Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Big Girl Bed

As those of you who were over on Friday night saw, we changed Aubrie's crib to a day bed, so she now has a 'Big Girl Bed.' For the past few weeks she has been climbing into our bed whenever we tell her to go to bed, so we thought that this might be a good time to try it in her room. After removing just about everything that she could climb on we tucked her in and waited to see what would happen...

Friday night she got up twice. The first time she must have been cold because she got every blanket out of her basket and stacked them on her bed. The second time the Cinnamon woke her up and we were woken up to "Hi Meow-Meow" repeatedly.

Saturday night was better, with her only waking up once, crying a little bit and then going right back to sleep. The last two nights have been great, slept all night!

Nap time is a bit more difficult, she needs to be very tired or else she just gets out of bed and plays in her room, but we are working on this.

Potty training comes next :(

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Prima Ballerina

Not quite yet, but she loves the shoes!

I think it will be a while before we start to see progress from the dance lessons.

Friday, November 17, 2006

New Trick

We have well established the fact that Aubrie has a wonderful climbing ability. Well, she took that ability to new heights this morning. Aubrie was playing in her room while I was getting ready in the bathroom. Suddenly I heard the Lion King sound track. Being that the CD player is located on top of Aubrie dresser and thus out of her reach, I was instantly concerned. Upon reaching her room, what do I find, none other than Aubrie on top of the dresser. One would assume that she opened the drawers and used those to climb up to the top, but not our Aubrie. She used the handles on the draws and scaled the dresser like a climbing wall. I established this fact by removing her from the top of the dresser at which point she promptly returned to it to start climbing again. Wonderful...no more free time in her room.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Daryl is complaining that he changed the blog so we could post pictures of Aubrie, yet we have not done so yet. So here is Aubrie in her Halloween costume. Aubrie really enjoyed trick-or-treating especially since she has a major sweet tooth. The only problem is that she now thinks she can go up to anyones door and they will open it and give her 'bites.' (Aubrie's code word for candy!) you can see Barron briefly in the picture. He did not care for the lamb running around the house and was very confused the entire night.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Warning to New Parents

One day I was doing the dishes and my 3-year old daughter was having awonderful time playing on the floor. At one point she said, "Mommy, lookat this," and stuck out two of her fingers. Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers inmy mouth and said, "Mommy's gonna eat your fingers!"...Pretending to eat them before I went back to what I was doing.When I turned around, my daughter was staring at her fingers with adevastated look on her face. I said, "What's wrong,honey?" She replied, "What happened to my booger?

Monday, November 06, 2006

2 Minute Management Course

Lesson One: An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit on my ass like you and do nothing?" The eagle answered "Sure, why not."So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle, and rested. Suddenly, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson: To be sitting on your ass and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Lesson Two: A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy.""Well, why don't you nibble on some of my manure droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of manure, found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Management Lesson: Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson Three: A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, promptly dug him out and ate him.

Management Lessons:
1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

This concludes your two-minute management course.