The amazing Olive Wood Statue Dad and Mom gave us for Christmas
Saturday we had a very strong weather system rip through our area. Wind gusts reached a nasty 60+ mph. The wind was so strong it woke me up when it started during the night. Around 11:30 the temperature dropped bringing on a full blown blizzard for about 30 minutes. Justin and some guys from our ward were helping a family move during all the wind and snow. Yuck! Neleigh came over to watch the kids so Justin and I could have lunch together. We lunched at Mi Ranchita on delicious Mexican food.
The Gull family hosted a rockin' party to welcome in the New Year. Ok, not rockin', but ever so fun. I brought cupcakes and lime tarts. Five other families kicked in other delicious snack foods. Goodness we dined on some excellent snacks. Alison made an amazing spinach dip, Alaina a delicious sausage dip, and Carly some tortilla rolls. Phillip spent about half the time glued to the food table. Within 30 minutes he found a dry erase marker (he was headed toward the wall), tried to feed the dog and himself some dog food, detached some wall art, and spilled a full cup of soda. I'd say he was pretty tame! Justin took him into the basement where the toys kept him amused in a better environment. All the ladies stayed upstairs to talk and listen. It's been a while since I last chatted and listened like that. So fun! We lasted until 11 pm. The kids were in bed before midnight. We stayed up just for kicks to welcome in the new year.
We made it through another Sunday, intact and not too stressed out. Amelia likes her new CTR teacher. I actually got to attend Relief Society! Other than that our day was pretty normal.
Today we felt the need to get out of dodge. After much consideration we drove to Cheyenne. We had lunch at Toyoko Bowl, a decent sushi bar. So delicious. We went to Home Depot for a new bathroom cabinet. Then Target for training underwear and a couch table.
I am going to attempt potty training with Phillip. He chose Thomas and Toy Story underpants. I chose a bathroom cabinet. Justin installed it and now my makeup, meds, and nail polish are out of reach. I will rest easier knowing he can't permenantly destroy something or make a royal mess as easily. The lower sink cabinets will soon have better child proof hardware. He wore his new underwear this evening for a couple hours. He peed twice on the floor. Once he actually pees in the potty we might make some progress. Once he earns a potty treat progress will go super fast. LOL. We invested in a sofa table/desk to put under the new TV for the DVD player and satellite equipement. Hopefully little fingers won't touch it as often now that it is 14 inches higher.
Get to bed earlier (11 pm)
Finish reading the Old Testament
Get Amelia prepared for Kindergarden
Prepare more activities for Phillip to direct his energies