Friday, February 27, 2009

She's ready to learn to she says

I'm not feeling too good today so I think I am gonna hang around the house with Summer again. We are going to make some strawberry cupcakes for a sleepover she is going to at Paw-Paw's house tonight. Her cousins are also going to be there. Tomorrow night they are having a slumber party at Memaw's house. It should be a fun filled weekend for her. I hope I am feeling better so I can enjoy the time away from her or maybe I'll just use it to rest.

Her pee is still discolored. Yesterday she did have yellow pee one time and she was happy to see it that color. But, not nearly as happy as me. :) Later in the day the murky color returned so I am just not sure what is up. She hasn't been complaining about her tummy that much anymore. She has developed a cough over the past few days, but nothing that is slowing her down. I guess at this point, I am going to wait for the 10th to come and then take her back to the doctor. I hope it will all go away by then, but we will just have to wait and see.

She is ready to learn to write her letters. I asked her the other day if she wanted to learn how to write and she answered, "Yes." She really amazes me and Clint with all the letters she knows. Today she was watching PBS (which I am a HUGE fan of) and the lady was pulling letters out of a box or something. She called them out before the lady did and Clint just looked at me with a surprised look. He said, "Do you know all your letters?" Summer replied, "Yes." So, I bought a tablet thing that has the letters on them and space to practice beside them. It is kind of like the lined paper I used in elementary school when I was learning to write only it is a dry erase board so you can reuse it over and over. I haven't decided when I am going to start, but maybe when I am feeling a little better because my patience has been thin these past few days with my feeling like crap and all. One minute I'm fine, but then I get a wave of tiredness and I get short with her. :( She wanted to start last night, but then she informed me she didn't need any help so I decided against it. She will most definitely need help and I just hope she realizes that. She is just so darn independent these days!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carrie Ryan book giveaway

Carrie Ryan is giving away a copy of her new book: The Forest of Hands and Teeth!

Here is a link to her blog: click here

Maybe I'll win!!! I need something new to read!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tummy still hurts

Summer woke up with another tummy ache today. Only it is not in her tummy. When I asked her where it hurt, it was more in her chest. She also said her back (again upper, not lower where the kidneys are) and legs hurt, but she might just be copying me because I am always sore and moaning when I move around. I just don't know what to think. But, I am NOT going to worry on it. I am playing close attention to her symptoms and if they get worse, we will definitely be on our way to the dr.

She is glued to Diego right now. We have been home most of the day. We did go to the gym this morning, but we haven't left the house since we got back from there. I was going to go hit the StairMaster at the Rush after her nap, but Summer didn't want to leave the house so I decided to take a break and hang out on the couch with her for a little while.

Tomorrow we have Kindermusik. After that we are going to eat and the Aquarium with our friends Selena & Willow (along with the bun in the oven--not my oven of course). I may take a day off from working out tomorrow. I haven't had one in over a week, so I think I will "rest" tomorrow. After our play date, I am hoping it will be warm outside. Maybe we could go on a nice walk if it is. I know we would both enjoy it. This cold weather is for the birds.

Here are some pics from our weekend:

My HOT cousin who turned 30 this past weekend....too bad I'm not from Alabama. LOL There is just something about a cowboy hat and boots....

Summer and Memaw played in the field while others gathered around the bonfire.

She did NOT want to wear a "hair bow" when we went to see Go Dog Go. But, somehow I managed to capture a half-grin.

We are ready for the play....look at Summer posing!
She's so excited to be there!!! "When are the dogs going to come out?"

Hiding from the camera behind Daddy.
She loved her reward for being a big girl and not wetting the bed anymore. :)

Summer likes to play hide and seek all the time!!! Here she after I found her hiding in a blanket in the middle of the floor. LOL

Monday, February 23, 2009

"My pee is my favorite color"

I just love the sound of the birds out on the lake! Summer is finishing up her nap and I am out soaking up some sun even though it is only in the 40's out here. :) It is so relaxing and peaceful here. Gives you time to slow down. I am hoping to make lots of fishing memories here this summer. I know Summer wants to in theory, but we will see if she really wants to when it comes time to sit and wait for the fish to take the bait. When the water comes up, I am gonna take her to pick out a fishing pole. I can't wait!

After her nap, Summer and I might just take a dip in the hot tub. I've got it all warmed up and I think she would enjoy it since she didn't get to the last time we were here. I made sure not to cut it up too much so she will not get too hot. I know it is not healthy for small children to get overheated. In the summer, I cut the heat all the way off and try to use it like a pool although the water is still warm.

Summer has had a minor (I hope) health incident. She has blood in her pee and it really freaked me out the first time I saw it. She is excited though because now her pee is her "favorite color." The dr. wants to see her again in two weeks to see if it has cleared up on its own. If not, they will do more tests. It's crazy and scary, but I'm gonna just lay it all in God's hands. We have been so lucky to have such a healthy girl so far. I'm hoping this is just some sort of infection (even though the tests came back negative). Anyways, like I said, there is no use in worrying about it.

My job is to be there for her and love her, and that is what I am doing. I am hoping to finish up the Smurfs with her later today. I think one time through the DVD will be enough for me. :) I am also gonna try to take her for a walk before it gets too cold and dark. Maybe she will wake up soon and be ready to have some fun with me. She is such a joy and I am so thankful I have her in my life to constantly remind me that I need to be loving and kind. She will learn from me and I need to be a good example. Here's hoping I'm succeeding at that!

Friday, February 20, 2009

She's still sleeping!

This is the first day this week that Summer has not been up and waiting on me when I got home from the gym. I am happy because hopefully she will wake up well rested and we will have a good day. I know we are going to anyway.

Last night I gave her a crib and changing table for her baby. She REALLY liked it. She has done such a great job with the potty training. I am so proud of her. When I told her she might be getting a surprise when we got home, she said, "Do you want to feel it?" She thought that I would want to feel her bed to make sure she hadn't peed in it.

Clint just walked into the office and told me Summer peed in her bed this morning. Two steps forward, one back. LOL Life goes on though....

My friend over at More Than A Mommy Blog is doing a review on JumpStart. It looks like a pretty fun and educational tool for kids ages 3-10. I might try it with Summer, but I'm not sure how much time I want her spending on the computer. It is crazy addictive!!! I vote outdoors as soon as the weather is nice!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"My belly hurts"

I have heard Summer say those words numerous times over the past week or so. She doesn't really have any other symptoms and is still a rambunctious 2 year old despite the hurting tummy. Yesterday, I decided to take her to the doctor since I also noticed her urine seems a little dark. The doctor didn't really tell us anything, but they are doing a culture and should call tomorrow hopefully. Either way we have to go back in a week for another urine test. In the meantime, I am not really doing anything for her belly because I don't know what to do. I do know that it is a good time to get some good cuddling in. :)

We have been on the go all day and she was asleep when we got home about 20 minutes ago. I carried her to her bed and she asked me why she has to take a nap. I told her because she was sleepy and she said she wasn't, but laid her head down and drifted back off to sleep. I know she is gonna be hungry when she gets up because on the way home she asked if we could go to another restaurant. Of course earlier at Longhorns, she was all "I'm not hungry. When are they going to bring the bread?" She asked that about ten times before we actually got any (which was pretty quickly btw). We don't usually order her a meal because at this point in time, she eats it about 10% of the time. So she eats off mine and Clint's plates. Today she had some chicken and a few well-placed (snuck in :) ) bites of broccoli. She ate at least half the loaf of bread with butter of course. She butters it herself if she can help it. She loves bread (and butter), especially the crusts of pop-tarts. I really wish they made a pop-tart without the fruit. She would be in heaven! I tried to give her some grapes with her lunch, but she had already had some (and 2 turkey slices) on the way to the Rush. So we gave the rest to Daddy. She did not want the banana I offered her on the way home from Target either. Rather, I think she would've preferred a Krystal with ketchup and pickle only. :p I'll see if I can get her to go for the banana again on the way to my Jazzercise class in a few minutes. She has to go with me today which will be a nice surprise for my mom & Tre. Then we will come back home and cook some supper. After that, I hope to sit around and play with her until time for Greys Anatomy.

I might even have a surprise for her because she has not wet the bed since we have been back from Vegas! She has had a few dribbles in her panties when she is too involved in something to stop and pee, but she always apologizes by saying, "I peed in my panties, but I'm sorry." She is so cute when she says it. Today I did tell her no candy today since she didn't stop to go pee when she needed to. She took it like a big girl and has not asked for any since. Even when she saw the peppermints (her favorite) at Longhorn. What a good girl she is! Well, most of the time anyway.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Little Gunslinger

We have been enjoying our weekend in Gatlinburg. This morning we went for a long walk. It was cold yet invigorating. Summer rode in the stroller and Memaw, Nanny & myself huffed it.

Yesterday we went shopping and stopped to get some Olde Tyme Photos taken. Now I have myself a little gunslinger!!! She got to hold a gun and a bag of money in the picture and now has found herself a stick gun to play with. I guess it is a good thing we didn't let her hold a bottle of liquor. LOL (thanks for that line Mom) I am not too excited about her new "gun" obsession. As as matter of fact, I just heard her tell her daddy that she has a new gun aka a stick. Oh my! This was not what I was wanting her to take away from this trip. I will have to find something cooler for her to obsess over and play with today. I'm not ready for guns!!! She is a girl afterall. I didn't ever see this one coming, but I guess life is always full of surprises.

I need to get off here and cook some breakfast, but I just want you to know this: If you don't want your kids to know what a gun is (if you are lucky enough that they don't know already), don't take them to Gatlinburg to get an Old Tyme Photo taken. They even had us point our guns at Clint. Yikes!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Alone Time

I had to take my dad to his colonoscopy this morning so I am enjoy some alone time with my laptop. I almost forgot it and had to run back upstairs leaving my dad worrying in the car about how we were gonna be late. LOL He's like me and likes to be early, but he is much worse. As long as I am on time, I'm okay. I don't need to be 10-20 minutes early for an appt. only to have to wait a half hour when I get there. As far as I am concerned, they can wait on me. I am paying them. Anyways, we made it here with 10 minutes to spare before we were "late." :)

Summer is hanging with Clint this morning at his doctor appt. I KNOW he was late. He doesn't have a problem being late. He is so laid back and doesn't get stressed about time related things! One quality that I am grateful for although at times it is annoying because I don't like to be late. At least I don't have to listen to him like he has to listen to me saying "let's go" all the time. I wish I could learn to let go like him, but I think I do pretty good for the most part.

I really enjoyed Summer yesterday. It was a happy and loving day. I hope today is the same. I am already in a great mood and I hope she is too. I know she was not too happy (like her dad) to be staying with him instead of going with me. She always wants to go with me. I am hoping as she gets a little older she will be more of a daddy's girl although I don't mind one bit that she is a mommy's girl now. I was feeding Summer her lunch yesterday after she found out that I would be taking Paw-Paw to the doctor (she was so upset she froze in her chair and did not attempt to eat anything until I offered to feed her). I told her I liked feeding her when she lets (or makes) me because one day she is not gonna let me do that for her. She said she would still let me when she is a big girl like Amanda. LOL

Times up! Procedure is over and I am being kicked out of the waiting room. Yeah!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday nights 2009

Facebook has recently gotten me thinking about the Friday nights of yore when I was out with friends stirring up trouble. :) Now it is nothing like that. Last night we went to dinner and then shopping for a few new outfits for the gym, at least that is what I ended up buying. Then we came home and watched Barney. Yep, my Friday nights have turned into family nights. I have been thinking about asking if my grand baby could spend the night the past few, but haven't really gotten around to it yet because I have to teach at 9:30 on some Saturday mornings. Like today. I know Amanda doesn't want me to keep the baby just so I can go wake her up early and give her back. She is still at the stage I was at when I was in high school. Oh to be 18 again....not sure I'd really want to though. I'll settle for cartoons if it means I get to snuggle with my little girl. Who, by the way, woke me up two times after I had fallen asleep and entered my dream world. The first time didn't really bother me, but the second time I was a little grumpy (to say the least). Especially since I don't think she really needed anything the second time. And, the dream was good.

Summer is going to my mom's tonight. I think Saturday nights are gonna be our new date nights. It just works out since we meet up for church on Sundays. Plus my mom has started going to the gym on Saturday mornings so it works for her too. I foresee a night filled with poker in my near future. I doubt I'll win though. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sleeping in

Yesterday Summer did not get up until 11:00!!! And, that was only after I went into my room three times to check on her. I still had to literally get into the bed with her to wake her up. :) She looked so precious sleeping, but I was ready to spend some time with her and get her ready for the day. I guess it is gonna take a few days to get her sleeping schedule back, although the late sleeping doesn't bother me too much. :) Gives me time to get some things done for myself.

Like planning vacations. I am going to try to book our beach house today. I can't wait although I could possibly be out of town when my best friend has her baby. Does that make me a bad friend? I might fly home though at least for the birth since it will be scheduled and all. These days you don't have to wait for the baby to come, you just take it whenever is convenient for you. Oh how times have changed....sometimes I wonder I would've made out living in the "old" days. But, I'll never know.

I got the Smurfs on DVD from Netflix the other day. I am hoping Summer will like it although at this moment I am not really sure it is appropriate for her to watch. Hmmm. I guess I'll have to lose the conscience and just go with it because I want to watch it! :)

I worry sometimes that she is growing up too fast, but I am trying to do my best to shape her into a wonderful person. I can't protect her from the world. I can only provide her with the kind of environment that I hope will cause her to be a kind and loving person (although I am not always kind and loving). And happy!!!! I really don't want her to grow up and be a miserable person because that would suck. Man I hope I am doing this right.....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I pooped in my panties!

I just love the announcements kids make on airplanes. You know, loud enough for everyone in a four row radius to hear. Especially when it is my kid. :)

She did a good job holding her pee in when she had to wait about an hour before the plane actually took off and we were high enough to get out of our seats. Although I did NOT end up waiting on the seat belt sign to go off. When I saw another lady get up, I got Summer and made a mad dash for the bathroom. You gotta love airplane bathrooms. Imagine getting into one with a two year old and trying to keep yourself and her from touching anything, especially the nasty potty. Thank God for toilet seat covers and tissues.

The plane rides went pretty awesome yesterday. Summer sat in between me and my dad. She spilt water once. Lucky for me, it was on her and my dad. Lucky for them, it was only water and not the Sprite sitting right next to it. I think Clint was the one that ended up spilling Sprite. LOL

Other than that, she was pretty good. Thanks to my dad, she let me watch the movie although she did climb in and out of my lap a few times during it. My dad took her to the bathroom once for me which was also nice because the movie was pretty good. I have no idea what it was called, but I did cry a few times. She did not nap the whole day and was pretty wound up when we got home around 8:00. As soon as we got home, she started playing with her stuff too busy to eat. It wasn't until about 9:45 that she got hungry and wanted Pop-tarts with "no icing."

I better go wake her up. We need to leave in 15 minutes for Playgym. Holy crap.