Thursday, May 24, 2012

What we've been up to

  • Mother's Day was nice.  I had breakfast in bed, courtesy of DH and Lexi.  We did dinner with our parents at our favorite BBQ joint named after a Famous Man.
  • We bought a pool.  Our HOA doesn't allow for permanent above ground pools, so we bought one of those Summer Escapes metal frame ones that comes down each year.  We put it on the side of the house behind the garage.  There was no grass there anyway, and it was the most level spot.
  • Lexi has already been in said pool, despite the water being ice cold
  • We are fostering a dog.  Our local Humane Society put a call out to their FB fans looking for a foster home for an Australian Shepherd that was in a kill shelter in Southern IL.  The Humane Society wanted to save him, but had no room for him.  Plus, he's heartworm positive.  So we offiered.  I couldn't have lived with myself knowing a poor animal would be killed and I had means to help.
  • This dog is AWESOME.  His name is Sammy and he's SO good.  He gets along with my 2 other dogs, and is GREAT with Lexi.  He listens well and hasn't gotten into any trouble (yet).  Plus, he's beautiful!
  • I wish we could keep him...but DH is adamant that we can't have 3 dogs permenantly in our home. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Making new friends

I need some do you go about making new friends? 

My DH and I have always been involved in a large social circle...the problem is, no one in that social circle has children.  And apart from one couple, our relationships have become quite strained.  We aren't able to go out on a moments notice...and when we do take Lexi with us, we call it an early night to get her to bed at a reasonable time.  These aren't bad people...they just can't empathize with our situation since they do not have kids. 

DH and I talked about needing to find friends that have kids, or more friends like the one couple...who take Lexi into consideration when maiking plans with us.  I'm not saying everyone has to bend to our wishes...but having someone who understands that you can't call me at 7pm and want to meet up at 8pm.  But we're at a loss for how to do that. 

Lexi is in daycare only one day a we don't meet the other parents.  She's in ice skating...but DH takes her.  I work full time from home.  I've tried joining Moms groups...but they all meet during the day, and I'm working. 

We do hopefully have one prospect...we ran into a guy we play poker with.  He was with his wife and 4 year old daughter.  The girls hit it off immediately, playing all over the seasonal department in Wallymart.  His wife was really nice as well, and we got along.  We exchanged phone numbers in the hopes to setup playdates for the girls.  Now I'm faced with: how soon is too soon to ask for a playdate?  Lexi asked about her new friend Zoe today and wanted to go see her. 

My child is starving for more childhood friends...just like her momma is starving for more momma friends.  Here...where I live.  I know I have all my bloggy friends...and I wish you all lived closer.  Just feeling ho hum today I guess.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Lexi had her PreSchool screening this morning for our district preschool.  There are many private preschools in the area, but only one of the public district's schools offers a preschool program.  Our reasons for wanting to send her to the public school range from getting the most from our tax dollars to having her start school in the same building that she would attend K-3 in to it being one of the better programs in the area. 

She scored at age appropriate and qualified for the community program (what we hoped for).  Since we originally started this process in January 2011, I'm hoping that we'll be lucky enough to get a morning session spot (8:35am - 11:05am) since she naps from 1:30 - 3:30 most days and afternoon session is 12:35pm - 3:05pm.  She will go Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. 

I can't believe we're at a point already of determining schools.  Now we have to determine if we want to keep her in her daycare on Mondays or figure out another arrangement. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

3 year well visit

More for my sake than anyone else's.

Lexi had her 3 year well visit yesterday:

Height: 37 inches (45th percentile)
Weight 28lbs 6oz (20th percentile)

Pedi is not worried about her itty bittiness (seriously...she is wearing size 18 months shorts from last summer) but to make sure her diet is quality...not quantity.  Which we knew already.  No shots given (yay!).

After the pedi visit we stopped at a used sporting goods store and bought Lexi a pair of ice skates.  We then went to open skate at our local ice arena where she skated for the whole 90 minutes of open skate.  If you know me on've seen the video...but I'll post photos as soon as I can get the camera cord.