Cat Drawing

Milly had another good night last night, though it wasn’t as good as the night before.  She’d used the potty (then closed it and put it in her bed for some reason), but she had also gone in her pullup.  Not wanting her effort to be for nothing, I offered her a choice between a chocolate chip, a dollar (which we’re giving her the option of in order to earn money towards that Arial doll) or a sticker for the Ariel Progress Chart.  She chose the dollar.  She also did #2 in the potty during her nap. It was a rainy morning today and Milly told me she wanted to look for a rainbow, so when it wasn’t too bad …

A Different Monday

Welcome to October. Milly and I had other-than-usual Mondays today, and it started as soon as she woke up around 8:15 or so.  I heard her get up and opened the door before she had a chance to knock, and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Daddy, I pooped and pee peed in the little potty!”  And indeed she had.  In fact, she hadn’t put her pullup back on, so I checked her bed and it was dry. If you may recall, Amanda and I are bribing Milly, telling her that if she can go a week without making a mess in her pullups while she’s sleeping we’ll get a baby Ariel doll for her from Target.  We …

New Photobook

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Money and Pancakes

I really enjoyed the end of my working day.  I drove out to a client’s place to business to collect a nice check for a site that went live today and deposited that while driving my very own loaner 2010 GMC Terrain with my iPhone hooked into it.  (The thing has a nice sound system.)  On the way home Amanda asked what I wanted for dinner and I told her I thought maybe something with some meat, and she said that she’d been thinking of pancakes, which quickly changed my mind.  I did stop at the store and pick up some chicken apple sausage though. Money and pancakes make a nice way to transition to the evening time. So yes, …

Ayden’s Second Birthday Party

Woke up around 9:00, Milly woke a little after that. We went to Mayfaire to get some Mother’s Day presents.  There were some kids there who were drawing on the sidewalks.  Four pictures.  Not sure of the purpose but it seemed to be some sort of contest for school. Went to Ayden Hauenstein’s second birthday party, great time catching up with Justin and Lisa, and Ayden is such a cute kid.  Milly spent almost the entire time in one little pool or another.  We saw Melissa and Ella Jane Clark too, which was great.  They moved to Hillsboro a while back and we tried to get together with them when we went to my parents’ house a few weeks ago, …