Sunday, May 31, 2009

Boomerang Express - VBS Day 1

We registered last minute for a night time Bible school at a nearby church.  I figured it was a good start to the summer that didn't require my night owls to get up early.  Phillip and Selah were both SUPER excited.  They wore there little backpacks and went bravely to their classes.  Selah's class stays in the classroom, but Phillip moves around to different centers.  Evidently he missed the "train" to a center and got left behind in the sanctuary.  He said, "Mom you and my teacher left me in the Jesus music place.  But then this boy came and talked to me and he took me to my teacher."  Oops.  He's never been to preschool, so I don't think he got the whole walking in a line thing.  :)
Selah went potty for her teacher.  Phillip just held his the whole time.  He wouldn't even go when I came to pick him up.  He said he wanted to wait until he got home so he could go in the frog potty.  He made it, but I was nervous!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chuck E Cheese and A Visit With Bubba.

We went down to see Trippy today.  We didn't go to Chuck E Cheese last time around because it was a weekend and was crazy crowded.  Today was PERFECT.  It was another rainy day, so it was really our only entertainment option other than the mall.  We had coupons that got us enough pizza (barely though) for everyone and TONS of tokens.  We played games for over two hours and were still cramming tokens in at the last minute to use them up.
Tripp looks great and sounds great.  We are so excited for his dramatic improvement.  No new meds involved.  He says he just thinks it's going outside more and being respected by the staff.  His last placement was pretty disrespectful to him and to us, so we are quite pleased that he's somewhere he can be his self and get the help he needs.  He seems to have matured a lot.  I am still nervous when I think about him coming home full time, but I am very excited to think about having him back with us too.  I was proud of us both today.  There were two incidents, one over cotton candy and one over a trip to Toys R Us that didn't happen.  In the past, either or both of the incidents could have easily turned ugly.  But Tripp did a great job handling his dissapointment and my frustrated fussing.  He got upset, but didn't say anything ugly, or do anything ugly.  By the time we were back to drop him off, everyone was in good spirits again. 
We almost got through the day accident free in regards to potty training.  Both little kids did great going potty every time we stopped.  When we stopped on the way home to grab a burger, I went first and should have let Phillip go first.  He didn't quite make it.  But I give him points for at least getting to the bathroom!  But none to shabby for two kids who were full time diaper wearers just a few weeks ago.  I won't even try night training for awhile.  They still drink water at bedtime and I can only handle one transition at a time.  One diaper a night per kid won't break the budget for awhile.  Next to go is the pacifier!  But not til we are TRULY pottty trained.  I am interested to see if I can get the kids in a VBS and see how they do with potty training with other adults.
Phillip conquered a major fear of his tonight.  As much as the kid loves trains, he is terrified of the horn.  Awhile back I got some ear warmers on clearance at wal mart.  He calls them his "earrings".  Tonight he donned his new gear and bravely exited the van to watch trains up close and personal with Daddy.  He did put his hands over the ear muffs, but let go to wave to the engineer.  He was VERY proud of himself!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

KFC Coupon

So we went to cash in our coupons for free KFC grilled chicken.  They wouldn't honor them.  They said I had to fill our a form and mail it in for a rain check.  Bummer man.  We ate at Ryan's instead.  Very average food, plus our neighbor was with us.  She just turned 13, so instead of 1.99 she was 8.00+.  I think there should be a student rate or something!

Monday, May 4, 2009


We are busy as usual. Potty training has been the focus of our energy the last week or so. Everyone is wearing underwear during the day. Accidents vary in frequency, depending largely on how busy they get playing. Sunday was our first day out and about in underwear. Phillip did great. Selah had one little accident. Today has been a struggle with Phillip. He's just "not that into it" sometimes. Selah got enough reward marbles to redeem for her "potty prize". She choose a stuffed elephant at Kroger.

Tripp's 13th birthday is Wednesday. Hard to believe. We'll go and visit with him Wednesday and probably again on Thursday if Jim can't get off work to go Wednesday.

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