Monday, April 28, 2008
Did you know that KK was big enough to ride the Matterhorn? Apparently you only have to be 35 inches and she is just between 35-36 inches tall. She also was tall enough to ride the Mickey Mouse roller coaster. She loved the Mickey Mouse roller coaster and asked to go on it again and again. She rode the matterhorn but we were not too sure if she liked that one or not. She kept her hands over her eyes the whole time.
Aly didn't really like the Mickey Mouse roller coaster and didn't even want to try the Matterhorn. She wanted to stay with the mellow rides. Hopefully next year when we go she will be ready for some more thrill rides, otherwise KK will be passing her up on most of the rides while she stays behind watching ;-)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
All year long Aly was anxiously awaiting her turn to take Paddy home. Well, Monday was finally the day! As soon as Paddy got in the car Aly snuggled him close. When they got home Aly and Paddy watched the movie “The Waterhorse” They loved it! KK, Aly’s little sister started to get jealous of the time that Aly and Paddy were spending together so they both began fighting over Paddy. Paddy didn’t like it and felt scared. Aly and KK had to share Paddy and take turns. While it was hard for Alyssa to share Paddy, she did a good job. KK wanted Paddy all the time, including bedtime, so Alyssa slept with Paddy the first night and KK slept with Paddy the second night.
On Tuesday Aly had a dentist appointment. Paddy was a little nervous about going to the dentist so Aly held onto Paddy tight. The dentist counted Aly’s teeth and she even let them polish them. Paddy was so proud of Aly for doing such a good job at the dentist.
Tuesday evening Aly had a friend named Jenna over and they both loved playing with Paddy. They let Paddy play on a boat and they fed him his bamboo.
Aly is happy to bring Paddy back to school today and let him have a turn to visit someone else’s house.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Let me tell you a bit about the slow plumber first. Ed got the entire job ready for him by finding the leak, cutting the sheet rock near the leak, and removing the bathroom cabinet. After having such a slow plumber when they charge $95 an hour we have learned to do as much as possible ourselves. So all this plumber needed to do was fix the leak. Well, apparently the whole to access the pipe wasn't big enough. Instead of him using a knife to cut more sheet rock he just used his hands and ripped it off--now hubby will have to make a clean cut around the area himself. Here's the big one, instead of cutting the copper pipe with a knife he ripped it out with his hands causing the copper pipe to rip out farther away than it needed to be replaced. Now he was replacing a section past the toilet and ripped out all that sheet rock by hand!
In between all this ripping out he is upstairs cussing and saying he hates plumbing and that he will never do this again. He manages to cut his hand twice and gets blood all over the wall, floor, etc and doesn't clean it up. He is so high stress that he is stressing me out. All that comes out of his mouth is negative. At one point he told me he was 40 and his birthday was at the end of the month and he thinks he is going through a midlife crisis. When he is ready to turn the water back on to check his leak the well doesn't go back on and he is back to pissed. Good thing he was outside so my children didn't have to hear it. I told him that hubby could come home and figure the well problem out and he was so frustrated by it he agreed, I paid him, and he left!
The slow plumber was always quiet and professional. My biggest problem with him was that he added things on on hot water heater without consulting us. Also the fact that he was so slow milking the clock.
So who would you choose? The fast bad mouthed plumber or the slow plumber that milks it for all he can?
I think I will try someone new and forgo both!
Monday, April 14, 2008
This past week I was able to loose a pound. I weighed in at 132.4. Total calories burned for the week was 4,853.3 This equals just a bit more than 1 calorie burned which means my daily food intake was not so good.
I have found that if I want to loose 1-2 pounds a week I need to burn 900+ calories a day. If I want to maintain my weight I can probably just stay around 400 calories burned per day. I still have a bit more that I would like to loose as I get ready to wear a swimsuit in just 4-6 more weeks. The good news is I am toning up more and it is nice to see some definition in my legs.
I love sugar way to much to give it up so working out will be a regular part of my life. We all have to compromise somewhere. I know sugar isn't healthy for you but I do love it. I don't over indulge but I do like to have at least one thing sugary a day whether it is a piece of candy or a cookie or a piece of chocolate. It is all about moderation and balance and I am working on that to find out just what is good for my body!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
In this picture she wrote: "To no one except Alyssa"
Pretty good for sounding it out on her own and only being four years old.
It is so much fun to watch her grow and learn. She is even helping me to see in more depth just how children learn to read. I never really knew context clues played as big of a role in learning to read as they do.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
She made a bunch of flowers too but I didn't get to take a picture of them. She built so many dragons and flowers that she used up two buckets of legos. She was so proud of her dragons. She asked me to get the camera and take a picture. She even shared a dragon with KK. I was so surprised considering KK usually breaks the legos in a matter of seconds.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Do you see her shirt? It is a hooded T-shirt and she has the hood upside down. I thought it was so cute. She is not even a teenager and already she is showing her belly. ;-)
Check out the hood over her bottom! She is just so cute!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Shortly after moving in we met a few of the neighbors. They all seemed nice and most of them wanted their privacy as well. After 6 months or so of living here the nosy neighbor told us that he noticed we had done a lot with the place--put in sheet rock, had a refrigerator delivered, new furniture, etc.... I have to admit I was a little irritated that someone who lives two houses down--about 4 acres away would know so much about our house when he can't even see it from his own.
Things have only gotten worse. Everyday he drives by our house and will just park out in front of it and stare at us. One time I ran out and asked him if he wanted something. He was embarrassed and said no while quickly driving away. For the few months that followed he didn't park in front of our house again.
Well he has been back at it and now whenever I have company he sits out there and writes the car license plate down? Who does that? What the heck? I was appalled the first time I realized it. He continues to do it and is now freaking out my friends.
I brought it up with hubby and he seems to think it is no big deal. His point of view is at least someone on the road would know if something every happened to us.
What do you think? Would you put up with it? Would it make you feel good to know that a neighbor knows so much about you? Comment and tell me!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
My head was spinning, what was I to do? This would be the perfect opporutnity to get in with the school and let them see that they want me as a permanent teacher. This would also be a great outlet for me to meet new people and make some new friends. I had to think quick on my feet so I took the job!
I asked them to please give me until Monday so I could find childcare for both of my girls. Now the real work will start. Since I couldn't find anything last night I waited till this morning. I called Aly's preschool to see if they had two full time openings. To my dismay they only had one. So that is not an option. So now what am I to do? I guess I will be spending the rest of the week observing childcare and trying to find one with two openings. This is going to be one heck of a week!
Do you know what today is? Today just happens to be Tuesday, April 1st. So in the spirit of April fools day this entire post is just a joke. Ha, ha, April Fools. Hope you all enjoy the day and get a few good laughs at some of the jokes people will be pulling on eachother.