Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I love having to do the "potty dance"

Silly title for the post? Not nearly as silly as watching me DO said potty dance. Yes, we are potty training Serene, which involves a lot of watching the little munchkin, watching her, and watching her some more. With occasional questions of the, "Do you need to go potty?" variety. And we're having quite a bit of success! Much more than the other times I thought she was ready. Only problem? If she has anything on her lower half (other than a skirt), she treats it like a diaper. Steve doesn't like her going around "commando," but it's working! She never has accidents anymore unless you LET her (like letting her get out of your sight down a hallway . . . I mean, really, any parent knows what that's going to mean). So while she's not the one-week wonder Jessie was, she's making progress, only needing pullups for sleeping and time in public (I DO have some sense of modesty for my daughter!). And each time she uses her potty correctly, Serene gets to see Mom go all silly on her and do the "potty dance" to celebrate. You should see her grin! (Though in my defense, she's probably just loving seeing Mom act like she does. Anytime there's music in a show (Phineas and Ferb being the current favorite around here), she gets up and dances her little heart out. I'm just following her lead in a way.)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gatorland, etc.

I really don't feel like posting, but on the off chance anyone needs a quick update, Steve is ranked as the 11th in the nation in the 5-axle division of truck drivers. All truck drivers, not just food service (stay tuned for THAT rating end of next month, lol). And he was part of the Utah team (obviously) that came in 3rd in the overall state ratings. Cool. Fun. And we loved yet another trip to Orlando with visits to the beach and Gatorland. We did go to Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, but if you ever have the chance to SKIP it, DO SO. Lame. And what wasn't lame was simply disgusting. So no, we did NOT enjoy that. Too bad. The rest of our stay was fun, even though we felt totally out of place at the Peabody hotel, where the conference was oriented. NICE hotel, but that's probably why we felt so out of place, lol! The stairs were great for exercise, even if I did scare a poor bellhop at about 5:00 in the morning one day. I think he didn't expect anyone in the stairwell when he entered at floor 21 (there were 30 overall in our tower). Glad to be home. Glad school starts this week. Wondering where my smile went but hoping it'll come back soon. =)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Officially . . .

Steve is officially freed from the addiction of Fablehaven! Yay! We both enjoyed the series although we were a little taken aback by the rather abrupt ending. Huh. Ah well, otherwise, a highly enjoyable series. After all, it's not every day some author can not only con my husband into reading, but into reading five books straight (and trying to hide the book he's on so his wife can't find it and read past him. Dismal failure, that last part, btw!).

And in totally unrelated news, I now know that I officially have too low blood pressure to donate plasma. Bummer. Was kinda looking forward to getting some extra cash each week. Though to be honest, it's kind of a relief knowing I physically CAN'T. Those needles HURT!! And I give blood as much as I can! But not only were these monster needles (I knew they would be, of course), but the gals kept pushing them in farther or pulling them out, wiggling them around trying to get my blood flowing faster somehow. In BOTH arms! OOOOWWWWWWW! Honestly, if I never see another blood needle ever again, it will be too soon. This may have even ruined me for blood donation, but don't tell Steve that! =)