"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another Big Week!

But with no pictures, crud!  Our computer seems to be too full of pictures to download anymore off the camera and double crud cause I've got some cute ones! 

This week's big news, Little J went number two on her potty!!!  No, didn't take pictures of that event, but lots of cheering.  She is doing much better with the potty at daycare than at home, I've been telling her when she turns two that the diapers come off and on with the big girl undies!  She already picked out some Minnie Mouse ones.  I would totally love for her to be out of pull ups by the time the next one comes home and I am confident that will happen - whew! 

The last bit of big news, I'm having ACL reconstruction tomorrow.  I've managed to do everything I've wanted over the last 19 years since I actually tore the darn thing and the lateral meniscus but over Memorial weekend, oops, wrong foot plant and movement and I tore the medial meniscus!  No sense in just having the surgeon take care of the new meniscus tear so it's all getting done.  Maybe this was a good thing since today they even do the  reconstruction through the arthroscope and outpatient......amazing!  19 years ago they would have left me with a big long scar and a day or two in the hospital, now I'll just have a few more hole punctures to go with the ones from 19 years ago!  If you're the praying type, I'd appreciate prayers for the surgeon and anesthesiologist - like that they get a good night's sleep and they are on top of their game tomorrow!  Many thanks!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A BIG week!!

While I am a week late in posting about the big week we had, here it is.  Big J started kindergarten on Aug 30th:
She AND mom did great, no tears from either of us!  And still just as happy at the end of the day!
And it is great that her good, good friend, "J" from her daycare/preschool is also in her class.  Aren't they the cutest?
(Do you love the peace out backpack?)
And on the second day of kindergarten, Big J turned FIVE!
(the shirt is from Pitter Patter Art - also the girls birthday shirts from last year that they are wearing in the post right before this are also from there, and we all have our Africa tees from this site too!  Very talented young lady!)
She was most excited at opening this gift.......
uh huh....corn on the cob holders!  After the initial thrill of those wore off, I think she has enjoyed these the most:
first thing in the morning......
She practiced inside on the carpet for a couple days and then when she went outside with them, she did fantastic!  She will be having a lot of fun with them, better see where mine are hiding in the basement!

Little J took all the present unwrapping in, observing closely, so she will know what to do next month:

So a very happy birthday to Big J!  This girl amazes me all the time.  She is so loving, smart, funny, compassionate and spunky!  We love her so!  She is the best big sister and is so fantastic with Little J.