Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Finally playing nicely with Dillon.
We actually made it to Oktoberfest around 3:30 pm and just happened to park a few cars down from Mike and Connie. Great timing! Finding my mom inside was not as easy, especially since she wasn't moving so quickly. (She was pushing my grandma around in a wheelchair, which she is NOT allowed to do next year. It was too much!) We headed over to the kiddie section, which I didn't know existed last year, although I may have been a little distracted by all the free beer our VIP wristbands got us. Brenden loved all the rides...the carousel, cars, bouncy pit (you could stay in as long as you want!) and the big slide. I refused to watch him bounce...it made me nervous! There were at least 15 kids in there and I just KNEW he was going to end up bruised or bleeding or something. Eventually I got HUNGRY and begged Tim to go with me to get food. I wasn't sure I would ever find them again.
We made it to the big tent and found the schnitzel booth, which was YUMMY, and poor Tim waited for 15 minutes for pancakes and apple sauce for Brenden. By the time he made it back Brenden had already dug into my grandma's funnel cake and was only interested in the apple sauce. None of that potato pancake for him! Tim was not upset and said it was pretty darn tasty. I'm amazed that Brenden didn't need more food since he danced for almost an hour straight. He would not let us sit down! And he wouldn't dance next to the table, he had to be on the dance floor! Of course he did the chicken dance, which was my favorite moment of the night.
By 6:30 pm we, as in Brenden and I, were getting tired. I thought Delayna and her group had already headed to their car so we did, too, thinking we could catch up to them before they left. Unfortunately they were still inside and by the time I realized it we were too late to say goodbye. Hopefully we can visit them in Oklahoma City, soon!
In completely unrelated to Oktoberfest news, our house is almost fully unpacked! We spent most of Sunday sorting boxes and getting things ready for Goodwill. We finally found our 2nd shower curtain (in the very last box, obviously) and I hope by this next Sunday we'll be completely finished. We really are enjoying this house. We have plenty of room, the backyard is great, and we are so close to everything we need. Braum's is less that a mile away! I really can't ask for much more than that. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A HUGE thanks to Mike, Connie, Ed, my mom, Jessica and Justin for helping us move! Seriously, you guys deserved more than pizza and beer.
We had our inspection yesterday at the old house, which Tim and I spent a few hours cleaning on Sunday. (Thanks Mike and Connie for keeping Brenden!) We also sold our washer/dryer combo for the same amount we paid for it. Yay! So the inspection, yes. The guy took 3 seconds to check the house out and said "Perfect. Here is your full deposit back." He also explained to Tim that they are not going to rent it again, they are selling it. I wasn't too surprised since when we signed the lease last year they were trying to either rent or sell it, whichever happened first. Of course, the reason they are definitely selling kind of surprised me. He said that the likelihood of them finding another renter like us was practically zero, especially in that neighborhood, so they weren't going to risk it. Made us feel better!
So that deposit is going towards getting Tim a new work computer. His poor laptop just doesn't have enough memory (and something else I can't remember) to run the ginormous program the civil group uses. Which means....Amanda gets a laptop at home!!! Mike and Connie saved us from having to buy one last year and it really has worked out for the best now that Tim needs a better one for work. He's trying to get a good enough computer to keep from having to upgrade anytime in the near future. Something with the number 4 in it...I don't know. All I know is he'll be happy and so will I. A laptop again! Whoo hoo!
Add to all that goodness the fact that the sun has decided to show up and I am one happy camper! Now, if Brenden would just potty train himself then life would be PERFECT. Hey...a girl can hope. :)
Monday, October 19, 2009
8 weeks 2 days
This was the night I spent 7 hours in the St. Francis ER. The ultrasound tech was the nicest person I met that night. She showed me where everything was, explained what was going on with the cyst, and then surprised me by handing me a sheet of pictures, labeled so I would know which fuzzy blob was the baby. :) Seeing the heartbeat was the best feeling ever! I was so worried with all of the pain I was in and it was a relief to know that everything was going as planned.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Congratulations Whitney, Isaac, and Cooper! :)
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
After a few minutes of running back and forth between the big potty, where he stood on his stool and tried to use the potty like daddy, and his little potty, I told him to sit on the little potty and I would go get the camera to show him movies. (The only way I can keep him sitting still for more than 2 seconds.) I ran back into the bathroom and he was still on the potty...with a puddle of pee on the floor. OH! MY! GOODNESS! But he peed while SITTING on the potty, even if his aim is awful. (Typical male, right?) And he asked to go potty, I didn't force him, so I think that's a good thing.
High fives!!! And asking him to tell me when he needs to go again so we can go IN the potty next time. He said "oooOOOoooh-tay" and bounced around the living room and kitchen for about 20 minutes. I'm not sure if he was proud or just excited about the jello I finally gave him. When I put him down for his nap he was dry so I know he hadn't felt the need to go and if he wakes up dry from his nap we're headed straight to the bathroom!
Please tell me this is a good first step. Please, please, PLEASE. :)