Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today was spent out in the backyard. I desperately needed to clean the sunroom, so I pulled out all the furniture, set Delilah up at her sand table, and I got to scrubbing. Just so you know, I HATE spiders. (shivers) Even with all the little creepy crawlies, I'm glad I got it accomplished. D and I need a lot more fresh air in our lives. I'm getting a bit of cabin fever in my house. 

I am hoping to do a little yard work this week, as well. The back yard it in rough shape, and not really child friendly. Luckily I have someone coming to mow every 2 weeks, but I still need to do something about all the weeds and such. The biggest issue I have is with the little ball things (sweet gum?) that cover the ground. Makes it tough to walk around out there. But I refuse to let them stop us from enjoying our yard. Besides, I figure they will help D with her balance. 

My main motivation for cleaning up the backyard is for D. I really want to get her some fun outside equipment. Things to keep her moving. I have my eye on a Tiny Tots Trampoline and a dreamy Swing Set. The trampoline is most likely joining our family soon. The swing set will take some planning. You see, it's one of those massive, wood ones, that takes A LOT of time to put together. Oh, and bodies. Not a project I could accomplish alone. So I have to think on it and plan. It would make a hell heck of a birthday present for one amazing little girl.  

Seeing how no post is complete without pictures, here are a few I managed to catch while playing out back today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Reflection

Wow! It's been so long since I've posted to the blog. What can I say? Life just gets in the way. Unfortunately it is about to get even more in the way. I start summer classes at the end of May. Yay! But I will be busy. I will try to keep the blog updated as much as possible. It may be just pics. Something is better than nothing, right? Speaking of, here is a pic I took about an hour ago. I was just practicing with my camera (working on focus) and I happened to get a very lovely shot of D in front of the window. Notice the reflection. I'm a bit proud that I managed to capture it. 

I really should talk some about how things have been around here, but that could take FOREVER! SO here's the short and sweet version. D is great. She is very strong willed, so I am working on managing some behavior issues. It was a bit rough for about 2 weeks, but I think we have found solid ground again. After struggling through several different discipline techniques (which she pretty much just laughed at), we found that a reward system, of stickers, works best. Now we don't go anywhere without a pack of stickers.

Well, that's all for today. No promises on when the next post will be. Hopefully sooner than later.