Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Addition to the Family!

First of all, I did want to mention that Meredith's soccer team is not and was not in trouble with the law. The pictured police officer in her picture below is their coach and was not there to arrest or write tickets. However, if the other team does play unfairly we can't promise them to be ticket or felony free. (just kidding, of course)

Okay, now it's on to the exciting news. We adopted a little Wired Terrier mix dog from the Poteau Humane Society (I almost typed human, that would have been interesting). Let me tell you that life is good right now (except Michael is out of town). I managed to get both of the girls to sleep in their beds by themselves (with Alli this is a miracle) with the help of lullabies blasting on both of their CD players in their room (I guess it's a good thing a bathroom is in between their rooms otherwise the mix would have been interesting) and the dog is asleep in her crate! I tell you what, our one year old little Muffin (named by the humane society) has been so good today (knock on wood). She had one accident today but the rest of the time she's gone outside and actually enjoys staying outside and hanging out some. Since I had a little bitty yorkie a few years ago this was quite a shock because our yorkie would much prefer to stay inside. She even went into her wire crate without even barking or crying. All it took was a little push and that was it. For some reason she is hesitant to go through doors without coaxing or just picking her up and moving her but I'm sure she'll get through that little phobia in no time. She was picked up by animal control in Poteau a few weeks back so I don't know her history but she is so sweet and just loves the girls (Michael is still questionable since he's not here). Anyway, unless there are some major changes in the dog I would highly recommend this as a way to get a new dog. You can find tons and tons of adoptable dogs on and this is how we found Muffin. By the way, you are getting a sneak peak of Muffin's new Halloween fashion wear with her little collar with ghosts and stars and I might add that it does glow in the dark as well.

Now if I can just get my little Alli through the diarrhea stomach virus she had tonight. I guess I'll just enjoy the moment and take things as they come.

By the way, Happy Birthday Patty!!!! The inlaws and the husband are all together in St. Louis for an AC conference.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Soccer & Teeth

Well, it's been an exciting week. Meredith had a soccer game last Tuesday night and Saturday morning and had fun at both games. You could tell the team was starting to come together a little more on Saturday since that was their second game. Meredith scored two goals in the first and three in the second I believe (but who's counting?). It was fun being back at the soccer fields watching games. Alli even enjoys going and cheering on her sister and her team, the "Gators". (I accidentally cheered for the crocodiles the first game and was promptly corrected.) I have included lots of pictures if you haven't noticed.

Last night a momentous even occurred at our household. I was in the office at the computer and Meredith comes out of her room with a concerned look on her face. I proceeded to ask her what was wrong and she said that she had a loose tooth from her ring pop. I then took a look at it and discovered that yes, it was indeed loose, but it was probably not as a result of the ring pop. I then exclaimed "You've got a loose tooth" and she then started crying (which was not the reaction I was expecting). I then, like any good mother would, suggested that she go show Daddy. Daddy then explained to her that the tooth fairy would come, etc. etc. and she then got excited and I piped in with "Let's call your grandparents" which she did which was pretty neat. I must say I was unexpectedly quite sad at this event (no tears though, just almost) and realize she is indeed growing up (I guess I was in denial). So, she headed to school this morning excited to tell everyone about her loose tooth and then when I picked her up from school today she just came over to me with a closed mouth smile and I knew what had happened. She then smiled big and opened up her hand and sure enough, there it was. She said she pulled it out in gym at the end of the day. So, to my pleasant surprise, that whole event just took two days and I figured I'd have to pull it out in the middle of the night because she would be scared. Kids are so unpredictable.

Now it's time to brag about my Alli. That girl only took about 2 days to be potty trained. I truly cannot believe it. I think it took Meredith 2 years (Just kidding, it just seemed like that). For those of you with second children I hope you have this experience. So, even though my little Alli is stubborn and strong willed she was a breeze to potty train. Hallelujah!!!!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Alli's off to Mother's Day Out

I apologize for the delay in posting but I've had a bit of a cold/allergies/whatever you want to call it so I've been a bit under the weather but I'm feeling much better now and I'm just down to a stuffy nose. Well, besides the cold it has been a nice couple of weeks. Last weekend I was able to go to my friend's baby shower in Tulsa. Adi is a friend of mine from college and this is her second baby so all of our college friends got together and ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then headed over to Ida's house to hang out afterwards. It's always so nice to see my sweet friends from home and wish I could see them more. I'm hoping one of them will e-mail me a pictures of the even so I can post it (because as usual I forgot my camera).

The day finally came! Alli started Mother's Day Out (her school) at our church on this past Wednesday and she will go on Wednesdays and Fridays until school's out. She was very excited about going so she could go to "school" like her big sister. She really enjoys her teachers and I even heard she and Meredith playing school in their rooms today taking turns "being" their teachers. I take that as a good sign.

Meredith has her first soccer game on Tuesday evening so that's something we're looking forward to this week. I'll try and remember to take the camera so I have some pictures of the game.