Searching for a Photographer

Wow. Look at this. Two entries in Frenchville in so many days.

Today Jennifer went out to DeLand to visit a photographer, Elizabeth Carol. Ever since we left Austin, one of the things she has missed has been the photographer she really liked: Jennifer Turner. Jennifer was walking through the mall the other day and saw a photograph that reminded her of Jennifer Turner, so she did some investigation and it turns out that this photographer has a lot of the same props that Jennifer Turner did. She was really impressed and has an appointment to get Isabelle’s 3 month old pictures taken with her.

I’ve been clamoring about getting a laptop at work by making hints in several meetings. Finally today, the Executive Producer on Madden said, “If we get you a laptop, it better be attached to your hip. You will be taking notes in every meeting.” I was thinking, “mission accomplished”.

They came to install our shower door today. It was the last piece to our bathroom re-tiling. Unfortunately, there isn’t a stud behind where the shower door would go, so they couldn’t hang it up. We now have to get the tiling contractor to come back and some how shore up that wall so that the door will hang. Right now we are at a loss for what to do. We were thinking that all of our projects would finally be done today, but once again we hit another snag.

I’ve been a little behind on doing the laundry and Abby didn’t have pajama bottoms. So, she had to go to bed in a pajama top and some panties. She didn’t like that. She kept saying that someone was going to see that and laugh at her. It’s funny that lately she’s been starting to get modest. It must be something she’s picking up at school.

For the past couple of days I haven’t had time enough to shave because I’ve been busy at work. Today I decided to shave it into a goatee. When I got home from work Jennifer noticed it for the first time. Needless to say, I will be shaving tomorrow.

Back to Frenchville

I’ve been very busy at work lately which has kept me away from Frenchville. Today I was home from work, resting up, and I thought I would stroll through the streets of Frenchville once again.

Over the past few weeks, Emily has started pre-school. She now goes two times a week. So, on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jennifer just has Isabelle at home and she’s loving every minute of it. Emily is enjoying school. Jennifer says that Emily just gives her a kiss, says “bye Mom” and goes off to playing when she drops her off. She says that’s pretty rare in her class as there’s a lot of kids that are crying when they are dropped off.

Abby and Emily have started swim lessons. They go every afternoon for 20 minutes and it’s one-on-one with an instructor. The first day Abby through a fit, but today she was doing great. Hopefully these swim lessons will stick.

Isabelle has started sleeping through the night. She goes to bed around 9:00 p.m. and has been sleeping all the way until 6:00 a.m. Jennifer has been very pleased that she hasn’t had to get up in the middle of the night anymore.

That’s about it. I will try to post more often, but we are getting into the busy time at work.

It Was Over in the Blink of an Eye

Between sick kids, the bathroom being re-tiled, and work, it’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks. First off, Emily brought some sort of stomach flu home from Vacation Bible School a couple of weeks ago. After a few days it spread to Jennifer and a few days after that it spread to Abby. Me and Baby Belle were the only two who were spared. Unfortunately, it delayed Abby going to her first day of school this past Monday, but she was better by Wednesday and was chomping at the bit to go. She had a great time and came home telling us how she learned about bones.

Today I was called home from work early because Emily had stuck something up her nose. At first Jennifer thought it was a carpet fiber, because Emily had stuck one of those up her nose before, but looking with a flashlight I could tell it was something plastic. So, I held her down while Jennifer got some tweezers out, but Emily would have nothing of it and was squirming way too much. Finally, I coached Emily on how to blow her nose. She blew a couple of times and out flew a piece of paper and an eye ball. Not a real eye ball, but one of those plastic squiggly eyeballs that stick to paper.