We bought a car Monday October 5th, 2009. It's a black supercharged 1998 Boneville. Needed a decent amount of work. Needed breaks and a new hub before they could even drive it to Rob's and they were able to do that work at the owner's house instead of towing it because it was my SIL's fiancee that sold it to us. It also needed a sway bar line(not sure if that's right?), heater core, new windshield, new side view mirrors, new tires, and a new a/c system... and that's just the stuff I remember. But it's a running car with a decent amount of room and the body only has two small rust spots on it. Tom and his brother already got it up and running well enough for Tom to get to his job interview today.
Speaking of his interview... He got an interview with peterson springs or something like that for an IT coordinator job that he knows he could do but he didn't actually meet the qualifications and he knew that when he applied. They called him in for an interview anyways! He even discussed it with the woman who setup the interview and she said to come in anyways. They want a bachelor's degree and experience in that position and he doesn't have either of those. So hopefully he'll get it for the sheer fact that anyone with a degree and experience in that is going to be asking for more than 45 to 50 grand a year and we already know that's all they are offering.
Keeley went pee on her potty today again... it's not consistent but heck she's not even 2 and she is cruising along with her interest in using the potty. Plus I'm working all the time still so this is without much encouragement or coaxing from me because when I am home I generally don't have the energy to work with her much. She keeps asking to use the toilet but I can't let her have free access to the bathroom so I told her that the toilet is a privilege for little girls who are fully potty trained on the potty first. She said "okay" and immediately sat down on her potty when I told her that. So maybe that motivation will work for her because she really likes sitting on the toilet lol.
Aiden has not had any setbacks in potty training lately... I just need to get him to start wiping himself after he uses the potty... right now he just kinda smears poop around when he tries to wipe himself so I'm always asking if he went poop or not so I can make sure I clean him up. I don't know if tom has been doing the same or not...
The days are just flying by and any day now Keeley will be 2 and Aiden will be 3. I am only working until october 30th then I am going to be helping pack and prepare the apartment and house for the move. We have to move into the house in taylor at least one week early so there will be enough time for us to clean the walls and carpets and floors and just in general make sure we get our deposit back. We need to plaster a couple spots like behind the couch and on aiden's wall where he "hurt the wall" with "the hammerrrr" and despite what tom thinks I think we are going to have to repaint at least in the living room and Aiden's room.
As for Aiden and Keeley's birthday we are doing a get together to save money and just planning on a real party with guests and everything in january once we are all settled in and the big holidays are over with. Basically it'll be a late birthday/housewarming party. Hopefully by then the kids will have some new friends in the neighborhood to invite. In fact while I'm thinking of it I might as well look up playgroups in that area....
I still don't have my license but once the windshield and everything gets fixed on our "new" car I'm going to practice parallel parking, read the new driver's book to make sure I don't unknowingly do something illegal during the test, then as soon as we have the money I'll get my permit and set up the test. God I get a little nervous just thinking about taking the test... I just definitely won't go back to the same place because the woman that failed me the only time I took the test was staring coldly at me like she had no soul and was trying to take mine! *shudders* ehhuheuh...(onomatopoeia is not my specialty but that's the best i got for the sound you make when someone creeps you out and you shake it off lol)
The kids' get together is on October 24th, 2009 at 3pm at our apartment and chances are I'll be working that morning! ugh*rolls eyes* but my mom and sister are planning to come help tom get everything ready that needs to be...I haven't decided what we are going to be eating though...
pizza is expensive and they no longer deliver to our complex because at least one delivery guy got robbed and they decided they weren't going to put their drivers in danger even though it happened at another complex too so it wasn't an isolated incident... but they probably stopped delivering to there too. And yes word must travel fast because all the pizza places stopped delivering here almost immediately!
I could make subs but i want to have a nice casual get together at our apartment and not be slaving over the stove.
I think I might just have my mom bring a card table to set up with lettuce, tomato, mayo, turkey, ham, peanut butter, jelly, butter, salami, and bread so everyone can just make their own sandwiches. That way it could be setup the whole time and people can eat whenever they get hungry. I think that'll be our best bet.
My sister and mom are making two cakes for the get together. One is going to be rocket from the little einstein's based on the design in the picture at the top of this page www.andreasrecipes.com/2006/11/11/little-einsteins-rocket-birthday-cake/
but my sister really wants to make Leo, June, Quincy, and Annie out of fondant... I suggested marzipan but my mom said fondant is supposed to be easier... whatever I'm done arguing about it they have to deal with it not me. The other cake is going to be lightening mcqueen from cars which will be much easier seeing as they are going to use a wilton 3d cake pan from amazon and the dye kit for the icing. These cakes are my sister's gift to the kids... they were so excited when they saw the pictures of ideas for the cakes that they started freaking out and begging for lightening mcqueen and rocket cake! Just imagine when they get to see it right in front of them in person!
Oh I almost forgot the kids both learned to do somersaults on October 6th, 2009 when Aiden accidentally fell over while standing and putting his head on the ground so I taught him that that was called a somersault. Keeley then stood with her head on the floor so I taught her to push off with her feet and here's the video of what she got out of me saying push up with your feet.