Well, Mike and I survived being in the van for 18 straight hours with the kids for our trip to Arkansas! The girls did very well thanks to grandma's dual dvd player! They pretty much watched movies the whole time they were awake. We left our house at 11:00pm and arrived in Bentonville at about 5:30pm-ish. All went well with driving. Of course, I downed two 20oz bottles of Mountain Dew for the first leg for that added caffeine need! We did take our time once we hit NW Arkansas by taking the "Pig Trail" which is the longer but prettier route. We also made a pit stop at the RC Hobby Shop and then we stopped for a quick dinner before retiring to the hotel. What was for dinner you ask? Well, CHICKEN of course! (from Slim Chickens - yum) After all, we are in the "poultry promise land" aren't we! Our hotel is very nice and clean - we're staying at the LaQuinta in Bentonville. The girls and I have already checked out the huge indoor pool but for now, it's time to get some rest. These beds look pretty comfy! Night night all!
Well, today's bowling lesson for Jennah was about taking steps before rolling the ball. Ummmm I'm glad us parents were not allowed to sit in the bowlers circle! Yeah, something about asking 5-7 year olds to do two things at once with 6-8lb weapons aka bowling balls just didn't appeal to me! They did well though and I ONLY saw one ball come flying backwards! Good thing they have a quick acting coach! Anyway, Jennah was discouraged at first as last week she bowled an 80 each game but this week, she started off with a score of 50 on the first string. After a few encouraging words from me and some hands on lessons from her coach, she started to do better. Until next time...
I decided to take the girls to the movies today. We went to see Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It was very good. It was actually Jennah's idea to see that show. She loved it and surprisingly, Kaylee sat through the whole thing as well. Of course, she had her fix of popcorn to keep her in her seat! They really do good at the theater though. So far, we've never had to take either of them out for any reason... no, not even to go potty! Lucky us!
Well, I meant to post this yesterday but the boys took over my computer. And by boys, I mean my nephew and husband! Anyway, I took Kaylee to feeding therapy yesterday as I always do on Mondays and it went well. Oh, so well, we actually got her to eat a turkey sandwich. Not like any turkey sandwich that you or I would normally eat, this was different. I purchased some super thin shaved turkey form the deli at our local market. It was sooo thin, you could read a newspaper through it! I then took it and chopped it up into little bits - not too small but nothing that my little finicky one would have to bite off in order to get it into her mouth. I then put the turkey onto a slice of bread, crimped and cut the crust off and there I had a nice little turkey puff type thing! After that, I sliced it into strips and then into little bite size squares. Now the gross part... dipped the little squares into COOL WHIP, grabbed some books and bubbles and there we sat - the therapist entertained her and I popped cool whip coated pieces of turkey sandwich into her mouth like a mommy bird! Towards the end, we left off the cool whip and she did eat the rest of the little bite size pieces! Yea! We finally got some meat into her! Seriously people, this is what we have to go through to get her to eat anything other than cookies and pudding or any other junk type treats. I can see it now... she'll have her college lunch box with her tub-o-cool whip in it where ever she goes to dine!
Today I took Jennah to the bowling alley to get the holes drilled on her bowling ball. I kind of thought it would only take a little while but apparently, they are behind schedule so she won't get her ball back until Tuesday. It's not a problem though since her bowling camp is on Wednesday and she really wants too use her new equipment except for the fact that I'll have to make an extra drive down there on Tuesday now as well. Now I know you're asking "Why don't you just pick it up on Wednesday when she's at bowling camp?" Well, the pro-shop isn't open during the camp hours (which is pretty silly if you ask me). It's open at 4 on Wednesdays and camp ends at 12:30. Oh well, at least she'll have her bowling ball Tuesday so she can use it on Wednesday!
That's right, it's bedtime... for me, that means the new day bed has arrived and is now in it's place in the spare room! We put it together on Friday night but didn't actually buy the mattresses until Saturday. Anyway, it all went together rather quickly and easily. Maybe the fact that we've put together three pieces of new furniture in the last few weeks helped! I love the new bed, it's very solid and very comfy. Of course the pull out trundle is pretty cool too! Now when we have that extra company and they want to stay, we won't have to boot the kids out of their room or have anyone sleeping on the couch! And the best part is, I'll have to go shopping for bedding to make it all look nice! For now, I put the girls' lime green sheets on the mattresses just in case someone needs to nap on it!
The greatest husband, dad, friend and computer guru! Relaxed, loving, and definitely the smartest guy I know. He also has a humorous side that shines unexpectedly!
My oldest: Jennah, our 9 yr old fashionista! Loves art, and fashion. Models for anything. Humorous yet serious at the same time. A very caring big sister and daughter. Laughable, loveable and knows no enemy - a complete girly girl.
My youngest: Kaylee, she's 5, my full time job, loves her big sister, very independent and hates it when she can't get "her way", being cute is her profession.
Annie and Tigger
Annie's our new little puppy. The world is her chew toy as well as her bathroom. I believe she's the reason people have wood floors. For now, her cuteness makes her tolerable! Tigger, our cat, he's the boss and he owns us. Need I say more.