Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summertime Blogging

Apparently summer and blogging don't go together well for me.   So I thought I'd do some bullet point updates:

  • Despite the fact that it is summer, I have spent a lot of time at school.  The Label Maker and I have become close friends, as all of the student's laptops had to have their names labeled on them.  That's all done now and I'm on to working on the staff development and lesson plans for my classes.  Oh where or where did my summer go?
  • I've been missing Roo since I've spent so much time at work.  We've spent a lot of time playing outside and going on walks to the park.  
  • We still haven't told many people about our coming addition.  We are planning to tell our families the first weekend in August.  I did tell my friend from school who has been struggling to conceive and it didn't go well.  She made lots of rude comments and hasn't called me back after I called her twice.  I'm bummed, but I saw it coming and really...what was I supposed to do?  I've gotten some good advice to give her time, but I'm not sure that's going to help.
  • We are heading out on a little vacation next week.  Taking the camper out "west."  It will be short, but it should be fun.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oh the joys of the dentist...

I took Roo for her first dental appointment yesterday.  My sister had told me they'd count her teeth and send me on my merry way, but they actually cleaned them, polished them and put floride on them.  They kept remarking how good she was for a 2-year-old to sit there and open wide and let them clean her teeth.  That's Roo though; she's a pretty easy going girl most of the time.

Then today it was my turn.  I took Roo to daycare since I wasn't sure what I'd do with her while I was being scraped, poked and generally berated for my horrible teeth.  I haven't been to the dentist since before Roo was born because the last guy I went to shook.  Not something I look for in people putting needles and drills in my mouth. 

This dentist was great though.  They gave me a warm neck wrap, which was very relaxing and there was actually no berrating about the poor condition of my teeth.  It probably helped that I wouldn't let them do x-rays, b/c they couldn't see all that they should be berrating about.  It was so nice though to not have people talk down to me about how I don't floss right (or at all) and how I need to take care of them better and how I need to stop drinking pop (which I have stopped drinking caffinated pop), etc.  They were just nice. 

They did sell me a fancy, schmancy toothbrush.  I'm hoping it helps.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July

We decided to go to the big city where my sister lives for the 4th of July weekend.  Mikey about fell asleep on the way home after the rained out fireworks last year so we opted to get a hotel room.  I used priceline for the first time and got a room at the Hampton Inn for $50.  It was really nice.

On the 4th the fireworks got rained out so my sister with her quick thinking said we should go to Toy Story 3 - 3D.  Roo and her little cousin B did pretty well.  She moved around some, but was quiet.  Then we went back to my sister's and they had got some small fireworks.   Sadly, Roo was not impressed.

The next morning we slept in.  We ate the continental breakfast and then headed to the Childrens' Zoo.  While we waited for my sister's fam we looked at some pretty flowers.  Roo was having fun with her sunglasses.  I guess they fit better upside down.

The zoo was really fun.  Since it is a Children's zoo it was perfect Roo and all my nieces and nephews.  They all had fun.


They even took pony rides.  My newphew, who is 12, "works" at the Zoo.  He is a volunteer, but refers to it as his job.


We ended the day with a train ride around the zoo.  Roo was super tired, but was very well behaved the whole day.


Hope you had a safe and happy 4th!

Friday, July 2, 2010

PSF: Hiking Fun

Last weekend the fam and I went to a state park and did some "hiking."  I call it hiking because it was wooded, but I'm thinking people who live in mountainous areas would be hard pressed to call anything hiking in Nebraska.


I got Mikey a kid backpack carrier for his birthday and Roo really likes it.  She usually falls asleep in it even.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Is this too corny?

Everyone guessed it!  I'm expecting, but really not very far along(about 6 weeks)...so I'm a little worried about telling people, but Mikey wants to tell everyone now.

So we are going to tell the family in the next few weeks.  I was thinking it might be fun to have a little bbq or go out to dinner with people and have Roo wear this shirt...

from Cafe Press.

What do you think too corny?

Anyone have another really good idea?  I thought of the framed sonogram picture, but the hubs doesn't want to wait that long.