Friday, June 6, 2008


Yes, the dishwasher is fine! After about 4 washes I realized, I was using the rinsing agent as detergent because I thought it was a liquid detergent. Needless to say The rinsing agent is in the rinsing agent compartment now, where it should be.

This week Big D and I boarded the Potty Train. Noahkeem has been going to the Potty "every" 20 minutes- and of course at times against his will. So this week I threw out 1 filled pair of Bob the Builder big boy pants, cleaned up a suspicious brown log from the playroom floor and 2 unidentified yellow puddles. Yipee what a great week! This is exactly what I bargained for. During all of this I thought to myself, What to the bushwomen in Africa do? They position their feet to mimic a toilet seat and sit their babies down on them and the babies pee or poop. No diapers, No wipes, no diaper rash. That's it. If only I spent the last 8 years in the Mother Land I could have returned to America and all 4 babies potty trained. Yet I read on the internet about women who have successfully potty trained their kids without all the drama of diapers, pull ups and diaper rash. I am so praying that this trip will be over soon because I am over it already. Dolly will definately start early with potty training.

Speaking of Dolly she said and I quoate, "Apple Juice" with the most clearest ennuciation and pronunciation, I was shocked and did a double take. One of my neighbors said that her daughter was talking at 18 months and now I believe her. Okay lets run down Dollys 15 month word list . She says:

  • Apple Juice
  • Chips
  • Cheerios
  • Cheese
  • Thank you
  • Momma
  • Dada
  • Bye-Bye

That's pretty good for 15 Months! Once again, I think I'm gonna have an early reader on my hands. This summer all 4 are participating in the summer reading program. Rocco & Cookie are quickly approaching 10 hours of reading time since Monday. So that is at least 2 hours a day reading! I was going to start Sing spell read write with Rocco but, I need a break. So Maybe, and I mean maybe we will start sometime later in the summer.

Did I mention they (Cookie and Rocco) are riding without training wheels? It is a very big deal around here. Now I just need to start riding. period. And walking to get some fresh air in my lungs. This week it's been in the 90s so outside activity has been limited. We went to the pool, the library, and there was a little bike riding and back yard playtime and lots of reading. Big D has been working hard-outdoors in all of this heat. My job (Stay at home Mom) on the other hand requires alot of time indoors enjoying the air conditioner. Today looks very cloudy so we might go see Horton Hears a Whoo at the Cinema Cafe. We only pay $1.50 Monday-Thursday and $1.75 on Weekends.

So this weekend is the convention and I will not be going. Instead I will take Cookie to Karate, eat lunch and then go on the American Indian Festival. Every time we go to these festivals and Craft shows, Rocco asks me to get him a wooden flute that has about 8 wooden pipes in various size. Its small. But the last one he got, he took apart and then wanted me to save the pieces to put it back together again. So should we pass by the table again this year or stop and buy another? Or should he collect his allowance that is in various spaces and places in his room and buy it himself?

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