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Monday, October 24, 2005

Kyla's Minnie Mouse outfit and Little Einsteins...







Just some pics to share for you who care to see 'em...

When we get home, we usually watch Elmo - but tonight, as you can see, she is dancing and pointing at the Little Einsteins... Her high step in one of these pics is the stomp dance she does to the theme song... It's the same dance she does for Gwen/Hollaback and Weezer/Beverly Hills...

Her hood - her "bhatt" or 'hat' if you understand Kyla-speak - is up because she loves to put it on... and to take it off... and to put it on again! She's fascinated that it's built in to the outfit. She needed that hood... as we were coming home tonight it was down to 55 degrees! DAMN cold for a baby born in Tampa and for a dad who forgot that it can actually be below 65 in October...

She seems to be feeling better - and the diaper rash seems to be clearing up... I need to figure out what she will be for Halloween... we have a safe trick or treat thing this week... and I may take her to this thing called Hallowonka... I hear it's great for kids... over at EdVenture...

Nothing much else to say tonight... I'm tired. She's asleep... and I'm gonna try to do the same...

-goodnight...

-tk

Sunday, October 23, 2005

I'll take what my daddy's eating, please...




Here's one of Kyla over the weekend... we went to UNO over in Lexington and chowed down on Saturday night. We had some company in town and - well - it's always fun to do what we do when we all do it together!

Kyla's had a very interesting case of the poops this week... i know, gross, but I figured I'd talk about in the event that anyone even reads my blog anymore... LOL. They've been better, then it seems like today (Sunday) they've been every like 30 minutes... I gave her rice and crackers for dinner... But I guess we'll see... we're going to the doctor this week. It made for some fun with my company this weekend, tho! :) Kyla's busy right now watching Disney's Little Einsteins... she LOVES Little Einsteins now. She used to dance the way she dances for Little Einsteins' anytime ELMO came on... but I guess now she's graduated to the blend of Art, Real Life and animation that makes up a Little Einstens show. She LOVES them... just like Baby Einstein when she was way younger... LOL I can hear her going PAT PAT PAT PAT PAT with the Einstein kids trying to get Rocket to blast OFF!

Speaking of company... she just left a couple of hours ago and I can already feel that she's gone. It's the toughest part of a relationship that involves some distance... the weekend escapes that are almost magical - even when you're doing nothing, like we did this weekend - which have to come to an end... I thought that the 'hit-in-the-gut' feeling would get better with time, but it hasn't... and I am ok with that. I think that's what happens when you love someone deeply... You miss them... even when they're not really all that gone, ya know?

I am the most blessed man on the planet, and I am reminded almost daily of just how lucky I am that I have the women in my life that I have. One's almost 19 months old and has taught me so much about love, life, selflessness and patience and the other has taught me again how to love with my whole being. It's just amazing.

Now I know it seems kind of GEEEEY to read a guy talking about this... but if there's one thing I've learned... it's to listen to the women in your life. The passion you may have for something... is the passion they have for you. And in my case, it's so true. And in every case they want the best for you.



All my best... more pics of Kyla soon... I have to go through about 40 that we took this weekend...

;)

-tk

Monday, October 17, 2005

Looking back... and looking ahead...

Here's another pic of Kyla... she was in one of the studios at daddys' station. She loves to sit around and hang... this was earlier in the summer... when I was on the air at some other station and she was sitting around waiting for me to get done...



I wanted to repost this one break about something I just re-read...

Constant and Never-Ending Improvement... One change every day... so that you are in a constant state of improvement...

I hope that I am doing so... with the gig, Kyla, my GF, as a daddy, financially...

Sometimes, your own words are a great reminder...

Monday, February 28, 2005

CANI
Constant and Neverending Improvement. It's an idea that i've really come to embrace over the last couple of weeks. It says that as long as you commit to improve at least one thing about yourself every day, you then move into a constant state of becoming better. It's amazing how true that is. If you commit yourself to just making one small change every day that betters yourself, you really DO reach even greater heights! Sometimes, it means making a decision that you have to improve yourself inspite of what you might have wanted to have happen. Sometimes, it means accepting what is and choosing to make the future - day by day - even better. It's really kind of liberating. But, it's not super-revolutionary. The old saying "just for today" or "step by step" is kind of the driving force of CANI. If you make a choice to better yourself daily, and you maneuver day by day - step by step - no one can stop you! Anyway, just my thoughts for the day... Peace out... back to work on some crap here at the house... tk

Kyla and coooo-keeeeees...






Every day, Kyla gets dropped off to me at 5. It's cool because she gets to hang with Daddy on the air, and she also gets to hold court here at the station... she's kind of become our little baby deejay here... and she certainly holds court when she gets here...

Today, Pancho brought back cookies from an appearance he had... Kyla... loves COOO-KEEEEEES.... I had to snap some pics... and I thought I'd share them with you!

And, so, between on air giveaways with out contesting, live commmercial reads and misc. memo writing I have to do, Kyla tears my office apart trying to get to to anything that will get her closer to the COO-KEES I've placed WAAAAY out of her reach... but not before daddy's girl convinced me to give her one... or two... i mean three... LOL...

We're about to go home... hopefully I have not spoiled her dinner ;)

Someplace up the road about 200 miles, I can hear someone yelling at me about giving her cookies and cheese... and poopy diapers...

LOL. More later...

-tk

Thursday, October 13, 2005

My best friend...

It's been a little bit. I know, the STORY of my online life. Thanks for letting me have the time as a daddy to retreat into my life with Ky. She and I have had so many adventures... Like literally, every weekend, this 18-month-old marvel and I have experienced so many things... we've travelled, we've seen live music and shows... we've experienced life... and we've grown pretty close.

I've grown pretty close to someone else, too. Let me tell you about my best friend...

I say that because the other night, she and I were talking about best friends. She's got several best girl friends... and I've got some guy friends who I consider to be among the 'best of my friends...' but no one that really held the title of 'best friend' until now.

What is a best friend, anyway? It's someone that you share everything with. Someone that good, bad, ugly and gross... happy, sad, depressed, elated... you share it all with them. Someone who - no matter what - loves you. Unconditionally. TOTALLY. She loves everything about you - celebrates with you - loves your daughter... loves your family. She's someone who's made your mom cry tears of joy and who has made you feel in ways you've never felt before. She's someone who you will throw yourself aside for just because she's worth it. She's someone who can correct you in front of your parents because you get embarrassed or aggravated and start to get angry... reminding you 'not to talk to your parents that way... now I'm mad...' causing you just to back down...

That's right. My partner is my best friend.

Now, I've had other partners in life... but I've never ever called one my best friend before. They've been good friends... maybe they've just been friends... some, well, they were friends with benefits... but this one, is my best friend. That's why this one is so special. That's why I've kept this one so close to my heart lately, along with the time I spend with my little one, Kyla.

When your partner is your best friend, it's funny - arguements don't seem like arguements... they're discussions that get resolved. You never feel away from them even though you're apart because best friends truly live in a special place in the heart. You may miss them, but it's okay, because you talk to them so often that you're never really that far away. You finish eachothers thoughts. You can read eachothers mind. You know when things are wrong - even if you've not said anything at all. You try new things you've never tried before. You realize that they're a part of you and you're a part of them... that you are together an unstoppable - and amazing force in whatever you do...

You start your day talking to them. You end it talking to them. When you're with them - you stand back quietly and watch them... proud of them... because that's what best friends do.

You're affectionate in public just because you love and not because it's a feeling of 'what you should be doing'. The material becomes so much less important than the emotional... and the spiritual... and the past - although real - and at times painful - can be overcome... because best friends can overcome anything.

Is the person you're hanging with your best friend? Would you tell them everything - no matter how deep and dark... no matter how happy or sad? Will they accept you - teh total of you - all of your parts and all of your involvelements?

Are you scared of what they find when they clean below the surface? Or dig a bit deeper? When the one you're with is your best friend... those fears may be real, but they fade, because when you're in a relationship with your best friend, the relationship is built on something lasting, and real... something that will overcome storms, trials and tests... and something that will endure...

If the one you're with is your best friend... it can unlock the mystery of destiny... and can lead you in an adventure like you've never imagined.

If you'll excuse me, I've got a little one to check on... and someone to call...

... my best friend's waiting on me...