relaxed, like Jake. I'm independent and like to do everything on my own. I like to figure things out for myself and she isn't like that. She isn't like that. I had been expecting her to figure out walking or talking or whatever else when she wanted because she would figure it out. And eventually I'm sure that's true but she's okay with being shown things. She is okay with me doing everything for her so she has no rush to walk. I'm not like that and it is just now occurring to me how different we look at situations. That probably sounds really rambly or really uh duh but it was a total shocker for me! It's helped me a lot as a mom because I feel more of an urge and a desire to show her things. Just wish that light bulb would have clicked a long time ago haha!