Saturday, September 27, 2008

Great State of Maine Air Show 2008

Alysa got a little bored at times and entertained herself by trying to pull the tar out of the cracks. We bought them earmuffs that you wear while shooting guns. It was pretty loud there

Brian was very happy that we were actually able to make it onto the base for the airshow this year. They were supposed to close the gates at 1pm. By the time we got out of church and took Katelyn to her grandparents we were not going to make it. But, when we got there a little after 1 they were still letting people on. Since this was the last year for the Blue Angels to be coming to Maine we were really hoping to take the kids. Brian had spent most of the day Saturday at the airshow but because of the weather they were unable to fly.

I had the small camera and took pictures of the kids. Brian had his nice camera and got some good shots of the planes and such. I will try to get some of those are here another time.

Alysa is almost 2 and a half. The last couple weeks she has turned into a mommy's girl like never before. She is in the "I don't like Daddy stage" and doesn't want him to help her do anything. Poor Dad. Though I can get this treatment during the day when he is not home. If I have to discipline Alysa she will cry and say, "I want Katie."

Tyler and Alysa are in the midst of potty training. I don't think that it is going very well. My floor has been christened multiple times.....a day. Tyler will be 4 in December and I kept waiting for him to kind of initiate wanting to potty train himself. It didn't seem like that was going to happen so I just said one day, "ok. no more diapers. It's big girl and boy undies for you. We will see what happens." (They still wear diapers when sleeping) Well, it's an experience....that is for sure. I am certain it is much easier when you are only try to work with one child at a time but I know that parents withs twins or more go through this. (And, I would be if Olivia was here)

On that note.. I had a very strange experience a few nights ago. Alysa was having a bad night and was up multiple times. One of the times she had come out of her room and was lying on the couch. She was just so tired that she wasn't really responding to me. Her eyes were half open but kinda rolling around. I can't really explain it but for a moment I did not see Alysa at all. I saw Olivia. The girls, even though identical twins never really looked the same because of weight differences and Olivia's condition. Had all gone well, they would have looked identical. It's strange to think about two girls running around here looking like Alysa does now. It's not often but there are those moments that I see Olivia in Alysa's face. It's a very strange feeling and very sad.

I am still missing mom more that I can express. I am so overwhelmed as to what to do about her house. Though I had dropped the price $100,000! there is still no interest. The estate money is gone and I just don't don't know what to do.......more to come.....Katelyn needs to go to bed......


Naomi said...

Hey Amy!

The kids are getting so big! I have to say that potty training was one of the hardest thing for me as a parent! Hang in there! Glad you were able to get out to the air show! We love stuff like that! Have a good start to your week!


Truck Driver Wife said...

I love the pics of the big kids. Where has the time gone?

HUGS to you and thinking of you often.

Lisa said...

MOPS is wonderful! I hope you enjoy and gain tons of support as you raise your children! When we moved here I joined a MOPS group right away.