Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I forgot to put this in the previous post:

At night, Isaac chooses a Bible story or two to read from his toddler Bible and then we talk about it and pray. Last week, after our story about Baby Moses....

"Isaac, who made the animals? "God".

"Who made Isaac?" "Mom and dad!"

"Isaac, who made the fish?" "Wal-Mart"!!

Oh my, I was laughing!

The other night, we prayed for the "Wal-Mart fish" too. Gotta love him!

The icks

I just love that picture. Isaac was just messing around one morning and found some training pants. Took off his pj pants and put them on himself. Then he made a new "bed" on the floor for himself too.

The icks have invaded here. I have a cough/congestion/sore throat, Mark has the cough/sore throat and Isaac has had a cough over a week. That means lots of nebulizer treatments for him. He seemed to have a temp one day last week, but it didn't last long. I just hope we can all get over this by Thanksgiving.

We are almost done with our Christmas shopping! YAY! Mark and I had a date night on Sunday and went out to dinner and did some shopping. I think we have 3 people left to shop for! Awesome! We've never been done this early. We are waiting on a few things to be delivered, but they are ordered!

I had CPR training last Saturday. It's a good skill to have (and required for the RN program) but I sure hope I never have to use it.

My super great husband bought and installed my new dishwasher over the weekend. YAY! The other one we had was just not doing a good job anymore no matter what we did. Not sure if it was the dishwasher, the hard water here or a combo of both. So far, this one is working fabulously!

Hard to believe that this semester is almost over. We have class only 2 days next week, due to Thanksgiving. Then a week of lab/lecture and then during finals week, we have a group presentation and a final test. I'm done on December 11 and start spring semester January 11! I about had a heart attack when I saw my spring semester bill today! I still need to get my lab coat and uniforms but will probably wait until break to make that trip to Des Moines.

The weather has cooled off but the sun is shining! That makes me happy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Open windows in November!

It's currently 58* degrees here! WOW! I love to prolong closing up my windows for winter. Today is a perfect day to open the curtains, blinds and windows!!

Isaac and I took advantage of the nice weather and walked up to the library this morning. He loves to walk "to the train tracks" and then play at the library too.

I enjoy Thursdays and Fridays when Isaac is home for me. It almost always involves our library trip, sometimes a trip to Ames but always lots of time together! I'll certainly miss this time when I'm in class M-F next semester.

Last night when he was in the bathtub, he asked me where his little sister was. I told him, "Isaac, you don't have a little sister." He goes, "Oh." So cute! It's not the first time he's asked for a brother or sister!

Yesterday while Isaac was at daycare, I cleaned my kitchen and made up 4 batches of tetrazzini. It was nice having a "down" day after the HUGE test we had in microbiology on Tuesday. Ugh, it was horrid. We just watched the movie "Outbreak" in class yesterday and that rounded out the school week. I made homemade applesauce in the crockpot last night as well. I'm hoping to come up with some easy freezer-type meals to do ahead of time so once classes start in January, I can just pull something out the night before. I've made up a bunch of muffin mix so that's been fun to experiment with. I've made chocolate chip, banana, and apple/cinnamon. All were quite tasty!

This afternoon, Isaac (and I hope me) are getting the H1N1 shot. He falls right into the category where they suggest kids get them. Along with his breathing issues, the H1N1 could really wreak havoc on him.

No big plans for the upcoming weekend. My mom is coming Saturday for a bit, hopefully we'll get to church Saturday night and then Sunday, I'm observing in one of the classes at church. Mark and I are going to be "permanent" helpers-2/weekends a month we'll serve in the nursery area. Mark has drill this weekend so Isaac and I will get a lot of time together.

I think the weather is supposed to stay nice so hopefully, we can get out to enjoy it!