For Kaiya

"Oh wow...It's a girl!" your Father said to me with smile. Both of our eyes were filled with tears. I felt peace and joy and beauty all at once as I held your tiny body in my arms.
"What is her name?" the nurses asked.
"Kaiya..her name is Kaiya."

From the moment you came into our world, your Father and I knew our lives would change forever. We had no idea it could be this amazing. There are no words to describe the love in my heart. When I look at you I feel like everything is brand new, like the start of a new day. I am wide awake, filled with life. I smile through tears as I type each sentance, so grateful for my sweet, sweet baby. I am now reminded of the potential each day brings; all of the good things life has to offer. Every morning now is a 'good morning' waking up and singing to you. You are pure JOY.

Good morning, Kaiya. Good morning, life.

How big is Kaiya? Soooooo BIG!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kaiya! You are 2 1/2 now!!!

Kooks! I just found a really great video of when you were in my belly! I can't wait to show you tonight!  I am also going to start showing you this blog and posting just a wee bit more... I've been a little busy chasing after you! :)  All jokes, your father & I are having so much fun with you!

Here is that clip.  There is a great story behind this. When we received this video from the hospital, we had everyone over to watch it at our house. As we were watching, Colby, who would have been about 5 at the time, yells out "Jesus Christ that baby looks like One-Eyed Willie!" Gma took him upstairs after that.

You are 2 1/2 now.  You are very independent, you always say "I do it myself, Mommy!" when I try to help you with dressing or brushing your teeth or really anything. You are very good at sharing. You are pretty much potty-trained: thanks to Miss Valarie you learned early. You always hug & kiss us & say "I love you". This year for Christmas you asked Santa for "Strawberries, blueberries, & Uncle Jake."  You love Yo Gabba Gabba & The Wizard of Oz.  Last weekend Grammy & I took you to your first musical.  (Sesame Street Live.) You loved it & at the very end you & Grammy went to the front of the stage. Security tried to stop Grammy a few times but you know your Grammy! Up to the front of the stage you went!! You make Daddy & I laugh everyday. You are so pretty with your long red hair that curls at the bottom & big smile! We have fun reading books, getting dressed up & putting on make-up. You make Mommy SO happy! I love you Kaiya!  I will always be a part of you & you will always be a part of me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

6 months today.

Baby Kaiya,

You are officially 6 months today. You are getting so big. You are rolling, scooting, crawling, and into everything. You can sit up on your own and are trying to pull yourself up now. You are very talkative, you like to say "Blah Blah Bla" or "Ma Ma Mah" over and over again.

I had to take a short break from your blog but I'm ready to start journaling again.  I love reading and remembering about when you were a tiny baby.  Life goes by so fast and it is important to keep in mind all of the good memories, especially when you go through hard times.  On November 13th, your grandpa Brad died.  He was very young and this was very shocking for all of his family and friends.  He loved you very much and was proud of you; You were his youngest grandchild.  We miss him so much.  This is the only picture I have of you and him together.  I guess I thought we'd have more time.

Sometimes life is so sad. :(

Monday, October 31, 2011


We are so excited for Kaiya's 1st Halloween!
That sure is a nice trick or treat bag..Thanks Aunt Dineenie!! (Or Aunt Dill as mom likes to call her!) 

Mommy made matching costumes for her and Riley. 
Gremlin & Gizmo!  

Oh my how time has flown by!  Little baby is getting so big so fast!  At her 4 month check up, she weighed in at 12lbs 3.5oz. and is in the 25% percentile.  She is extremely active and alert.  She is able to scoot from place to place and almost crawled out of her swing the other day! 

She insists on sitting up at the dinner table when we have meals and loves her highchair. 


She is still too little for solid food, but her favorite meal for right now is...



Friday, September 30, 2011

All that work to pick out a name and we barely ever use it?!

"Hmmmm...why does Mommy call me Mommy?"

Of course all babies have nicknames, but by the time we are older they are sometimes forgotten.  Since you have so many, I thought I would put a list together of the more popular nicknames you have had during your first months on this planet. 

Boo Boo (Daddy started this one)
Kuekers (G-Ma)
Kueky or Kuek-a-bura (Mommy)
Pookers or Pookity (Mommy)
Boochers or Boochi (Mommy)
Muñeca (Unkie Jake)
Lil' K (Cathy & Vicki)
Señor K (Mommy)
Mommy (Mommy)

Yes, that last one is not a typo, I'm not sure why I do this but sometimes I will call her 'Mommy'???  Kinda quirky but we like it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's in a name?

Well your father and I had quite the time agreeing on a name for you!  I was constantly reading baby websites searching for names and their meanings.  Daddy said he didn't want a name from a website and that it would just 'come to us'.  Also since we were waiting to see if 'baby' was a boy or girl we had to check out both sexes.  If you were a boy you were going to be named Michael William Frary.  And if you were a girl we were going to be in trouble because we couldn't seem to agree..

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Well your Dad was right about the name coming to us!  One evening while we were in FL, we decided to go on a walk around the lake.  It was a beautiful night and sunset.  As we were walking, we overheard the names from the kid's hula hoop contest being announced over the loud speaker.  They announced the winner: "Kaiya".  Your dad was sold on the name right away, but Mommy needed a little more convincing.  Later that week, I started to do some research on the meaning of the name. 

Here are some interesting facts:

The meaning of the name Kaiya is 'diamond in the sky'. It is African in origin. 


The meaning of the name Kaiya is 'forgiveness'.  It is Japanese in origin. 

The final test was looking it up on Urban Dictionary to make sure it didn't have any negative conotations:

Someone who likes to sing. A Kaiya is a very musical person and sings well.
GIRL: Kaiya is singing OMG
Kaiya *sings*

GIRL #2: Kaiya is the best singer eva!


Ok so you weren't named after Willow or the Bob Marley song but I had to include these since they go with your name. 
Kaiya - She's the wife of Willow, in the movie Willow(1988)  One of Unkie Cole's favorite movies. 

Funny this song is called Kaya and it says 'wake up in the morning!' That's our favorite time!

As for the middle names..

Theo is your Great Grandma's name.  Unfortunately you will never meet her, but she was a classy, graceful, soft-spoken woman.  She would have been excited for another girl in the family.

Justine is from an old Linda Rhondstat song.  G-Ma had picked this name out for Heath if he would have been a girl.  It is nice because there are alot of  "een"s on the Krick side of the family.  Dineen, Kathleen, Eileen, Corina.. you get it.  Also, while I was sick in the hospital, one of my nurses was named Justine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Could motherhood be making you crazy?

So I was reading a post on TheBump today with stories about the craziest things you have done while being a sleep deprived mom.  (Click here for link: TheBump/crazytiredmoms)  I was cracking up as I read some of these and then thought I better fess up to mine:

    So one time, Kaiya, Riley, and I went shopping at Super Target.  This was one of my first shopping trips out with both of the kids and needless to say I had my hands full with the diaper bag, carseat, a purse full of Transformers etc..I was quiet proud of myself for getting in and out of the store within an hour and staying within my budget.  As we were on our way home, I realized I had left ALL of our just purchased items at the store.  When we went back, the checker had set our items aside for us- Thank God!  The worst part is a few weeks later, I did the exact same thing!! And to add insult to injury, it was with the same checker!!  I said, "Sorry, I'm a new Mom." (As if that makes it any better!) He just laughed and said "Don't worry for now on I will just set your stuff aside and plan on you making 2 trips!" 

Silly Mommy!

If you have a silly mommy story, please post in the comments below.  These might be fun for Kaiya to read some day if she has kids of her own.  (LET ME CLARIFY: NOT A SILLY EILEEN MOMMY STORY, YOUR OWN SILLY MOMMY STORY!!)

Sleep deprived Mommy after a long day of hard work
sleeping in her JustGetSh!tDone T-shirt.
(Click here for link: JGSD)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

YouTube Baby!!!!!

(Don't worry, there is nothing graphic in these.. just some fun memories of 06/20/2011..)

Great news!  While we were looking through Aaron's phone for some more Kaiya pics we stumbled across some videos of Kaiya's birth!! 

The video camera ran out of battery 4 minutes before she was born, so we were a little bummed that we didn't get the live birth on record.  But unbeknownst to me, Aaron (My hero! *swoon*) gave my mom the camera phone and she was able to get a great memory for us!  Thanks G-MA!