I know I know, it's been FOREVER since I've posted here on my blog. Since no one ever really reads it I didn't think it would be a big deal to blow it off...then one thing lead to another and months went by...oops. Sorry :)
I'm going to blame some of my being MIA to Facebook! I joined it, after mom told me about it...and now I'm on it way to often...which means I've been neglecting my blog and myspace. I enjoy Facebook's status msgs, it keeps me "In the know" of what is up with my friends and family. I HATE all the dumb quizes on Facebook though. I really don't care what 80's song my friend is, or what color someone should wear etc.
A lot has gone on around here since ummm October since my last post (wow, it has been a LONG time!). Let me fill you in on some things.
In November, my brother remarried to a real nice woman, her name is Beth. She and I have become pretty close, its nice. Robb & Beth are now expecting their first baby together, due November 11th.
In December, I turned the big 4-0. Whoopdeefrickindoo. Enough said. Also, Aubrey turned 1! The weekend before her birthday we had a party for her with a Winter ONEderland theme to it. There were snowflakes hanging from the ceiling all throughout the house, and clear Christmas lights, it was rather pretty. She of course had a great time and after a little coaxing she enjoyed her cake too. Then on her actual birthday on Dec. 19, we had snow, so she experienced her sled for the first time (and loved it!) and we had another little cake for her that day. It was nice. I can't believe how fast she is growing up!
In Feb. Kelsey turned 15, I know, scary, right?! She had a few friends over for pizza and cake. She wanted a cake that looked like her iPod.
March brought Bill's birthday. He's turning into a cranky old fart :) But I love him anyways. He didn't want any cake or anything, so no pics to show of his day.
In April, our dog Moo managed to break her leg, in 2 places. Not sure how she did it, she was out in the fenced in yard by herself. We heard a loud screaching cry and found her cowarded down with her back leg just dangling limply. Thankfully Bill was home early that day and he was able to take her to the Aurora Animal Hospital. Its now June and Moo is STILL sporting her cast. She has gotten out of it several times and she is costing us a buttload of money. She has to have weekly vet visits as well...one day she brought home some fleas with her...oh fun! Now she, and the 2 cats ...and the carpet...have fleas.
May brought several family birthdays. My dad turned 66, and I made him 6 cakes, 1 for that day, the rest to put in the freezer for whenever he was in the mood. Dad LOVES cake...with lots of frosting! May also brought the end of Kelsey's freshman year. She did pretty decent in school, mostly A's & B's.
Now its June. Things have been busy so far. Jilly finished school. Kelsey started drivers ed class and driving. Kelsey also had practices and tryouts for the Flag Corps at school (she made the team yay!). So I've been very busy being mom taxi. Some days I am taking Kels back and forth to school 3 times! It's getting OLD FAST.
I've also been working on being a weaner! LOL On May 16 I decided it was time to work on this, Aubrey had her last daytime boobfest at 10a.m. as she went down for a nap and has not had a daytime feeding since. I found a crazy method, that suits crazy ole me...I put bandaids on my boobs! When she asked for booby, I told her I had "owies". She asked to see them numerous times, and each time she'd pat them, say "nice" and then give them a kiss lol. She was trying to make mommy's "owies" better like I do for hers. I found it sweet, in a weird sort of way :) Aubrey does still get boob if she wakes up during the night (which she always does) but we are making progress. Once Kels is done with drivers ed, and we don't have to get up early for anything I'm going to give her the sippy cup if she wakes at night...let the screaming begin.
There is something else I'd like to talk about, but I am unable to at this time because the person its about has not given me permission to share. Hopefully soon, as I'd like to share my thoughts/feelings on it.
That should about catch you up on the latest here. Nothing overly exciting eh? I have tons of pics I'd like to share, but don't want to overload here. If anyone is interested in seeing more pics, leave me a comment, and I'll link ya so you can view them...most are of Aubrey of course because she is my most willing model. Here are a few of my favorites...
Ok I'll stop lol. I could go on and on and on....
Signing off for now...Toodles!