Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The word of the day today is WAIT. I am so incredibly proud of Eddie for his behavior today when you consider all the waiting the poor 2 yr old survived. We took Alan to school bright and early. Then it was off to the Dodge dealership to get the ABS checked out on the van. They said the diagnostic would take 1hr-1:15 Max. Well 2 hrs later they came to tell me a sensor needed to be replaced and it would only take 45min -1hr max. You can about guess how long that took. The kicker was that Joey had his 6 month check up at the base at 1pm and if you are late they contact Daddy's commander!!! We ended up spending over 4 hrs in the waiting area and for a 2 yr old Eddie did a great job!! I forgot to blog about the fact that we have been in potty training for the last 2.5 weeks and he seemed to enjoy getting me to take him to go potty then tell me it wasn't working. He has mastered STANDING at the toilet to pee and won't have anything to do with the potty chair. We have even worn underpants to bed and woke up dry!!! Now if only he would agree to sit down for #2. I was not wanting to deal with that today so of course anytime he looked like he might have to go we tried. One time I sat him down and turned my back for one second to check on Joey and Eddie actually fell in the toilet and got his shirt wet. This was about 10min after arriving at the dealership. Well I, of course, have clean underpants and sweatpants, BUT no shirts!!! He was very upset that his shirt was wet, especially since it was a Wiggles shirt. Another time he was sitting and didn't do #2,but ended up forgetting to aim down and sprayed his pants. We changed and then I prayed as I had no other clothes if he had a real accident.

We left the dealership with less than enough time to get to the base so I was stressed to say the least. I really ran out of patience when we had to stop and wait for a non-existant train!!! I called Daniel and totally let him know I just needed to vent so I wouldn't blow up at the doc appointment. I let off a bunch of steam and we made it to the base just in time. Again Eddie was great at waiting!!

Joey is the same size Alan was at 1yr!! He was just under 28 inches long and weighed in at a wopping 18lbs 8oz. It's so incredibly sad to be getting the tubs of 12 month and 18 month clothes out already.

After running through a fast food drive through we were home for less than an hour to eat lunch when it was time to get Alan so we could go to his speech appointment. For Eddie this meant yet another waiting room to endure!!! He has a crush on Miss Erica so this was a very long 30min as he wanted to go back with Alan. I am so glad to have arrangements made to stamp with a new friend tomorrow and there is NO place I have to go tomorrow!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Pictures

I sorted pictures tonight which brings me one step closer to catching you all up on the blog. You can watch the slideshow below or go to the link called the NEW Saucer Family website.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Please help Alan's School

We were unsuccessful in getting the new playground equipment at Alan's school because the cut off for commenting came too fast. The PTO is trying to get the hamburger helper grant again and we need all the comments we can get by the end of the month. Please take the time to fill in as they acutally had to close the playground for a couple days to remove some unsafe building equipment that was left there!!! Here is the info I received from our PTO. Please let me know if you have any problems with the site.

Please follow the link below to post your comment in support of our project. Or visit www.myhometownhelper.com

Click on FIND A PROJECT, Choose FLORIDA and type in PANAMA CITY and search. Then click on the link for TOMMY SMITH PTO, EQUIPMENT FOR EMMIE'S PLAYGROUND to post a comment. You will only be asked for your name, email address, date of birth and your comment. Thanks for your support. Tommy Smith PTO

Also keep saving the box tops from your groceries, kleenex, toilet paper. . . . each one is worth 10 cents for Alan's school and they often have contests for the kids and the class that turns in the most. Our current contest ends Feb. 22nd and we will save what we get after that date for the next contest. Alan has already turned in 60 box tops and he can spot them a mile away. He gets so excited to save the points from his school and would love to get them in the mail from you. Post a comment with your email if you need our address.


Thursday, February 07, 2008


Eddie seems to have hit that magic time where you become obsessed with the WIGGLES!!! He wants to have them on the TV all the time. He will even stop to watch them once in awhile :) We don't have any wiggle toys at our house, but he sure enjoys them at other friends' houses. His birthday is in April so if you are looking for hints he would LOVE anything with the Wiggles on it. Let us know if you find any DVDs and we'll let you know if he has them or not. Here is a video of him jammin' on Madison's Wiggles guitar.

Here is a clip of Eddie playing with Joey in a hotel over the holidays.

Here is a Christmas clip that I am very late posting of Alan and Eddie singing "Jiggy Bells"

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Catching Up

Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. Joey is breathing 100% better, but fighting a runny nose. I also think he will be gettting teeth in soon. Eddie and I are hopefully toward the end of fighting a head cold. We enjoyed a great visit from Aunt Nikky in January and there is a new album of pictures from her trip on our NEW Saucer family website link. I also finally got the rest of Christmas, Joey's baptism and any other pictures sorted, edited and posted for you to see what we've been up to the last couple of months.

I spent the Martin Luther King weekend scrapbooking at the Majestic Beach Resort and had a great time. I did a Stampin' Up booth to display things I've stamped recently and to teach some stampin' classes. I met lots of great people and hope to stamp with them in the near future. I also started my own Stampin' Up website this month and hope to get some picture of things I have stamped added soon. The new address is http://stampinsaucer.stampinup.net and is also linked on the blog with my other favorite sites.

I hope to post more often now, but please forgive me if that doesn't happen. Leave a comment and let me know what you've been up to and how you are doing or drop me an email.