Friday, April 11, 2008


YAY!! He got in last night around 9pm, and so by the time that we got home and the kids calm, it was close to 10. But, they are sleeping now, and Roland is happily sitting on the couch watching (read: mindlessly flipping channels on) TV.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Our sign is done!!

Check it out! We had SO much fun!!

After I did the black lettering, I put paper plates down with multi-colored paint and gave them paintbrushes. They painted for a while, but Danny got bored fast. And besides, paint doesn't taste all that great. So I decided to strip them down and let them just go to town. Abby was in HEAVEN!! She was having a blast. Danny, well, he liked having his feet in the paint....for about a minute. After that, he was

No word yet!

But I am hoping today. They give you a call 72 hours before the actual welcome home ceremony to tell you when it is, so I am hoping that today is the day!

It's just so stressful not knowing. There's no deadline. There's no, "Ok, I can wait to mop the floor/make the sign/iron my dress until Wednesday because he'll be home on Thursday" kind of thing, ya know? I'm not good with open ends. I need to have deadlines, so I can wait until the very last minute, stress myself out, and arrive half dressed, red-faced, with the kids crying cuz momma was yelling at them to "HURRY UP!" lol

That, and I want to spend some time with him before I have to go to work, ya know? Not that I don't mind doing it all, it'll just be nice to have someone take out the trash besides me. (I HATE taking out the trash!) It'll be nice to be able to run to the store after the kids go to bed at night. To have someone lift heavy things.

Oh, a girl can only dream!

Friday, April 4, 2008

He's on his way!

Of course I can't say where he is, but he's on the move! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers! This is when I worry about them the most; when they are on the move....

Oh, and as a side note, if I have to watch Cinderella one more freaking time, I may blow. Fair warning.

Could this possibly be the beginning?!?!

So this morning, Abby woke up dry. Completely dry.

I took this as an opportunity, and asked her if she needed to go potty....."No." was the response that I got. Ok, but by then, she was naked. This girl hates PJs.....

So we go get Danny up, and she's holding herself. "Are you sure you don't have to go potty?" as she's running down the hallway. I grab Danny, and off we go. She sits there for a while, and nothing. So I go and change Danny, and next I hear, "Momma! Abby BIG pee!!" Yup, she did it!! YIPEE!!

After breakfast, we went upstairs to work on some stuff that I am trying to get done before Roland gets home, namely getting pictures hung in the hallway upstairs. We get up there, and in the middle of it, Abby RUNS to the bathroom. Yup! Another BIG YAY!!

So I decide to chance it. It's nice and sunny out today, so I get us all dressed, and out we go. We're playing for about an hour (with several, "Hey Abby, do you have to go potty?"'s) and needless to say, I think that she was a little TOO interested in playing to realize that she had to go potty:( Hey, at least she tried!

We go inside and get changed. She's just in undies and a tee-shirt, and we are on the main floor. (The only one without a bathroom.) But, thank goodness for portable potties, and I explain to her that if she has to go potty, either tell momma, or the potty is right there. She's playing for a while, and next I know, she's holding her butt and trotting off to the potty. She did it all by herself, and she went POOP! WOWZA!! YAY!! I made a SUPER big deal about it, and she was SO proud! I asked her if she wanted to call Grandma, but she said no. (She's like her momma, not a phone person....)

So yay Abby. Momma could not be more proud:) I'm just beaming.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Did you know.....?

That ANYONE can comment on the blogs? I just set it up so anyone can say something, not just other bloggers! So, comment away!

Oh, and thanks for voting:)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008