Friday, September 27, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Well. ... You Made it to the Bathroom. ... Sort of...

Hi, remember me?!  Well, we're getting an early jump on potty training with Rosaline.  She has become aware of her bodily functions a little earlier then the girls did so we're striking while the iron is hot.  We've had a few big successes, but as always more misses then hits.  The last few days (while it's still warm enough) we've just been going pantsless. ... Rosaline, not the rest of us.  Last night after I got home, everyone was transitioning from dinner to bath time when the pantsless wonder wandered off.  She had been sitting on her baby potty off and on for the past twenty minutes (you know, sit for thirty seconds, run around for ninety, back on for fifteen, run for sixty), so we knew she was close to needing to go. .... but now she could not be found.  Turns out she ran to Mama and Daddy's bathroom like she was supposed to.  However she opted to go into the shower rather then to sit on the toilet.  Close kid, but not quite right. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Parenting Issues Effect Us All

Loooovvved this!  It's not easy being a dad all alone on a busy Sunday.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pipe Wrenched

Nearly eight months in to home ownership and thus far, the adage that a home is a never ending series of projects is proving to be true.  We came home late Sunday night to a busted sprinkler line (off the main, before the control switch) that had been shooting a geyser into the air for who knows how long.  All I can say is that my back yard was a swimming pool. ... and not in a good way.  So Morning morning (Monday the holiday/my day off) when I woke to deal with that I was already a little miffed at the thought of all that wasted water (and dollars).  I decided to start with something small, something simple, something easy.  So I prepared to install the dogs auto-water feeder onto the hose line. ... which consists all of screwing the cap on the faucet end.  Long story short I broke the copper pipe off in the wall by over wrenching it. ... yeah. ... that was the easy project for the day.  So five hours later, as the plumber was finishing soldering on the new pipe, Genevieve says to me over hear plate of dino nuggets "Daddy, maybe next time you should let me fix the pipe. ... that way it doesn't break like it does when you try and do it."  Thanks kid. ... just remember when CSD shows up, you asked for the job.