Thursday, May 10, 2007

WELCOME TO ANNOUNCEMENT CENTRAL


First off, let me start by saying I'm a really crappy sister!! I totally forgot to tell everyone that last Friday, my sister's beau proposed to her!! They are getting married this September the 15th. Yes very short notice and no - not a shotgun wedding. This is going to be my sis's 2nd marriage. Her first husband was a total waste of skin (I don't mind saying this; it's a lot less mean that what I'd really like to say). Seriously though, "D" is an amazing guy and I hope he and my sister will be happy together. I'm even happier for her three children, who are finally getting the father figure they deserve!

I'd also like to mention I'm not her matron of honor this time. They are only have one attendant each, and she picked her best friend (person responsible for introducing her to D). I can't complain too much I guess. I was her MOH for her first wedding - to the loser. Now if I knew I'd only get asked once, I would have held out for the good bro-in-law! Oh well. And another interesting development: he's also an enginerd. My dad is a chemical engineer, my hubby (among other degrees) has a degree is civil engineering. My bro Rob is going to be a geological one, and "D" is a civil as well. Can you say neurotic, boring, structured conversations at family get-togethers? Thank God I'm around to spice things up huh? ;)

So my darling Karis is on day 3 of operation "panty wear". She's always been against them (scary huh?); not sure why. She's been using the potty for ages now, but never wanted to give up the pull-up. I figured no point in pressuring her. The other day she announced she wanted to wear panties!! The first day NO ACCIDENTS! The second day, one little one, and as I said - we are onto day 3!! We are very excited now. Three kids - all done with diapers and the like!! Time for a new one huh? ;)

I'm in the process of phone stalking Toys R Us. They are getting in this huge play center to their store (only one) and we are trying to buy it before someone else does. Every day we call the store to see if it arrived. We are a fun consumer to deal with let me tell you. Hopefully we'll get it by the week-end. The girls are super excited. They outgrew their older one, so it's time to step it up a notch and get that backyard rocking with some nice play gear. Besides... it'll keep them out of my hair as I spent countless hours weeding and picking bones out of my gardens. Ya ya, I know it's getting old... but seriously BONES????

In other news, Kierra said her first sentence yesterday!! This wouldn't seem like a major thing, but when your child loses speech, and then takes years to regain it - it's a big deal! She and Jenna will be five next month. Anyways the sentence goes (mumbled but albeit a sentence), "Mum mum, I want a cracker." Glorious!!!! I tried calling hubby (in a business meeting), then my mom (who knows where) and finally settled on the in-laws. Hey I had to tell someone! They were seriously happy!

Well that's about it from me today. I have to go buy groceries - because we are living on baking soda and ketchup right now. Just kidding - but not far from the truth! Hope you all enjoy your days. Some of you ... please remember to go pick up your kids at school. I'm not naming names - you know who you are ;) .

10 comments:

Tuesday Girl said...

Good for Kierra, that is amazing!
Great news.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Congrats on that sentence!!!
That is fantastic news...Keep up the good work.

k8 said...

so what does the playcenter look like? sounds exciting.

Maria said...

Wonderful NEWS about Kierra's sentence. You must have just wanted to dance all day!

And wow. A playset. Liv has a tree house, a sandbox and a tire swing. I don't think we could fit anything else out there....

Burg said...

Hooray Kierra!

Janis said...

omg that's awesome about Kierra!!! YEAH!!!!!

I am jealous about the playcenter....looks wonderful!!

DJ Kirkby said...

Hi Found you on Moms Blogs, my number 3 son has a disorder on the spectrum, probably Aspergers, maybe Schitzophernia, (who knows, not the 'expetrts' thats for sure!). Your blog looks great, will be back for a much longer read later.

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is so wonderful! I have tears in my eyes thinking of good that glorious sentence must have made you feel!

Lene said...

Congrats to your sister on the big news...very exciting!

YEA for Karis and the panties and Hooray for Kierra and her sentence. Such big events!

BTW, I love enginerd..hehe

Jolene said...

Great news all around. Congrats to your sister and your daughter. Seriously awesome.

My exbrother-in-law is a waste of flesh too. Never understood the attraction.