Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yay for school!

This is our 2nd week of preschool and we are finally back on a schedule. And I finally get a few minutes to shower alone. Nora has a new teacher this year, a new bus driver :( and lots of new friends to meet. She is doing great with potty training-at least peeing in the potty when asked to. She still isn't letting us know when she has to go. And she is still refusing to poop on the potty. But she is staying dry mostly which is a start.

She lost her other top front tooth this weekend so is looking quite cute w/out her teeth. That is 5 total!

We had a great weekend at our friends' house in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. There were 4 families-9kids and we had a blast.

Emma and I are going to Girls Scout camp for the weekend. She is excited. Hopefully it won't rain!

I'll try to post some pics soon.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

still waiting

I am still waiting for Nora's pre school to start. One more week to go. We have had a lot of mommy and nora time. We are so ready for some structure in our day. Emma started 2 weeks ago. 2nd grade! Alex left for China yesterday so I have a week solo parenting. That's always fun and totally a piece of cake. Especially when I don't get a 5 minute break from Nora! For 7 days straight! fun times.

I have been trying to get Nora to use the potty all the time but she still freaks out if she has to poop. She won't do it. She refuses to even try. But at least she's staying dry for the most part. I am still putting a pull up on her when we go out so she doesn't have an accident -she doesn't even try to use the pot then. Hopefully school will help get us on track. And the screaming and whining... hopefully that will get left behind as well. Good luck Teacher Laurie!!! New teacher this year. Although she was in Nora's classroom last year as an assistant so Nora is familiar with her.

Nora's new obsession is Oobi. She uses her hands to talk like Oobi all the time. It's pretty funny for a while but she wants us to do it for hours on end. Gets a bit old. And there is something very creepy about the show.

As you can tell I am a bit weary of having Nora 24/7. I love her to pieces but she is a handful. And an earful. The day the bus pulls in front of our house I will be dancing a jig! 3 1/2 hours of quiet all to myself! whoohoo!

I'll post some pics soon. Maybe of a bus!