Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ear Infection & Soccer

After Junior screaming for several hours last night I got him an appointment in the weekend clinic (since I tried for two days in the regular clinic to no avail). One of his ears is full of green snotty gunk. Ewwwww......I don't handle sickness well. Junior is a trooper and started on antibiotics, but is worn down. He is nestled into bed and hasn't screamed yet so I am hopeful that a good night's sleep will result in a happier baby tomorrow.

The girls had their first soccer game today and had a great time! I took tons of pictures and have some opinions about parents being wayyyyyy tooooo involved in soccer games when their kids are 5 and 6 years old. We really lucked out on coaches though and they at least share the same opinions about how the games should be run that I do, so the girls will be fine.

Friday, October 12, 2007

New battery

My scooba battery died. I love the thing, but I guess I missed the fine print that says if you don't use it for more than two weeks disconnect the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. I wish I had known that before we went to DC! I ordered a replacement and it arrived today!! So my scooba is doing it's job and I am free from mopping the floor again. Thank goodness!

Masters Anyone?

I got my master's when we were stationed in Germany. So far I have yet to use it. I did enjoy the classes and learned a lot, but I kind of wished I had done something different along the way.

Today I had to call Germany in order to track down a transcript and because it has been so long--makes me feel even older--I had to contact someone in the States. Then I went to a community college one summer in order to get some basics out of the way, so I had to get a transcript from them as well. I contacted BU and ordered several from there to go to various places as well. All that hoopla and the community college has already texted me to let me know that they are on the way. I wish all of the schools were that efficient!

So now I have done my part for the new plan and I just have to wait and wait and wait and hope that everything else goes just as smoothly.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Field Time

Dh is set to deploy sometime this year. They are out in the field for gunnery for the next two weeks. Luckily they get to come in every once in a while for showers and clean clothes. He leaves clean and smelling good and I am left with dirty uniforms, smelly socks, mud all over the place and an empty fridge.

I wouldn't change a thing.

He loves his job. I love my Soldier.

Self Portrait

This is a self portrait Abs did at school. I love her view....

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wordless Wednesday--sort of

So this won't be very wordless since this picture means a lot to me. This is a picture of Em when she was about 3 1/2 years old and my Dad. My dad passed away in April 2006 and I miss him a lot. Em had a really hard time with everything because she spent so much time with him and loved him so much. I do know that she has a lot of good memories of him and I hope that those will always be with her.
Check out more pictures here.

Puree anyone?

My sister sent me this link yesterday about the Oprah show with Jessica Seinfeld and her new cookbook. I DVRed the show and am in the middle of watching it and it sounds good to me! My kids are better than most in that they eat peas, carrots, green beans, corn, sweet potato, etc. I don't even eat peas! We do eat a LOT of mac and cheese while their Dad is gone, flavored up with some ham, so adding butternut squash puree or cauliflower puree sounds like a good idea to me.

I'm definitely putting this on my list of things to try.

Last summer my mom had a huge amount of zucchini in her vegetable garden plot at the community garden. I was pregnant so I loved it cooked with a little bit of onion, but the girls would have no part of it. My mom ended up making a mock apple pie using the zucchini. It was good, but I couldn't enjoy it because I knew it was zucchini and the thought just bothered me. The girls absolutely loved it and I scored points being the coolest mom and letting them have apple pie for breakfast. I'll take whatever victories I can.

Who designs these houses?

Since I married my DH, we have moved 6 times in 13 years. Not a big deal, I love to move, and I would really love to move somewhere else besides Texas for a little while so I could have a change of scenery.

Anyway, you would think that as many times as people move in and out of housing that they would design these houses to make it a lot easier. We just had Em's furniture delivered and it was a bunch of maneuvering around sharp corners and moving things around in order to get it to fit down the hallway. (I had a friend who lived in Hanau in the officer's quarters and this one set was gigantic and had massive hallways. I want that house now!

On the way in, the movers didn't secure the armoire door and it flew open and jammed into the driveway. This caused the doors to be misaligned and one of the doors was damaged. The mover noted that and said they would bring out a new armoire. I called Rooms To Go customer service immediately after they left and sure enough it was already in their computer system and they setup delivery to replace the damaged item. Woohoo! Finally a company that really does value customer service!

Junior is down for a nap and I guess it is time for me to start moving all of Emily's things back into her room. I have a class tonight and DH is in the field so the outlaws are coming over to watch the kiddos.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Where did the time go?

10 years ago today we became parents for the first time! Em was 8 lbs 6 1/2 oz and was born while we were stationed in Germany. (they say you come back with a schrank, a cuckoo clock or a baby--we came back with all three)
This is Em last Saturday with her dad.

Hard to imagine what the next 10 years will be like.

Happy Birthday!!

Things I learned at the Dermatologist

Today Junior finally had his appointment with the dermatologist. After he greeted everyone in the lobby and all of the staff we were finally called back. In such a small area he went from his sweet little self to a little imp that wanted to get into everything. He really wanted to stick DH's car keys in the light sockets. We avoided that and he was more than happy to let the nurse take his picture for his files.

They said that we were doing the right things for his eczema. They do have one set of medication that is better and they gave us prescriptions for it, but suggested other things for us to try.

1. I didn't know that since he has eczema we should either put him in the tub and get him directly out or let him soak until he is a little old man. Anything in between is not good.

2. Their moisturizer of choice is.....CRISCO! Apparently it doesn't contain anything to be allergic to and it won't hurt them so we can always lather him in Crisco and then put on pajamas.

3. When you coat them with crisco or vaseline, put a set of wet pajamas on and then put a dry set on top of those and it will really help get that stuff down into his pores and end any dry skin.

4. When he has a bad break out of eczema we are to treat it and then wrap that body part (usually for him it is the arms and legs) in saran wrap and then put him in his pajamas.

I'm sure Junior is going to love all the scrapbook pages I can make out pictures of him dressed like this!