Sunday, July 03, 2005

Party Pooper

I do not like fireworks!!! They threaten personal property, health and mental sanity. My dog goes crazy. My kids wonder what the noise is and it is irritating to me. I always wonder why the Shriners sell fireworks to make money, yet their official philanthropy is Shriners Hospitals for Children. It's raining here or it was but now there is a small break so the fireworks have begun again. And it's lightening still. So they are risking their lives even more to set off fireworks. Grrr....

Saturday, July 02, 2005

How long do these things stay out here???

Not sure who I am writing this for??? At least for me. :)

It's been nearly 8 months since I wrote an entry. What's been happening? Kids are growing up. Potty training is in full swing. 38 month old wants nothing to do with it really. She say she has dreams about pooping on the potty. But that's about it. And she's a girl. Isn't it conventional wisdom that girls are easier to potty train? We will see I have a 2 year old boy who likes sitting on the potty. And has actually peed while on the potty. Not in the potty but he was on the potty. The pee was on my leg. DD was on big potty and son was on little training potty. I wasn't expecting him to do anything. I was helping her wipe and get off the big potty when my leg got very warm. He hasn't peed since then on the potty but hey it's a start.

My son is talking more and more. He says "Mowee" for more and "Yuice" for juice. Very cute at this stage with the talking thing. And man does he have a temper!!! If he doesn't want to go to bed he screams/yells at me. Not nice so mommy threatens to take the binky and he quiets down. Of course, the binky is going to be a thing of the past real soon!

Made a Dora cake for DD's 3rd birthday party. Just family but I was impressed with my effort.

As for me, we started going back to church. I have been reading lots. Case for Christ, Case for Creator, Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury, Cape Light series by Thomas kinkade, the Bible, Won by Love and Prolife answers to Pro-Choice Arguments. I was baptized with my kids on April 3, 2005 at North Spring United Methodist church. I have been praying religiously (no pun intended) and should be reading the Bible more religiously. I am volunteering at a Pregnancy Crisis Center. Haven't exactly started yet but will this Thursday. I do feel like this is a calling. I have been trying to determine what it is that God put me here on this earth for, rather than doing what I think I am here for. I am in a much better place than I was before so I say, so far so good. Chalk one up for God!

We are traveling like crazy. Just got back from Texas. We went to Dallas to visit some of my husband's family. It was 10 hours in the car with two toddlers, my husband and my mother-in-law. It went better than anticipated. We are headed to Vegas next for a girls weekend, except the husbands are coming. Not my idea. Love, Love, Love my husband but I like my girl trips that we try to do once a year. Not too psyched about the Vegas location either, but it was the cheapest at the time we booked the trip. We are also making a trip to visit the MIL to setup an external hard drive for backing up her computer and then we will be making a similar trip to visit my BIL to do the same thing. Man summer is busy!!

That's enough for now. My next entry will be before the end of the month. And if you're interested this is an updated picture of the new kitty who is now 10 months old. In this picture he is only 6 months old. He is a big kitty!!