Thursday, October 22, 2009

I must be doing something right

We were in town tonight after a volleyball game and as we were pulling out of the parking lot, we heard sirens. Any time we hear sirens, Luke says, "Mom! Is someone in trouble? Do you think someone needs help?" Tonight was no different, except he followed with saying, "Mom, maybe we should pray for those people that are in trouble." Amen, Luke. You've got it right. You've got it 100%, without a doubt, right.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm sure you would've wanted to be a fly on the wall...or not

What a great day. I had a meeting last night in Lincoln, so the kids and I stayed at my parents' house. I always love staying over, because 8:00 a.m. comes rather quickly when Sup-er Tar-get is less than a mile a way from their home. I had some things to exchange and found some other things to buy, since I had left over money from the exchanges, of course (see, I can justify just about anything). After Tar-get, we went to get my hair cut and then stopped by Sub-way, or Sub-ways as Luke calls it, for a quick bite to eat before heading out of town.
We were almost finished with our meal, when Luke exclaims, "I have to go potty!" So, I grabbed Katelyn and we jetted back as fast as we could (because of course, like most little ones, Luke waited until the last possible second to tell me about the urge he had probably had since we left the salon). I knew I was in for the long haul when he climbed up on the potty and took a seat. Great. He had to poop. But, this did give me plenty of time to form a plan as to how I was going to hold Katelyn and wipe Luke's posterior at the same time.
The wiping part didn't go as badly as expected, but then I began to think, "You know, I had better use the restroom too. After all, the hour trip home could get to be pretty long considering all of the fluids I had consumed earlier in the day (two cups of coffee at mom's, water in the van, a short pumpkin spice coffee from Linc-oln Exp-resso, a must have on my Lincoln trips, and two glasses of water at Sub-way itself, to be exact).
Hmm...this presented an even bigger problem. How was I going to get the job done while holding Katelyn at the same time? I cannot begin to describe the steps I took to get it done, but I did it. I realized that I can button my jeans with one hand and wash Luke and my hands while squeezing Katelyn in an upright position between my knees, all without breaking a sweat.
See what we're all capable of, moms? Trust me, it was truly a shining moment.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A is for....

Katelyn is going through a phase. It is the-only-person-that-dare-touch-me-better-be-mommy phase. It's driving me bonkers. She cried, excuse me, screamed for Bill last night when I took Luke to His Kids at church. Then, today, my friend Kelsey watched the kiddos while I did some cleaning. She screamed for Kelsey. Ugh. She even stands up in her crib and screams during nap time. This is not like her. But, I guess it is like her because she has some how morphed into the "screaming child".
Today, when I put both kids down for nap and Katelyn was, of course, crying, Luke said, "Mom...
A is for ANNOYING!" How can you not laugh?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Last Sunday, we made our annual trip to Nebraska City in search of THE perfect pumpkin. We had tons of fun and the weather was gorgeous. It was fun to create memories with both of my children. I can so easily remember Luke's first trip to the pumpkin patch and it feels like it was just yesterday. **sniff**
Things have been going well around here. We stay busy, especially with school functions. Luke is still enjoying preschool time and is very inquisitive about reading. He knows all of his letter sounds, and we have begun to read some small words. He's pretty quick at picking up on things and for this, I'm thankful.
Katelyn is in that phase right now where she does something different every day. She's not much of a crawler...just the army crawl. She's much more ambitious. She took three steps yesterday and can stand for a few seconds on her own. Today she gave me the sign for "more" and started to clap her hands. It is quite adorable. She babbles a ton and can say, "Uh oh, ball and 'moooo' for a cow". She amazes me everyday.