Friday, December 31, 2010

Waving Hi Video

(Sorry the video is sideways. I don't have sofware to edit it.)

Kaylee loves to wave and she has the cutest little wave. She started doing this around 7 months

New Year's Eve Day...

It was a beautiful day, especially after all of our freezing cold weather here in FL. (Nights were in the 30s and sometimes a windchill of 19...Yikes!) Lou was busy finishing up the gate we had installed, so I brought a blanket out and played with the girl out by the swing set (in our oh so dead grass).

Kaylee was eyeing Kelsey's apple during lunch so I decided to get her mesh food holder out and put an apple slice in it. She definitely did not understand the concept...Kelsey even came over and tried to "teach" her. She enjoyed chewing on the handle though.

Eventually Lou came out and joined us. Kelsey decided she could push her toy stroller on the dead grass, but soon realized that wouldn't work and carried it out to where we were.

The girls were in bed and asleep by 8 and Lou and I enjoyed a wonderful meal and were both asleep before the ball dropped. I did wake up to the countdown, so I still got my midnight kiss. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2011 here at the Roselli house.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Spanish it means...

(A little background since I have slacked on my posts...Kelsey has been to Puerto Rico with us 3 times in the past year. We talk about spanish words, and got her some spanish puzzle cards and obviously she watches Dora and Diego so that helps)

Kelsey was quietly drawing on the floor and it turns out she was practicing writing letters and words. When she brought the paper to show me I was very proud. She had spelled POP and TOP and then she had written OTO. I told her OTO was not a word, but that she had drawn the letters very well and how proud of her I was for her letters. That is when she looked me dead in the eye and said matter-of-factly  "Mommy OTO means cut in Spanish."

We catch her all the time "speaking" a different language. I think since she doesn't understand alot of spanish, when she hears people speak it she thinks they must just be making things up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Caught Red Handed

I sat Kaylee down on the rug with some toys while I was finishing making dinner. She rolled onto the floor and somehow manuevered (she's not crawling yet) herself a few feet over to the tree. I caught her trying to pull on the bows and ribbon on her gifts (by luck).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Letters to Santa...

Kelsey just recently told us what she wants from Santa. Last night she made a wish on a star for what she wanted..."I wish I may I wish I might have my wish tonight (she doesn't remember the whole thing)..I wish Santa would bring my a Ladybug Pillow Pet" SO we told her we needed to write a letter and put it n the mailbox to let Santa know. We told her it was magic and it would automatically go to Santa's mailbox. I had her sit in my lap and we wrote her letter. I let her do most of the letters, but helped on the harder ones. Her letter said:

  I have been good. Please Bring me a pillow pet.

We then gave it a kiss and put it in the mailbox.

After he was already in bed she asked if her letter had gone yet. We hurried downstairs and outside for her to check the mailbox. She was sooooooo excited when she opened up the mailbox and it was empty. "Mommy, my letter is gone. It went to Santa!"


Today Kaylee started waving!  Not necessarily Bye-Bye, but waving none-the-less. I noticed her waving while she was in her stroller at the store, but thought it was nothing, until she was doing it again at my mom's house later too.

I promise I am going to catch up on posts over Christmas break......Birth announcements are also coming out with Christmas cards as well :-)

Monday, November 29, 2010

6 Month Appointment...

Was a little disappointing... Her length and head circumference are holding steady on the chart (length is still at 50%) However her weight is not doing well. She was at 13 lbs 4 oz. Since she is eating rice cereal and just started solids, I had dropped off the "forced" tube feeding about 2 weeks ago. Dr. Chiong's advice was to add back in the feeding (10 kcal per ounce) and to add a tsp of safflower oil to her food (~40 kcal). He said 50-60 kcals extra per day would do alot with her size. He wanted to follow up with her in 2 weeks for a weight check. He said if she wasn't gaining he wanted to start testing her for celiacs and other things.

She was a little congested, but she got her shots and just like last time, she threw up the next morning all over her crib. Then the next day she was throwing up as well and had a slight fever. Her cough and congestion got worse over the weekend. On Wed, I took her in for a sick appointment to make sure it was not in her lungs. She had lost weight and was down to 13 lbs. My heart sank. The PA suggested upping her solids to 3 times a day, and I added oil to all 3, plus 2 scoops of formula in her night cereal as well. Since she had been sick they wanted to give her 3 weeks to get over it and start gaining. I was now a nervous wreck. 3 weeks...I'm praying she will have gained in those 3 weeks and we won't have to test.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

What a wonderful week...My brother Michael and his family came down, as well as my baby sister Kellie, and my sister Cindy and her family. All of the grandkids had a blast playing together, swimming, playing in the cul-d-sac, and going on the boat. I was brave and decided to help make some of the food for this year, mainly so Kelsey could have stuff to eat. As usual, Lou fried a turkey and I made gluten free/dairy free stuffing (seriously from scratch), cranberry compote, gluten free/dairy free mini pie crusts and filled them with pecan pie and a gluten free/dairy free no bake pumpkin pie mixture. Kelsey had been talking about pumpkin pie for weeks, so I knew I had to figure out a way to make it. I also made a pumpkin cheesecake for the rest of us to enjoy.

Eating her special pumpkin pie
I saw these cute jammies a month or 2 before and decided that we needed to take a picture of all the grandkids in them. I ironed on everyones name and put their birth order # on the back. After dinner we hid all of the kids in Aunt Kellie's room and got them changed to surprise Gma/Gpa McD. They were all so cute and had a blast. It's very hard to get 9 kids to do exactly what you want at the same exact time to take pics. We did the best we could.

First Food...

Kaylee got her first real food (non cereal) on Thanksgiving day. Just like with Kelsey, I started with Avocado. An easy first food and you do not have to cook it. She wasn't too sure...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

McDonald Family Photos 2010

Impromptu picture that Colin did NOT want to be a part of (missing the 3 youngest cousins)

The Whole McDonald  Crew

Gpa McD starte playing the guitar so he can play for the grandkids

Gma/Gpa McD with all 9 of their grandkids

My family (minus spouses and kids)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Season 2010

While Lou was out of town I took the girls to the Fall Fest at the Methodist church. Kelsey did a bunch of crafts, they had free face painting, free popcorn, & free drinks. We waited in line for a while for the bounce house, but Kelsey got bored so we skipped out.

Lou found some templates of characters and let Kelsey pick what she wanted on the pumpkin. She chose Tinkerbell. For this we needed a tall pumpkin. With that in mind we went back to the Methodist church we go to every year to pick the perfect pumpkin.

We met up with friends in their neighborhood to trick or treat. But first we fed Kelsey and got the girls dressed. Well, one girl because Kayle wanted NOTHING to do with her peapod outfit. Kelsey was Tinkerbell. I bought green and purple toole and hot glued it to her crocs to make tinkerbell shoes. As we do every year we make sure to bring Kelsey by Ms Brenda & Mr. Lloyd's house. The always have a special treat that she can actually eat (they are such wonderful neighbors) As we were leaving our neighborhood (which is finally almost at full occupancy with no more foreclosures), we realized that next year we need to stay here. People were out in their driveways in chairs with tables and making an evening of it. Plus our neighborhood does a hayride as well.

We met up with friends, at Megan & Matt's, just as they were walking out the door. They really do have a great neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating. Kelsey had a lot of fun this year and Kaylee was a trooper. She was good at saying Trick or Treat and enjoyed getting candy, even though she knew she couldn't eat it. We played Trade-or-Treat and she got to trade all of her candy in for a special treat...we made gluten free/dairy free chocolate chip cookies. She did enjoy counting her candy and moving it from basket to basket.

The next day I was able to dress Kaylee in her costume. Kelsey wanted in on the fun as well.