Thursday, September 26, 2013

Part of Being a Mom

Part of being a mom is realizing that the time your little girl is
"little" goes by way way way too quickly.

Part of being a mom is realizing that not too long ago
your little girl was totally dependent on mommy and daddy.

She only drank the milk I provided for her,
Only got around by being carried, and
Couldn't clearly communicate her wants and needs.

Now, my little girl is running around, collecting rocks,
exploring trash cans, eating everything, calling Joshua "dada,"
"reading" books, kissing dolls, attempting somersaults, folding her arms
for family prayer, chasing dogs, chasing ducks, making friends, obsessing about
babies, pointing at birds ("bees" according to Kaiya), saying new words,
and just being too darn cute!

Why can't time slow down for a couple of months before
she officially becomes a toddler?

Why do they have to grow so fast?!

I guess part of being a mom is learning to love
and embrace the change, even if it goes by entirely
too quickly.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Life Lately: McGlothin Family Updates

Life can be a little crazy sometimes.

I'm sure you know exactly what I mean.

Between a 20-hour work week, 15 school credits, and family responsibilities,
I sometimes barely rememeber what I did 20 minutes ago, let alone one day ago.

When people ask me how my weekend was, I usually say something like,
"That's a really good question..." or "What did I do?!"

I guess what I am saying is that I am exhausted!
But it is SO worth it because I graduate in April. Yay!

Recently, Joshua and I have been pretty busy with school and work.
Most of the time we get to spend together is in the evenings
after Joshua gets home from school.

Dishes pile up in the sink for a couple days because we are so busy
and Kaiya's toys end up everywhere...
the shower, trashcan, bookshelf, drawers, dryer, and other random places
throughout the house.

Joshua and I celebrated my birthday at the beginning of the month with some dinner
at a Thai restaurant in Provo that was delicious! We love Thai food and have
set a goal to visit every Thai restaurant in Provo before we leave next year!
(We'll see how that goes...) :)
We also got some ice cream from Coldstone!
Seriously, every time I go there, I tell myself I will try a new Creation flavor...
but I always end up getting the Founder's Favorite ice cream.
It's filled with addicting sweet cream ice cream, brownie chunks,
pecans, chocolate syrup and caramel syrup.
Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is...

 Now is your mouth watering?!

For date night last Friday, Joshua and I went to the Provo temple
and just enjoyed sitting outside of it, reading together,
and enjoying the peaceful evening.
We even got to cuddle a bit because it was chilly. ;)

Anyways, Kaiya is showing interest in helping me "clean,"
meaning she will hold on to the broom as I try to sweep the floor
and pushes the vacuum with me. She's such a great little helper!

Not too long ago, Kaiya reached into the refrigerator and pulled down a bowl
of beans that spilled all over the floor.
She immediately looked over at me to see what I would do.
I just smiled at her and said, "Whoops! Let's clean it up!"
She smiled and picked up each bean, individually, and placed it
on the bottom shelf of the fridge. 

That didn't last long...because then she started grabbing handfuls of the
beans she had already put away and threw them back on the ground!
Close Kaiya...but not quite. :)

And for those not keeping track, Kaiya is now 14 months old!
Unbelievable, right?

Kaiya 14-month update:
  • Favorite foods: everything...except cranberry sauce (can't blame her, right?)
  • Favorite words: baby (most things are "baby"), bye-bye, duck, dad
  • Favorite activities: looking at things upside down (with her head between her legs), playing tag, making friends, playing in dirt and rocks, playing with daddy, going to the duck pond
  • Favorite person/people: Mommy and Daddy of course! ;) And anyone else who plays with her...
  • Favorite book: Back in My Arms

Playing with of her favorite things!

Well, I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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