Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Faith's Day

Faith & I had an early morning bath. Earlier than usual because Faith found Haley's brand new tube of toothpaste and was attempting to eat it but had it from one end to the other of herself and the bathroom. After her bath, she peed on the potty before I allowed her to run through the house in her preferred attire (nothing)! I dried & dressed and went to dress her. She was in her room playing with her kitchen and I notice that she peed in the floor!!
While I was doing laundry Faith was missing. I found her in my bedroom with these candles out eating them.

Faith was coloring on a peice of paper with a pencil while I was trying to pay some bills and dissappeared with the pencil. She was in the living room eating it, eraser & tip.
Attempted to pay bills again and Haley calmly tells me that Faith needs me. I find Faith in the living room, necked (as always) with a poopy diaper in the floor, poop on her hands & clothes and in her hair! Is it ok to use antibacterial wipes on kids because I did! This called for bath #2 of the day.

I was needing to run to sonic for happy hour and told the girls to get ready to walk out the door. I walk in the living room and see this... she tells me "I ready to go"!

Faith helped me cook dinner by standing in a chair beside me and watching my every move. After dinner I had to leave for band practice at church, so my day with Faith pretty much so ended there. She was in lala land when I got home!

Why I Can Never Complete A Task

I end everyday without getting close to completing everything that I would have liked to have that day. Why? Well because I have a 2 year old. A 2 year old who is for sure in her terrible 2s! Every time I start doing something, she gets into something. This is what my computer desk currently looks like because I never have a chance to look at anything, I just throw it on my desk and if I am lucky, I get to go through it about once a month. I plan to go through it today! Hahahaha! We will see if that happens!

Last week at Haley's dance class Faith stripped necked,twice. How, oh how, do you keep clothes on a toddler? I have been told that she is Eva Grace Barrett made over!

Thursday night ended in tears of stress. I planned to go check out daycares on friday & look for a job! Bradley & I had a long talk and I am feel better today! Or right now anyways, the day is not over!
Today has been crazy already and it is just 2. I was thinking that I should write everything down that Faith does in a day and then remembered that I have this blog. So, I am going to blog the events of each day so that I will always have these terrible two memories. I will post the days events every night, starting tonight!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

09 Ice Storm

We had some frozen precipitation that started Monday afternoon and some through the night. These pictures were taken from Haley's bedroom on Tuesday morning. Bradley hates the 4 pine trees that belong to the neighbors but border our lot because every time the wind blows limbs & branches fall in our yard. As you can see from these pictures, as always, the limbs are on our side of the trees!

It rained off and on during the day on Tuesday. The temperature was so low out that the rain was turning to ice and piling up on the trees & power lines. By Tuesday evening power lines became too heavy and people started losing their power. Ours was flickering during dinner. We knew that it was just a matter of time so we headed out in search of wood for the fire place. Bradley had to stop and cut a bundle of trees down that were crossing the road just so that we could get down the road to get wood. I would have taken pictures of him cutting the trees, but by that time the street lights were out and you could hear trees falling all around but could see nothing. I was asked to stay in the truck. By the time we got back home our neighborhood was a total blackout! We decided the best thing to do was to pile up on our bed and call it a night. The girls had not trouble falling asleep. Trees were snapping and falling all around us so Bradley and I could not sleep. I was a nervous wreck. When we built our house, Bradley made sure that we were clear of all tree branches. However, loaded down with ice the branches were really close to the house. When the sun finally came up Wednesday morning, this is what it looked like outside. We burned all of our wood by Wednesday evening and not knowing when we may have power again, we went to Batesville.

Haley had a slumber party to go to on Friday night, so we left Faith in Batesville and took Haley to her party. Bradley decided since it was just the 2 of us that we would just go to the powerless house and fire up the fireplace to keep warm. The living room was 68 degrees with the fireplace, so we were fine.

We spent the day on Saturday cleaning up the area. It is hard to tell from this picture, but that limb is about 2 feet in the ground. I would not have wanted to be under that limb when it fell. I also spent some time throwing everything in my refrigerator in the trash which was very depressing.

It is Sunday night at 6:21 and I am blogging from the home of my in-laws in Batesville because we still do not have any power in my neighborhood:(