Monday, June 27, 2011

The ABC's of the Condrons. . .right now!!

I stole this idea from Lyndsey, but it was so cute. . .

A is for Awesome, this is one of K's favorite words. If she sees something she likes, "awesome" will be exclaimed!!

B is for Boo Boo, with shorts and sandals and running on the concrete comes boo boos. Most boo boos can be fixed with a kiss and a band aid, but she will not let you forget about her boo boos until they are completely healed!!

C is for Cuteness because that is what my day is filled with. From the cry for "mommy" to get her up in the morning to the cry for "daddy" to come back and get her out of bed at night, we are filled with the cute antics of Kerington.

D is for Dante. Kerington loves Dante. The other day he ran into the wall (pretty common at our house now, we are pretty sure he is blind). Kerington was the first at his side, "Dante, K? Dante, K?" She gave him a sympathetic hug and kiss to make his boo boo better. She also really likes to brush him, with whatever brush she can find :/ Dante tolerates her but can often be spotted dashing out of any room she enters.

E is for early because that is what time Kerington wakes up. It does not matter if we put her to bed at 7:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m., she is up before 6:00 in the morning. She gets this trait from her dad, because I like to sleep in, especially in the summer. I am going to remind her of this trait when she is a teenager :)

F is for Friends. We have made some really good friend in our town. We have people we can rely on, talk to, have over for dinner, not clean our house for (that is the sign of a true friend). Kerington has also made some good friends. She has her friends at Miss Molly's house, but she also has Riley (Iley) and Kai (Tai). She recognizes both of their cars (bye bye's) and their moms. She gets so excited when she sees them!! They play really well together too, except the occasional sharing issue which is bound to happen with two year olds.

G is for Grass because after extensive grass therapy, Kerington will walk in the grass with hop hops on or even barefoot.

H is for Handsome because Steve is getting more and more handsome everyday. I love that man!! (hey this is the Condron family blog and there are three of us, not EVERYTHING has to be about Kerington :)

I is for Isolation AKA time out. Time out is a daily occurrence at the Condron house. The most common offense . . . not listening. Time out is really effective with K, it truly upsets her to have to sit in front of the basement door for 2 minutes, not enough that she listens when she doesn't want to, but enough that it breaks my heart to see her sad little face in time out. My favorite part of time out is she has to give us a hug before she can get up. She really is a great kid!!

J is for Jumping because around Easter, Kerington discovered her love of bounce houses.

K is for KinderMusik. We took KinderMusik in the spring and are going to take a short 2 week session at the end of July. It is a cute little class that focuses on age appropriate child development and having fun!!

L is for Leotard. 'tard as K calls it. It is her Tuesday morning attire for dance class. She has two cute little 'tards, pink and black, with matching pink ballet slippers.

M is for Moving. We want to move, but do we buy or find a bigger rental? Go back and forth for the next six months and you will be where we are now. . .

N is for Nice. We have really been working with Kerington on "please" and "thank you." She remembers almost all of the time. The other day a man, a stranger, commented on what nice manners she has.

O is for Outings on Wednesdays. Some of us have been having Wonderful Adventure Wednesdays. It is a time for mommies and babies to come together and explore the greater metro area. They have been fun, so far we have been to the zoo, Paradise Park, Deanna Rose Farmstead, and a Warrensburg play date.

P is for Play dates. This summer has been full of fun play dates with all of our friends. Sometimes we go to the park, sometimes the pool, sometimes at someone's house. They are always exciting and always fun. Any time you get two or more toddlers together, excitement is sure to occur!!

Q is for Quiet Time. Kerington used to need time everyday to play by herself. She would go through her toy box or play with blocks quietly or go play in her room by herself. Recently, since she has started talking more and talking in more sentences, quiet time has become less and less. She still plays by herself, but it is not quiet :)

R is for Restroom Drills (sometimes known as potty training). Oh potty training, what to do? I have talked to my friends who have potty trained or are potty training. I have read blogs, researched, and I have decided . . . the kid will pee pee in the potty when she is ready. She shows interest and I always sit her on the potty, but she waits until I take her off the potty and pee pees on the floor next to the potty. She does really like toilet paper though. . .

S is for "simming" aka swimming. Simming is one of Kerington's favorite pastimes right now. She recognizes the pool when we pull in. She loves the water, running around through the sprinklers, and has even gone down the kiddie water slide a couple of times.

T is for Thomas the Train. I don't know if it is because 47 trains come through Warrensburg each day or what, but Kerington loves trains. We took her to see Thomas the Train. She loves to watch Thomas on TV and she has a Thomas the Train book, which I have hidden on more than one occasion. I am not proud of it, but I did it, I read that book at LEAST 10 times a day and that is all I can handle.

U is for Uh Oh. Most of the time, the words "uh oh" indicate some sort of accident has happened, right? Well not at our house. "Uh oh" indicates that some sort of purposeful act it about to take place. When I hear those words, I go running.

V is for Vegetables. This summer we signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture program. Each Tuesday, we go to Buckeye Acres Farms to pick up our shares of vegetables. Kerington gets to see Hilde the Horse and the "cheeckins." The cheeckins were there for several weeks, then they were gone (Buckeye Acres also sells fresh chickens). It was a sad day for Kerington, but this week they were back again (or some that looked similar enough to fool an almost two year old :)

W is for Water. Water, strange as it sounds, is another obsession this summer. It does not matter if it is in a pool, a cup, coming out of a faucet, coming out of the sky, in a tub, in a puddle, coming out of a water fountain. There is not a drop that is going to get past the sharp eyed Kerington.

X is for x Xenons which has nothing to do with the Condrons. I googled "words that start with X" and it brought up a list of scrabble words that start with X, one of which is xenons. Steve and I do love to play scrabble, eat pop corn, and watch reruns during the summer!!

Y is for year as in I can't believe it has been a year since Kerington's first birthday and two years since she was born. She is such a blessing in our life, I can't believe that God blessed us with this perfect little girl who makes me laugh everyday!!

Z is for Zoo. We bought a Friends of the Zoo pass again this summer, FOTZ to those on the inside. We have already been three times and each time it has been awesome. Each time we start at a new point so we can see it "fresh." K loves the "enmals" My favorite quote from our last visit, "Hi Monkey, I two!" She loves the carousel ("dancing" as she calls it), she has ridden a camel, she talks to the enmals, and of course, the train. It is one of our family favorite destinations this summer!!

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