Monday, January 08, 2007

Back to Normal

hi! well, lauren is back in school today and terry is traveling again...so it seems life is back on track. although, 2 weeks together was a nice break from the every day happenings....i'm glad to be back to our routine.
cute story... when i picked lauren up from school today she had this little piece of notebook paper in her hand. she said, "mom, look at what andrew drew for me." so i look at the drawing and from what i can make of it, it's a heart inside of an arrow....hmmm? we're driving home and i see her in the backseat studying this piece of paper....we get home and she's eating her lunch and out of the blue she says, "i wonder what the heart means mom?" i had a difficult time containing myself. i didn't want to bust out laughing and it's not like i would be laughing at her but at what i think the note is suggesting. so i was joking around with her and said, "i think it means he likes you"..... she just smiled....
it was pretty cute...i noticed she colored the arrow and the heart and has it on her bulletin board. i better go check out her class picture to see who this andrew character is...make sure he isn't shady....Ha ha
kati's potty training is coming along...she's doing great. i decided to train her the same way i trained lauren and that is without wearing panties around the house. she hasn't had a single accident EXCEPT for #2! and luckily i had her in a pair of underwear (she wanted to wear big girl panties, so i thought i'd give it a try) and the 2nd accident happened downstairs in the basement which is unfinished. she freaked out! and of course i think i did too! but the next day she actually sat on the potty and pooped. so i am thrilled with her progress. hopefully by her 3rd b-day (april) she'll be trained....except for at night and naps of course.... and i'm praying she doesn't take after her big sister and develop a fear of public toilets...you know the ones that automatically flush once you get up. well, to this day she hasn't forgotten about the toilet at the costco in anchorage that flushed "really loud" before she was even off of the toilet. geez, what a nightmare that was... she isn't afraid anymore but this happened back when she was 3.... poor thing was scared!
one week down....i've managed to work out every day last week and i ate healthy and cut out snacking! we did order pizza saturday night, which i felt totally guilty for eating but it tasted really good. ha ha i'm not stepping on the scale until next week though. i'm one of those that gets very frustrated if i don't get results right away....so i'm taking a different approach this time and hope it pays off... nor am i starving myself. i used to do that when i was younger too. but would gain weight back and then start the cycle all over again. so tired of that type of dieting/living... i even cooked 4 healthy meals last week....
i should be working on a class project and some assignments....sorry i don't have any photos to share today....have a great week!

4 comments:

Shirls said...

awwww...first crush:) don't forget to update..hehehe.
kati sounds like she's doing well with toilet training.
i'm definitely not stepping on the scale for at least a while. been eating out most days since christmas because dh took time off from work.

Michelle B said...

Uh-oh...I'll have to tell Sam he's off the hook for now. Remember when Lauren announced she was marrying Sam? haha So cute. Way to go on working out!! Good for you. :)

Kim said...

Cute story about Lauren and the little boy, too cute! Its very cute that she was wondering what it meant. Glad to hear Kati is coming along with potty training. It seems like its either really easy or the other way, really difficult. We are back to normal around here too, off and running. Courtney is feeling better and back to classes today. Hopefully that will go good for her and she won't get too tired. Chat with you later!

Anonymous said...

So I am wondering what Dad thinks of this note? I bet he thought he had time before he had to guard his daughter.....I hope he realizes and can cherish all the joys of a daughter. How I wish I could have been there to see Lauren's face as she studied that heart. Precious mil