Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
These little sheep are not part of the Niki exhibit but Lauren really liked them. Twice she stopped and said "cheese" - meaning she wanted me to take pictures of her.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Lauren kept grabbing the markers by the wrong end which resulted in her getting marker all over her hands. She does not like to be messy so I was wiping her hand every other minute.
Here is her masterpiece. She had more fun playing with the markers and their container than she did coloring her pumpkin. Oh well.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Lauren had a difficult time falling asleep in her new bed. Part of that is my fault - I didn't keep her normal bed time routine like rocking her before putting her in the bed. Part of her not falling asleep also had to do with Lauren not having a nap at all yesterday and being so tired she was wired. I let her fall asleep in our bed and Joe moved her to her bed. She slept all night long with no problem. Tonight, I will definitely stick to our routine.
Friday, October 24, 2008
We left off with us going on vacation to Walt Disney World September 11 -15. (I'll blog about the trip later.) On our last day of vacation I was informed that 2 managers in St. Louis (one of them being my manager) were laid off due to the downsizing of my company. On the 18th of September, I was laid off (along with lots of other people nationwide). Bummer. Their loss. Needless to say, the first couple of weeks after that were a little nuts. I've been looking for jobs but the market is kind of stagnant right now. The perfect job will come along - hopefully sooner rather than later.
On September 28, AB had family day at Six Flags. Before we headed to the park for the day you'll never guess what happened?! Lauren used the potty!!!!! Boy we were so excited. She used the potty 2-3 times that day and then the next but hasn't sat on it since. Every time I ask her if she needs to go potty she says "NO!". When I try to sit her on the training potty, she stiffens her body and refuses to sit. We will save that battle for another day.
Six Flags was fun but boy was it yucky!!! Granted, I am a Disney Snob but come on - the park felt like a glorified carnival. The music was too loud, and the upkeep was not good. I felt like the workers were always trying to up-sell me and there were advertisements everywhere. We had a good time but it will be a while before we pay to go. Lauren had a blast. She enjoyed seeing Scooby Doo and Scrappy too.
Lauren also enjoyed riding her first amusement ride by herself. Joe and I were nervous at first that she would cry when she realized we were not going to ride with her but she LOVED it.
To shore the last few weeks up, we've been on a hayride at my Aunt Libby's. Lauren enjoyed bobbing for apples - actually she liked playing in the water more. She took a couple of tries at a pinata and ate 2 1/2 hot dogs -no bun. We attended a family picnic at Garden of the Gods last weekend and was in Harrisburg when my parents got to meet Brenna's boyfriend Kelsey. Overall, life has been good. I just need a job.