Apr 28, 2008

Fast Fingers

Thanks Kiersten for the link - it was fun to see how fast I can type even though it's been seven years since I was in the workplace and more like ten years since college! I guess I've still got it! Let me know what you get...

93 words

Speed test

Apr 25, 2008


A post on a friend's blog just reminded me of a funny thing that happened a few weeks ago...we finally made our maiden trip to IKEA and had fully enjoyed our dinner and browsing, ending up in the kids section to let our kids play around a bit. I was studying some products for a bit then turned around just in time to see Ella standing up off one of the kiddie potties and pulling up her pants. Aagh! Panic! "Ella, what are you doing?!?" ... her innocent reply: "I went potty mommy." I of course was mortified, and a couple walking past busted up laughing at my dilemma. LUCKILY after walking over and inspecting things I realized that she was just pretending and thankfully had not actually "gone" on the potty. I don't know what I would have done! I let them keep on playing although Ella was sternly reminded to keep her pants on!

Apr 19, 2008

Our Lot

Here we are standing on our lot...the "before" picture. There are finished houses on both sides of us & across the street - this is pretty much the last lot. We closed on our construction loan Friday and we are scheduled to start digging Monday...HOORAY! I will try to keep the post current on construction photos especially since I drive by there every day on my way to take Josh to school. I'm so excited we're finally starting!

Look at me!

Hey Everyone I'm three months old! I'm a big boy & learning to reach for things...I especially like swatting the toys on my bouncer...hooray for learning new things!!!

Apr 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Ella & Joshua!

Ella turned three Saturday and Josh turned seven yesterday! It’s hard to believe my little kiddos are growing up so fast. Although I must admit that I’ve been thinking Ella was already three for a long time now, considering her great vocabulary & speaking abilities. She is a little sweetheart and has a tiny little voice to match. She woke up bright and early Saturday morning and said, “Mommy! I turned three!!” Josh was very anxious for his birthday and I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for seven years. He is as smart and ambitious as ever, with a temper to match…we are working on that. We aren’t doing “friends” parties this year due to our circumstances, but we did have grandparents celebrate with us and we went to Chuck E Cheese last night, so the kids for sure haven't felt deprived. It's been busy but fun!