Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
John says "What time is it?" and JJ's response is "Peanut Butter Jelly Time!" He then runs around the house screaming this over and over.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
JJ thought it a good idea to drink the rest of the Benadryl this morning. Luckily there wasn't a whole lot left, but enough to be concerned. I called poison control. She wanted me to call 911 since I didn't know where the nearest hospital was. They preferred to send the troops out. Holy cow. The fire department showed up, the base police, and then the ambulance. They figured he'd be ok, but to be on the safe side we loaded the kids up and drove over to the ER (after they gave us directions--and we still got lost). JJ was so unthrilled to be there. He didn't want the hospital wrist band on and screamed for five minutes because that was on his wrist. Then we had to weigh him and that was another screaming match. As well as getting the thing taped to his toe to measure his vitals. After all that we sat in the room for a while. Luckily there was a TV and it just so happened that his favorite show was on, Little Einstein's. After an hour or so we got the clear to head home.
(The only reason I got this picture was John happened to bring in his cell phone. I looked at JJ and told John this would be a picture perfect moment, belly hanging out, legs spread, eating raisins; too bad I don't have my camera in the diaper bag. At which point whipped out the good ol' cell phone. What would we do without those things?)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Maddie is loving her table food. And crawls everywhere. This morning she chased the vaccuum around while John was using it. It was pretty funny. You will see how JJ is obsessed with putting things all in a row. I have only caught the fruit loops on the couch with the camera, but he does it with his cars, the magnets on the fridge and probably lots of other things I can't think of at the moment.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So what have I been up to, you ask? I ventured out to the squadron spouses' meeting on Sat. I have to admit I was a bit nervous on the drive over to the squadron. How were these women going to treat me? Were they going to be as hoighty toighty as the last bunch I tried to hang out with? Nonetheless, I brought my platter of pumpkin bread I had baked and marched up to the second floor of the building. What I had been hoping was true! They were friendly, talkative and a fun bunch! We made baby/toddler blankets for Project Linus. They donate baby/kid blankets to hospitals, women's shelters, etc for kids in need. It's a nice foundation.
I recently found a website sahm.meetup.com. (SAHM = stay at home mom) I was looking for a mom's group where I could meet new people. It is an interesting site. The moderator of the group I joined sets different fun things to do with the kids. We went to the Barnes and Noble story hour on Tuesday. It was fun minus the old lady who wasn't very kid friendly if you can believe that. The moms that came were really nice. One just lives down the road from me. And last night she scheduled a mom's night out at a mexican restaurant and then we splurged and found some ice cream.
The weather is finally cooling down a bit here and I am really enjoying it! On a different note, JJ has figured out that he "lubs" pop. We have gotten him to sit on the potty on several occasions without any luck yet. Maddie just baffles me everyday! She is so completely different than JJ. Two nights ago she pulled herself to standing in the tub and can now pull herslef to standing in her crib! She crawls all over and puts everything in her mouth.
I'll post pictures when I have more time. This computer issue is driving me insane!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
JJ couldn't get enough of the evening. He dragged his little bucket for over and hour and refused to let me carry it for him. Maybe he was thinking I might steal it? Hmmm, do I like candy? Never! haha. I brought him back while before the evening ended and made him get in line to get candy from daddy. He was is such a candy zone that he didn't even notice who he was getting the candy from. I think his thoughts were "give me more, give me more!"
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Before we went to the park, I was kind of ignoring JJ's ramblings. Apparently I shouldn't be! He was laying on the floor where we change his diaper saying the word diaper over and over! Hello Mom! Get a clue! Oops!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
As I sat here on the computer a few minutes ago, I had to ask John if he had sat her up. When I sat her on the floor she had flopped over and was playing with the floor vent. I looked again and she was sitting up!! She sat herself up for the first time. She probably be crawling in the next few weeks.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Hmmm, where do I start? It first started in Grand Forks. Base housing made it mandatory to recycle. They gave you a nice big bin and you had to separate everything. Ugh. They then made it so you didn't have to separate. After moving to San Antonio, I had to seek out recycling. I got a small, I mean really small, green plastic box I could use. Well, shoot, I could fit two milk jugs in that thing when we were going through at least 4 a week. This wasn't going to work, but for the time being it was going to have to work and I was going to have to shove as much in that box as I could. We eventually got the nice big container on wheels. Yay!
Living on base again, I assumed(you should never assume!) that we would get the nice big container on wheels. Well, we did. One problem -- they don't pick them up! I am not sure where my need to recycle comes from. I think I really just want to help keep our home, the Earth, clean. I try to do many things to "Go Green." I bought Maddie cloth diapers, I recycle as much as I can when I can, we use the new spiral flourescent light bulbs. And our next vehicle, when the van dies, will be a hybrid.
So back to the recycling dilemma. Apparently the base ran out of money to have a recycling program. This frustrates me. That means the entire base is throwing away tons of office paper and supplies when they could easily be recycled. I know the government has a policy that states Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It's just so frustrating to me that the base can't even follow it's own policies. Hopefully this will get resolved soon. As for now, I am going to collect what I can from the house and use the drop-off points at the local grocery stores. At least I am doing my part to be green.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
The living room is finally livable and the dining room is put together. The backyard is in need of some grass, which won't happen until spring. There are three rose bushes in the bark. We are going to transplant them to the front because they are right in the way of JJ's play area. And the bark will probably become grass as that is Cody's favorite place to leave surprises.
We put some packing paper on the kitchen floor for JJ's entertainment. Maddie got in his way and he got a little upset! Can you see she is finally growing some hair?!?!?
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Here is the living room looking out the back of the house. The kitchen is through the doorway on the left.
Here is the kitchen. It is a decent size and I like the window over the sink. And we get a gas stove!
Here is the dining room to the left of the kitchen and behind the garage.