Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Up to date

This past weekend was great. We went to the Celtic Festival at the zoo and there were kilts everywhere. It was very cool. We got to hear some really good music and watch some highland games. The animal watching at the zoo was fun too. The tigers were being very frisky and playful. I'll have to try and get some pics posted.

I just realized that I never did a commentary on the Couples Retreat that we went to a couple of weekends ago. It was wonderful!! Lot's of stuff to work on and improve upon plus it was so nice to have a little time away from my little ones. I sure did miss them though! The 4-H Center where the retreat was is in a very pretty setting. Rob and I even did a little canoeing on the lake that they have there. The leaves were starting to turn and the scenery was beautiful. It's far enough away from civilization to feel like you are secluded from busy life but not so far that you have to drive for miles and miles just to get there. I'm looking forward to next year!!

I guess the big news is that I have an evening job now. I won't start for a few more days but I'm looking forward to another paycheck in the family! Finances were just getting a little to stretched and were to the point where they just couldn't be stretched any more. I'll still have my day job of taking care of my boys :-)

This Saturday our church is hosting a ladies retreat. It sounds like we're going to have a really good speaker and breakfast and lunch are provided. It's going to be from 9-2:30...long enough to be away for a bit but not too long so that I will still have some time with my boys!

Monday, October 17, 2005

The poop hit the fan...

Well, actually the bathmat. Pretty gross. Let's travel back a bit to get the whole story.This morning I awoke to a goodbye kiss from my husband and him handing off our 16 mo. old to me. Yes, I was still in the bed and not suprised to see our 3 yr. old sleeping peacefully beside me. Sometime in the wee hours of the morning he had joined our bed. A (the 16 mo. old) settled down a little bit and I thought that he might go back to sleep for a few minutes. I knew that we had a Dr's appt. at 9 and the alarm was set and so I was desperately wanting a few more moments of sleep. Well, had I only know the havoc that was about to take place i would have gladly jumped out of bed. The 16 mo old did not go back to sleep but I shut my eyes and the next thing I knew the alarm clock was going off. I get out of bed and J is still sleeping but where is A? Then I see him in the doorway of the bathroom. Hmmmm...k...J wakes up and walks to me with arms up and wanting me to pick him up. I pick him up and take him to the living room and rock him for a few seconds in the recliner. Then here comes A toddling along in the living room. He wants to sit on Mama's lap too, so I pick him up and then start to smell something like a dirty diaper. Shortly I realize that the poop is on the outside of the diaper. Yuck! Then I realize that the poop is also on the hands of A and is getting all over J and me. I pick them both up and march straight to the bathroom. Then, I realize that no only is the poop all over me and the boys but it's also all over the bathmat and smeared on one of the bathroom walls. I plop both boys in the tub and throw the bathmat in the washer. Finally we managed to all get clean, but we were 30 mins late to the Dr's. Oh well. Poop happens.

Monday, October 03, 2005


Ok. well, things are better in the realm of potty training. High fives are a good reward (thanks B for the idea!!) Also working on a "potty chart" with stickers.
Went to Malvern this past to see bro-in-law and sis-in law's new place....very nice...went to Adona on Saturday...Rob and guys built fence for his mom...I cooked for family there who had all come up for the birthday party that turned into the "birthday party that wasn't" (long story, oh well)...very tiring trip for everybody but good family time.
This weekend friends are moving and looks like it's going to be a nice weekend weather-wise, yay!:-)
Next weekend Rob and I are going to a couples retreat. YIPPEE!! Time with my hubby and friends too without my sweet little boys. I'll miss them. It will be nice to have a little time away though!!