oh, well. you'll find out what i've decided to do around the end of september. our anniversary is on the 22nd. you'll be waiting on pins and needles until then, i'm sure.
we had some good rain this week. a crazy wild storm blew in wednesday night, taking our electricity and one of our trees with it. right as i was putting the kids to bed, the power went out and they both freaked out and wouldnt let me out of their sight, even with candles lit and flashlights in hand. they were up till about 1030 that night. the next morning i woke up to find a large pear tree in our backyard uprooted and tossed against the fence. our back neighbors fence was knocked down flat and many others in our neighborhood lost sections of fences and chunks of shingles off their roofs. another storm came thru thursday night, but it wasnt nearly as bad.
our tree got hauled off today, and we may look into having a roof put over our deck to provide the shade that the tree no longer can.
the second week of homeschool went really well, even with molly here. she sat and listened to the stories or looked at her own book while i was working with colby. i think we're going to be just fine.
potty training has been put on hold. she was doing really well for about 2 weeks, then she started having multiple accidents a day, and i have better things to do than clean up pee all day. if it was a matter of her not 'quite getting it' or 'still learning to know the signals' it would be one thing, but she just doesnt have time to stop what shes doing and use the bathroom. grr. i'm not going to stress over it though. colby was 3 & 1/2. i'll start stressing in a year.
time for pictures!
SUNDAY, august 23rd
the last sunday before promotion to new classes next week. tori and i took our girls down to south austin for lunch and shopping. a few of them got these crazy mustaches in a costume shop and wore them the rest of the afternoon.
MONDAY, august 24th
i had to take colby to the e.r. saturday night because he had been having trouble breathing all day, and his nebulizer treatments werent working. i called the after hours line and the pediatrician told me to take him in because the only way he was going to get any relief was by getting a steroid in his system. monday he was still coughing so i took him in to the office. they started him on a 5 day steriod treatment. the last treatment was yesterday and hes fine now thank the Lord. i cant let him do anything when hes coughing like that.
TUESDAY, august 25th
molly wanted to get out and swim in the kiddie pool.
colby didnt want to join her, but he was willing to fill the pool.
WEDNESDAY, august 26th
this is good to know. i might assume someone driving a zebra striped car was taking some kind of hallucinogen, but since theres a sign right there on the window, i'm no longer concerned.
THURSDAY, august 27th
our sad fallen tree
FRIDAY, august 28th
a trip to old navy yields a new friend for mojo. look, shes still sporting the glamorous white sock/ruby slipper combo.
SATURDAY, august 29th
we (and i do mean we. i helped.) cleaned out the garage today. i can park my giant suburban in there...for now.
have a splendid week!!