Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Short Update

We went to the library to pick out more books, I've been doing inventory at work (fun!) and the kids wrote their letters to Santa. We haven't "sent" them off yet, but they're on the shelf, ready to go. It's still early, so there's a chance their list will change.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Louisiana Trip

Here's our Louisiana trip in pictures:

Zac turned in our apartment application and we visited with Mawmaw.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Haircuts and Sushi

I played hairdresser and chopped the kids' hair. So far, not bad. They're kinda cute.

Tomorrow, we're going to Covington to stay with Sean and hand in our apartment application. I'm anxious to know if we'll be put on a waiting list and for how long. I hope we can move in December, but if we have to wait a little longer, so be it.

Zac's class let out early, so he brought home some sushi and wontons for dinner. I'm crazy about the sweet-cream wontons! They're so delicious.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Homeschooling and Swimming

This week has been slow and I've been lazy, but baking a lot of pumpkin-infused confections.

Leah might be potty trained! It's been three days and she's been waking up with a dry PullUp, asking to wear "pinteez" and hasn't had any accidents. I'm so excited! She's also been going by herself. She puts a footstool up against the base of the toilet and does her business, then yells, "I'm all done!"

James' school books came so I've been organizing lessons and trying to set up a comfortable "school zone". I'm hoping to do a good job teaching and that he can have fun learning. All the teacher books explain everything so clearly!

Zac bought a new kiddie pool since the plastic one was bent. I'm sure this one won't last long either, but you can't beat $10 for a pool that a family of four can play in comfortably.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Random Update

I've set my availability with work, so I can get more hours at more convenient times. The holidays are approaching, so the experience is needed. I'm obsessed with all the French themes! The Cafe Au Lait candle smells delicious and the Paris Amour makes me want to shower in it all day.

For Christmas this year, I'm hoping to make homemade gifts. Crochet has become an addictive past time so I've been making things and learning the terms and shorthand abbreviations, etc. It's less stressful on my fingers and I don't have to freak out over mistakes.

I've started learning French through the Rosetta Stone, so I'm excited. I've always wanted to learn French. It's a beautiful language. One day, maybe in ten years or so, we can afford to fly to France and I can touch the actual Eiffel Tower and eat cheese and chocolates, drink wine, and bask in the awesome of the country.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I renewed my library card the other day. I haven't been to the library in nearly 10 years (shameful!), so I picked out a few titles for myself.
  • Roseanne: My Life as a Woman by Roseanne Barr. It's old, but I really admire Roseanne.
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen because it's one of my favorites.
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I haven't seen the movie, but Patty said the book series is really good.
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The kids picked out a few, as well.
  • Muddypaws by Moira Butterfield
  • James and the Rain by Karla Kuskin
  • The Winnie-the-Pooh Storybook Treasury by A. A. Milne
  • The Boy Who Ate Around by Henrik Drescher
  • Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
  • Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
  • The Scariest Monster in the Whole Wide World by Pamela Mayer
Also, I saw a rabbit.