Sunday, November 26, 2006

Cookie Comes for a Visit

Each week someone in Erin's class gets to take Cookie the stuffed dog home for the weekend. This was Erin's weekend to have Cookie visit. Imagine my surprise when Erin brought in the cutest little stuffed dog with the most horrible floral aroma. The last little girl decided Cookie needed a bath & washed him with some floral perfume soap. First thing we did was try to de-perfume Cookie with a turn in the dryer. Nope. It didn't work at all. Cookie still smells like a florist shop. However, Erin had so much fun taking Cookie around with her all weekend. Erin decided the best time was when they got to snuggle & sleep at night.


Thanksgiving was wonderful this year. Rather than go out for our usual breakfast & rush home to take care of our part in the family dinner, we made some changes. We stayed home & had a wonderfully lazy breakfast. Erin has had an amazing appetite recently & ate an entire half a bagel with cream cheese & lox. After breakfast, Erin & I started our preparations by making a sweet potato casserole. Usually my family insists upon me making my grandmother's sweet potatoes, but I told them that was too labor intensive since I always go home with too many leftovers. When the casserole was done, Erin & I baked dessert - 2 apple pies. David always helps out with the crust, & I do everything else. This year we all tried to deal with the crust but ended up throwing out 3 batches of pie crust & using a store bought shell. I was so disappointed since I've always made my own crust.

We went over to my cousins' house for dinner later that day. Erin got to play with her cousins Fallon & Joshua all afternoon. David & I got to visit & chat with my aunt & uncle & my cousins. It was a nice day. When we got home, Erin passed out & slept all night long. Life is good.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Do you have my name??
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I found this on a link from my friend Sandra's blog. Since both of my names are spelled wrong according to almost everyone I have known over my life, I thought I'd check it out. It's pretty interesting. Go on. I know you're wondering about your name too. Check it out!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Just Order One . . .

This past Monday night, I needed to go to WalMart after work. The problem was that David needed me to pick Erin up from school also. When I picked her up, I explained that I needed to go shopping but could only do so if she would behave. Needless to say, WalMart is one of her favorite places so she promised she would behave. Bribery worked really well here too. I told her she could have chicken nuggets from McDonald's if she did behave.

We went through the store completing our shopping without any problems. (Boy did she want those darn nuggets!) As we're getting ready to go to the checkout, Erin looks at me & says "Mama, I want a baby." I told her she had plenty of babies at home thinking she meant one of her dolls. So she told me she meant a real baby. I explained to her that our family was complete because I can't make babies & she was the perfect daughter for David & me. Erin got really insistent & almost begged so I asked her since I can't make a baby, how would we get one. (Don't ask a question if you're not prepared for the answer.) Erin told me we could order one. Huh!? Order a baby!? I had to ask where we could order a baby from just to find out what was in her mind. She looked at me as if I were a total dufus & said "Mama, order a baby from China!" Oh.

David wasn't quite as impressed by this conversation as I was. It seems that Erin doesn't hold these conversations with him - ever. I know he thinks down deep that I put her up to it because I want to have another child, but in true guy fashion, he only denies it.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Q & A Time

What do you do when your 4 year old daughter comes home sick from school on a Monday & is still sick on Saturday?

Hope & pray that Sunday she's feeling better. Because if she isn't, you're going to go nuts. Why you say? Well, my normally well-behaved, sweet-natured girl has turned into whiny girl.
Uh oh! I guess I'm starting to get whiny myself! Erin is usually so well-behaved that it can be scary. David & I expect, & usually receive, a high level of manners & good behavior. My MIL tells me that I'm like a drill sargeant. This past week Erin has turned into a normal little girl who is sick - whiny, crying all the time, screaming, you name it & she's done it. Tonight she even tried to throw her blanket at me. That earned her a nice talking to.

I was supposed to take her to a Craft Day tomorrow with my mother's group. Unfortunately, I can't see taking her with me since she's been tiring so easily. I guess she'll just use tomorrow as a rest day since she has to be in school on Monday.