Friday, September 28, 2007

A break through (maybe)

Me: I am thinking once the kids are in school being a teacher's aide. I need to figure out if there are any certifications I may need

Glenn: If this is something you want to do.

Me: Well I would have the same schedule as the kids.

Glenn: As long as this is something that interests you.

Me: I would get paid. I would have the same schedule.

Glenn: (more emphatically) Yes, as long as it really is something you're interested in.

Me: (get more impatient) Yes, well it would be getting paid to volunteer in a school.

Glenn: Just as long as you're interested.

Me: When the hell have I ever been interested in anything I've done in my life thus far!?!?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The fall is here

And the reason I know this... my daughter has her first cold of the season. Yup, can't go too many weeks without a sick one. Her nose ran like a faucet today and I can hear her snoring in her room as I write. Probably will be up at some point to snuggle with me and share her snot and germs. Good thing Glenn is out of town otherwise the bed could get a bit squishy with the three of us. I am hoping the cold is a quick one. I want to be able to send her to Moms Day Out on Wednesday and she has a birthday party to go to on Friday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

My worst guilty pleasure seems to be 'crap tv' as my husband calls it. I watch all this semi-reality tv and it drives him up a wall. I got into a show while visiting my friend Amanda in Seattle. ROCK OF LOVE! Yup, even I can agree watching Bret Michaels is crap but I can't help myself (I am blaming Amanda for this one). We're now down to the final 2. I can't imagine who is going to win Jes or Heather (Hometown: Columbus, Ohio - nice!). Jes is nice however a bit young. Heather, well I can't figure out her age. She looks old but I suspect she is younger than myself... I can't figure that one out.
Anyway, the show has been a train wreck and I've tuned in every week. I have no clear favorite which makes it better because there will be no disappointment. I suspect Heather will win. She got a tat of his name on her neck. WOW...that's stupidity at its finest.

Monday, September 17, 2007


It is a beautiful day and we decided to take Ryleigh to the zoo today. We went to the petting zoo and rode the train. We also showed dad Fluffy, the world's largest snake in captivity. She leaves the zoo at the end of October so if you're in the area you need to check her out. It was a great way to spend the early afternoon before Ryleigh's nap.

This month has been a busy one for us. After returning from Hilton Head Ryleigh started 'school'. At least that is what we're calling it. Mom's Day Out is a program run by a local church to serve the community. It focuses on socialization and nurturing, not academics. In another words, it is not a pre-school. However it is the perfect thing for someone like myself who needs a little break so I can go to the dentist or doctor or whatever.

This month also brings our announcement to all that we're expecting baby #2. It is an exciting time as we plan Ryleigh's Big Girl room (our spare room now) and keep her old room as the nursery. I must admit I am nervous as hell about adding a 2nd one. I finally feel as if I know what I am doing with Ryleigh and I am going to mix it up big time. What was I thinking?!?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Beach Bum

Hilton Head September 2007
This was Ryleigh's 5th trip to the beach. When I saw this picture I realized Ry wouldn't be able to fit in the bucket after this year. Here are photos from visits past which remind me how much she has grown. She is such the little beach bum!
Florida November 2006
Hilton Head September 2006
Duck, NC June 2006
Florida February 2006