Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Stuff!

Hello Friday, welcome back.. oh how I've missed you!!
It seems like our Summers have been so crazy around here that Fridays come & go without me even blinking an eye. Every weekend it's been a party of some sort be it a graduation, birthdays, celebrating special occasions with friends and so forth. It's just a busy time of year!

I think this may be the first weekend since May? April? that there is actually nothing on the calendar. Shocking! So, I may make the trip down to the beach tomorrow with the girls. Alone. Maybe. I'm still thinking about it. It's not that difficult really, they love it.. they play.. they go in the water (with me holding them back because they think they are dolphins!) and it's just a nice day. I love it! They love it! Usually, I have someone coming along with me though but... everyone seems to be working or has plans and I just really wanna go! So, we'll see... am I that brave? I already have a few other days planned off work to make trips to the beach this Summer which I am super excited about! Before you ask, Chris is not a fan of the beach so he doesn't really go and I'd rather not 'make' him go because it would just ruin my happy place. ha! Plus, he has to do some work around the fire hall tomorrow to get ready for their big barbecue coming up.

Other than that, things are going ok around here. Jaelyn has been testing the waters a little bit lately. Not sure if it's a growth spurt or what {she has seem to grow a few inches in the past couple months}. She's a VERY picky eater, VERY. So meals with her are always somewhat of a circus. She immediately sticks her nose up, crosses her arms and pinches her lips together refusing to even try what is in front of her and I promise, we are not giving her worms or anything, lol! Most times I ask her to TRY a bite of what is on her plate and if she doesn't like it, then fine but even that becomes a hassle and I feel like I'm making deals all through dinner, which probably isn't right but eh. Any advice? She also has been giving the babysitter a hard time here & there throughout the day - not picking up toys when asked, not listening... all very normal for an almost 4 year old I'm sure but, it can be tiring. Hopefully it's just the 'I'm bored it's Summer and I need something else to do' type of thing. She starts Pre-K in September. I'm curious to see how she does!

Abbie is potty trained, finally. *Does a giant happy dance*. She rarely has accidents and is dry every morning. I thought she would be going to Kindergarten in Pull-Ups so I'm very happy! But sad, too? That means she's growing up way too fast!! She is the opposite of her sister when it comes to eating. She is more than willing to try anything you put in front of her. She may not like it, which is fine but she will try it. She LOVES vegetables of any type, spicy food and rarely ask for anything sweet. Crazy! lol! She has her moments of meltdowns... I mean, she is 2! lol... but she is doing well.

The daycare business is well under way. The loan was approved, insurance has been bought, architect was  hired and things should be coming together quickly... so excited! Abbie will be going to work with Daddy once it is completed and Jaelyn will also join them at the daycare as Pre-K is only a 1/2 day. I haven't decided yet if I will be working there. I don't want to put a strain on our marriage and I know working together can be difficult. Plus, I have health insurance for now and I like my job... so it's a decision for me to think about!

Ok, I think that's all of the updates.. whew.. sorry to ramble! I sometimes forget this blog isn't just about pictures and challenges and blog hops... it's also for me to talk about what is going on with us and keep a journal for me to look back on and that's why I love it! :)

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Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and finding out how you are doing so ramble anytime you want too :-) I am so jealous that Abbie is potty trained. My twin boys want nothing to do with the potty.I guess they can go to college wearing a diaper Lol.
Sounds like you have been one busy momma this summer. Hope you guys have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, been there with the potty training, it's funny but even though it's the child's achievement, it's one that moms tend to enjoy/celebrate more -- isn't it? I mean, for us -- that means no more diapers to change, no more sheets/clothes to clean off, and no more stinkiness other than the bathroom itself! LOL

I'm kind of like Chris -- I'm not much of a beach person, which is weird considering that I've lived in FL for years & before that, I was raised in tropical weather where beaches/pools a were part of life.

Wow, you are going to waaaay too many parties/events for me! LOL I'm a recluse so twice a month is all I can handle before I get agoraphobic or something... ;-)

Have fun with the kiddos outdoors, and thanks for checking out my blog!

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


Clayton Thomas said...

Sounds like things are hopping at your place. Congrats on the daycare!!!


Kadie said...

Thank you so much for the follow and entering in my giveaway. I am following you back. I sounds like you have been have about as crazy a summer as we have!! I hope you are able to get to the beach. :)

Jenny Stephens said...

Oh how I love your pictures!Following you back my lovely! :D Have a STELLAR weekend!!

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