We had a good week last week.

We spent last weekend at MamaLinda and Pop’s house. I think Sam really enjoyed the weekend. She also enjoyed Jolie’s baptism after party. She took a great nap every day and had fun playing in the garden, watering plants, feeding the cat, and looking at birds’ nests.

Sam took a good nap several days last week and had tons of laughs.

Brian’s grandfather got out of the hospital on Friday! He had a rough 3+ weeks, but is doing much better.

My dad’s finger is slowly healing, and it doesn’t look like he’ll have to have surgery. He has yet to show anyone (except my mom) because it ALWAYS has a bandage and I know it’s still very sore. I hope it continues to improve.

Brian and I spent this past weekend in Nashville while Sam stayed at MamaLinda and Pop’s house. From the pictures, it looks like they had a great time at the Botanical Gardens.

I had a work thing (mostly social) but we did get the chance to go to The Big Bang, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. It was lots of fun. I felt a little like Amy Poehler (except for the getting hit on part). ūüôā ¬†(I can’t find the video, but the link shows some pictures which might spark your memory.)

I bought some Crocs for Sam for this summer, and she liked them immediately. However, she always wanted to kick them off. It didn’t matter whether we were inside or outside, she wanted them off. I know she liked them, she just likes to go barefoot. Needless to say, one got lost. Now I’m trying to find a summer pair of tennis shoes that maybe she’ll keep on her feet and will still allow those toes to breathe. So far, I’ve bought 6 pairs of shoes and either they don’t fit, or she doesn’t like them (same as before – refuses to walk when wearing).

Since she doesn’t nap in the afternoons anymore, I’m considering just giving up and running my errands then. I wouldn’t have to wait until 8pm to do it, and then she can pick out her own shoes. I would finally get to those stores that close at 5 or 6 – the ones that I normally have to wait for the weekends. So when we’re out of town on the weekends, my errands just don’t get done.

We got an offer on our house last week. After we turned around our counteroffer, the buyer said we weren’t willing enough to work with her and withdrew her offer. Fine then. Be that way. I don’t want her in my house or near my neighbors if she’s going to be like that. The contract on the house we’d like to buy expires on May 1. Frankly, I can’t wait. I’m so eager to be finished with all this house stuff. Just let me get back to my junky counters and dirty floors. I’ll get 20 minutes of my morning back because I’m not picking up, in the off chance that someone will stop by. Maybe we’ll move in 2011.

And as if I didn’t have enough going on already, I’ve decided to get Sam potty trained for real. ¬†I know she’s ready, but I needed a commitment from our babysitter to help out before I could totally go along with it. ¬†Now that we’re all ready, we’re just going to hang around the house for a few weeks. ¬†Hopefully, by the time baby arrives, we won’t have any more diapers. ¬†Well, I guess we’ll still have diapers, but they’ll be the itty-bitty size, not the big size! ¬†Today is Day 1. ¬†We’ve been home for 2 hours and I’ve already changed her clothes 3 times. ¬†(And yes, she’s supposed to be taking a nap.)

Potty Time

I am so proud of Samantha. ¬†She is using the potty a lot. ¬†She still has tons of accidents, but I can tell it’s getting better. ¬†I attribute all the recent success to the random pack of panties that I bought at Target a few weekends ago. ¬†I had no idea that she would be so interested in them.

What’s New?

I think Samantha has fully recovered from the croup. ¬†We have one more day of antibiotic, but her cough is mostly gone. ¬†She is still very thirsty, which I noticed started when she was sick. ¬†Or maybe it was just my asking if she wanted water every few hours when she had to take medicine (she learned the word “ew” which I still don’t know how that happened).

Last weekend on a whim, I bought some Hello Kitty panties at Target. ¬†I had a few extra minutes, and I knew we’d need them one day. ¬†To my surprise, she really likes them. ¬†She wants to wear them. ¬†So, we had LOTS of cleaning up last weekend. ¬†We stayed mostly in the bathroom, so it wasn’t horrible, but we went through 4 pairs in 1 hour. ¬†I guess it’s all that water… ¬†I know she just wants to wear them because they’re new and different, but she hasn’t put it together what happens when she doesn’t wear a diaper. ¬†I know she’ll understand soon enough. ¬†Speaking of such: ¬†she’s in her crib right now (supposedly sleeping) saying “change diaper change diaper.” ¬†I’ll have to check that out.

We showed the house twice this week and once last week!

I made the¬†Buttercup Bag a few weekends ago, as introduced to me by Lettie. ¬†It’s too small for me though. ¬†I chose a fabric that was a bit thick so it wouldn’t be too flimsy, but it’s still pretty flimsy. ¬†It’s a red houndstooth, so how cool is that? ¬†It was fun to make.

I’m still in the market for a new diaper bag. ¬†However, I have seen several diaper clutches recently. ¬†I think I’ll try to make one. ¬†I definitely have the diaper clutch itch. ¬†And on top of that, I’ve started baby #2’s stocking. ¬†That’s right. ¬†I’m seriously not motivated though. ¬†I thought by starting it in January, I’d have a full year to complete it. ¬†Although that’s true, it doesn’t mean that I have any desire to sit down and work on it for a year (even though I know that is what it’s going to take). ¬†I worked on Samantha’s a lot during the last Olympics, so I thought this would be a good time. ¬†However, I think I had put most of the effort into it already, so I was in the final stretch and was actually pushing to get it finished. ¬†I pulled out my work-on-it-bag so I could store all my stuff without it being all over the living room. ¬†A cross-stitch work-in-progress was in there (forgive the foreign language, I couldn’t find it anywhere else). ¬†I knew it was there, but I hadn’t looked at it in a couple of years. ¬†I was surprised at actually how far I’d gotten on it! ¬†I thought about picking it back up too, but again, no motivation. ¬†I had stored it in the hoop, so now it’s all creased, but I think it should be ok.

So, that’s what’s new. ¬†No pictures. ¬†I think I took some on my phone this week, but haven’t transferred them to the computer yet. ¬†Sorry. ¬†Gotta go get Squirt up since she has decided not to take a nap today. ¬†Fun.

Finally, Happy Birthday, Alex!