Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Decade Of Fun

On January 25, 1999 a little girl named Kaeleigh Marie Gallegos entered this world weighing 5 pounds 10 oz and 19.5 inches long. Two weeks ago we celebrated 10 years with our little "Laleybug". I can't believe where the time has gone. It just seems like yesterday that we had this tiny little baby in our hands and now we have a young preteen on our hands.

Some of the memories that I have of Kaeleigh was that when she was little instead of scooting on her tummy she would scoot on her back and do the little inch worm thing. It was so funny. Her first real word besides maya and dadya was her Uncle Bryce's name. Everything she said for a while she would put ya at the end of it. One of the words that she put ya at the end was bye ya, maya, dadya, and whenever you called her name what ya.

She has always been a little mother and still is. She was always helping out with the younger kids even though she was not that much older than them. She is still this way today. She loves to hold the babies and helps me out with Saydee when I ask her. She is almost at the age when she can start babysiting other peoples kids.

She loved her baby dolls a lot. She didn't care for barbie dolls just baby dolls. She wanted to take those where ever she went they came with her. She used to take all the clothes off of the dolls and then want me to put the clothes back on the dolls. She loved the stroller that she had for her doll and would push her doll everywhere she went. She loved to put them to bed and have me wrap up her babies in blankets. The baby had to be wrapped the same way that I would wrap her sister Saydee. She even tried to nurse her babies.

One of the memories that I have of Kaeleigh is when she was little I had a canker sore. She cried because she wanted one also. She used to also lay down by me and say "tickle, tickle, tickle" in a little whisper.

Kaeleigh we love you and are glad that you are a part of our family. You have brought a lot of joy and happiness into our lives. May all your wishes come true in the coming year.


Lori said...

That is so funny you call her Laleybug. We call our daughter Alaina "Laineybug!" :D

Lori said...

Hi Ellen,
I have to go private with my blog for a while. Been getting some scary anonymous comments....
So if you can e-mail me at, I can invite you to be a reader. :) Sorry about the inconvenience.

Pugslvr said...

My little Ethan loves to say, "Tickle my back." when he wakes up from a nap.

Lori said...

Hi Ellen,
I put my blog back to public and got a site meter now. It was too hard to be private because it makes it hard for people like my Mom to view the blog.
Thanks for the e mail Ellen. If I go private again, I have your e mail now to send an invite but we don't have to now. :)

Natasha said...

I love the pics of Kaeleigh and the new back round. :)