Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Such a big boy!

I have been trying to potty train Wyatt. We have good moments and bad, but last night was just so exciting. I didn't think anything of it when he woke up at four and headed straight to the bathroom, but what I didn't expect was he was completely dry when he woke up! This is just so exciting. Jackson still struggles and sleeps so deep he doesn't wake up to go, but Wyatt got up and stayed dry... I am just so excited!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend fun

This weekend was interesting. I didn't have Jackson all of Saturday and until Sunday afternoon because he went and spent the night with Pete's mom. I love that she will take him sometimes.

I also cleaned the house because I was conspiring with Lainey's boyfriend to make homecoming dance night nive for her, that and it really needed it.

Here is the question of the day, why is it that the mom is the only person that really doesn't get to sit down and relax in the evening? The teenager does, the dad does, and mom gets to chase the boys. Its in those moments I truly appreciate my mom.

Proud of Myself.

Last week we were low on gas in one of the vehicles. So I volunteered to walk Jackson to school. My leg was numb every day by the time I got home but Wyatt and I made the round trip every day... I think the Round trip is close to two miles. The stroller got a flat tire on Friday and Pete wasn't able to look at it yet so Jackson and I drove today. But I was proud of myself for walking every day!

Interviewing AGAIN!

I have been looking for jobs again as you should know. Anyway I emailed a resume and cover letter in response to an ad in the paper. I emailed it on Friday. I got a call earlier today setting up an interview tomorrow. Hopefully I do not mess this up and we are able to get on more stable footing. I would be able to use my degree which is a plus.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Husband Tag

The Husband Tag...
Thanks Chelsea now you all get to hear about Pete!

1. Where did you meet? Geology in college, but didn't really get to know each other for a couple years... October 2002 he showed up at work and we got to talking.
2. How long did you date before you got married? A little less than a year
3. How long have you been married? 5 years this last august 4
4. What is your favorite feature of his? His eyes.. They just tell me so much.
5. What is your favorite quality of his? His ability to remember the most obscure things I say...and then remember them and suprise me.
6. Does he have a nickname for you? Generally Honey, but if he is lovey or wants something it is Emmy.
7. What is his favorite color?Green/Purple
8. What is his favorite food? Orange Chicken from Panda express
9. What is his favorite sport? Football and Baseball - he used to play baseball. He was a catcher in high school
10. When and where was your first kiss? October 2002 sometime.. we were watching the sixth sense on my couch.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? we like to watch TV and figure out the end of the show - like figuring the bad guy on cop shows.. also like to drive around and talk.
12. Do you have any children? We have two and he has three daughters in addition to the two.
13. Does he have a hidden talent? He is so creative and is better at decorating or picking out clothes for me than I am.
14. How old is he? OLD. LOL he is 38 and will be 39 on May 7
15. Who said "I love you" first? Probably me - was a shakey time - I had been hurt and so had he.
16. What is his favorite type of music? Anything that Wails!
17. What do you admire most about him? He is hard working and totally does what he can to take care of us, he stresses about it and I hate that, but he always makes sure we have what we need. He also shares my belief that everything happens for a reason.

OK, now that is done, I tag..... Kristin and Janene!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Twinkle, Twinkle....

My little Wyatt, who is still only two has started singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...It is so cute... I sing to them at night to get them to go to sleep and the other night Wyatt started singing with me. He is also my little helper - following me around and helping with the silverware when I empty the dishwasher. He even unloads the dryer by himself. He is so independent - he won't let me help him with things until he is completely exasperated trying it by himself.

Jackson is doing well at school... Normally I can't get him to carry anything remotely heavy, but when he is taking treats to school for next week he carried the box all by himself. He has been reading with me though sometimes it is hard for me to get him to sit still... But we are working on it... now on with the penmanship! He needs to work on his name and his writing.

Anyway Pete and I are doing well and we have Lainey living with us. This is an adjustment for me - the whole teenager thing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Trying so hard to stay positive.

Okay so I will update you all. I have had a hard time lately since the separation from my job, but I have to move on and find something else. I have had a few leads and applied to a few places. I am just trying to stay positive in the mean time.

Anyway, Jackson is doing so well in school. He had a reading assessment recently. He only needed to score an 11 to be on track he scored 41. And overall he was in the third tier which is right on track. He is so set in his routines. I picked him up from class on Friday and he couldn't leave until he said goodbye to his teacher and he notices when she changes things for the next day and knows that it isn't for that day. He keeps her on her toes...

Wyatt is talking up a storm and tries to potty train himself. He will go potty if he is thinking about it, but we still have a little bit to go - He was doing better when he was in daycare because of their routine.

Lainey has been living with us for awhile while her stepdad finds a house. Hopefully, I can find something and Pete can find something that can get us into a bigger place and she can live with us permanently.

Hope all is well with you all!