Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What I'm thankful for

Lately I've been feeling pretty down about Ryan working so much. I keep reminding myself that it's only a temporary thing because it's busy season right now. Everything will slow down after the holidays. But, still it sucks when we see each other for about 5 minutes (or less) in between our jobs.

But thankfully yesterday he got home early! We were able to have a sit-down family dinner together, we had a chance to go shopping (although we didn't end up buying anything), and we had time to play with Ryleigh. The best part was that she actually took her first 2 steps. I know we still have a while till she's actually walking. Those 2 steps were almost a fluke, but it was an improvement, normally she's too scared to even try. And I was so, so glad that Ryan was there to see it. I've known she'd be starting to walk soon, and I was scared that with the amount of hours he's been putting in he'd miss it. So, the fact that he was there is definitely one of the things I am feeling thankful for.

And even though I complain about us working so much I am very thankful for our jobs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am so not a glass is half-full kind of girl

All I want to do is whine and complain! This week is boring with a capital B. I guess I should be relieved since I've had a pretty busy schedule the past few weeks. A break should be a good thing. But not with me. I need to be doing something every second of every day. Unfortunately that's out of the question for the rest of this week cause I already spent my whole weekly allowance :-(

And to top it off Ryan and I have had a pretty opposite schedule. Between our jobs, and various other commitments I feel like we haven't spent much quality time together, and I need quality time, it's my love language!

But, I will try and look on the bright side. We have a date night planned for this weekend!! I've already pre-ordered my New Moon tickets (that's where some of my allowance went). I am counting down the days!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Change is good, right?

On Saturday Ryleigh woke up from her nap and began pulling herself up in her crib. Thankfully I got her before she came to a full stand, or before she could somehow fall out. Needless to say, as soon as Ryan got home I made him lower the crib.

She has been practicing pulling up to a stand on things, which has been cute and fun to watch... until this morning. She pulled herself up on the entertainment center, and started pushing all the buttons on the cable box. Then she moved on to the Super Nintendo, and then onto the decorative rocks in a dish. I watched her do all this to make sure she didn't hurt herself. It was somewhat amusing, and yet somewhat scary all at the same time.

So, of course I went out and bought baby proofing equipment. So for right now the living room is somewhat safe. We just need a gate to confine her to the somewhat safe living room now.

I am looking forward to her walking and getting to be a big girl... but at the same time I am really really going to miss having a cute little baby... Guess I'll just have to start on baby #2 now. Haha.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

All I want for Christmas

All I want is Ryleigh's two front teeth... well actually I want her two bottom side teeth to just come in already! When she got her first 2 teeth she barely showed any signs of teething. I was hoping it would just continue to be like that. No such luck.

Baby Orajel, teething drops, teething rings, bitter biscuits, tylenol..... none of it is helping!

Not to mention the fact that my daughter is extremely stubborn and must have her own way. It's getting to be an issue now that she wants to stand up and walk 24/7. She's still at the stage where she holds on to stuff when she's standing up, but still falls back every once in a while. And, me being the paranoid mother that I am cannot just let her fall. I sit there and wait to catch her. Needless to say I can't get a whole lot done doing that, so sometimes I try sitting her on the floor... which then results in screams and tears.

I know I'll regret saying this, but I really just can't wait for her to be able to walk on her own. At least then one of us will be happy instead of both of us being miserable.

I would also like my husband to be around more. This weekend he only has one day off, during which we have church, and laundry to do. We also have to watch football and he has a soccer game, so we get no fun family time at all! I'm so tired of being a single parent all the time :-(

Sorry if this is a whiny blog. I just gotta get it all out.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Honor each other

Today while having dinner with my nephew Josh Ryan and I were discussing something that we didn't agree on. As we were talking Josh stopped us and said to me and Uncle Ryan, "You have to honor her, and she has to honor you. You love each other, so honor each other.". Hehe, that boy cracks me up.
But fortunately he didn't end his little lecture there. He then turned to Uncle Ryan and said, "She honors you more. You need to honor her more". Hehe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yay for encouragement

Tonight while I was teaching one of my students typed me a note saying Thank you. She said I helped her learn a lot and understand the math problems well. It was so nice and encouraging. It's nice to know that as a teacher I am sometimes successful in explaining difficult math problems. I know that my students have learned the skills I'm teaching them in school before, and obviously, since they're struggling, they're teacher didn't explain it to them in a way that they understood. It's challenging to think of a different way to explain things to my students so they do understand. So it was very rewarding tonight to be told that I am doing a good job :-)

Now if only I could get some praise and encouragement from my other "jobs".

As a side note: Thank God for DVR. You would think that since the world series is over, and there's no football on Friday nights that I would actually get to watch MY shows... but no, of course there's got to be a hockey game on! Stupid sports.... Ugly Betty will just have to wait till tomorrow :-(