Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dinner Party

Yesterday evening, I kept all four kids after work: Olivia, JD, NyCee and Tyler. While I must admit it was not bad watching all the kids, I NEVER want to be a stay-at-home mom again. I do not know how Lorie takes care of four (4) kids all day but God love her for doing it.

I have been thinking about my career path because of my children. More than likely, I will become a professor once my doctoral studies are completed. It will provide the flexibility to attend the kids' events as they get older.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Everything went black - briefly

So today I arrive at Lorie's house to pick up the kids. She (Lorie) greets me at the door and tells me NyCee received an "incident report" today. I asked "Where?" and she replied, "At church."

Lorie proceeds to tell me that NyCee called a child fat and when the teacher stepped into correct her, she (NyCee) called the teacher fat and then swung her arm as if she was going to hit the teacher. (Now do you understand why everything when black for about 30 seconds.) It is probably a good thing that Lorie did not call me at work to tell me this information because I would have left work, drove to the church, beat the living snot out of NyCee, and went back to work. I do not know where that behavior came from.

I am a firm believer of dealing with the infraction at the time. I was unable to do that but NyCee was not allowed to do anything this evening. No Dora, no treat, nothing. She is old enough to understand that behavior is unacceptable. She has never attempted to swing and hit me so I don't know where she got that. But she will be a different child tomorrow - guaranteed!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Joy of Pudding

This is one is licking the bowl after eating all the pudding.

This is has pudding everywhere because his sister thought it helpful to put it on the tray infront of him so that he could feed himself.

Psalm 107:20 (New King James Version)
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Do We Live in a Barn?

I told NyCee it was bath time and she took off her clothes, put them in the laundry basket and proceeded to the bath tub.

I walked passed the bathroom to go into their room to check on Bubba. When I glanced into the bathroom, my eyes gaze upon my daughter in a squatting position peeing in the bathtub! Really?!? Am I hallucinating?

I asked why she was peeing in the bathtub. She replied, "Because I had to go potty."
"Where do you put pee-pee?"
"In the potty mom." With a smirk on her face. It took all I had not to laugh.

Seriously, why would my DAUGHTER think it okay to pee in the bathtub? I half way expect my son to do that someday but not my daughter.

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6 (American Standard Version)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Now You Can Feel The Love...

Despite the look on NyCee's face, she liked having her little brother lay on her lap while watching Blue's Clues this afternoon.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tadbit Toasty

113 degrees + a girdle = UNCOMFORTABLE AND SWEATY.

HA! Too Much Information I know. But this weekend has been the hottest part of the year so far. That's great considering it's the middle of July. The temps were supposed to reach 116 but leveled off at 113. Praise God for the 3 degree differential.

Psalm 150 (American Standard Version)

1 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise God in his sanctuary: Praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: Praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him with trumpet sound: Praise him with psaltery and harp.

4 Praise him with timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.

5 Praise him with loud cymbals: Praise him with high sounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Official Acceptance

I received my email acceptance from Argosy University for the Doctor of Education - Organizational Leadership program.

Dear Dayna,
Congratulations! On behalf of the faculty and administration of Argosy University Online Programs, it is my pleasure to inform you that you have been accepted into the Organizational Leadership - EDD, program at Argosy University Online Programs. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance, contingent upon your completion of any outstanding requirements.

I am very excited. Not too long ago, completing a Bachelor Degree program seemed impossible. Now, I am on path to complete a doctoral program. Just proves what Jesus said is true:

“If you can believe, ALL things are possible to him who believes.”
Mark 9:23 (NKJV)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This is What I Do Not Understand

He climbs up onto the chair with the sole purpose of...

falling off.

Really?!? I don't understand boys

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

That Didn't Take Long...

1. Drop toy on the other side of the chairs.

2. Look for an opening and proceed through it.

3. Wiggle through opening.

4. Walk up to mommy and smile as if to say"And you thought that would stop me. Really mother?"

Monday, July 06, 2009

4th of July Weekend

We had a quiet weekend. We enjoyed fireworks at church with friends. I joked with one of my mentors whom I have named, "Pastor Nana." It was nearly 110 degrees with humidity on Saturday and I proclaimed "I am not going to hell. It is hot." Pastor Nana laughed and replied, "I know that's right." By the time the fireworks show began, it cooled off enough where it was comfortable outside.

NyCee and Tyler sat quietly on my lap and watched the show.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Dinner Time Stare Down

This toddler stage is very interesting with children. When transitioning from baby food to table food, one day a child will eat and the next day not. Well, maybe that's just my son. One day he eats his mashed potatoes and green beans. Another day, not so much.

When he doesn't like something, he picks it up and tosses it over the side of the high chair. That is unacceptable on so many levels. So Tyler and I have come to an understanding: 1. Mommy ALWAYS wins. 2. If he doesn't like something, he puts it in my hand.

Now, getting him to get all the food in his mouth instead of his hair or wherever else he feels the need to put it, is our next project.