Category Archives: Kaleya

Kung-Fu Panda

We took Kaleya to go see Kung Fu Panda last night. It was very cute and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would! Kaleya is so funny; she runs around making hand movements like they do in the movie. Kalonji and I have considered putting her in karate for the past year so we are hoping this movie gets her motivated. The only problem is that most places don’t start kids until they are 5 years old. So, looks like we may have to wait a little while longer :-)

Memorial Day Activities

Could the weekend have been any better?

Happy Memorial Day to everyone out there. I am posting this just a tad bit late, but I had a great weekend and have to share. My weekend started with some house cleaning – I rearranged our bedroom and cleaned up the rest of the house as well. Managed to get the whole apartment except for the kitchen. Then, after resting, turned my attention towards doing some genealogy.

On Saturday afternoon, we took Kaleya to see her friend’s dance recital that was put on the by Nashville Dance Company. Can you imagine anything cuter than a group of 4-year old’s on stage? The costumes were so cute! Of course, there were older girls too, but the little ones steal the show.

Sunday afternoon was spent in the sun; we took Kaleya over to a friend’s place to enjoy the pool. Kaleya wore herself out accordingly and had so much fun in the pool. It’s been almost a year since she’s been in the water, so I’d love to start getting her more acquainted. Maybe next year we’ll do swimming lessons. From yesterday, I think she particularly enjoyed trying to get used to the lounge chairs. :-)

My Sunday evening, and all day Monday was consumed by my Cross Stitch Magazine Database. I’ve been wanting to revamp the site for some time, and while I still have plans to do some cool Web 2.0 stuff, I figure it is better to go in steps, so I made some changes and reduced the level of complexity of the back-end and redid the site. Right now it’s really a test of the application I’ve chosen, but I think it may work out. The URL for the site is With my new streamline processes in place, it makes it much easier to accept contributions for others. Look out for a future post about that.

But alas, all good things must come to an end right? It’s back to work tomorrow. I love what I do, but when I get opportunities like I’ve had this weekend to really focus on the things that truly relax me, it can be hard to let go!

Happy Easter!

Today we took Kaleya to Kalonji’s lodge for an Easter egg hunt and it was fun. There were at least 40 kids there I think and everyone seemed to rake up! Kaleya was looking forward to this for the past several days and she couldn’t wait to wear her new dress.

For more pictures click here and advance forward, there are about 10 pictures.

Update — I had come upstairs to write this post, so on my way back downstairs to check on Kaleya, I saw Horus coming up the stairs and something flashy caught my eye Gee, give you one guess who put her toy necklace around him?

Movie Weekend

It’s been a movie-watching weekend this weekend! Yesterday, my friend watched Kaleya for several hours while Kalonji and I went to the movies. We went to go see The Great Debaters and Cloverfield. I enjoyed both tremendously though they were very different from each other. Then, last night, I finally watched The Bourne Ultimatum. I have the other two movies and will be adding #3 to my collection shortly.

And, yesterday, just because, I decided to take a few pics of Kaleya. Of course she had to model for me :-)

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year!!

Kaleya & her brother Jihad on Christmas Day.  

Over the holidays, we went to Indiana to visit the boys, then off to North Carolina to visit my family. We had a great trip and Kaleya really enjoyed herself playing with her brothers and her cousins. 

Kalonji and I also celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary over the holidays, we were married on New Year’s Eve. I wish I had blogged that long ago so I could go back and revisit the post :-) We were able to sneak away and go to the movies – we saw National Treasure 2 and enjoyed it. Over the holidays we also saw I am Legend and enjoyed that too. I still want to see The Golden Compass, but I’m working my way through the books right now (I’m on the second book, the Subtle Knife) and want to read all three before seeing it. I’d better hurry up though before I miss my opportunity!

Pictures are here.

She’s Potty Trained

Two months later, I finally feel I have something noteworthy to blog about. Life around this household has been fairly mundane as of late. :-)

This past weekend we started potty training Kaleya and she is officially potty trained! Yesterday was her first day of no accidents and she went to the toilet six times throughout the day – each time prefacing it by saying “Mommy, I gotta potty.”


Halloween Princess

Happy Halloween! We started our Halloween early as you can see. Last night, at the suggestion of a couple that we know that operates a store in our area mall, we went to a nearby church to take Kaleya trunk-or-treating. The church has been doing this for several years and it was a lot of fun. They put on a short play, provided food, and then kids go from car to car to collect candy from people who decorate their trunks. There were probably around 100 cars there – it was insane!

So, Kaleya already has a pumpkin full of candy. We are still planning to take her out Halloween night too though, so I’m not sure what we will do with all of that candy. More pictures here.