Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Friends, New Tricks

Daphne, Ryan, Sebastian

If you have read my blog since the beginning you will know I have a Facebook Group of ladies known as the Bahama Mamas. They are ladies that were all due the same week that Daphne was due. These ladies are great, strong and encouraging women. It has always been so nice to be able to talk to real moms whos kids are the same age as mine. Monday we finally got to meet a couple of them that live here in the area. It was so fun to get to get out and talk with grown ups and the kids had a great time.

The rest of the week was spent at home continuing to potty train Daphne and I am so proud to say she is a potty trained girl!!! She goes all by herself even being able to pull on and off her undies. She is still in diapers at night, but she often wakes up with a dry diaper so it may not be to much longer before she is out of them completely. I can't even say how proud I am of her. 

Quentin turned five months on Friday and I'm glad to say he is doing well. We have started to feed him baby food. He is also getting a little more balance and I think he may be sitting up pretty soon. He has discovered his feet and its so cute when he grabs them. The two kids are so cute together when they play. They love to play peek-a-boo together and I love to watch them. He has regressed a little in the sleeping department. He was sleeping through the night, but has started waking up two or even three times at night. This makes it hard to get through the day, but I have gotten to take a nap a couple days, but it always seems to short.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Finally I'm doing it!

One of my goals for this year was to write on my blog every week on Sunday. Well that hasn't happened, at least not the Sunday part. Today I'm doing it though. I haven't before because the previous two Sundays we have been on trips. Its not a good excuse, but its an excuse. 

After getting home on Monday we haven't done much...haha. I have been trying to potty train Daphne. The first day was horrible, but it got better until I started making her wear underwear. We may have to revert to a nude bottom, but I think she will get it soon.

Yesterday we headed out after cleaning up the house and went to a new mall. It was nice, but a little far. The only reason we went out there was for $1 Burritos at Cafe Rio!

I had gotten an email from a lady at church and I could have sworn it was for Chipolte, but when we were pulling up Johnny looked at the ad and said it was for Cafe Rio. I was so excited. I like Chipolte, but in my opinion Cafe Rio is WAY better. I didn't even know they had them out here. It has been years since I have gotten to eat there so I was a happy girl. 
We took Johnny to the airport again this morning for another interview. This time he is in Des Moines, Iowa. We will see how it goes. Wish him luck!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Last week

Last week went by so. After we got home from Michigan Johnny only went to school for one day and then it was back on the road for him. He left for Jonesboro, Arkansas Thursday morning.  We didn't do much while he was gone, but we did run a few errands including getting our breaks fixed while we had the car. We picked him up super late  Friday night. It was nice to have him back the next day so I could get us all ready and packed for the next interview. Sunday morning we headed up to Somerset, New Jersey. I love being able to go with him to interviews so I can see the city. New Jersey was the last one I get to see so I am a little sad about that. We drove home Monday after he was done with his interview. I love road trips. It's always so fun to sit and talk and listen to music and books. Our next road trip will be our move to our new home! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Life in the new year

I am way behind in this post. I meant to post on the 1st. When I missed that I wanted to do it on Sunday and missed that to, but better late than never...right?

Quentin turned four months right before Christmas. He is the sweetest baby. He has the best laugh and is pretty ticklish. He still loves to be held all the time which means I'm making dinner to the sound of a sad baby, but other than that he is a happy baby. He is starting to grab things and we have been practicing sitting up with him. He also seems very interested in the food we eat so we have been giving him tastes of real food.

After Christmas we spent our time playing with our new toys. Daphne definitely loves the train set she got as well as her stuffed triceratops aptly named "Tops". We have enjoyed all the card/board games we got. Its so nice to have some games that don't need other people to play them with. 
Johnny hasn't had to go to the hospital very much since Christmas which has been fun. New Years Eve we had our sparkling cider and lucky pickled pigs feet. We watched about 5 minutes of the "Ball Drop" and it was horrible. Not worth all the junk to watch the ball drop for 10 seconds. 


On New Years Day we headed down to D.C. Johnny has really wanted to see the Holocaust Museum. So we went there and then headed over to the American History Museum as well. It was nice to take things slow while we were there. We usually are rushing to hit everything in one day, but we were there just to waste time and it was a lot of fun.

After a couple days of work we headed north for Michigan for Johnny's interview in Brighton. I'm so glad we left a day early. We got to go stay with the Price's which was a joy! I love Katie and we had a good time playing games and talking. We did get there later than planned on Saturday because one of our tires blew out. We did beat the storm though. After hanging out on Sunday we drove over from their house to the hotel in Brighton. The storm was going pretty strong by this time so the drive was long and slow. At the hotel we just relaxed and stayed warm. Monday morning we dropped Johnny off and then just went back to the hotel instead of roaming the town like I wanted to. It was just to cold and to snowy to be out roaming around. We headed home once we picked up Johnny, but we didn't get very far with all the snow on the road. We ended up staying the night in Columbus. We woke up to another flat tire the next morning. So after getting the car repaired, again, we drove the rest of the way home. 

Life is going to be crazy for the rest of the month while Johnny finishes up his interviews. He will be gone a lot since he still has five interviews. We will miss him, but I know it will be worth it. Can you believe he will be a Doctor in three months! I can't wait for him to accomplish his dream and to find out where we are going to be living.