One thing I failed to mention in my previous blog entry is the proximity of our neighborhood to every eating establishment under the shining sun. Especially the DQ! We could walk there if I thought we could cross the circle and make it to the other side. I found myself there yesterday and the day before. My baby has become a big girl and has learned to wear her big girl panties. We had 2 accidents yesterday but about 7 successful trips to the potty… including #2! Bribery with candy and other sweet treats is my main method for potty training. Ironically I have a very large weakness for candy and treats so if mommy uses the potty she gets a treat too! How exciting for me!
I took Morgan in her panties (which is probably one of the scariest things I’ve done in a while) with me to Hancock’s Fabric (which is equally as close as the DQ— scary, I know!) and she proved herself to be a big girl so on the way home we stopped for a treat! She brought it up and if she hadn’t I probably would have!
My recent undertaking is curtains for all our bedroom windows. Morgan is her mother’s daughter and I am certainly my mother’s daughter. My mother made curtains for every window she ever owned and perhaps, since I am her daughter, I imagine she probably (like me) made curtains for windows she didn’t own. I have spent the better part of the last few days working on these little gems and I am very anxious to get them hung, largely because they will cover our windows which seem to be made of nothing. During the day the temperature in here will not go below 78, even with the thermostat set at 73. (And the air blowing out of the registers is very cold!) During the heat of the afternoon with the sun beating in our windows (that are old aluminum crankouts and not insulated) it’s a toasty 82 in here. Making these curtains is kinda like potty training Morgan… kind of a pain to do, but deep down inside it’s really exciting and pleasurable to me. I think there’s some creative and artistic section of my brain that needs to be exercised at least once or twice a month. Here lately it’s only been exercised by using Crayola crayons on Curious George coloring books. Thankfully for Morgan, her mom loves to color. Yesterday we sat down and colored together and she kept saying, “Oooh Mommy, yours looks so pretty! That looks so good Mommy!” (Don’t worry I gave myself a little pat on the back!:))
Anyway, the curtains are almost done and I’m so excited about them! I found some really cute fabric for Morgan’s on the clearance table at Hancocks and found fabric for ours and Paiger’s in my huge bins of fabric that I have toted from house to house and never used. Erika gave me the precious fabric for Paiger’s curtains. I was so excited to tell her that I used it. She informed me that I made curtains for a rental house out of fabric that costs about $100 a yard! Oops, but it sure is cute!! Hope Paiger likes them! I have lined all of them with thermal black-out lining. Maybe my children will sleep all day now and not wake up drenched in sweat! 🙂 I even bought velcro to velcro them to the window trim at the bottom; I don’t want ANY of my cool air escaping!
Here’s a link to some pictures of Morgan and Judson (and a couple of Paiger so everyone knows she’s around too). We have 2 great baby pools, 2 sprinklers, and lots of outdoor toys, bikes, trikes, cars, you name it, but Morgan and Judson found the pond they built (with the help of Morgan’s cousins) much more entertaining! Watching them play in it was so much fun! Enjoy! Oh, and don’t worry… once these curtains are up, I’ll send pictures of them too!