Thursday, June 24, 2010

This & That Thursday

* Audrey's getting (a little) more successful with her potty training. This makes me happy! I'm planning on working at the church preschool this fall. She's coming too IF she's potty trained... and SHE WILL BE!!!!

* The girls aren't big into posing for pictures right now. Here's what I got the last time I asked them to take a picture together.

* We're having dinner with friends tonight. I'm just supposed to bring dessert. I wish I had my sister-in-law's cake making/decorating skills, but I don't. (HEY AMY!) I wound up making 3 different easy desserts (marshmallow treats, chocolate covered pretzels, and chocolate peanut butter bars) and I'm hoping that will suffice.

* The girls surprised me over the weekend and willingly pet a little lamb. (sorry the pic is bad) Yes, when the lamb actually looked Audrey's way she cried with fear **BUT** at least she pet it. That's progress for us!

* Matt and I watched Shutter Island the other night. It was just the right amount of scary for me. Enough for me to freak out a few times during the movie, but not so much to keep me up for half the night.

* Julia's really into getting in the swimming pool floatie free. She loves the fact that she can hang out in the shallow end and still touch the ground. She's even started swimming on her own for 6 or 7 kicks, although Jules doesn't use her arms just yet. We also need to work on dog-paddling, but she's doing such a good job! It's so sweet to see the look of pride/confidence on her face when she comes up from the water.


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Val!!

  2. Someone told me I need to see Shutter Island...but I'm just not sure. I get freaked out watching Scooby-Doo, so maybe I should just stick to tame movies. :o)

  3. Congratulations on your upcoming job and I love all the pictures, especially the one a few posts back where Audrey looks soooo grown up!