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Monday, February 12, 2007

Imagination

The other day I walked into the living room to find this scene. Kayla had climbed up on the dining room table and took all the napkins with her to the living room. She then carefully placed two napkins on the floor for Elmo and her baby doll to lay on. This was their bed. She's so funny; she makes anything into a bed, or a blanket.





I also enjoy watching her with her baby dolls. I know this usually means she's mimicking us on how we interact with her, and most of it is good! Although she will occasionally fling the dolls around and we say "oh poor baby! That must have hurt!" Then she'll run over and pick the baby up, say "aaaw baby, ok? alright baby?"

When I watch her pretend play with her babies and put them down to sleep I can't help but chuckle since we pretty much do that same routine with her!

I couldn't resist taking a few video clips the other day - I know the grandparents like to see this typical day-to-day "in the life of Kayla" stuff!




42 comments:

Sara said...

Oh man can you get any more adorable kayla!!! I love these little video clips :)
BTW, your post about having night help..No, we just got some respite help till the middle of April. I talked to Homecare and she said we are on their "radar" whatever the heck that means@! So we are not a priority with them! I have no night help and havent since Dec 3 and we are not a priority! All I get is " there is a Nursing shortage..." Well DUH.. I know that..

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What a sweet video! I love it when you post videos. What a good mommy she is. Must have a great example! Thanks for sharing.

-Andrea

Kari said...

Michelle the Grandparents aren't the only ones that enjoy wathcing Kayla's day to day antics. It sure has been awsome to watch Kayls grow and develope and go from a sweet baby to an even sweeter little girl. Thanks for sharing. This kinda stuff is the main reason I blog surf. :)

Beck said...

My Baby loves watching Kayla's videos! She's such a sweetheart - I think I've got a little doll lover on my hands, too.

Deb said...

She's such a little cutie! She's taking such good care of her babies.

LeslieAnn said...

So sweet!! It is so neat to watch them grow and develop their little personalities.

Jack picked his baby doll (yes, he has a baby doll!) the other day by the ankles and said, "Tickle, tickle." I thought I'd split open from laughing so hard.

Kayla, you are just too sweet.

Sandra said...

You know I love reading about Kayla and the cute things she does and hey, I'm not her grandparent but I also enjoy her day to day :)

Hugs,
Sandra

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Such a good babysitter! How cute she gave them the pillow and then was reading them the book. She's such a sweety! Thanks for sharing your video. My boys love watching too:) They want to know when she can come over for a play date?

Jessica said...

Kayla makes such a wonderful mommy to her babies!! She is such a cutie!

Amy said...

Oh, how I love the videos! What a great mommy she is! I love dolls even to this day. I don't get them out and play with them, but I will when I have grandbabies!

When my daughter moved in she was three and one day I saw her baby laying in the corner, then I walked down the hall and she had put another baby and a stuffed animal in the corner as well. I asked what was going on and she said, "They were all fighting and they needed a time out!" LOL!

~M~ said...

Kayla is so sweet - what wonderful care she takes of her babies!

Mike said...

Kid's imagination. Always a great thing.

That's why I encourage pretend play in my 3-year old and 1-year old. They're good at it.

One late afternoon, minutes after telling my 3-year old to take a nap, I found him still wide awake.

"What are you doing?" I asked. "It's time to take a nap."

My 3-year old looked at me and said, "Daddy, I'm pretending to take a nap. And you're disturbing me."

Smarty-pants.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Anonymous said...

OHHHHHHHH. Grandma does love the pic and especially the videos!!! Kayla is just to much!! :) and yep she does have "good mommy/parent"skills, because she learns from the best....she is so comical!!! Hey, I noticed you changed Kayla's room around....Love Mom

Overwhelmed! said...

These pictures (and the video) are soooo cute! I love when you share Kayla stories.

Snuggle Bug has a Beanie Baby bear that he likes to wrap up with his tiny baby blanket (he got a set from my aunt that included a pillow, a blanket, and a small little blanket that can be used for travel...or for wrapping up babies). He usually needs my help swaddling his "baby" but once it's done, he'll carry around his baby, holding it close against his shoulder, sometimes singing the rock-a-bye baby song to it.

And if baby falls, he'll pick up baby and say, "Are you otay?" and pat the baby on the back. :)

It's so fun to see our toddlers play house, isn't it?

K.T. said...

That is the sweetest video!!!!!She is speaking so WELL!!And she treats her babies so well!!!

A Special Family said...

This blogger loves to see 'day in the life of Kayla' too!!
She is sooooooooo adorable! So loving and kind with her baby dolls, she obviously had a good teacher :)

L. Noelle said...

I love the video. Kayla is sooo cute! How old is she? She is such a big girl!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Hi Michelle,
The frosting on the pancakes came out really thick and I wasn't sure how it was going to be, so by adding the milk (soy milk for us) it thinned it out and made it easier to use. It was very tasty. Thinned out it was like a glaze for doughnuts.

Trace said...

That was so sweet!! :) She took such good care of her dolls. Very cute :)

Linda said...

We all love seeing those precious videos. Thanks Michelle.
I love it that she likes to play with her dolls. I have five granddaughters, and I can't get one of them really interested in dolls. I still like dolls. Some of us just never grow up I guess:-)

Pamela said...

Oh, I could just sit here and watch Kayla play "Mommy" all day long, she is so cute. That's so funny about her flinging the baby around and then wanting to comfort the baby! lol

chelle said...

awww that is so cute! I have to admit I have a bit of doll envy! My daughter just cannot get into playing with dolls. She is much more into animals (I know I should not complain or compare!) but part of me wants to witness that baby nurturing side, like Kayla!

Kathleen Marie said...

This is too cute. I was watching as my almost 7 mo old granddaughter was "kissing" her little doll. Actually eating its face but you are so right, we are always kissing her little cheeks.

Oh, and don't forget - you are tagged ☺

Misslionheart said...

I loved the way Kayla *yanked* the blanket off the doll! lol

PEA said...

I sooo enjoyed that!! Just goes to show how much our children learn from us...I love the way she took care of her babies:-) Hugs xox

smileymamaT said...

Aw she is so sweet! I can remember when my oldest was putting Barney to bed in that same way! Now the youngest manages to collect every clean washcloth in the house and makes them "Barbie beach towels"...(how many towels could they need??? They're plastic!)
:) T

Tammy and Parker said...

I love seeing the typical day to day stuff too!

Tammy said...

This was absolutely the sweetest thing, Michelle. I just loved watching this video of her. What a good mommy she is! :)

I did laugh about the part where she flings her dolls and then says, "awww baby...that must have hurt!" What a sweetheart!

Oh, and my youngest up until last year was using toilet paper for beds for her toy animals, too! :) At least yours is the pretty kind!

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

amy flege said...

michelle, i can not tell you enough how much i love this girl! can she get any cuter???

Princess Morgan said...

Great video! How absolutely sweet is she! Keep the videos coming. Love to see her in action. Getting so big.

Anonymous said...

That was just so sweet and adorable!!I had a smile on my face the whole time! I even said aww how sweet she gave her babies the pillow then you said it. I'm sure the grandparents will just get a kick out of it. I sure did! I do love the videos of her! She is such a good little Mommy!She just shows what a wonderful mom you are! Love ya!
love,
mimi

Nisa said...

That was so great! I know the grandparents like to see the videos, but I do too!! I can't wait to show this one to Nate. He still makes sure all his stuffed animals have their own blanket and pillow. If his babies' pillow falls behind the bed (luckily all 7 of them share one pillow!) and he can't reach it he'll give them his and go without. I loved the video! I loved how Kayla was like: Oh! A book! Like she almost forgot. That was so cute. And, hey, did you move her bed?
love you!

Momo said...

Life can't get MORE perfect...Kayla is so precious!

Kentucky Gal said...

A "little Mommy's" work is never done!!
Too cute!!!
:-D

Rebecca said...

Wow. What a cute little clip. She sure loves those babies. :)

Tasha said...

That is sooo cute! Lottle girls are sooo cute. My boys just run around and scream. Well....I guess they do those types of things too. I love her name!

Ashley said...

You guys are adorable!

FamilySnows said...

Oh my gosh, she is as precious as ever! Hugs and kisses to Miss Kayla!

Catch said...

How precious the way she kisses them goodnight! Grandparents arent the only ones who enjoy Kaylas videos...we love them too!

Barb said...

She's so, so sweet. I love her little babies lined up like that and the way she covered them and kissed them. My word, her hair's getting so long!

Absolutely adorable, Michelle.

S. said...

Kayla is just so adorable! My dd also loves to make toilet paper/tissue/paper towel beds for her babies too, and L. has started to copy her. It is too cute...although cars are becoming more attractive to him!

Christina said...

That is soooo cute, I love her imagnation :-)