Wednesday, January 28, 2015

knee pads

Katie is walking so well (for her) that at school they put a helmet on her and pretty much let her go -on safer surfaces, not on concrete.  Occasionally she will be sporting a small bruise on her knee from falling at school. What can I say... my kid is not the cautious, graceful type.  I never thought of it this way until now but she is basically a loud, lover of wrestling, tomboy who can't get enough pink and Frozen.
Katie had about six bruises on one knee recently and it just looked terrible. The teacher she said she sometimes falls on the soft playground and that is what she thought it was from.  They watched her like a hawk for a few days until I got these cool knee pads. They remind me of those old sweatbands people used to wear on their wrists (maybe they still do?) and why am I picturing Will Ferrell?  Oh yes! Just like this!

These knee pads can go right over her knees, tights, or pants, and are very cute! So far this seems to be working and she has no new bruises.  I tell you I don't know what I would do without the internet and Amazon.

What a fashionista! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015


My title "Guinness" is not referring to the beer, but the Book of World Records. Is that even around anymore?  I remember looking at it as a kid and being amazed at the longest fingernails. I must have looked at those for hours. But really, who would grow them that long? Oh my - I guess these people! I just Googled it and here they are. Why would you do this?  Ok, so I totally got derailed here, but why are hers straight and his all curly? I wonder if she combs her hair with them?
Is this creepy or what?!

So we have no fingernails like this in any of my family, but my referring to the Guinness Book is that Katie should be in it! You've never seen anyone rip presents open so fast.  Lightning speed, grabbing presents left and right, hers, mine, Paul's.  So much so that I had a hard time keeping track of who gave who what, and then ended up thanking my Step-Mom for a present my Mom gave Katie. No big deal, at least they all get along. But I am counting this as a milestone.  If you have kids you know exactly what I mean. Hey, 8 years-old and first time she is really excited about Christmas presents - milestone in my book!