Thursday, June 29, 2006

In the Mirror

My pregnancy group does a "Theme Thursday" picture every week. So, I thought I'd start posting some of the pictures here. This weeks theme is in the mirror.

Monday, June 26, 2006

They got Earl's test results back, he has lung cancer, it has spread to his lymph nodes. They are going to start chemotherapy soon, but they can't cure it, just slow it down.

Amelia's Creed

I stole this from Tasha's blog, but it's sooooo true.


If it's on, I must turn it off.
If it's off, I must turn it on.
If it's folded, I must unfold it.

If it's high, it must be reached.
If it's shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it's pointed, it must be fun with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it's plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it's not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it's in the trash, it must be removed, inspected,
And thrown on the floor.
If it's closed, it must be opened.
If it doesn't open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it's a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator,
Computer monitor, or table.
If it's full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it's empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it's a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it's a stroller, it must under no circumstances be
Ridden in without protest and must be pushed by me Instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must
Walk alone.
If it's paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it's YOUR toothbrush, it must be inserted into MY
If it's MY toothbrush, it must be inserted into YOUR
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full
If it's a phone, I must talk into it, unless there is
Someone on the other end.
If it's a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it's not food, it must be tasted.
If it's food, it must NOT be tasted.
If it has a tail, I must yank it.
If Mommy wants me to come, I must run away.
If Mommy wants me to go away, I must CLING ON FOR DEAR LIFE.
If it's sticky, it must go in my hair.
If it's bath time, I must run around naked until I'm

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Still no news..

Earl's appointment got changed to next Monday, apparently the doctor is still waiting on some results.

It looks like everything will work out just fine with Jeff's job allowing me to be able to stay home still with no problems. Yippee.

Here is a picture of Amelia yesterday morning. See the big boo boo on her nose? She got in a fight with the sidewalk outside Old Navy. The sidewalk won.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Enough already

Haven't the last few months been hard enough? Earl ( who is basically my Grandpa he has been with my Grandma since before I was born) was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. The surgeon said it's probably not one they can remove, so he will meet with his regular doctor later this week to look at other forms of treatment. He is 87 and if orneriness counted for physical strength he could beat anything. I'm not sure that it does though. I really worry about Grandma, as much as she gets irritated with Earl and his orneriness, I don't think she'll know what to do with herself when he is gone some day. It makes me think more about losing Mom and Grandma someday and that scares me too.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Strawberry picking at Tanaka farms

On the Wagon Ride to the strawberry patch

Covered in strawberries. She was running up and down the field ripping strawberries off the plants. :-)

It was a long hot day in the sun. Time for a nap! :-)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

She did it again

After her nap she did the same thing, going to her changing table and opening her diaper drawer. I asked her if she needed a new diaper and she said "yeah, yeah yeah." LOL She was right, she was poopy again.

Potty Training

I know Amelia is way too young to potty train. However, today I think she actually "told me" she had a poopy diaper and needed to be changed. I put her down for her nap and apparently she pooped right away. She didn't go right to sleep. Instead she started screaming and crying at her bedroom door, yelling Mama mama mama mama. LOL As soon as I opened her door, she ran over to her changing table/dresser and opened the drawer with her diapers. I tried to go put her in her bed, and she said No mama. She got down went to her changing table again, and opened the same drawer. I asked her if she needed to be changed. She said Yeah Mama. Sure enough she was poopy. I changed her diaper and put her in her bed. She laid down with her blankies and pillow and I didn't hear another peep out of her.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

When did they get so smart?

When did my sweet little baby turn into a full blown, way smarter than her mommy, toddler? It seems like she was my little bug, snuggling up on my shoulder just last week. Now she is everywhere and into everything.

She has managed to crawl out of her crib, and is now in a "big girl" bed. Her bedroom and bathroom are as babyproofed as I can get them, so she can safely wander around her room without getting hurt, if she decides to get out of her bed. She has been in the toddler bed for a few nights now, and seems to be doing pretty well sleeping in there. The hard part is nap times, her room is not dark at all thanks to the skylight over the bathroom, so it takes her a while to wind down and go get in bed. But she is usually in her bed asleep within 15 minutes so I can't complain too much.

Her new achievment today was figuring out how to take off her pants, and stick her fingers into her diaper(which happened to be full of poop) and smear poop all over my bedroom carpet. This was all while I was in the bathroom. That will teach me to go pee without bringing her into the bathroom with me!

I am amazed every day at the new things she is doing. I am so glad I get to be home to see them.