The climber

Caylee is seriously glutton for punishment or pain or something! If we didn't keep the gate up she'd be climbing up the stairs all day (then screaming or falling face first back down- she hasn't mastered the down yet).

The thing she does do all day is climb up on the couch, walk across and then get off. The problem lies in the getting off. She's still working on mastering the art of getting down. Sometimes she goes from a sitting position, to facing backwards and sliding off- the easy and best way. Sometimes she tries to be a big person and just slide down facing forward. Other times she thinks she's a super hero and tries to step off the couch while standing up. This normally results in her face planting on the carpet. Sometimes she screams sometimes she doesn't.

I think we should invest in some industrial safety supplies for the years to come.

Home schooling

We've attempted to do some home school this year with Lexi. She is constantly asking me to do school, she wants to learn about different letters. She knows all her capital letters, most of her lower case. We're working mostly on the sounds letters make. I also need to teach her things like "opposites" and how to trace so she can start learning to write.

I can't wait for future years when we have some space to buy some classroom furniture and really dig into some school work! I hope she keeps her desire to learn as the years go on, and I really hope she loves to read, something neither her father or I like very much.

One thing she will have to get over if we continue to home school is the fact that she really wants to ride a school bus! We've told her over and over that she has to be 5 to ride a bus and now all she says is "when I'm five I'm going to ride a bus!" Maybe we can find a church bus or something for her...

Yay for friends!

We spent the evening with some friends of ours, it was a great time of food, fun and wii playing! All together there were 6 adults and 6 kids. It was loud at times, but we had so much fun! (Even when my husband tried to knock their wall candle sconces off the wall with his head...)

Chad made some yummy steaks, some noodles with cheddar cheese and broccoli, and I brought the salad. oh that steak was so good, he grilled it and now I REALLY want a grill. The only thing we were missing was a nice dessert, I knew I should have brought one, I'm sure my waist is thanking me now though. :)

It made me realize that we really need to get together with friends and have fun more! Even if it means not getting home until after 11pm, it's so worth it.


Well, I have given up coffee. which really upsets me. I miss it greatly. this is day #2 without it and my head is screaming. I had to stop with the coffee though because when I drank it my stomach was very mad at me. So although my head and taste buds really enjoyed it, my stomach complained enough to make me stop. I had my husband hide part of the coffee pot to assure I don't give in to my temptations and drink a cup.. or six.

Eugene has contract work right now, in fact he's quite busy. He's working full time for a guy who has an office up the street, and he is also working part time for a woman who he had been working for in the spring. He also has a couple people talking to him about making websites. If nothing else, him being really busy right now allows us to stock up the savings account, which was completely drained. The hard part is figuring out our own taxes. We're not exactly sure what to do there, but the very thought of it is enough to make me get some rv financing and run away for a while.

Ok, so I just think that would be fun anyway. Especially if we can get Caylee sleeping through the night because let me tell you, I'm ready for a good nights sleep. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving when my family comes to visit and Eugene and I can run away for a night, for the sole purpose of SLEEPING. hopefully until noon. oh that would be a dream come true.

Speaking of sleeping, i think I might go get ready for bed... it's barely past 9:30 but the house is quiet and sleep sounds so nice right now!