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Kyler Nicole: Five Years Old

19 Feb

Our sweet girl turned five a few weeks ago.

This may be my favorite time with her yet. She is the SWEETEST, most caring, funniest, silliest and smartest little thing. She is constantly surprising Chris and I with how much she knows. She is a sponge and soaks it all up. She had the best manners too. Rarely do I have to remind her to say excuse me, thank you, you’re welcome, etc. She thanks me for making her dinner and tells me how amazing it is (her words haha), how I am her pretty momma and she loves me so much, etc. She is a very affectionate girl and loves her family.

Kyler probably is one of the funniest people I know. She is constantly saying silly things and acting goofy and she knows she is funny. That does get her in some trouble sometimes 🙂 I think she gets talked to in school a bit for being too silly and not listening and I know she does at home.

She is quite the little momma. She really is Hudson and Lincoln’s 2nd mom. She is always looking out for them, helping them, disciplining them haha. She helps Chris and I out quite a bit. I have caught her dressing Hudson after bath, she puts his shoes on, encourages him with whatever he’s doing, gets him food, etc. Just this morning she hooked him up with a lollipop at 9:30am because he wanted one and we said no 🙂

It’s amazing how much she has learned in a year. I think VPK had a lot to do with that but it’s so fun watching her recognize words, sound them out and try and write them. Her handwriting has gotten a lot better and she is really loving school.  She likes to count to 100 and was schooling me on compound words the other day. Sometimes she says she wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

She does have her moments but they tend to be when she gets really tired. The sas is still in full force but that’s okay. She is definitely a strong willed, beats to her own drum, independent girl.

Her favorite things to do include watching movies and tv. She will probably watch paint dry if it’s on tv so we have to turn it off quite a bit. Now that she knows how to turn on the TV by talking to Alexa, it’s been fun 🙂 She loves Trolls and all Disney movies. She loves to play on her iPad and loves to color and make up pictures for us. When she isn’t doing that, she loves to play with her barbie and her American Girl dolls. She of course love to play with Hudson too.

She is a pretty good eater. She loved breakfast food and SWEETS. This girl hasn’t met a dessert or candy she hasn’t liked. It’s ridiculous and she is just like her dad. Her favorite meals are spaghetti, pierogies, and pizza. She is starting to get a little more adventurous with what she tries (for her). She loves her some flavored lemonade and did I mention anything sweet?

When it comes to her fashion she is a girly girl. She loves dresses, headbands, her new earrings, and loves when she gets new clothes. So funny.

We love you Kyler Nicole!

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Kyler Nicole: Four Years Old

26 Jan

Kyler Nicole is four today. 2015 zipped by and I feel like we celebrated her 3rd birthday at Disney a few months ago.

It is funny to look at at her 3 year old post because, honestly, not much has changed.

She is still super outgoing. And she is hysterical… I mean SUPER funny. Not only is she a goof and likes to act silly, but she says the funniest things. She loves to keep Chris and I in line and will be the first to jump in and tell us to stop if she doesn’t like what we are doing/saying. She is what we call a “leader” and I am okay with it as long as she is polite when she is “leading.” We have worked on what strangers mean this year because she will talk to anyone. I feel like she has picked up the concept pretty well so that is giving me a little more piece of mind. She is the sweetest girl. I am not just saying that because I am her mom either (or maybe a little bit). While she is SUPER sassy and can be really difficult, she is the kindest girl. She gets along with every kid at school and has lots of friends. She is always worried about us and wants to take care of us if we don’t feel well. She LOVES her Hudson and does so much for him (like gets him snacks, share her toys.. well sometimes, hugs, etc), and says the sweetest things like “mom, you’re my best mom and I love you so much”.

She did really well in the health department. Maybe a few colds here or there but nothing too crazy to report. The biggest change is that she now wears glasses all of the time. We noticed she squinted when watching the TV and come to find out, she had really bad eyes. Like REALLY bad. It was really sad for me on a few reasons; 1) that she had problems seeing and I didn’t know how bad 2) that she has to wear glasses at such a young age and 3) her prescription is strong so the lens are pretty thick. That all said, I stepped back and looked at things in prospective. My daughter is healthy and that is all that matters. She looks so cute her in glasses and doesn’t mind wearing them plus hey, if the kid can see better than that is great! She brushes her own teeth (then Mom or Dad follows up), has been completely potty trained (night time too) for the longest time and does a lot by herself now.

Kyler is very much a girly girl yet LOVES her superheroes, trains, etc. She played 2 seasons of soccer in 2015 and is about to start up her 3rd. That really isn’t her favorite thing to do but hoping she warms up to it a big more this season. She LOVES to swim and swims like a fish. She still loves her Disney so of course we have so much Disney in our lives haha. She is such an animal lover. The dogs are her best friends and she has to hug and kiss them every day. She is a little better with her dinner time, however, I wouldn’t say she is great. She takes forever to eat but she has started to try new things so that is good. Night time has only gotten better in the last couple of months. Now, when she doesn’t have a nap (basically when she isn’t at school), she goes to pretty easy and usually sleeping by 8:30pm. When she does get a nap…. we are looking at 9:30-10pm at night. Hoping school cuts it out soon.

She does NOT like cold and will complain when it’s like 60 degrees out. She can get her moods when she will whine a lot. It and drives up completely crazy. She can be very sensitive and start to cry in .5 seconds flat. I feel like she does it for attention sometimes but other times its a sign that she is tired. She can have a mouth on her and a bit of an attitude so we spend some time in the old timeout chair… basically learning that it’s not okay to scream and freak out when you don’t get what you want. That is a hard concept for her to get sometimes 🙂 Oh and this girl LOVES to barter… ya know, like 5 more minutes for bed, no mom, how about 10, etc. She always comes back with a “good idea”. All a part of being 4 and testing her boundaries.

She is a tall girl but not super tall. We will visit doctor to get her stats but I really don’t think she will be much bigger than the rest of the kids her age. She is wearing a size 4… Ideally a kid’s 4 and not toddler because she does need the length. Her shoes are a size 9 (can even were some 8s still) so her feet barely grew this year haha. Her hair is super long and we need to get it cut soon. She has only had 1 hair cut in her life. She is still my little fashionista. I am pretty sure she is up to over 13 pairs of boots (don’t judge me, damnit! ) She does wear a uniform at school so that has actually slowed down my habit to buy new clothes for her. So that is good, I guess?

She is VERY smart. I am not even really talking about tradition smart but just gets things that most kids her age don’t. Honestly the conversations I have with her are pretty amazing. Her memory is ridiculous and brings up things that happened so long ago. Currently, we are working on her writing and reading skills. She can write her own name but we have been challenging her lately. She loves Legos and her imagination is pretty awesome.

Some of her favorites:

Favorite Foods: Yogurt, Grapes, Mac and Cheese, Apples, Almonds, Spaghetti,  Any candy, cake or cookie 🙂
Favorite Movies: Any Disney movie….big into Inside Out right now
Favorite Songs: Bad Blood by Taylor Swift followed by and Taylor Swift song… oh and the occasional 90s rap song
Favorite Toys: Legos, Barbies, Palace Pets, Hudson’s train table, any small figurine
Favorite Places: Disney World, Sea World, Grandma and Poppas
Favorite Books: The Day the Crayons Quit and Came Home

the life of a toddler

8 Sep

Mom: Ugh, Fenway (the cat) peed in her playroom
Me: Fen peed in my playroom?
Mom: Yeah, sorry sweetie, let Daddy clean it up. He is a bad kitty
Me: He’s a bad kitty?
Mom: Yep, bad kitty
Me: Meow, meow I’m a kitty!
***3 minutes later***
Mom: Kyler, why are you wet? Did you pee?
Me: Yeah
Mom: Why??? Why didn’t you tell me you had to go?
Me: I’m a kitty too. I peed in the playroom!

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 I need 2 cookies, I have 2 fingers

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Me: You need some sunscreen? Here you go (dab Mom’s face). Beep beep
Me: You need sunscreen too Daddy? Here you go (dap Dad’s face). Beep beep
Continue for 30 minutes at 10 o’clock at night while on vacation

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Me: (Hudson pulled a chunk of my hair out- crying). I need to use my phone to call Mamma and Poppa. 
Me on fake phone: Hello, Mamma and Poppa? Hudson he pulled my hair it hurt, okay Mamma? Goodbye.

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 I need to catch a fishy. I need to catch a turtle too.

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Dad: Kyler, when I say “We Are! You say Penn State!”
Mom: Nooo, Kyler say Go Knights!
Dad: Nooo go Penn State
Mom: Kyler say we like the Knights, Penn State is booo
Me: Go Knights!!!
Dad: Noooo, say Go Penn State!
Me: No Daddy, I don’t like Penn Steak, Penn Steak is yucky, it’s dirty
Dad: No, Penn State Kyler… not Penn Steak
Me: I don’t like Penn Steak. Go Knights!

Fast forward to game day

Me: Yayy Go Penn State and Go Knights!

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I’m crazzzyyy

This is my Ammo Bud

You guys ready?

the life of a toddler

28 Jul

the life of a toddler is a new blog series in the words of Kyler (for the most part). It’s just a fun way to document what she is up to 🙂

Quotes of the week:

Me: Daddy, I want two cookie fish
Dad: Okay, here are two cookie fish
Me: I don’t want cookie fish!!!!!!

Mom: Should we go to Disney soon because you have been a good girl and going potty?
Me: Yeah I go to Disney World because I all dry all day and go potty all by myself!!!!!!

I love bubble baths, andddd Ammo, anddd Caya, anddd Maggie, anddd um swimming, anddd my park, anddd Mommy, anddd Daddy, anddd Hudson, anddd bubble baths, anddd Disney World, anddd…

a life of a toddler is a new blog series in the words of Kyler (for the most part). Just a fun way to document what the crazy girl is up to 🙂

Quotes of the week:

Mom: Kyler, did you have an accident at school today?
Me: Um, yeah
Mom: Why did you go pee in your pants? Why didn’t you tell your teachers you had to go?
Me: Um because….You see the birdies?
Mom: Kyler, why did you go pee in your pants?
Me: Stop talking Mommy, shhhh

Mom: Hey pumpkin!
Me: Am I your pumpkin?
Mom: Yep, you’re my pumpkin
Me: Daddy, I’m Mommy’s pumpkin!

Me: Claire took my hair out
Mom: Kyler, do you let the kids at school push you around?
Me: Nope
Dad: You are’t a bully are you?
Me: No, I’m stinky. I have stinky feet

 Photos taken by Mommy:

Kyler’s a big girl!

I go super duper high!!!

My best friend Kenley

Look at the the airplane

Mom: Kyler, let’s go put your shoes on
Me: Okay, Mommy

Cheeeseeeeeee….Hudson’s too big

Mommy, I’m walking here!

Kyler: 2.5 Years Old

26 Jul

Today, my sweet and crazy girl is 2.5 years old!  She is starting to seem less and less like a little toddler and more and more like a little girl. We have full on conversations at times and she is starting to help out around the house (SCORE!).  Every night at dinner I asked her what she did at school/Grandma’s and she tells me what she did and who she played with. It’s really cute. Lately, I have been asking her to help me with some small things like letting the dogs outside, letting them back in (which is so funny because she yells for them and they don’t listen), getting something off the table for me or putting her dirty dishes in the sink. It sure helps when I have my hands tied with her baby brother!

She loves to sing her songs, dance, do her ABC’s and can even spell her name now (and recognized it when it’s spelled out!), and counts t0 20. She is one smart cookie. For quite a while she went on a boycott and wouldn’t let us read to her but she has finally stopped that and we are reading again! Kyler has gotten much better about dinner time. We still have our struggles, however, it is much better than it used to be.

Bedtime is the pain right now. She tries to find every excuse to delay bedtime. Potty Training is not helping. As of this week, we are trying the “ignoring her once she is in bed” approach and I have to be honest, it is so hard. It’s hard when you hear her sweet voice asking you to cuddle but that is all part of her ploy. Once she has you you aren’t getting away. My mom even mentioned that although I was pretty slick as a kid she has me beat. The kids pediatrician asked me how Potty Training was going and I was going over some things and she laughed and kept repeating how I am in trouble and she is going to give me a hard time when she is older. Gotta love that independent streak.

Kyler is quite the little fishy if you haven’t noticed. She is swims SO well and LOVES the water. ISR was such a great decision and I feel so comfortable with her in the water.

She has quite the personality if you haven’t noticed already. She is super goofy and silly which makes for some funny times around our house. If you didn’t see, last week I started a new blog series called a life of a toddler and I will post those goofy things she says on there.

She is definitely slimming out. She is still wearing 2T (going on 1.5 years now) and some 3T things. I honestly think some things that used to be tight on her are acutally getting a little loose as her baby belly is going away. It’s like her feet stopped growing too. She is still wearing size 7’s.

Things she loves:

Movies, Disney, lions, puzzles, princesses, books, Hudson, airplanes, her park, swimming, ice cream, Pirate Booty, yogurt, grapes, applesauce, chicken

Kyler, happy 2 1/2 years old! Can’t believe you are this old already! We love you and watching you grow 🙂

the life of a toddler

21 Jul

I have been thinking. I update everyone on Hudson each week and used to update everyone on what was going on with Kyler. Although she still changes quickly, she doesn’t change nearly as fast as she used to when she was a baby so I struggle on what to write. I was thinking of ways to still update everyone on what Bug is up to (other than the Weekend Update) and decided to start a new blog series: the life of a toddler. I am not sure yet if it will be weekly, bi-weekly or when I have enough material to actually write a post about but I thought I would start it and see where it goes. It will mainly be quotes of Kyler’s, pictures SHE took with her camera, or random videos of her being Kyler So…

Welcome to

the life of a toddler by Kyler Jenkinson

While swimming: Mom, don’t touch my hair in the water, it will turn brown

• Mom: Okay, Kyler time to get off the potty and go to bed
Me: Wahhhh
Mom: What are you doing? Are you crying?
Me: I need to go to time out (time out is downstairs and I don’t want to go to bed)
Mom: What? You aren’t going to timeout. You are going to bed.
Me: AHHHHHH. But I’m screaming.
 
• Mom: Do you want to go to Toasted or Tibbys, Chris?
Me: I want Tibbys!!
Dad: Has she ever been there?
Mom: No
Dad: How do you know about Tibbys?
Mom: You really want Tibbys?
Me: Yeah I want to go to Tibbys!
Me at Tibbys: This is Tibbys?
Mom: Yeah we are at Tibbys
Me: YAY Kyler’s at at Tibbys!!!!!!
 
• Me: That is a big lion, roarrrrr
Mom: It kind of looks like a lion but it’s a sun
Me: Oh, that’s a sun?
Fast forward to later that night
Me: Owwww, the sun bit me
 
•  It’s too hot out, I go get my suit on and go swimming

•  First sound of thunder no matter where we are: Storms coming! Got to get out of the water. It’s raining.

• You hear that? I heard it.

•  Kyler do it

Kyler help

•  Me sitting naked on the potty after bath: Mommy, you got your shoes on?
Mom: Yeah, I am gonna go work out
Me: You’re gonna go work out?
Mom: Yep
Me: Okay (grabs her Nikes) I put my shoes on. Daddy, I put my shoes on and go to work.
Dad: Wait Kyler, put some clothes on first.
Me with clothes on: Mommy, I wanna do pushups
 
•  I get Yogurt for going potty and keeping dry ALL day! Thank you frogs!
 

I can spell my name “K,Y,L, E, R- Kyler!

I am going to take a picture of….

Ammo

Caya

Mom, I take your picture

Hudson

I am going to take a picture of Jake

My green toes

Mom, look up, I see you and Daddy (while sitting on the potty)

Noooo Daddy I don’t want to get off the potty. I have more, I’m not finished

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

20 Jul

Received my desktop drum set for my desk at work. Don’t ask 🙂

The storms in Orlando are no joke. They happen about everyday in July. This little storm actually ending up missing us for the most part.

However, sometimes after the storms have passed they leave your sky like this. Pictures can’t even do it justice.

Kyler and Grandma hit up the zoo again. I’m jealous!

Fishy kissies with my mini

She loves her doggies

We had a BOGO for Frozen Yogurt and decided to reward Kyler for potty training.

This little man hit up the doctor’s on Friday. Look how happy he is!

Buddy boy’s growth chart for height. Too funny.

Tummy time on the mat!

My little workout buddy

I mean I think she could be the next model for Nike kids… what do you think?

Getting ready to hit the pool

Kyler the fish

She was so kind to let the dogs go swimming with her too

The girl loves the water

popsicles + pool = summer

We hit up Traders Joes for the first time. Letting my super independent, I don’t need help, toddler her  own shopping cart while the place was a zoo was a bad idea.

Another weekend gone to fast and back to the grind tomorrow.

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