We went out to take care of some snow while the kids were down for an afternoon nap.
I shoveled out the other 1/2 our driveway. Minus the tail end of it. I just ran out of time. There is room to park the other vehicle in that lane now.
Daddy went to Ace Hardware to get a roof rake.
The snow was pretty thick on the roof.
He went up on the roof when he realised it wasn't slick and just started shoveling it off.
Our neighbor across the street asked me if Travis' life insurance policy was up to date? Yes it is, but if he felt in danger he would not of been up there.
Thankfully the kids slept well and we got almost finished. I kept going in to check if they were awake. I also kept yelling out Daddy's name when I couldn't see him in fear that he might have fallen down. He was just on the backside of the roof.
We'll be sore tomorrow I'm sure!
There is more snow to shovel around the front of the house where Daddy shoveled off snow from the roof. A little back tracking needs to be done.
We can't open our back door more then a foot. We have our compost bin outside that door. I hate compost sitting inside the house. The trash stinks faster when it's put in there.
There is a huge drift outside the back door that goes to the top of the gate. Even opening the gate to clear the snow might be a chore.
Amber Alert is selling a device now which can store information about your whole family on one device.
It is about $40, so it's not a cheep device, but any price is worth it for the safety of a child.
The My Child ID helps you securely store, organize and manage your child’s vital information, medical information (medications, allergies, physicians, etc.), emergency contact information, activities, friends, family and much, much more. The wireless digital slide show reminds you to never forget it.
My Child ID is easy to install on your computer. You install the program, create an account and then add your family’s information to it.
When your not using it, you can use the ID as a digital key chain showing off the pictures of your family members.
I wish I would of known about this before Christmas. I would of gotten 1 if not both of my sister's this device for their kids. My younger sister has little kids my kid's age, and my older sister has a 4th grader and a high schooler.
I loved the fact that it holds what your child is allergic to. Mica had a really bad reaction to penicillin and I'm really allergic to sulfa.
Isaak's gone poop a few times on the big potty lately.
He's not super consistent yet. A lot of times he does well sitting on the pot when I'm getting my makeup on in the morning.
What I really love is that lately he's been telling us when he poops in his diaper. This shows me that he's aware of his act of pooping.
Another big leap on the way towards potty training!
Last night Isaak told me, "Poop". I asked Daddy to check his diaper. I guess it wasn't visible looking down the back of the diaper, so Daddy thought he was clean. When I went to go put his PJ's on...sure enough there was poop in his diaper.
Daddy got pretty annoyed before the holidays because we had a special dinner with my family (adults only). He was annoyed because it was on a BIG football night. He ended up not missing any of it, so everything worked out.
I'm not into football at all. I was raised with all sisters and a dad who could care less about football.
Our niece and nephew's birthday's are right after the holidays. Aunt Angela's been planning their party (she throws one party for them both). We wanted to have it before Grandma Spiehs has her ankle fusion surgery next week.
Angela talked about next Wednesday and this Saturday. We're doing it this Saturday.
I called Travis while he was back at work last night and told him that Angela moved the party to this Wednesday. He was livid. He told me a few times now that he's going over to a co-worker's house to watch some other BIG football game that is on this Wednesday night.
I told him that I forgot. Really I was just pulling his chain. It's easier to mess with somebody over the phone then in person.
He finally figured out that I was messing with him.
Daddy had to go back into work since he was supposed to work all of today. He went in at 8:30 pm and is still there now (it's 11:30 pm).
I went out and shoveled from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
A plow went down our street, so we had a mound in front of our driveway. We got about 14 inches of snow altogether.
We have 2 retaining walls on both sides of our driveway, so we're running out of room to put snow. We shoveled one lane, and have a two lane driveway.
I listened to the news tonight, and they mentioned that the snow might not melt for two months. I wish we would of shoveled both lanes out. Some of the other lane is shoveled, so I may just need to work on it little bit by little.
Mica and Isaak loved seeing the cat at Aunt Sam's house. I have such bad allergies and was told never to get anything furry. Even the saliva on dogs and cats is bad.
I get bitchy when I get allergic. It's like PMS to me. Towards the end of the night I realized that we couldn't find a really cool ball Santa left for the boys and I got bitchy about it. I was just annoyed that I couldn't find this ball. Then I couldn't find Mica's gloves. I just lost it. Later I saw that I was bitchy!
Earlier that night Isaak got into the kitty litter. It was a mess. Mica found him while the whole family was playing BINGO. Mica said, "Mommy you better come in and see what Isaak is doing!"
He was playing in it like it was his own personal sandbox.
To be honest I thought Isaak would be more excited when opening Dapper Dan. He saw what his cousin Elijah opened, and wanted that instead. Elijah opened a glow worm. Isaak already has a glow worm. He calls the glow worm his "Baby". The gifts were opened right before bedtime, so I imagine when he saw Elijah's gift, he wanted his "Baby".
He's warmed up to Dapper Dan now.
Dapper Dan has buttons, snaps, Velcro, zippers, pockets and ties. He's also a boy doll.
I built the boys a train track in the living room going around the Christmas tree.
Isaak kept say, "Toot, toot"! He was all excited, and couldn't wait to play on the track with the trains. Both boys had trains on the track before I was finished building it.
Mica gets irritated with Isaak wrecking his track and getting in his way. "It's just part of having a little brother" I told him. I felt the same way about Aunt Terra wrecking my Barbie Doll set up when I was younger.
Mica got the Little Engine That Could in his stocking. It hooks up with Thomas, but is too tall to go under the tunnels. Santa read that in the review, but decided to buy it anyhow. We love that story at our house.
I couldn't sleep because I was stuffed up and was sooo excited for the kids to wake up and unwrap their gifts from Santa.
It's like I'm a little kid once again.
I actually went in and woke Mica up! I just couldn't wait any longer. LOL Plus I knew the boys would want breakfast soon after they awoke like they usually do. Presents come first over eating. Sure enough Isaak was pointing to the fridge soon after the presents were done saying, "Eat" and "MilK". He really pronounces the "K" in milk strong like it's a German word. It's a new thing.
Some of the gifts I thought Isaak would like he didn't like as much, and visa versa. He liked a cleaning set Santa got from Costco and that was a last minute present. He liked the balls he got too. He got one in his stocking and a few last night. Isaak was slow in opening the gifts! He'd tear one piece of wrapping paper off and hand it over to what ever parent was besides him.
Mica on the other hand ripped into his presents! He liked most everything he got. The things that were not on his list he was a little snotty about. We've had a few talks with him about this. It's the practical things he throws aside. I got pretty irritated about this! He seemed to gravitate towards his Toy Story set, Scooby-Doo Mystery Van with characters, but didn't seem as interested in the thing he asked for over and over again, The Team Geo-Trax Rope and Ride Ranch.
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