Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Still going strong....

Landon had another successful trip to the potty this morning!! WHOO-HOO!

He is very much a "nudist" and was running around naked this morning like he usually does after a diaper change. He looked down to find that he was going with a loud, "UH-OH!" I said, "Run to the potty Landon...you can do it!"

Here is the result...a happy boy with a full potty, and a happy Mommy because this potty thing seems to be clicking for him.

We're still taking things at his pace. There's no need to put pressure on him since he's not even two yet. It's still exciting to see though!

A few interesting side notes to the potty training saga.

1. He must be totally naked to sit on the potty. (Is this a man thing?)

2. The hat is a requirement as well.

3. It sure helps to have your big brother cheering you on as you go!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Animals are AMAZING!!!

Have you *seen* this article???

A chihuahua saved a baby from a rattlesnake in Colorado! (Not the one pictured.)

The dog survived...luckily, but, if she hadn't, I don't see how ANYONE would dispute that this little dog would not go to Heaven for saving that baby!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sweet Pea

Why is it sooooo hard when a pet dies??

I feel like I've lost a member of the family.

My Mother's dog, Sweet Pea, died today. This dog was 18 years old, and was really...one of the sweetest animals that you will ever meet.

She came into our lives when I was 16 years old. I can't tell you how many times that little girl comforted me as I cried and hugged her. She helped me through so much of the "angst" of my teenage years......

So...if you're reading....send out a little prayer for our little black dog today please.

I know that some people don't believe that animals go to Heaven...but, I have to disagree. Something so full of love and loyalty and trust, can only be expected to go back to God.

Goodbye little girl...we'll miss you!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Dare I post it???

Well...here goes.

Landon has been going to the bathroom on the potty.

I'm *not* saying that he's potty trained by ANY means, but this is a great start. Much better than Colin ever had (who, by the way, didn't potty train until he was 3 years and 1 month old.)

Landon is 22 months old. Not even two yet.

I'm trying not to put pressure on him, but he's very excited to go whenever he's given the chance. This morning, he went SO much that he filled up the bottom of the potty. I was SHOCKED! Until that point, it was only a few dribbles here and there.

He doesn't have the fore-thought needed to tell me that he *needs* to go, so we may have a long time before he's truly potty trained. But...I think there is something to this older brother being an example thing. Colin is just as excited when he goes on the potty as he is.

I'll keep you guys posted! He even ran around in training underwear for a while tonight without an accident.....wow!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Anyone want to join me for a margarita??

I am on my second though, so you may have to work to catch up.

Mine are going fast...

It was a rough day....I can't quite put my finger on *why*, but my current buzz sure is nice in comparison.

The kids are in bed, and the hubby is at a meeting. I should be working out, but the call of the treadmill was a little less convincing than the tequila.

I know this is a pretty lame post, but I thought I would at least write something to let you all know that I'm still around....buzzed (hehe), but still around.

I hope everyone had a great fourth!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Thanks for the birthday wishes and dealing with my pity party!

I especially liked the thought of going out and getting wasted...which I haven't done in a LOOOONG while. You know, just let go and let loose. Something to plan for huh? lol.

That's how life changes when you have a family. You have to "plan" to have fun. Kinda sucks, but it's just the way it goes when you're an adult.

I'm over my little pity party now, which is a good thing because those just bite. I did some self evaluation, and I think I've figured out the problem.

I need to go ahead and go to school.

I love my kids, I love being a stay at home Mom (most days!), but it's also time to invest a little into Lori.

I've always wanted to be a counselor, and I'm feeling the itch to make it happen. I visited a local school that is set up for us "adults" that are in the real world. They have a masters program for Licensed professional counselors/Marriage and Family therapists...and I'm going to go for it.

You're allowed 6 years to complete the program...hopefully I can do it in the time allotted!! With all of my other responsibilities, it's a valid worry at this point in time.

So....I want to be a shrink. I never really thought that would happen, but I'm looking forward to it!

I'll update later on the program and everything.

I must now go clean up my dirty children and restock the fridge...you know, those "other" responsibilities that I mentioned?