Friday, July 28, 2006

Kinkle Kinkle Yittle Tar

My little one and Baby Bop....listen when Baby Bop disappears from the little one starts saying "B-Bop...where are you? There you are!"

Just wanted to share some cuteness today!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pictures and Short Stories

See the tail light in there??? This is from the rear of my husband's car.
Saturday Morning....not from lightning...just from the weight of the branch. That's my husband's car....Thank the Lord there were no dents, just some scratches.

My hubby's new toy....1978 Ford's always been his dream and now he has needs LOTS of work (like an engine)....but he has it now!

I love this one.


Big sister and little sister reading...

Friday, July 21, 2006

What a difference a day makes!

Scroll down to the post called "Suggestions" and feel free to give me your potty training suggestions/advice.
If I put in a link to that specific post it doesn't give you the option to comment...
I don't know why...
so if you have suggestions you'll have to scroll down to it
I figure if I get as much info as I can I can't fail....right? I'm still waiting for someone to give me the number to someone to come do it for me. :-)
For those of you who haven't....
Put yourself on my if you have a second.
If it looks crowded you can zoom in on the map to place your marker.

So last night my oldest returned from New York. The plane got in at 845. By the time we got home it was about 930.

The little one was very tired (as was I!)...I fed her a big bowl of oatmeal...gave her NOOOOOOO medicine. She was in a really good mood, not grouchy at all. At 1030 she went to 1038 I was in bed myself.

She slept ALL night. I think I heard her make audible noise 2 or 3 times but no crying whatsoever. I woke up at 720. She woke up at 820! and she was in a great mood.

She is now sitting on the couch, watching Sesame Street....

Happy baby...happy mommy! My big girl is home and my little girl is not crabby and Mommy got to sleep last night! What more can I ask for!

By the way....has anyone ever heard of a 2 year old having her 6 year molar? Cuz my 2 year old has her 6 year old molar...really it's called her 1st permanent molar....what's up with that. I have counted her teeth 50 trillion times with several witnesses...and it keeps coming up the same....she has 8 total on the bottom, awaiting 2 more molars (1 on each side)....she has 10 total on the top....6 on one side and 4 on the other (with one more coming in).


By the way, go congratulate Veronica when you have a second if you haven't already!

I'm off to have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Chinese Sleep Torture....

Please click here if you have suggestions for potty training my daughter....otherwise....on with the story.

So the little on has a cold. Last night, before bed I gave her cough medicine and decongestant and some tylenol. She didn't fall asleep until 10:00pm cuz she just didn't feel good.

I, in turn, believe it was around 11:00 when I hit the sack.

At 1:05am I was awakened by her crying. I let her cry for a little bit but soon realized she was just not going back to sleep.

It was 4:50am when she finally fell back to sleep. I, in turn, fell back asleep around 5:00am...(that's 4 hours of sleep I missed)....then, she awoke again at 6:45am. THAT IS 3 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES OF SLEEP I GOT LAST NIGHT...

Now, I love my sleep. Don't get me wrong. I'm an 8 hour or so per night person...usually to bed around 10:00 and up around 6:00....I don't like waking up particularly but I do, and after I have my yummy coffee I'm ready to start the day...BUT PLEASE, OH PLEASE, DON'T TAKE MY SLEEP FROM ME.... she has been pretty good, but then she started getting tired around 11:00 and was dozing off on my shoulder. I went to sit down with her....OH NO! She was having none of I rocked her some more and tried to lay her down in her bed...OH NO...none of that either....SO THEN I ROCKED HER SOME MORE....and I tried to lay her down in my hubby and my bed....ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NO WAY! So then I tried the Living Room, and I tried sitting again...NOT A CHANCE...It was me standing and rocking her or NOTHING....Hubby told me to just let her cry and at first I said "no...she'll fall into a deep enough sleep then I can put her down"....well, she did fall into a deep enough sleep for me to sit with her but DUMB OLD ME...I tried to get her to lay next to me on the couch..AND WE STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN....So I let her cry in my arms on my nap, trying to pull me by my neck to stand up....KEEP IN MIND I HAVE ONLY HAD 3 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES OF SLEEP....But I feel bad for her cuz she feels yucky and is really tired too...but she's around 33 lbs....she's like 34 inches long...I'M ONLY 5'4 (that is 64 inches FYI)....SHE'S HUGE....I can only hold her so long...and as desperately as I wanted her to fall asleep....the pain was just toooooo much.

So at one point I almost had her asleep...that was like 2 hours's 2:00 now. She's on the couch watching Teletubbies eating a Papa John's breadstick. She's tired...oh yes she's tired....

I'm gonna try in just a minute to do our regular nap routine and see if that works....that is, after I finish my leftover Papa John's pizza and a coke....

At one point I really felt like I was being tortured....but I'm having my second wind....I CAN DO THIS...SHE WILL GO TO SLEEP or it's out with the hem...did I say that?

Thanks for all of your suggestions so far about the pottytraining....I'll let you know when I start and how it's going! more piece of pizza then we're off to read and sing and hopefully SLEEP....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2:35pm - UPDATE: She's Asleep...GOODNIGHT TO YOU ALL!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I know every child is different but I am looking for suggestions on how to potty train the little one.

I know she's ready...she knows she's ready....everyone that spends anytime with us knows she's ready....

I'm not sure I'm ready!

But I would like ideas of how to go about it because I think that is where my hesitation is....I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR HOW TO GET STARTED!

Thanks a million...

Monday, July 17, 2006


I've been tagged by several of you.

I will not default on my obligation to participate.

I love doing those things.

It may take me some time as I am not at my computer as much these days.

I have 320 things on my bloglines...

Keep checking....


Thursday, July 13, 2006



Read this and you might feel the same way.

I have NOTHING to whine about EVER again....ever.

*Please note the end of the story where it mentions what the living arrangements are*

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Have you decided....

Have you decided to make today a good day?

Have you decided to be joyful today?

What are the words that are coming out of your mouth today? Are they uplifting or are the tearing down?

When you CHOOSE to have a good attitude you WILL get more done. Even if you feel grumpy at first, if you just CHOOSE to TRY and if you make your mind up that you WILL be happy and you won't let SATAN bring you down....YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD DAY. Only you can let someone else or something else cause you to have a bad day or a bad attitude. No one and nothing can MAKE you be in a bad mood.

When you are in Christ, what do you have to be sad about? The things on this earth are only temporary. Our joy should be in what lies above. Our future is eternity with Christ!

Are you an example to non-believers simply by your countenance? Can other's see Christ through you?

These are things I try to consciously think of EVERYDAY and EVERYWHERE in EVERYTHING I do. Sometimes I forget and my flesh takes over. I can be short with others and grumpy. I can get focused on my goals for the day which results in me getting really irritated at the others in my house when they get me off track....but if I let the Spirit take over I can pull myself out of that place and realize IT IS OK....

Sometimes I need to enjoy my family more and worry about being perfect less....

I'm writing this to you because these are things I have been struggling with and working on lately.

I just found this verse today and I really love it.

Psalms 30:11-12
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Growing up

The little one is sleeping in her BED, in her room, (not crib, not living room) for her nap for the second time EVER.

The oldest left this morning with my mother-in-law for 10 days in New York.

I'm very tired. Up late last night, up early this morning...I'm usually to bed early and up early....

It's my naptime too.

I've been working on projects and I feel like I've barely been home in the last couple weeks, much less on the computer.

My bloglines had gotten down to only 40 or so new's back to 300....I will be reading you're posts this week sometime....I hope.

I'll post some a couple pictures from the last few weeks.

Trying to think of names to give my girls on here instead of "the youngest" and "the oldest"....any suggestions?

I'm tired....going now to nap.


Monday, July 03, 2006

Taking a 5-er...hee hee

Ok...just wanted to say hi to all of you guys.

We've had company since Friday and the will be here until tomorrow. We have had jampacked days of fun and activity!

I'll be back later in the week.

Hope you all are doing well.