Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One great weekend

So this post is really an update on my list of goals. . .

  • So far I have worked out at Curves 3 times a week and ran three other days each week.
  • I have applied to three school districts and have two screening interviews set up (one in about a 1/2 an hour)
  • I have caught up with my family album as far as my printed pictures allow. That means I have through June done.

This last one is all due to my great weekend spent at a scrapbooking retreat with several ladies from work. I completed 60 pages! That is the most I have ever done at one time. Now, when I host my own retreat at the end of February I won't feel so guilty only getting 2 or so pages done.

As for my other goals, I am sad to say my bible reading has taken a back seat to getting my resume and cover letter up to date. Now that I have accomplished that I will get caught up on the Beth Moore study I am leading at church.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Potty Training Progress?

I want to start this post by stating that we are really just at the beginning stages with Isaac and the potty. The stage where you talk about going pee pee in the potty, let him sit there for a few seconds if he asks (most times with his diaper on), and then let him flush. Erin has had a bit of success with getting him to actually go maybe a handful of time (typically right before a bath). Last night Isaac and Kalista were getting ready to get in the tub. So as usual, Isaac gets naked and then declares it's his turn to potty (just so he can flush, he LOVES flushing). So he sits down and immediately says he's done. I tell him to sit there and push the pee pees out. Suddenly a nice yellow stream shoots over the toliet lip to the floor. I yell, and push the offending appendage down. He stops peeing, but I tell him again to push and more comes out, this time in the potty. YEAH!

Unfortunately my story doesn't end there. . . Isaac is climbing off the toliet, I am cleaning up his accident, and Kalista (who had gone potty first) decided that she really needed to go poop too. So up she climbs and Isaac climbs into the tub. Now we hadn't turned the water on yet, so I leave to finish my dinner, Erin is collecting towels, jammies, lotion, etc., Kalista is sitting on the potty and, Isaac is standing in the empty tub. Suddenly Kalista is calling for us "Mommy, Isaac just pooped in the bathtub!" WHAT! Erin goes running and sure enough he had. Luckily it was just one spot, not on any toys, and fairly easy to clean up. I am so thankful we hadn't started the water yet! We had great discussion about where we go poop and later as he was playing in the water he told me "Mom, no pooping in the bafftub."

Sunday, January 6, 2008

2008 Goals

I don't make resolutions. I, like everyone else, would end up breaking them within a month and just get frustrated. Instead I try to make some attainable goals that I would like to accomplish. Here they are in no particular order:

  • finish updating my REAP application and resume and then send them out to school districts
  • find a librarian job for next school year
  • work out at Curves 3-4 times a week
  • run 3-4 times a week
  • drop one more clothing size
  • RUN (not walk) the annual 5K Zoo run in June
  • complete (I guess I should start first) my family scrapbook album for 2007
  • finish updating our family address book (somehow this project has been going on for 3 years)
  • study the bible at least 3 days outside of a church setting

I guess that's enough. I hope that by posting this, I will be more accountable and will reach many, if not all of my goals!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Belated Chistmas and Happy New Year!

Yes, I know I've been on break from school, but that doesn't mean we haven't been very busy! So here's a quick update since Christmas. . .

On the 23rd Kalista got to perform her His Singers songs after church. The original date was cancelled due to the snow storm and cold weather. She did great and loved that her whole family and all her cousins got to see her. Check out the props they used for one song entitled "Blitzen Boogie"

Isaac moved one step further from babyhood by having his cradle converted into a toddler bed. He stays in it pretty well and has only fallen out twice. . . So far so good. Now if we could just get rid of his binki (We tried a few days ago, more on that in another post). . .

Christmas Eve and Day were filled with lots of family, fun, and food. Both kids were really great, even with the long hours and no naps. Santa brought them a "castle bounce house with balls and sticks" (this is their standard response to this question). But I think these other pictures show their true favorites -- a LMax leapster for Kalista and a Pirate ship tent for Isaac complete with dress up clothes.

I hope everyone is having/had great Holiday Season. Happy New Year!