Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Do I Have an Accent?

Not according to this quiz. I got this from 3 in under 3

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Check it out and let me know what your results were!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sesame Street Live

We took the girls to Sesame Stree Live on Wednesday night. They had a blast! I wasn't sure if Lucy would make it. The show didn't start until 7 - which is Lucy's normal bedtime. She was so into the show. We were about 4 rows from the front - so several characters came out to see the kids in the audience. Norah and Lucy didn't know what to think!

I Have No Words . . .

. . . except that Lucy has not used a paci since she was 2 months.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Check out my sister's blog and then comment there . . . Do you have China dishes? If so, do you use them? Hmmmm.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Potty Training Successes!

Well, the last 2 days have gone pretty well with Lucy's potty training. Yesterday, she only had one pee pee accident and today she only had 1 poopy accident!!! Today she was in underwear all day - even when we left the house! I know we will still have some rough days, but overall I am so thankful with Lucy's progress!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Beware - Potty Training in Progress

I decided to give it a try. Lucy is in underwear. She was all day yesterday, too. She had 4 pee pee accidents - which isn't horrible - I think Norah had about 12 her first day. Lucy waited until naptime, when she had a diaper on, to go poopy. I am using Nicole's technique of setting the timer - more for myself to remember to take Lucy potty. We'll see how it goes.

I will leave you with this - Lucy in her underwear
and no pants, sitting in the rubbermaid container,
holding Elmo and wearing a baby doll hat.
Wish me luck - we may need it with this crazy one!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Norah Quote 5

Norah was doing a puzzle today (she has never been a huge fan of puzzles but with a little encouragement she will do one) and when she was almost done, she said, "Look, Mom, I am focusing today - not like the other day when I wasn't focusing."

Notice the outfit - cheerleading skirt
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Slacking Blogger

I have a little catch-up to do. We have had a busy couple of weeks! January 3 & 4 I had an uptake test and a scan of my thyroid done at the hospital. Everything confirmed my doctors suspicion of hyperthyroidism. So now I have to take medicine twice a day - hopefully things will level out and I will be back to normal soon.

Last week the girls and I went to my parents for a little vist. The girls had a blast playing with Grandma Jackie, Grandpa Steve, Grandma Jacob and several friends.

We had brunch one morning at the Rocke's with my good friend, Janelle, her 2 kids, and her mom, Jolene. It was fun to catch up on each other's lives and let the kids play.
My mom had a little birthday party for me while we were there - complete with a chocolate pie from The Confectionary!!
We played with our friends, the Zobrists another morning. The Zobrist girls are 12, 10, 9, and 6. Norah had a great time - it is a little girl's heaven at their house!!
We came home Friday afternoon. The girls travelled very well this trip!! Yea!! We had a great time, but it is always nice to come home and get back into our normal routine!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

To Train or Not to Train

Lucy is 20 months old. She tells me multiple times in a day that she has to go potty (actually she says, "poopy"), 9 times out of 10 she goes when she says she needs to. We let her run around without a diaper on Sunday and Monday and she did really great. Then Monday evening, when the Diehl's came over, she had 3 accidents within an hour. Then Tuesday morning she had a couple of accidents so I put a diaper back on her. Since then she has done fairly well. Today we took my mom to the train station downtown St. Louis. We were about 15 minutes away and Lucy started saying "poopy, poopy." Since she had a diaper on and we were in the car, I told her to go in the diaper. We dropped my mom off and headed home - off and on Lucy would cry, "poopy, poopy" (again, she doesn't always mean poopy, but that's what she says for peepee, too). When we got home about an hour after she first started saying poopy (and about 2 1/2 hours since I put a dry diaper on her), I put Lucy on the potty, her diaper was dry and she went potty. I guess since she was able to hold it when she had to go, I should really potty train her - it is just easier with the diaper.

Norah Quote 4

Getting Norah ready for bed the last few days has been a struggle. She wants to do everything herself - jammies on, brush teeth, etc -which is great, except she gets very frustrated if something doesn't go her way. When she is tired the frustration turns into a crying fest. Several nights this week I told her that she wasn't going to get any stories at bedtime if she freaked out again. I told her that her actions were showing me how tired she is and she must be too tired for a story.
Tonight - same old story, she was getting frustrated when she couldn't get her jammies on. Kevin told her he would help if she needed it, but she had a meltdown. When I told her that she wasn't getting a story, she said, "Then I am NEVER, EVER reading stories again!"