Friday, July 29, 2005
The Wednesday before Emily was to return home to Austin I received free tickets to the minor league baseball team, the Round Rock Express. We thought it would be fun, we had only been once before and that was when we first moved to the area. Josh really enjoyed getting to take his son to the game, because Jacob actually watched it for about two innings before he lost interest and wanted to go climb on the Rainbow playscapes. We only stayed for 5 innings, but had a great time all the same. Jacob especially enjoyed the cotton candy and all the soda he could take in. It is a wonder that we got him to sleep that night.
Emily has returned. It was great to see her. She has grown so much and I can hardly believe how grown up she is. That is until about 3 o'clock today when everything came crashing down. She was awoken by her brother this morning and thus blamed her "crankiness" on the fact that Jacob rose her from her beauty sleep. And then it was stormy and we would not allow her to roam the neighborhood when a lightning filled storm was about to hit. I guess I am a bad parent. Her brother was really jealous of her and all the attention she was getting last night, but seems to have mellowed out today.
This is the first time I have been able to see them viable fight for Josh and I's attention. We do our best to only reward good behavior with attention, but occasionally the bad warrants a good stern talking to and thus they get the attention. Oh well...nobody ever said being a parent was easy.
Monday, July 25, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
We recieved some photos from my parents of Emily climbing on what my Dad said was a small rock wall for Emily. pparently the day before she had been climbing on one that was 24 feet high. This is just a small one at the local palyground. It made me start to think about how much Emily loved adventure and loved to play, and when she played she played hard. She has grown in the two weeks she has not been with us. I can see it in her face and in her presence. I can not beleive I have a child that will be in the first grade in three weeks.
So I have been with only one child for three weeks, with only one left to go and had yet to have a day with just me and Jacob. Where we did our thing. Everytime I had a "day off" something would come upand I would ahve to go into work. So Yesterday we fianlly had a 90% La Quinta free day (they only called 4 times, not bad for a weekend with an incident) and we made cookies!!! Jacob loves to cook, and he really loves to bake. He LOVES cookies and peanut butter cookies with reeses Peices in them is heaven to him, so we bought the stuff at the store and proceded to make the most ndelicious cookies ever. they were only so good becasue of the sweet time I finally got to spend with my one and only son.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
So I have been looking for another job kinda. You know how you look for one but you not actively looking? How you just kind of keep your eyes and ears open to anything that may come open. Well I have found something that I am actually going to apply for. I am really nervous about the entire situation. I am not sure about the entire thing, I don't know if I am even truly qualified for the job, but what's the worst that could happen? It is not like I have lost my job at La Quinta. I am going to take in my application tomorrow before I come into my job in the morning. I just don't think I can do the job I do, for what little money that I make anymore. I really feel that I am worth SO much more that I make. And I am starting to feel myself not want to do the best job that I know I can because I don't make squat for a salary and put in more hours that one should ever put in. BUT at the same time an Inns and Suites just came open and if someone in the region moves up into it, I may want to stay on and try to get an Inn. Which I know I am perfectly capable of running, because I practically do it by myself now, but I would get more money for my time and effort. I just want to feel appreciated and compensated for my efforts.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Emily is spending three weeks with my mother and father in New Mexico and they have turned her into a young lady. I don't think I like it very much. She got new shoes while in New Mexico and is showing them off before church last Sunday. She looks so grown up and is talking better than ever and is outgrowing all of her cute little girls clothes. She has sent Josh and I letters, which she sent on Thursday and expected us to recieve on Friday. We did finally receive them today and she was thrilled to peices when we told her that they had come in the mail today. She also has purchased two Barbie dolls, that I was informed are her new Barbie "Collection." She learned so much from her slightly older cousin Hannah in Kentucky. I know she imulates her and was so sad to leave her. While in Kentucky she had her very first sleepover with her cousin Hannah. She grew up so much while there.
I really do miss the little girl she was, not just when she was four and a wonderful little handful but even just three weeks ago before we left and she wanted to help pack our bags for the trip.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Jacob enjoys bathtime with bubbles. He really enjoys having Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine riding in his pirate ship. He had a fabulous time playing with Daddy today, spending every minute outside that was not raining. But he got extra stinky and needed an extra spiffy bathtime to clean up. He had a great time getting clean and getting all the toys clean as well.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
We just returned home from Kentucky where Emily and Jacob loved riding in the trailer attached to the riding lawnmower at my grandparents house. Mamagrand would drive the kids around the lake in front of their house nearly every morning. I remeber doing stuff like this with Mamagrand when I was a kid, and was so pleased to get to see my kids enjoy her company as much as I do. They went to pick balckberries to make a pie and to see the field full of sunflowers in the trailer.