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Sharing the daily life of Sunsong with interested parties.

Monday: Time Flies October 28, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 10:48 am

I know I promised I’d say something about our skating experience two weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to it.

We went Sunday evening. Family night admission is $3 before 3 and $1 after. The skate rentals are only $2, if any of you are interested. Evan seemed to enjoy it. We got him size 9 kids skates and they seemed to fit OK but he was more intersted in watching everyone around him than his feet! Brian was a good sport and tried, but he says he’s never been able to skate so he didn’t really enjoy it. He had fun being out with us though, it seemed. Brian got Evan out on the floor, but they couldn’t move. Brian couldn’t hold onto the wall AND Evan, so they came back. Then I took Evan out, but it’s hard to hold yourself up, and a two year old who doesn’t care if you drag him around the rink. Besides that it’s been more than 10 years since I had on a pair of skates.

I went around the rink a couple of times alone, and I dragged Evan around once. He’d lock his knees out in front of himself and watch the people go by, while I did my best to push/drag him and not let his skates trip me. We’re thinking about buying him some Little Tykes skates and trying again in a few months, but in the meantime I might start going alone every now and then for the exercise. Man my legs got SORE while I was out there. After the second time, though, it got easier. I forgot how much WORK skating is! Brian said he really doesn’t have any interest in skating, and I told him that’s a real shame since it’s so much fun once you learn.

Lillith can sit up easily now, and pull up to standing. She still isn’t really crawling, she just does a little army crawl that looks like she’s just dragging herself along the floor. It’s pretty cute. She has climbed onto her bouncy chair a couple of times. She gets scared that she might fall and starts crying, but that doesn’t stop her from climbing on it in the first place. Her little tooth is starting to poke up more now. We’re going to get some pictures done soon, I promise. They are both so beautiful I’ve no idea how we got so lucky as to have two gorgeous, wonderful children. They are so much fun!

Evan is picking up lots of new words and talking a lot. His thing lately is “same thing!” only he says is “sahbahm.” He had cereal in an orange bowl last week and I had water in an orange cup. He brought his bowl over and started pointing at them. “Sahbahm, mama. Sahbahm!” This morning he found two cartons of yogurt in the fridge. While I was getting some for him, he brought the other one to me. “Sahbahm, mama! Veegaht! YAY!” He says “too” on the end of everything that he wants or wants to do. “Pahdeetoo, mama!” or “Caneetoo” “Ahgahtoo” “Byebyetoo!” He’s started saying “Go home” and “stay here”.

I think we’re still getting him a drum set for  the holidays. I also happen to know that my grandmother is gettimg him/us a VCR/DVD player and a set of tapes from National Geographic, some of those pocket diapers that I like for Lilli and a digital camera for Brian and I.

Well I’m going for now. I’m working on a new post series about what we would do if we won the lottery.


Saturday: Garage sale finds and misc. random thoughts October 18, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 1:47 pm

Today I got a couple of pretty sheets for Lillis bed, a neat little wooden high chair, and some cute winter  clothes, including an adorable fleece hat. 🙂 I couldn’t find anything for Evan. 😦 Maybe next week.

Lillith is sitting on her own now, she started doing that on Monday, the same day she cut her first tooth. 🙂 It’s the bottom left front tooth. I need to go get some good pictures done before it starts showing up in pictures. She’ll never look this way again. They are both growing up so fast. Evan is out of diapers completely now, and at home he usually goes to the potty on his own. He still sometimes gets distracted and needs to be reminded. He really hates it when he doens’t make it in time.

The trip to Houston I was supposed to take on the 14th has been moved up and we’re going for one day only on November 1st instead. I also can take the kids with me now, which is a relief. It was going to be a real bother for everyone. I would have had to rent a pump to take with me, cause no way was my little pump going to cut it for two days with no nursing. I was also worried if I’d have enough milk stocked up for Lillith before I left. Not to mention that I just didn’t like the idea of going away for two days without the kids. Brian can also come along now if he wants. He hasn’t decided yet if he is going or not.

We’re thinking about taking Evan rollerskating. I hope we can spare the $$ this week, and I wonder if they have skates in his size? I think I’m taking my pile of junk off to the flea market next week and see what we can get for it.


>MOVED: One rant and one rant only: listen up October 14, 2008

Filed under: Off topic — Sunsong Braun @ 10:57 am
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The rant has been moved to the contreversy blog. I believe the point was taken by most.


Wednesday: It’s getting to be that time October 8, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 3:58 pm

Well, I’ve gone and done it again: volunteered myself for something that I may bot be (emotionally) capable of doing. I’ve been charged with writing the “In memorium” for my mother to put in the paper. Thinking about it (her) is keeping me up at night.

Thanksgiving is also coming, and I think I might like to have a little get-together over here… Our place is small, and the kitchen is so tiny, but I think I can pull it off. I’ve got chopped celery, onion and some dried bread in the freezer already. I guess we’ll see what happens.

I’ve been thinking about what is going to happen to my grandmothers’ house when she passes away. Her three children own houses of their own. I would so love for my children to grow up in that house. It’s the only house that was a constant in my childhood that my family still owns. It would certainly have plenty of space for us, Evan and I could finally have our own garden, and Brian and I could see the place we got married every day. I hate to think about this already, but I sure hope we inherit that house when she passes. I don’t think anything in the whole world could make me happier than that. I want our own house so bad. I want our kids to have a place that’s steady and permanent. I look at pictures of me growing up in that house and it makes me sad that Evan doesn’t have a place like that that he will remember and enjoy looking at in pictures when he’s grown. I want a house to take care of, and grow my children in.


Tuesday: Lost Keys-turned happy accident October 7, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 1:03 pm

Well, Brian left the keys in the bathroom yesterday and Evan found them. He loves keys. So Brian wakes up this morning and can’t find the keys. I check all the places I can think of that Evan might have left them, but no luck, so Brian rides to work with Mark. About five minutes after I woke up at 8, I noticed that the diaper bag was on the floor, and looked very full. So I pick it up and dump it out. Toy cars, drop-stop rings, a stuffed bear, and a tiny guitar fall out, and lastly, the keys. Apparently Evan was packed up and ready to go last night, and we didn’t notice.

The plus side is that we got out of the house this morning, and we’re about to go again. We went to the grocery store and picked up a few things, and we’re about to go to JoAnn. I don’t know why, I can’t buy anything, but we’re going anyway.

You know what would be handy? A digital camera that actually takes pictures.