Monday, August 24, 2009

summer is coming to a close

*sigh* It's true. Summer is nearly over.

Schools have started and I start fall term on Wednesday. I am only taking Microbiology this fall, but that will be enough. Science classes are not my cup of tea. After this semester though, I should be in the RN program. By taking all the non-nursing classes beforehand, it means less of a work load once I'm actually in the program.

Went to the Iowa State Fair last week with my mom and Ike. Ike loved it and convinced his mama and grammie to go on the sky glider. The boy has no fear. He loved it. He's a people watcher too, as he was content to spend a lot of time in his stroller. He saw cows and horses, tractors, a train and a lot of other various things.

Last week, my husband was doing army things, so Ike and I were on our own. Ike was exceptionally good. This week is starting out a total 180 from that. He's been ornery and cranky all day. He was up around 6:30 and saw dad out the door, who is doing army things again this week. We went and had lunch with my sister (first day back @ ISU) and got some groceries @ Walmart then we got home and he took about a 3 hour nap. I relish the quiet time and he certainly needed it.

After dinner, we played in the backyard and got toys picked up. Ike saw his first toad-wouldn't touch it but was interested. He spent time "talking" to the dogs across the alley.

Heading to my parents tomorrow. Ike is excited-he gets to see papa and gramma. I get to help clean the fridge :) and other random things I find to do.

Monday, August 17, 2009

the boy loves his John Deere

I'm not exactly sure where the obsession came from, but Ike LOVES John Deere tractors. His 3rd birthday party theme was John Deere, he got a lot of JD toys, and mom and dad got him a JD battery-powered ride on tractor.
Gramma got him the hat. This is the first day he would actually wear it. He wore it all the way to the library and then wore it home too!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I took Ike to his first movie the other night. We saw Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
There is a 2nd run theater in Ames that only charges $1.50/movie. I figured we'd try it and if he doesn't do well/didn't like it, we could leave and not be out a ton of money.

He was more interested in the arcade games in the lobby at first. Then we got some popcorn and soda and went in. He was pretty antsy.

The preview stuff had been running for a few minutes when he wanted to go home. Ugh! I thought i'd at least get to see some of it! He settled down and sat down next to me.
Then the predicted "potty". Well, we go, he looks, washes his hands and then finds booster seats outside the theater. So we grab one.

He did really well for about the first 30-45 minutes of the movie. Then he started to get antsy. He kept going from one seat to another in our little 5 seat section.
But we got through the whole thing! I just think we'll wait for our next movie experience!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

summer days

Yesterday, a long-time friend of mine came to visit. She's home for summer. She teaches at an all-girl school over in Kuwait. She was home at Christmastime, but it was nice to get together again!

We didn't do much. Went and had some lunch, played with Isaac, while he napped, we hung out and chatted. After Isaac's nap, we went for a walk to the bakery then wandered around a bit. She stayed for dinner then left afterwards. Isaac and I spent more time outside, riding his tractor and playing at the park for a while.

It's to bad that "summer" waited so long to arrive. We haven't really had much heat this summer at all, except for a few days back in June. School will be starting soon and I'm going to take advantage of the short break I have before then!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This is about my 3rd attempt at setting up a blog. A personal blog, I mean.
I'm a "cat blogger". that means, my cats have a blog to blog about their lives.

I'm just a born and raised Iowa girl, living in a smallish town with her husband, 3 year old son and 3 cats. I'm a part time student at our local community college and will (hopefully) be a full-time student come January. I'm currently finishing up all my non-nursing classes so that I can enter into the RN program. All the pre-reqs are done so now it's just a waiting game.

I love the color orange. I recently decided that lime green draws me in too.

At times, I'm pretty random so you'll never know what you'll find here!