Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Mom took Ayla, McKey and I to the Magic House today. Ayla had a blast, until it was time to leave for lunch and a nap. She definitely needed a nap. Mckey's birthday is tomorrow, so prepping some stuff for the party. Its been quite a while since I posted last. We've had quite a bit of rain here again, but it's kept the temperature pretty nice outside. Ayla got bit by mosquitoes on her legs a few weeks back...she was so miserable. That's a mosquito allergy for you. Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream were very useful for that. Ayla's decided her favorite color is purple and she prefers cats over dogs. Mom's decided to home school McKey, so we'll be starting Ayla with some preschool stuff as well. That starts next week. Ayla's been doing pretty good learning her letters and numbers and how to write them with the help of a droid app. Not much else is going on. No real schedule set up yet, so it'll be interesting.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Sanatra turned a year old yesterday. We went to the St. Louis Science Center to play for a bit before lunch and naps. Then we went to Jessa and Jeffery's for cake, ice cream and fireworks. Can't believe how quickly time has passed.
Sanatra and Ayla had a blast.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Playing outside. Waiting for Nanna to show up with McKey for lunch. Going to see a former coworker later today. Its not raining today, but supposed to get up to 90°. Ayla's cheeks get red so easily. Made her pedal uphill a bit on her bike. She freaked out cause the bike wobbles. That's training wheels for you. Not even exerting herself and she's starting to sweat. Looking forward to a good day.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Also got her a new outfit and swimsuit for $15 total at Walmart, and they're patriotic themed. Now I just have to take her swimming....not my favorite thing to do at all. Nap time for her, then playing more later.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I spent a few hours today cleaning. The only way I can really get to what needs cleaned the most is to have Sean and Ayla both out of the apartment, so Sean took Ayla to see Grandma Dawn and Pawpaw H. I had about 2 hours to clean, and managed to completely clean our bedroom, Ayla's room, the bathroom minus the tub (I needed to get a cleaner for soap scum) and the utility room. Made my head hurt terribly, but I wasn't stopping till they came back from his parent's place. When they got back, Ayla took a nap, not happily, but much needed.
Went to China King to have bourbon chicken for dinner, because the other Chinese food restaurant that does deliver, doesn't make bourbon, so I had to drive across town. Which actually worked well, cause Ayla's been wanting pancakes, but the milk was out, so I got that and a scum cleaner for the tub.
Ayla's vocabulary is growing so much. Lately she's taken to saying "affer you", "dis is tewible", "it not my fault", it was an aciden". We've still got to work on some of her pronunciations. It's almost May here, and our weather still can't make up it's mind. It wasn't too bad today, I opened the windows and patio door while I cleaned.
Took Ayla to get a hair cut on Monday, Sean doesn't care for it, cause it makes her "look like Mckey", but I'm the one who sees it most often and has to clean it...I like it.
Sanatra has 4 teeth in, and getting another. He's taken to biting occasionally, but Jessa says he refuses teething rings. She caught him in a can of Pringles the other day.
Sean and I switched our phone service and got new phones. So much cheaper than what we were paying, but such a pain in some ways to get set up. At least it won't happen again for a few years.
Saw the eye specialist for a follow up. My vision has stayed the same since 7 months ago, so I'm getting prescription lenses put in my sunglasses. He said in a few years, I may need corrective surgery, but the glasses are the best option for now, especially since I can't do contact lenses.
Go next Wednesday to talk to the neurologist about these headaches. Hopefully we can figure it out.
Ayla's potty trained, but we've had to deal with numerous accidents lately, to the point that I'm getting exasperated and frustrated. I pulled the mat out of my bathroom and laid down towels instead, cause I'm tired of washing the mat, putting it back and not even an hour later it needs washed again due to another accident.
Have had some difficulties with the PCGG blog, and people not being able to see it. I changed the layout and background, hoping it was just a glitch with that particular template. If you have any problems seeing it, please let us know.
Can't wait for bed time. Hoping the weather is nice tomorrow. Hope you all have a great night and weekend.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Jessa has to work today, so Jeffery's there by himself for the most part.
Planning on taking Bubby and Ayla up there later to visit, as long as weather cooperates. We have storms today, so pray that the doctors do the right thing and that the weather stays decent enough (as decent as thunder storms can be) for us to go visit and give Jeffery a break.
Will keep you updated as best as possible.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hopefully he'll be home tomorrow. This is the last update for today. Thanks for all the prayers. :)
Friday, April 12, 2013
He is definitely in need of some prayers right now.
This requires being prepared the night before, and cooked in the morning.
12 slices thick white bread
1 (21oz) can of apple pie filling
8 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup maple syrup
Arrange 6 slices in a greased 9x13 pan. Spread with pie filling. Top with remaining bread slices.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Poor over bread. Cover and refrigerate over night.
Next Morning: Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile place the brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until it resembles small crumbs.
Sprinkle over the top. Drizzle maple syrup over french toast.
Bake uncovered at 350* for 35-40 minutes.
makes 6+ servings
This is half a "serving" according to the recipe. It all depends on how you want to cut it, and how much you want to eat. Enjoy!!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Just the other day she noticed that Daddy had "disappeared"....he'd just gone to class, but I was thoroughly surprised she could say "disappeared" so well.
That's about it for now.
Have a great week!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Headaches. Always pretty much in the same spot. Went to doctor today for blood work and was given a pain medicine that's supposed to be stronger than Ibuprofen....
However, the Nurse Practitioner said the med isn't narcotic, so shouldn't really affect me...but the pharmacist says it can cause drowsiness....and most common side affects? Seizures and depression....I'm really not too keen on taking this stuff...holding out as long as possible....Ibuprofen and Tylenol do nothing for it. If blood work shows nothing, then it's probably off to a neurologist. Joy.
On a better note, it's nice outside here. I have the patio door open and a large gate up, so Ayla can only play right outside the door. Bought lemon balm and got those put into their pots. Hoping it'll be good enough to deter mosquitoes, otherwise I'll buy a citronella plant, and put that in the third pot.
Mom's talking about going to the zoo tomorrow. Hope we do, want to get out of the apartment and do stuff. Small town like this, there isn't much to do for free, and nothing in walking distance, that isn't up a steep hill.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ayla wants to go out and play in the snow so bad, but we're making her wait till it's done snowing. No snow boots for her, so bought a cheap pair of back up shoes so I don't have to worry if her tennis shoes get soaked. Made a quick trip to Walmart last night, so now we won't run out of coffee while we're stuck at home.
Ayla's decided her favorite color is pink, but for M&M's her favorite are the brown. She is such a goober. Most people are starting their seeds for planting, and hoping that spring comes back quickly. We didn't have a white Christmas, but at this rate, we'll have a white Easter. I hope not. I don't like the snow.
If you're looking for tips and ideas for your garden this year, go check out Gardening and 'Going Green' with Alice on Facebook. It's my mom's page. She's certified in Square-Foot Gardening, and our friend Susan posts as well. Susan and I are both Master Gardeners.
Getting rid of the dining room table we have, and getting a smaller set from Mom. Can't wait, cause Sean says we may get a deep freeze if we get rid of the table. Yay!
Other than that, not much else is going on. I do hope you'll follow us on Facebook, and check out the gardening page. Hope you all have a great day. If the weather's nasty where you are, stay safe.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Praying Sanatra and Jeffery don't catch it as well. Stinks as well, that she just started a job at a local Dollar General store this past Sunday and was supposed to work tomorrow, but doctor said not for a few days. Her new boss wasn't entirely thrilled about that.
Got on here to change Jessa's description since she's no longer SAHM, and figured I'd give an update. She likes her job so far. She's been lucky this week, Jeffery's been off on the days she's had to work except one, and Pop and Nonna (Jeffery's grandparents) watched Sanatra. I'll get to babysit the days they both have to work.
Posted last time how Sanatra's pulling himself up. He's using furniture to cruise around when he doesn't want to crawl.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Ayla's been doing real great with going to the bathroom by herself, even being sick and miserable. Haven't had any accidents, and lately I've not had to ask if she needs to go. Although if she does seem to be taking a little too long, then I go check on her. Usually she's not doing anything bad, but she does like to take toilet paper and swirl the end of it in the toilet bowl and watch it get wet. We also had to get on to her for going into the bathroom to flush the toilet two or three times just because.
Sanatra's getting so big. He's pulling himself up and trying to take those first steps....and he just learned to crawl. He's going to be running in no time. Trying to get Jessa to share, but she keeps distracted, and says at this rate, with all she wants to share, it'll be a book. Thinking best chance may be around his first birthday and just have her do a summary of the year.
With Ayla being sick, I've been getting to read a bit more. She's been laying in my lap and I read as she watches a show or movie. I like my couch, but I miss how deep the other couch was. It was much easier to share a cushion with Ayla.
Academy's been going well for Sean and Jason. Sean's seems to be enjoying it, and learning a lot.
No church for Ayla or I until she's over this flu. Don't want to share it with any of the other little kids.
Other than that, not much else is going on. Hope everyone has a great weekend and no one else gets sick.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Dealing with Ayla having accidents in her panties, though I'm not sure they really qualify as accidents, since she does know better. We're working on it....If you ask her why she peed in her panties, you get 'because' as a response. Sigh.
Just updated the Pacific Community Garden Group blog with new guidelines, application and pictures from the past two years. Go check them out. I know we have quite a few non-local readers, but no reason you can't look at the pictures. We'd be thrilled if more local readers joined the PCGG group. You can find a link on the right sidebar, with the picture that says "City of Pacific Community Gardens". You'll also find a link to the Facebook page for Joys and Trials on the left sidebar at the top. Come like us there to keep track of new updates.
Sanatra's getting so big! 6 months old, and loves rocking to music! We'll get him dancing and grooving in know time. He's starting to get the hang of crawling, but still learning.
Finally getting to read "A Memory of Light" in the Wheel of Time series....took long enough. It's been long enough though, I think I need to get all the books and reread them. Same with the books by Christopher Paolini. Haven't even read the last book yet, even though we own it, because it's been so long.
Been having to give Ayla ibuprofen occasionally lately. Seems to be the only thing that puts her in a better mood. She's not teething, as she has all her baby teeth, and it's not time for adult teeth to start knocking those out of the way.
Academy is going well for Sean. I really need to get in to the dentist for this one tooth, because I think it's breaking further....and part of the break is going up under the gums. However with the fees for academy, we can't quite afford to deal with it at this moment. So hope that Sean gets financial aid, that'll make it a lot easier to get this tooth (and other teeth) dealt with.
Dermatology appointment next month, and follow up with eye specialist in April. Can't wait for either. The first, because my scalp is driving me nuts, and the second, because the double vision is back, but we can't afford to buy new lenses again, and insurance won't pay for them until April. Time needs to pass a little quicker, but at the same time, I don't want it to, because that means I'll get another year older that much quicker.
Can't think of anything else. Hope you'll come find us on Facebook. Have a great week. Till next post.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Got all the holiday decorations and the tree put away. It didn't take long, as I don't have much of that, thankfully. Ayla's birthday is at the end of the month, which is hard to believe. She's almost 3!! Not sure about a birthday party for her....which will be a switch considering we did one for her previous birthdays. Sean's started Academy, and that's every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; so I can't really do a birthday party for her and expect him to make it on a Saturday. We'll see what happens.
Academy is 9 months long, and it started today. Not a whole lot else has really been going on. Aside from trying to readjust to days that aren't vacation days (not that I get those sorts of days).
Ayla's standing by the trashcan at the moment peeling a boiled egg. She likes boiled eggs, and insists on peeling them herself.
Jessa and I had the 28th of December with no kids. Mom watched Ayla and Sanatra while we went and had Chinese for lunch here in town, then went to the next town and got our eyebrows waxed, and then went and bought clothes for me. Was a good day for both of us, though we both agreed it was just weird not having a kid to keep track of while shopping.
We finally got some snow that stuck around for more than a few hours. We got a few inches that's still sticking around, but starting to disappear. Was thinking about all the times we'd go sledding in the back yard as kids and our sled marks would just barely dodge the trees. Those were some fun days.
I hate this cold weather, I don't handle it well.....but then I don't handle the heat well either. Sean is always amused when I'm shivering in the cold. Lost my gloves sometime over the past year, but haven't bought more as I know I'll lose them again. *sigh*
Singing on the 26th of December went really well. We definitely like this new song.
We didn't buy Ayla anything for Christmas from us. She's got so much stuff, she doesn't need more, and she'll be getting more in a few weeks. Sean and I are holding off on getting presents for each other till after tax time, as the fees for Academy are first priority, but that's alright.
So yeah, not much else going on. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years, especially our family in other countries.