Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Latest from the funny farm

We have just been a busy bunch of people. I am baby sitting my friend's two kids this month while she takes a cna course. Her kids are 4 and 2. Put them together with my 2 kids and there is mayhem. They try to show off for each other. We have had to lock every door in the house leaving only the bathroom and Bethany's room available. This was learned because they were getting into the office and our bedroom and Shea's room and trashing the place. Bethany's room is where most of the toys are. So we are having some wild times here this month. But Bethany and TJ (the 4 year old) think they are boyfriend and girlsfriend. It is kind of cute. They hold hands and whenever TJ goes home Bethany asks for him. My friend says TJ asks when he gets to go back and play with Bethany too. He says he loves her, lol.

Bethany has reached the 4 year old stage of being sassy and a pain in the butt. We are having to crack down hard here. She is being defiant and dramatic. Anyone who knows Aaron, knows that he doesn't mess around, so he has been all about letting her know this attitude wont fly. Don't get me wrong. She can still be sweet and funny. She just suddenly thinks she is running the show. I have been having to put her in the corner a lot. Sometimes it is hard not to laugh though. Yesterday on the way to speech therapy, she asked for pretzel sticks. I told her there was a baggie in the backseat next to her. She said there wasn't. I told her to keep looking. She went off. She said, "That's it!! I am leaving! I'm finished! I am going to Connie's house! I... oh pretzel sticks!" Yup, she found them.

Shea is doing well. She is a silly girl. She usually torments Bethany by standing nearby and laughing at her when she gets into trouble. but Shea has reached a stage herself. The 2 year old stage. Lot's of fits. Lot's! Like I said, we are having some wild times here.

I am back on a diet and doing pretty well. After me box of girl scout cookies the other day, I got back on track. I am trying really hard to drink lots of water, and eat serving sizes, and more veggies. No soda or sweets or fast food. Aaron and I are going out this Saturday night, so it will take some extra will power to eat right when we go to dinner and the movie.

Aaron is doing well. He is either working or helping with the kids these days. For as stern as he is trying to be with Bethany's attitude, he sometimes can't help but laugh too. the other day Bethany told him, "Daddy, do you need to learn to follow directions!" He couldn't help himself. He just busted up laughing. He is on a kick to get into shape this year too. He would love to be able to do a marathon in about a year.

that's it for now!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I am on a diet. Seriously. I have been doing well too! But now I need some help. Can anyone who reads my blog help me justify the entire box of girl scout cookies I just wolfed down with only the help of a 2 year old? They had peanut butter in them. That's healthy, right?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Shea's Big Girl bed

Shea got her big girl bed today. She really loves it and was so excited. Here are some pictures of her and her new bed.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Such is military life

Things change a lot when you are a military family. You see people come and go a lot. Sometimes you are happy to see them go, lol. Other times it can be hard. I have become really close with a neighbor friend (not the crazy one). We watch each others kids all the time and she taught me how to make tutu's for my girls to play dress up with. She told me this morning that she found out her husband re enlisted and got the duty station they were hoping for. I am so sad that they will be leaving here in about 6 months, but happy for them because it is going to be a great experience for them. Another friend I have known online for years, and now we are based at the same place! The only problem is that we can never seem to get together. She is pretty busy, and I have been busier than usual too lately with sick kids and Bethany's therapies. We keep saying "Let's get together!" but we haven't managed it. I read on her blog that her family is planning to PCS (move) by the end of this year. I am hoping to hang out with her more before they do go. And I know they love the adventure of military life, so I am happy for them to move on to their next adventure. But sad to see them go too. I can't really say much. We hope to PCS out of here as soon as we can ourselves. I have made some great friends in the time I have been an Army wife. We were in GA for a long time, and I saw a lot of people come and go. Some of them I became really close to and it has been hard to keep up with the ones who aren't online much. Sometimes I daydream about settling down somewhere and buying a house and staying there forever, but I have to admit that it is a little exciting to wonder where you will go next and who you will meet along the way.

**Disclaimer: If any of my post doesn't flow well or make sense, that might be due to the fact that I have been interrupted at least 40 times by my kids and the (make that 41 times) kids I am watching who can't stop fighting over toys or beating each other up.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Shea's Birthday party

Yesterday we celebrated Shea's 2nd birthday at McDonalds. She will actually be 2 on the 4th. We had a nice time with some friends and their kids. Here are some pictures.