As usual, Kami has had some visits to the doctor. She broke out in red spots on parts of her body. She also had thrush...a yeast infection in her mouth. Blah! But she is on a cream an antibiotics, and she is happy as can be. Poor little thing! It never seems to end for her!
Well, my little girl is officially a toddler. She finally started walking! She is so cute as she struggles to keep her balance! Now, she is absolutely into everything. She loves opening and closing doors. She loves looking at herself in the oven door reflection. She loves taking everything out of her pajama drawer, then putting it back in. Every day is a brand new adventure for her. Wow, how I long to have that enthusiasm! She is a very happy little girl. She is described as "jolly" at daycare.
She finally has enough hair to hold a bow! Yayyyyy! Last weekend, Kami was all green as we went to the Irish Italian festival. It was rainy, but we still had a blast. Kamryn is bringing us so much joy.
We all remember our first kiss. Actually, some of us would like to forget it! Ha! Ha! But I just experienced a first kiss that I will forever cherish! I asked Kamryn to give me a kiss, and she gave me one smack on the lips. It was the first time she had ever done that! She was so sweet!
She also knows what "hugs" are. I've been asking her to give me hugs lately, and she just climbs on my lap, buries her head in my chest and hugs me. She is also very liberal with those hugs!
But she is more picky with the kisses. I asked her for another kiss this morning. She shook her head no with a big smile on her face. I said, are you sure? And I puckered up, making a funny face. She just laughed and shook her head no. She is too precious!!
My name is Dionna Walker and I am from Daphne, Alabama. I graduated from the Alabama School of Math and Science, and will start school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall. I am spending the summer as an intern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alabama Field Office. I got this amazing opportunity through the American Fisheries Society by applying for their Hutton Junior Fisheries Scholarship. I will work for a total of eight weeks under my mentors: Andy Ford, Jennifer Grunewald, and Jeff Powell. I applied for this scholarship at the prompting of one of my high school biology teachers, Mr. McPhail. I was selected from a pool of many applicants. I am ready to learn all I can about fisheries science!