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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Kayla-isms

Whew! Oct 31st! I made it to the end of the "31 for 21" blog challenge for Down syndrome awareness. Thanks to Tricia for coming up with this idea. Remember, she's also coordinating a swap for all the participants who are interested (and don't worry if you didn't make it all 31 days, or 31 posts, as long as you tried you're in!) Today is the deadline to sign up, so go over to her blog and tell her you're in!

After posting for each day in Oct (and now spending all my time signing up for all the great contests going on in the fall giveaway carnival), I feel like I'll need a blogging hiatus next week!

For this last day of "31 for 21" I'm giving you 21 "Kayla-isms"

1. When we come to a door that opens automatically Kayla will say "Thank you!" Once we pass through she turns around and says "door shut" and we have to wait to make sure the door does shut before going any farther.

2. When I stop at a red light she'll say "Top yight!" When it turns green she'll yell out "Go!!!!" Sometimes when we pass through the light she'll say "Bye go! Bye-bye!"

3. There is a place in town where the road has two pretty big dips together and it feels like you're on a mini roller coaster. Down, up, down, up. When we go over this we say "Wheeee!" Then Kayla will say, "Again!" as if I could make it happen again.

4. If I yawn she'll ask me, "tired Mommy?" When I say "yes" she'll fake yawn and say, "I tired too."

5. When we're doing something together like a puzzle, or coloring, she'll see what I've done and say "Good job Mommy!" and clap for me.

6. Before we leave the house she always has to "fix" the floor mat, even if it hasn't been moved and isn't crooked...but especially if it is crooked. Then she has to line it up just so against the door and say "There!"

7. When I open the door to the van for her to get in she'll run to it saying "Seat!!!!" I don't know why she is so happy to get in her car seat!

8. If I go outside for just a minute to get the mail or paper, when I come back in she runs up to me with a big smile, arms thrown out wide, yelling "Mommy!" and then wraps those arms around my legs as if she hasn't seen me for days.

9. She's my little shadow around the house. If I walk down the hallway she'll take off after me yelling, "Mommy wait! Wait Mommy!"

10. When she comes home from school she usually has a sticker on her hand. She makes a point to show me how proud she is of her sticker, and than as we're walking home she always puts it on my hand.

11. I've mentioned before how she has to stop and pick up leaves on our walk to the bus. Some of the houses have rock landscaping with some small rock displays. These rocks inevitably make it to the sidewalk. Kayla thinks it is her job to throw each rock back on the yards.

12. After I've taken a shower she likes to touch my hair and proclaim "Wet!" Then she touches her hair and says "Ah dry" and rinse and repeat :)

13. She'll ask me "A doin Mommy?" I tell her "I'm making dinner, or washing dishes, or reading a magazine (or whatever) and she'll say "ooooh." 2 seconds later, "A doin Mommy?" We go through a few rounds of this until I reply with, "What am I doing Kayla?" She'll tell me, "A reading, mayin dinner, etc."

14. When we're coloring together she has to hand me the color crayon she wants me to use.

15. If I start singing or whistling she'll put her hand up and say, "No singing/sistle Mommy." If she's close enough to me she'll put her hand over my mouth. I can only sing, whistle, or dance when she asks me too.

16. If she sees a piece of lint, scrap paper, thread, or something like that on the floor, she'll pick it up and say "trash" then promptly brings it to the trash can (who needs a vacuum!?) If she sees me picking something up off the floor she'll point to the trash can and say "Trash Mommy." After I've thrown it away she'll say "thank you" as if I've done her a favor.

17. Out of the blue she'll put her hand up to her brow and say, "Whew, a close!" (as if she's saying "that was close!" but I don't know what was close).

18. She likes to put blankets, clothes, hand towels, anything that will cover her head and face and walk around the house (I'm surprised she can walk around without bumping into walls!) and saying "Ghost bunny!" (Thanks to Max and Ruby for that one.)

19. When she wakes up in the morning she'll call out to me "I up Mommy! I up!" over and over until I acknowledge her.

20. When I'm getting ready for bed at night washing my face I have to wet a corner of a washcloth for her too and then she washes her cheeks. She'll then go to my dresser drawer and pull out the pjs she wants me to wear "Blue ones!"

21. When she wanted another story read, or to play another game, or something like that I would tell her, "Just one more time." She now says that to me when she wants something again "One more time Mommy" with 1 finger in the air. She uses this when she just wants one more of something too, like another cracker, "One more time Mommy"and I just laugh.

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35 comments:

Tara said...

I love this! 3 and 5 remind me of Payton :) Makes me smile thinking of all of these!!!

Karen said...

She's so sweet. My daughter says "Go at the traffic lights and "Wait Mummy" too - there were quite a few similarities. Thanks for sharing there..she's adorable.

LauraJ said...

that was really cute..i'm going to do this too!!

Nephesh said...

Undeniable cuteness! Like you feel about Gabe, I feel like I've come to know Kayla a little better. I could almost hear her voice in your great descriptions! Wishing you and Kayla a wonderful Halloween, Michelle!

Lee

Anonymous said...

I laughed, chuckled, smiled all the way thru this blog or 21 Kaylaisms. It truly gives me a glimpse of the every day of Kayla and you especially since we can not be there every day to hear or see Kayla... I really enjoy your blog!!! I feel so connected "to our little Kayla" Love MOm./Grandma

jotcr2 said...

What a little character. I love the fake yawn

Michelle said...

I love how she says "thank you" to the automatic doors. That just made me smile.

She sounds SOOO cute. I saw the picture of you on the side with her and you are very pretty. I love putting faces to my blog friends.

Mom/Mil/GM said...

What a card she is LOL I would have to say there probably isn't very many dull moments around there :-)

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Oh goodness she must be such a joy to be around..I love everything she does especially a doin mommy.

Michelle said...

Oh Kayla is so funny! She sounds just wonderful! I laughed out loud - and made my husband read it, too.

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Happy Halloween!

Beck said...

That's so cute - and what a fun idea for a post!

Joy said...

Oh I love her heart. It shines through on so many of these. Like giving you the sticker she is so proud of. How sweet is that! I'm so glad you captured all these amazing, wonderful memories.

chelle said...

she sounds like so much fun to be around. I am sure exhausting as all children are, but so much love and joy is wrapped up in that package!

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing such small personal snapshots of your daugher. She is beautiful and sounds like an absolute delight. I can only hope my little guy grows up to be so funny!

Nisa said...

She's sooo cute! I can still hear her singing happy birthday. I need to vist again. Can't believe it's already been over a year!

Julie aka Gigi... said...

Oh, I love this post! How sweet! I love to think of all the cute things my children do. Sometimes I get caught up in all of their annoyances, so your post helped me refocus on their cute little habits! Thanks, Michelle.

Anonymous said...

what a smart and very sweet little girl. I love how she is such a big helper around the house.They were the cutest 21 things about Kayla.I had a smile on face the whole time reading it.
love ya,
mimi

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Gabi is very similar to #6 her covers on her bed have to be perfectly straight or she makes her baby beds which is a baby blanket on the floor, and they have to be perfectly straight. As far as #9 Gabi still follows me around everywhere. And then #13- oh boy it never ends. My DH goes nuts over that one becasue I always answer her,a nd he says she just asks me because she wants to talk.

They were all completely adorable.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What a joy to your heart that girl must be....

-Andrea

Sue said...

Oh they are all too cute. My girls also give me the crayons I am to use. Kayla also loves to line things up - the door mat reminds me of mine. :) There are random times during the day that Alysa will run up to me, throw her arms around my leg and say either "I love you SO much Mommy." or "I missed you SO much Mommy."

:)

Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed reading this. She sounds like a really special young lady with a very loving mom.

jessica said...

Too cute!!!

Kellan said...

She sounds like a joy! You are so blessed to have such a loving, darling little girl. I am falling more and more in love with her the more I come over here and learn about her. She is simply a blessing - isn't she!? I loved all these things she says - so nice to have written them all down too. Have a good day.

Renee's Ramblings said...

How sweet!

Christine said...

Those are all so cute. I especially liked the one where she'll ask over and over again, "Whatcha' doin'?" I hear that alot around here too, but I've never reversed it and asked them, "What IS Mommy doing?"

What a joy Kayla is, and fun too. I agree never a dull moment!

Katie said...

Kayla is just so Precious!!
LOL Jai also 'thanks' automated doors - and auto carpark boom gates for that matter! SO CUTE!!

Tricia said...

So great! I love the sticker on the hands!

Tammy said...

Michelle, I read each and every one...and each and every one just made me smile! I just wanna' hug her! :)

Karen said...

Wow, you could be describing Micah with so many of these. That's so funny. Although he doesn't talk, I could totally see him thinking these things. Kayla is like a little insight into Micah's world.

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Kristiem10 said...

Beautiful girl. I love this post. So many of these remind me of my own sons with Fragile X Syndrome.

kimi said...

I love these! If I was out and saw you guys and she said bye bye to the door, that would make my day. It is the small things in life that make it special. She is just too adorable!

Leslie said...

So sweet! Oh so many remind me of Jack! He says, "Whatcha doin'?" a hundred times a day! He says it like Joey Tribioni on Friends.

And he says, "Bye bye" to every.thing.

He even says it if he doesn't want to go somewhere..."Bye bye, BYE-BYE." (He's telling bye-bye to go bye-bye, because he doesn't want to go!)

I bet she and Jack would have a ball together!

Kerry said...

Very cool! Congrats on the 31 for 21!!!!!

Sniz said...

Wow, you are so blessed with such a sweet little girl. These are "forever" memories. I'm glad you wrote them down.