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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Sunday, July 25th we attended church. The summer speaker series continued with Reggie McNeal, a nationally known author and speaker, teaching about having a relationship with God.
The Bible story in Kaitlynn's class was "God's super power helps Jehoshaphat defeat a great army." 2 Chronicles 22. Memory verse for the week: "Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power." Ephesians 6:10.

Later we went to MawMaw's. We went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. While there, Kaitlynn said she wanted to play "tip tap toe." She meant tic tac toe.

As we were driving to The Muny to see "Cats," Kaitlynn sang many different songs to us.
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
"Old MacDonald"
"Rain, Rain Go Away"
a Jesus song she made up
"Wheels on the Bus" - the second line she sings is "the money goes clink, clink, clink."

We had an amazing night (weather-wise) for it! In the beginning of the show, Kaitlynn really enjoyed the dancing. She was trying to dance just like them and was excited when I told her she would learn to dance like them in dance class. She was singing during the show and I told her that she needed to be quiet. She told me "I want to sing to the people!" After the show, Kaitlynn serenaded everyone with "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Later when we asked her to sing for us, she said she had to save her voice so she could sing to the sun and flowers and that the flowers would cry if she didn't.

Kaitlynn didn't really like "Cats". She got pretty bored with it after the beginning when she was really into the dancing.

Kidgit's Summer Event

Saturday, July 24th Kaitlynn, Dave and I went to the Mall for Kidgit's Summer Event. On the way into the Mall, Kaitlynn told us she doesn't like the Mall. Boy, will we have to remind her of that in a few years! Kaitlynn had fun exploring a fire truck. We signed in at the Kidgits table and she spun the wheel. She won bubbles.
She decorated / colored a flower pot.
She played a ring toss game and won a medal that said "winner." She really took pride in wearing it!
Dave helped Kaitlynn hit the golf ball and they won a free game of mini golf.
We walked around the Mall and Kaitlynn played on the rides. She kept asking for quarters (thanks to MawMaw)! Now, it's no longer fun just to play on the rides, she actually likes to ride them! Then she had fun picking out clothes at Gymboree, so much for her not liking the Mall!
She played in the play area.
She had fun checking out the patrol car
and motorcycle.

We had a yummy lunch at Casa Gallardo. I love that Casa has rubber duckies in their fountain for the kids to play with. At least I think they are for the kids to play with. They didn't seem to mind.

That evening, we met Cynthia, Annabelle and Alayna at McDonald's so the girls could play at the play area.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Friday, July 23rd Kaitlynn was pretending I was her dog Dorothy. She has such an imagination!
That evening we attended Family Movie Night at church. We saw "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Kaitlynn loved the movie and was sad it was over. She wanted to see it again. It was such a great night that our church put on - everyone brought canned goods to donate to a local food pantry. The movie, snacks and drinks were free.
I loved the way it was decorated too!

Later we went to Burger King. Kaitlynn didn't have dinner before the movie, so we took her there to eat. The toy in the kid's meal was a dog from the Marmaduke movie. Kaitlynn pretended to leave me and then Dave with her dog. She paid me $50 to feed and brush her dog. Then she paid Dave $40 to bathe and brush the dog. It's so fun to see how her mind works!

MLM Riverboat Cruise

Thursday, July 22nd Dave, Kaitlynn and I went on a Riverboat Cruise with MLM. We got a discounted rate and Kaitlynn was free. They also offered free drinks and popcorn. ‎I was so glad that I had my priorities straight - I forgot the sunscreen and my sunglasses but had the camera and the flip! The morning didn't start out so great, but once the cruise got going things got much better. The cruise was a lot of fun!

Afterwards, Kaitlynn and I went to MawMaw's house. We tried to get Kaitlynn to take a nap, but that ended up in her trying to sing us to sleep!

Hanna and Brandon came over to MawMaw's and we all went to dinner at Applebee's, went to the Mall play area and then did some shopping. Kaitlynn totally has Hanna wrapped around her finger. She wanted this doggy purse from Gymboree and Hanna bought it so Kaitlynn wouldn't cry! Kaitlynn doesn't pull that stuff with me (or Dave) because she knows it won't work. I don't mind that she gets spoiled by Hanna or MawMaw (for that matter)!

Paddleboats and Citygarden

Wednesday, July 21st Kaitlynn, Dave and I went to Union Station to see Hanna. She works / worked at the paddleboats. Kaitlynn had fun feeding the koi fish. We rode the paddleboats (Kaitlynn and Hanna in one and Dave and me in another). Kaitlynn was Hanna's little apprentice. She was trying to do everything Hanna did. It was very cute! She would hold the boat or try to help someone in or out and had the clipboard taking notes. Kaitlynn and I went back on the paddleboats for another ride, but Kaitlynn got upset with me because I told her she had to sit down and couldn't stand up.

We went to Citygarden. It was so nice to sit with my feet in 1 of the pools. It almost made me forget how hot it was.

We ate dinner at Qdoba. Then met Cynthia, Annabelle and Alayna at McDonald's play area. We were supposed to go to Botanical Garden for the Whitaker Festival, but it was raining. While at McDonald's we ran into our friends, Casey and Addison.

On the way to McDonald's, Kaitlynn told us she had the "hipsticks" and then said the "hip-ups" (instead of hiccups). So cute! Then she started singing "Rain, Rain, Go Away." I love to hear her sing!

I talked to the dance studio that Kaitlynn is going to start in September. We are so excited and have been waiting for the Fall semester to begin since last year. The studio owner is really nice! She will be doing ballet and tap.