Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Day So Far...

....Has been great! Eric got home from Oregon last night. I was so relieved he made it safe and had a good time (though not too good of a time, without me, of course :P ). When he walked through the door my first thought was "wow he is a big person". Not fat, just a big guy. So that's what I said to him. LOL He said, "so I look fatter?". I said "no, you look like a big person. Consider who I have been interacting with since you have been gone. Hannah is pretty tiny compared to you!!" He laughed.

Today has been a day of laundry..about five loads so far. Shame of me for letting it get that far behind. But I know Eric will probably have about two more loads for me to do once he unpacks all the way.

Today has been a day of smells too. Dog farts, old broccoli. Yeah not pleasant. I noticed right off this morning that my kitchen had a really funky smell. After examining Hannah's diaper a few times I start sniffing around my kitchen. Fridge: clean. Sink: clean. Pantry: nothing unusual, and clean. My kitchen is clean. Where is this smell coming from? Finally it dawned on me to open the garbage cupboard. Suddenly I remembered the old broccoli I threw out while cleaning the fridge. Yeah...Nasty stuff. Took out the trash and sprayed the can and cupboard with Lysol much to my relief it smells normal again.

Next I walked into the dog room, Hannah trailing not far behind. Even before I could comment she goes "OH my, my, my...that stinks!!". Laughed my butt off and then agreed with her. One of the dogs had gas. Bad. Dog. Farts. Need I say more? Well, yeah i do. LOL. I took a look at both the dogs, my shepherd, Foenix, was anxiously waiting by the gate. My training dog, Cate, a St. Bernard was laying in her kennel nonchalant I assumed it was Foenix and put him outside. Must have been him because I have not smelled it since. Dog-crapping-on-the-carpet crisis averted.

My house smells normal again. Hannah is sleeping and I am having lunch as I type. And I look forward to a nice evening at home with Eric and Hannah.

Now I must go so I can do a training session with Cate. She only has a few days left in the program before she goes home :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just My Thoughts For Today

I don't know what I want to blog about today. I guess I am having an emotional day, started my period. Not feeling that great.

I am happy to be home. I work weekends in Snohomish, that is a long way away from Port Orchard. I drive 117 miles one way. I stay Saturday nights at my parents house. I really like that I get to see them weekly, but on the other hand I really, really, REALLY miss Hannah and Eric. Got home last night.

Yesterday while I was at work Eric and Hannah came up to have dinner with me and the couple I take care of. They loved meeting both Hannah and Eric (but, not so secretly, they really were looking forward to Hannah. Eric was just a bonus LOL). We had dinner and Hannah entertained us before dessert with some singing. That kid is an entertainer and feels totally comfortable in the spot light. Not my personality at all LOL.

She sang "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", "Rock-A-By-Baby", and something else which i cannot recall right now. Char and Leo were enthralled with her. As everyone is really LOL. Leo, the man I was hired to take care of, really took a liking to her. I really saw a side of him I have never seen before. He was completely engaged in what she was saying and doing, and everything Hannah did he told her what a big girl she was and was so encouraging. I remember thinking that his children were very blessed to have a Daddy like Leo. :)

Now I am home today, woke up with my period, and have not felt so great. Ugh I am looking forward to PMS going away. I think I should feel normal again by tomorrow. And by my calculations I should be ovulating around June 7th...... *wink*

I am having dinner for Grandpa Bodeutsch and some friends tomorrow. I am trying to figure out what I should cook for dinner. Eric's idea was chicken on the grill. I don't care for that idea though...LOL so far all his suggestions sound not so great. If I am not careful though he'll stop trying to help cause I keep saying "no" to all his ideas.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Potty Trainng Hannah now 27 Months Old

Lots of time has gone by since my last post. I guess this will be updates on everything and also some new stuff.

Eric and I are doing really well. Hannah is 27 months old, she is such an angel. Never thought being a parent would be the best thing ever in my life. Of course being a parent requires a good spouse (at least ideally it does). So Eric is also the best thing that ever happened to me as well. Hannah started walking at 14 months. She eats like a horse LOL that kid will eat about anything. She LOVES cucumbers, most veggies and also is quite the carnivore.

Her allergies that she was plagued with as an infant are pretty much gone. She is an active, and very intelligent child. And for her age is exceptionally social and well spoken. She strikes up full conversations with people at the bank and grocery stores regularly.

Hannah *LOVES* babies. When shopping twice last week she saw babies, or heard them. She announces their presence gleefully. We were in the Bakery section of Fred Meyer a couple weeks ago, and there was this 8 month old baby girl in there. Hannah pointed her out quite loudly and the Mom looked over and smiled.

Hannah looked at me and said: "Can I pet 'em?". She was completely serious. I burst your laughing. The other Mom asked me what she said and I told her, she giggled too. Then she says "I don't see why she couldn't "pet" her. LOL

So Hannah got to pet the baby. She now asks me to "pet" every baby in the store. That includes kids her own age.

We have been dabbling in potty training (house breaking? lol) for quite some time now. Her first time going potty in the potty chair was before she was two. She peed. Since then she has gone potty several times but I have tried not to push the issue. A few months ago she pooped in the potty chair, it freaked her out for some reason. (she has seen me go and her dad go but it seemed to have traumatized her quite a bit) She stopped even wanting to sit on the potty seat for well over a month after that.

She has started wanting to pee outside on the I am using that to give her the idea of telling me when she wants to go. So far so good.

Since yesterday she has gone potty, either poop or pee four times. So today I put her itty bitty panties (so cute!) on her and we are having a diaper-free day. She is napping as I type this with diaper on though. So far she has peed in her panties twice today.....However the good thing is that the second time she came and told me that she had to go. Albeit after she had gone some and also started to poop..yuck..LOL

I told her how proud of her I was, as I ushered her to the bathroom PRONTO! I took her soiled panties off and she sat on the chair and went poop some more and even squeezed out a few drops of pee. My good girl :)

She is trying so hard. I am so incredibly proud of her.