Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY...
Just when life seems to deal a few blows, a few more come in just to keep you on your toes. Dan got laid off yesterday. If you asked us a couple weeks ago, we would've said it's a possibility. This week, Dan was reassured by his partners that it wasn't going to happen, so we're left kind of left speechless. We've taken this opportunity on Faith knowing that our path needs to lead in another direction. Our friends have been absolutely fabulous and have not only given support but many leads on jobs. We are so thankful to have you in our lives!
This also means the boys have more daddy time. He obviously spends about 7 hours a day looking for a new job and getting everything in the mail or e-mailed to potential employers, but it also means that he can take breaks when it's more convenient for all of us and without commute time, he's home more. We've taken this as an incentive to really work on potty training. The boys are doing fantastic so far today! Thomas had an accident at the park, but that was more my fault as the bathrooms were shut down for the season. Thomas still refuses to poop on the potty, but we're working on that as well.
Yesterday, to blow off steam, we took the boys to the fair. Because it was free admission day we felt they deserved to have their first fair rides. They got to ride the motorcycles and the swings. They thought it was pretty neat and it was fun for us to be there together and see them doing it. More than the rides, they enjoyed a kid science area with tons of activities for them to work on.
Well, the boys are both awake from naptime. The banana bread is just coming out of the oven, and Dan needs to send out some resumes. Guess I'd better get off! I've tried to update a few other posts with more pictures now that I have my camera in the house.
**Here's a link to the boys and Dan doing all their tricks jumping off the houseboat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjcKfDfKcRE