Friday, December 7, 2012
This time of year is the busiest time of year for me. (I'm sure it is that way for a lot of people.) We've got-- Oct. 23 Chris's birthday Oct. 31 Halloween Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Nov. 30 Millie's birthday (Also the anniversary of our engagement) Dec. 2 Mom and Joe's birthday Dec. 9 Katie's birthday Dec. 13 Lizzie's birthday Dec. 25 Christmas Dec. 31 Bill's birthday This end of the year calendar does not even include Ward/Relief Society/Playgroup etc. activities! We are constantly on the move. While it's nice to be up and about, it can be exhausting. So, as I said--I haven't forgotten about writing a post. It's been on the brain. It's a matter of carving out a period of time to do it :) Hope you're enjoying the beginning of this Christmas month!
Posted by Mary Killion at 2:29 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I like to think that our Halloween festivities begin with Chris's birthday because the sweets and treats begin to appear on that day! ;) The girls and I baked pumpkin cupcakes for our Daddy that night. The girls stayed up later than usual, and Chris drove down to class and back so he could get home earlier. We had a fun "late" celebration with Daddy. Happy 31st Birthday to Chris!
Posted by Mary Killion at 10:27 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012
We Killion ladies met the Heit family at Gaver Farm in Mt. Airy for some fall fun. Although it was raining very lightly nearly the entire time we were there, the girls absolutely loved it! There was so much to do--
Posted by Mary Killion at 6:03 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two weekends ago, my dad and sister drove to our house and spent the night with us. In the morning, Dad and I went to temple. Chris, Julia, and the girls went to the Lancaster Dutch Market while we were gone; they then met up with us in the temple parking lot and we took off for Quantico, VA! When we drove down to Williamsburg last fall, we saw signs for The National Museum of The Marine Corps. We told ourselves that we would eventually check it out and we are glad we did! And we're especially glad that Pop-pop and Julia were there with us.
Posted by Mary Killion at 9:38 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2012
For the past few weeks, Cate had been telling me she needs to go potty (this is while wearing a diaper). So I told myself that I just had to take a week and start potty training Cate. This week was that week. I started the same way as I did with Lizzie--sticker chart for successes. First day, take Cate to the bathroom every fifteen minutes, next day every twenty minutes, etc. Monday and Tuesday were consistent, four successes and three accidents each day. (Tuesday's major accident involved me scrubbing the carpet after a particularly awful disaster.) Wednesday started off well. Then Cate took a nap and after that.....well, we went through six pairs of underwear in five hours. Later that night, I was so nervous. Cate had been doing all right and then we had this setback!!! Thursday had to be better. And it was! Only two accidents on Thursday. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (as in today): no accidents! Cate is so proud of herself and we are certainly proud of her too. She is so excited about her new underwear and will show you if you ask her about it ;D Good job Catie baby! She filled her sticker chart (and I had to add another row) and she got to make a banana split with Dad! (Lizzie decided I should make a chart for her, and she had a banana split too) ;)
Posted by Mary Killion at 9:35 PM