Sunday, December 31, 2006
Ian woke up with a drippy nose running full force so we are home this morning rather than spreading germs to 30 other 5 yr. olds. Ian, of course, was extremely disappointed to be stuck at home with all his new toys.
Speaking of new toys....he doesn't seem to be playing with them a whole lot right now. He's playing with the boxes they came in. Does that count?? Yesterday he was running around playing with his FP Little People School bus. Colin replaced the batteries in it(they needed to be replaced when Ian got it as a gift when he was 2). So it took a while to get to it. The point is, they got replaced. So Ian was thrilled to hear the sounds the bus made and was running it up and down the hallway all afternoon.
I am still stuck with Mr. Potato Head's angry eyes (red, itchy allergy eyes, it's just more fun to call them Mr. Potato Head's angry eyes, don't you agree?)
So, the last day of 2006. My goal is to stay up to 12:01, but after last night, we'll see how long I stay awake. Happy New Year everyone!
A New Year's Prayer
Dear Lord, please give me
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come.
- Unknown writer
Saturday, December 30, 2006
I also think that I should get credit for the Christmas cards that I addressed, but didn't mail because I got stuck at adding photos to my Christmas newsletter. Would people really mind getting a Christmas card in June? Really? I think it might be nice. Something like this:
Hey, honey I just got the mail. It's 102 out today. Oh, we got a Christmas card from the O'Neill's. Does it feel chilly in here?? Sort of like a Dec. breeze?
Well, maybe it wouldn't be exactly like that. Okay, probably nothing like that. If you get a Christmas card from me in June, could you please say those nice things?? Hey! Maybe if I try to send Christmas cards in June they'd be ready to send in December. It's a thought.
Around 8:30 this morning I asked Colin what was the deal with 4 am. He said that Lucy came over and put her head under his hand and started nudging. Smart dog. She's learning who to wake up in the early morning hours!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Ian had a great time and decided he wanted to use his tickets to buy something little that only took 2000 tickets..we brought them home to save for next time. I think he earned 40 tickets at the most.
This morning Ian decided he wanted Lucy to come out of mommy and daddy's bedroom to keep him company. I was still snuggled under the warm blankets. He tried calling her name, squeaking her toy, throwing her ball and making kissing noises. Nothing. She just stayed curled up on her blanket. Then I decided it was time to get up. Guess who else got up? That's right. Lucy. She wouldn't move for a five year old, but when mommy gets up, she's ready to go. She knows who gives the goodies in this house.
Last night we cleaned Ian's room. I know that sounds so simple, but in truth, a barn would have been easier to clean. A really messy barn. It took at least two hours of two adults cleaning and a five year old picking up one item once an hour and then saying, "this is looking so much better". When we finished, I vacuumed. It was beautiful. The dog came in and walked around the room. She kind of looked at me and I know if she could talk she would have said, 'where did this come from? I've been here almost a month. I had no idea that this was a room. I thought it was a really big garbage can'. No wonder she chose our room to sleep in rather than Ian's.
Well that's it for now. I think Lucy needs some attention. She's come in here at least three times while I've been typing and stuck her nose under my wrist and then lifted her head up. Kind of hard to type with your hand in midair!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Then it was on to lunch. Burgers at DQ. We took some lunch to my wonderful husband and we all shared lunch. Colin, Ian and me (DeAnn). Colin showed us his new cubicle at work and then we left to go to the pet store. The pet store was ok. We got the doggie brush for our wonderful Lucy and some poopie bags. Ian did a pretty good job not running around or misbehaving. That was reserved for someone else's children. Two little girls who were REALLY misbehaving. Ian stopped to look at a green toy bone on our way out and I thought the youngest little girl was going to growl at him. She had to slide over and touch it so Ian couldn't see it anymore. Lucky for me, Ian was ready to move on or we could have had a situation on our hands. Ian is very big on telling other kids what to do and telling them when they aren't being nice.
Then we headed home. A forty minute drive with itchy eyes. I was so happy when we pulled in our driveway. Lucy was very happy to see us. She ran all over the living room and kitchen. Later I took her for a little walk in the cold.
That's pretty much it for today. Tomorrow should be exciting. Ian is going to his cousin's birthday party at Chuckie Cheese's. I wonder how many five and six year olds they invited???