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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Finally...

...I am posting something. I just haven't much felt like writing anything and when I am not working I just don't feel like spending any time on the computer.

...Keith and I went on a date! I got the idea in my head and I decided better now than never! So, I called Kelli (thank you thank you thank you!!!) to babysit and she said yes. So after much debate, and figuring which movie and where to eat and what time to go, we had a plan. Keith and I were about to embark on our first "whole" date (dinner AND a movie) in I honestly can't remember how long. So Keith and I decided to go out to eat somewhere were we can't really take the kids so, of course, we had sushi. Now this is a HUGE treat for us, because it can get expensive, but we love to have it so much and it really takes me back to when we were first married and we would go all the time. Now no one get alarmed, I don't even touch the raw fish! Sushi is the best for me when all things that were once living have been cooked. No slimy fish for me! Anywho, we had a great time and it was nice to not have to worry about Natalie eating her food, or Brady spilling the water and just enjoy one another. After dinner it was on to the movie, we ended up seeing StarDust. It was SOOOOO good. I really liked it and the soundtrack was good too. Some of the guest appearances were hilarious. I encourage anyone to go see it. Not a good movie for little ones, but I enjoyed it and so did Keith so this is a good sign that both men and women will like the movie. So if you are headed to the theater and don't know what to see we both recommend StarDust.

...Natalie wet her pants. I couldn't think of any thing else to start this paragraph that worked with "finally..." so this is what we've got. Anywho, Kelli said the kids did pretty good over all at being babysat. This really was the first time that we have left Brady for a significant amount of time at a different house without us there. The only "major" crisis is that, of course, Natalie gets too caught up in playing and doesn't tell anyone until the last minute that she has to pee and then it's too late and you have a little girl screaming like you are going to cut off her thumb because she accidentally wet her pants. We have tried, to no avail, to tell her that it is OK if she has an accident (well not OK, but not the end of the world) and that it can be cleaned up and taken care of. No matter how many times we tell her this she still FREAKS out when she wets her panties. So, I have to publicly say sorry to Kelli and Bryce for having to deal with my maniac daughter during one of her meltdowns!

...there is Brady, Brady Brady Brady, that kid is just too much sometimes. He is the most...sensitive kid I have ever seen. If you tell him no, even in the sweetest voice, he gets so...offended that he bursts in to tears (with a delayed reaction because it takes awhile for his face to get into the right pouting sad face position for the tears and noise to follow). The kid is absolutely nutty. I was being nice when I said "sensitive" and "offended" really it is "stubborn" and "ticked", he HATES having things taken away from him. It also sounds like the fact that Mommy and Daddy weren't around AND he was being told no was just too much for him to handle. So another thanks is in order for dealing with my little baby boy. P.S. He really is sensitive because one of the first things he did when we got home was he grabbed a blankie to cuddle and wouldn't let go of it for the rest of the bedtime routine. I have no idea where he gets this blankie fascination, I really don't...

...Keith caught a fish (two actually)! So on his fourth trip down to the lake (we looked it up on Google Earth and it is a lake and not the Trinity River as we thought before) he caught some bass. Keith has been trekking down there as often as he can only to come back with muddy shoes and not much else. On his last trip down there he decided to try something new and went in the evening. He said that as soon as he cast out his line he had a bite and the next cast he reeled one in. So, YAY for Keith he now has a good hobby that he can do for free right in the back yard, so to speak. I am still unsure on how I feel about this tromping down to the lake, but I figure will probably never have another set up like this so he should get to enjoy it!

...this post is over. Did any of you actually make it through? I guess this is what happens when you are too lazy to get on the computer. Well, no pictures with this one, but there are sure to be more soon, and if we are lucky we will get a picture of a fish!

5 comments:

Aunt Ruth said...

Very interesting Shannon. It is nice to go on a date night with your husband. I think once a month is a must for this. Did someone at one time say something to Natalie about wetting her pants that she panics? You might ask her. I do enjoy your blog.

Kelli said...

Shannon, they were no bother at all. If I let a little peeing incident get to me, I couldn't do this with my own kids! And Brady was just funny, I could tell he was so mad at me! They had fun, and I'd do it again anytime you need.

SarahK said...

Im so glad you got to go on a date! And that you got to go and see Stardust! My mom and I LOVED that movie!!

Aunt Ruth said...

Hey Shannon, The SPAMFAN is back. Check his website.

Shannon said...

Kelli-hows this for an update?
Aunt Ruth-I think when we first potty trained she was just so shocked at wetting herself that to this day she doesn't like it. She was never a kid that liked to wet (or poop) her pants. She actually never has had a #2 accident in panties! So YAY for that!