Saturday, October 2, 2010

Busy Family

Yikes! I have been a horrible blogger here lately. I guess we have been keeping pretty busy around here. It's funny how quickly our free time fills up. After Tony's promotion within Hertz, sometimes he works pretty funky shifts. Which kinda sucks but that means he gets days off during the week which has been nice. Anyway. We haven't been busy in the sense that we are never home but the weather has been cooling down lately and so we have been spending most of our free time outside or going to the park. When I do have a moment just to be alone I haven't been blogging. I've been playing catch-up it seems with other things we have neglected around the house. A few weeks ago we were super busy getting ready for a garage sale, which turned out to be very successful. We made over $600. I couldn't believe we had that much "junk" laying around! We made Betsy a playroom (which I will blog about shortly) and that most certainly cleared out a million things we had stashed away in that room. It's funny to see other people buying our things that have no use to us anymore. And we were surprised as to just what people will buy. Things we thought were complete junk and actually debated throwing away actually sold. It was quite amusing.

So we had garage sale one weekend and then the very next weekend we made Betsy a new playroom. That kept us completely tied up for an entire weekend and even a few days into the week. The bedroom we used had too much crap in it and it was a chore in itself just getting rid of things.

We also went to the Great State Fair of Oklahoma, as we have gone every year since I can remember. This was the first time we took Betsy and I think she enjoyed it. We didn't get to stay as long as I would have liked, it just got too hot and crowded, but we still had a good time. Betsy enjoyed the petting zoo and wanted to ride a camel but I said...UH...NO!! Those things stink!

Here we are at the State Fair

Betsy petting a baby chick

Feeding an animal

Outside the petting zoo. Look how stinkin cute she looks!

Our little family

So last weekend we went to my grandparent's for my cousin's little girl's birthday. Betsy and Allie are exactly one month apart and we like to try to get them together as much as possible so they can grow up close. Allie's mom and I are 4 years apart and we grew up close to each other and would have so much fun when I would go down for the summers to stay with them. I love my cousins and all my family down there so it is a real treat when we get to go visit. I grew up with 5 cousins that I was close with and now we all have kids of our own so it's fun to see all them play together same as we did growing up.

Betsy and her cousin Allie....what dolls!!

Going for a drive

Sweet girls

I don't remember if I mentioned it but we had got Betsy a potty a few weeks ago. She really hasn't shown us any signs that she is ready to use the potty. She will sometimes tell us when she has pooped in her diaper but never after pee-pee. I thought she is at the age where we should at least be introducing it to her. She knows the sign for potty and I would always sign when I was going to the potty so she could become familiar with what it meant. So we got the potty and she has sit on it on occasion but hasn't actually used the bathroom on it. We really just are trying to get her comfortable with it and to get the idea of sitting on it. Hopefully she will "accidentally" pee on it one day and that will kinda give her the idea of what it's for. I don't wanna rush it, just taking it at her own pace.

So that is what we have been up to. Betsy is growing up so fast it's crazy. She's really establishing her independence. I guess this is what they call the "Terrible Two's" but I don't think she's all that terrible. She pushes her boundaries but nothing too out of line...yet! She is a real joy and we are still having so much fun.