Monday, November 27, 2006

Happy Birthday, Brother

Look at that smile! I don't think it has changed in 37 years! Happy Birthday, Brother! I love you soooo much.

This is good old 1970, and my brother was 11 months old, and there is Motherkitty. I am there too, in Motherkitty's belly, probably just about as big as my new baby is now. I was born in 1971 and he was 1.5 years old when I was born. He has always been a good big brother. I always remember playing together, and don't remember fighting at all.

I will be 16 weeks this Thursday, almost halfway through my pregnancy. Only 24 weeks left. I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday and they will probably schedule the ultrasound then. So you guys start thinking of baby names....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hip Hip

I just got $95 worth of children's books for only $35. That's pretty cool. I ended up selling enough books to get a bunch of discounts. So if you ever get a chance to do an Usborne book party, go for it. They have bunches of cool kids' books.

Also, I gave away 2 kittens in 2 days. Only 2 more little ones to go....and 2 big ones (but that is another story). Also on the cat front, I am wondering why my just spayed mama cat is looking pregnant. It is kind of weird.

So mom and dad, my living room is still clean and so is my kitchen. The kitchen table is filled with school workbooks, pencils, and crayons, but that is ok with me.

We are going on a field trip tomorrow to visit a local airport. I am sure the girls will love it. Sweet husband is taking off work to go with us, too. Bonus.

One week til Thanksgiving. You guys ready??????

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Living on the Edge

So yesterday was a day of living dangerously for my 2 yr old.

The first story is about the potty. She spends a lot of time in there. I can sit here at the computer and have a direct view into the bathroom, so I don't have to be in there the whole time, but I can go help when needed. So she runs in here, crying and saying something unintelligible. I finally figure out she is saying something about there being a red light on the wall.

Apparently while she was going potty she was fiddling with the knob on the bathroom wall heater. We never use our wall heaters because we have central heat/air, but we have not removed all the heaters. So I taught both of them early on, Don't touch, Danger, the whole bit. Told them what they were and why we don't touch them.

So anyway, she is sitting on the potty about 6 inches from the heater, and turns that baby on full blast. By the time I got in the bathroom, it was glowing red-hot. No wonder she was scared. Not to mention the wonderful smell of burning dust. I called both children in there, and asked who did it. No one, of course. Eventually the 2 yr old told the truth.

So thank God she didn't put her hand on it. I know lots of people have heaters like this in their homes and children learn to leave them alone. I also know it is a risk having them in every room, not being used. I also like the idea of having them as a back up in case something happens to our heat/air unit in the middle of winter (ok, I know it doesn't really get that cold here in Kentucky...)

So I felt good. No one got hurt. I handled it pretty well. I didn't lose my temper. And then, of course, I get back on the computer. Sometime later, I get up to check on the girls, make lunch, something (that part totally slips my mind). I walk around the corner of the hallway, and there sits my 2 yr old sitting in my bedroom doorway, happily playing with my pincushion. Thank God all my pins are the kind with little round white heads. The 5 yr old was sitting nearby watching. This alarms me more than the bathroom wall heater. She had a lap full of pins and was happily pulling them out. Thank God she wasn't eating them.

This time I stayed calm for a little while, while I was putting the pins back. I kind of had a hard time getting her to sit still, so I could find all the pins. Some were in her clothes and some were on the floor. I let the girls feel how sharp they were. Of course my two yr old, who was probably sitting there for 10-15 minutes completely still before I got there would not sit still for me so I could put the pins away.

I guess I should say that my girls usually are very good and don't get into things. They don't usually write on walls, rip books, climb cabinets, or anything like that. They don't get my lipstick and paint themselves red. They don't find the scissors and cut each other's hair.

Usually. So 2 in one day threw me off a little. But now my radar is up. I should have seen the warning signs. A few months ago I found a carefully drawn zig zag line drawn in ink on the wall behind my husband's chair, about the height of my five year. There was one more wiggly line above that, about the height my 2 yr old would be if she were standing on the chair and leaning over the back to write on the wall. (it is still there if you want to come and see it). I also found a couple of days ago, a carefully colored red crayon picture(or should I say scribble) on the side of the TV set, also by the 2 yr old.

Oh, well, kids are going to be kids. After my heart started beating again, after the pincushion incident, I think we did something really calm, all together.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy Monday

My husband took my computer for a few days to defrag, update virus software, etc. etc. So I have been out of the loop for a little while. It is so funny how dependent I am on the computer. I would wake up in the middle of the night, walk in here, see no computer and then go back to bed. Ahhh, sleep, that's what people do at night. Doesn't seem to matter much to me. Even if I get plenty of sleep, I still feeling sleepy all afternoon.

No nap today, as we are going to a dental hygenist visit for Dancer Girl in a few minutes. Both girls like to go to the dentist. Must be the free toothbrushes. Too bad it is a cold rainy day. Yuck.

Hope you guys are having a good Monday

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

11 6/7 Weeks

We just came back from our second prenatal visit with our OB. I will be 12 weeks on Friday, which marks the end of the first trimester. Our next appointment is in 4 weeks, during the first week of December. At first this pregnancy seemed to be going by ever sooo slowly. Now it seems that the rest of the year and the second trimester will just zoom by. We will have Thanksgiving before my next doctor visit. We heard Baby's heartbeat today. It took a long time for the doctor to find it, and I joked that Baby was hiding out. He called the Baby a little stinker before it was over. That was sooo funny. All my prenatal labwork came out fine, and they didn't even have to up my thyroid medicine.

It seems so winterlike today, though it was still in the 40's. It was very breezy and cloudy, typical fall weather. We went to lunch at a new pizza place and when we got out, there was a white van parked next to ours. For a sec, I thought it was a sneak attack from Grandma and Grandpa. :) Then I noticed the license plate, wrong county. It was still pretty funny, same color, same make and model, right next to us.

Happy November, everyone. The countdown to Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hannukah has begun.