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Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Grandparent's Day PawPaw Dado

Dad,
I will never forget everything you did to help us prepare for Kaitlynn's arrival. You were so full of emotion when Dave and I told you that you were going to be a grandpa. You celebrated with us after the 20 week ultrasound when we found out we were having a girl. You helped us get the basement ready before her birth. You helped us with the nursery and putting the crib together. You met us at the hospital when I was supposed to be induced (little did we know I was already in labor). You waited all night at the hospital until Kaitlynn was born. You were there for over 10 hours. You didn't leave the hospital until you got to meet your new beautiful granddaughter. You understood that when you first saw Kaitlynn, I just couldn't give her up for anyone to hold. You waited to hold her until you came back a few hours later. You helped us get her ready for her newborn pictures. You helped us home from the hospital. You came over almost everyday to bond with Kaitlynn and to give me / us a "break" and some adult conversation. You were there for so many of Kaitlynn's firsts - rolling over, going to a restaurant, sitting in a high chair, illness, taking steps, seeing and playing on the beach (vacation), ear infection, and so much more. I wish you could be here to see more of her firsts. To see who she is now. To see how much she has grown. You would be so proud of her. She is so amazing. I think she remembers you. She talks about you. She knows who you are when she sees a picture of you. Sometimes when she sees your picture, she gets teary-eyed. She makes some of the same faces you used to make. She is an amazing little girl. Please keep watch of her as she lives life here on earth. Always be with her. Until we are together again,
Love always and forever.
You will never be forgotten.
Happy Grandparent's Day to the world's best grandfather!
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Manchester Homecoming

Sunday MawMaw, Kaitlynn and I cleaned house while Dave mowed the lawn. Kaitlynn played with the neighbor girl, Mya. Aunt Neese came over to keep Kaitlynn busy while we cleaned, but Kaitlynn was already out playing with Mya.

Later we went to the Manchester Homecoming. We visited and talked with the EMS & Fire Department where Kaitlynn got a cute little stuffed animal, a bag of popcorn and helmet. We went to the Kid's Corner, but they were getting ready to close up. Kaitlynn got a coloring book, coloring page, some beads and pipe cleaners to make a bracelet and necklace with later. We voted on the cutest pet. We ran into our neighbors and Kaitlynn was so excited to hang out with the girls. We had a great time, except for at the end when Kaitlynn was on a slide with Mya and decided she wasn't going to slide down. She grabbed the side and was hanging off of it. Mya's grandma jumped up on the slide to help Kaitlynn down. It was an awful and scary moment.
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Happy Grandparent's Day MawMaw!

MawMaw spent the weekend at our house. Sunday for Grandparent's Day we took MawMaw to dinner at St. Charles Vintage House and Wine Garden. We tasted wine and ate dinner. After dinner we walked around Main Street. We had a great time! Thanks for being such a great grandma to Kaitlynn!
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Lowe's, Bubbles and Barney

Saturday Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I met Denise (Aunt Neese) and Brandon at Lowe's for their Build and Grow event. The project for this week was making a drum. Kaitlynn had fun making the drum with Aunt Neese and MawMaw.
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Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I attended Parkway ECC's Bubble Picnic. Kaitlynn blew bubbles, made some crafts, played on the playground, listened to music, ate and played with her new friend Elizabeth. Kaitlynn met Elizabeth on Tuesday night at the PEC-PTO meeting.
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Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I attended Barney's Sprouterrific Playdate at the Galleria Mall. Kaitlynn did great meeting Barney. She wasn't afraid of him at all. She also met Barney's new friend Chica and did a weather report with her. It was so awesome! Kaitlynn went up all by herself to do the weather report. She answered Kelly's questions and talked into the microphone very well. I was so proud of her. What a big girl! Maybe she should be on commercials, like people always tell us.
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Here is a short video of Kaitlynn hammering at Lowe's Build and Grow event.

Meeting a Friend

Friday Kaitlynn, Olivia and I packed lunch and met Emily and Ella at Kangaroo Kids. Kaitlynn and Ella looked at the books and videos, then played in the play area.
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