Friday, June 13, 2008


It's been a while since I posted, but Taylor is here now, and we've been busy! We spent Monday shopping (and going to Schimpff's), Tuesday at the Aquatic Center, Wednesday was spent at home due to meetings for Josie's therapy (though we did manage to sneak in a trip to the library), yesterday we went to the riverfront and saw a free stage performance of High School Musical (there are two left, and they're free - 8:30 p.m. in Jeffersonville on the 14th & 15th), and today we went to the library again. We're bibliophiles, what can I say? Tonight we're going out to the girls' grandma's house to visit. Tomorrow is church, and then tomorrow night we're meeting friends and going back to see HSM stage play again :) It's been a busy week, but oh so much fun! We stopped at Meijer and got some caffeine free Cokes (Grace can't have caffeine) and some ice, and threw them in the blender to make "icees." :) How much better does it get than that?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday edition of the Baker times

So anyway, I am totally loving my membership to I have managed to get the first 4 (of 8) Sookie Stackhouse books through there (for FREE), and the best part is that all of them look brand new. I've also managed to procure Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, book 1), and hopefully it'll be winging its way into my greedy little hands this week. Plus I have an awesome bud who sent me two unexpected books which I got in the mail yesterday - YAY!!! Books = love.

Taylor will be here Sunday, which the girls are crazy excited about. I'm excited, too. After she gets here, we're spending an entire day at the Aquatic Center, which all the kids love... except for Josie... who doesn't care much for water when there's a possibility that her head might get wet. :/ We're also going to Schimpff's that week, as well as going out for sushi (just me, Gracie, & Taylor are doing that - Jason is taking Josie & Lexi up the street to McDonald's).

Anyhoo! I'm off to finish off my coffee and my book (Sleeping With the Fishes by the fantabulous Mary Janice Davidson) before Josie's OT comes today. Ta!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Today was Josie's one year re-evaluation with First Steps, as well as her first visit with her new speech therapist. She loved the new ST; talked up a storm and did everything she was asked to do. The re-eval went smoothly as well, though Josie said a TON of things I've never heard her say before. She was given a mirror, and the ST evaluating her said "What is that, Josie?" and Josie replied, "Picture me." My jaw dropped. Then they showed her a picture of a vacuum cleaner and asked what it was. She said "Macoom." Turkey! She also actually said her name! It used to come out as "yoshi" and today it was definitely Josie. She did so well, in fact, that she may not qualify for OT services anymore! What a testament to the ability of our wonderful OT! :) WTG Josie Nae!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

52 books in a year

In keeping with a new goal to read 52 books in a year, this is what I've read so far (from Jan. 1 2008 thru June 2 2008). More to come. Additions as time allows.

1. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
2. Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
3. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
4. Grace In Thine Eyes, Liz Curtis Higgs
5. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
6. Shepherding a Child's Heart, Ted Tripp
7. 1984, George Orwell
8. From Dead to Worse, Charlaine Harris
9. Tithe, Holly Black
10. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
11. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
12. Undead and Unwed, Mary Janice Davidson
13. Undead and Unemployed, Mary Janice Davidson
14. Undead and Unappreciated, Mary Janice Davidson
15. Undead and Unreturnable, Mary Janice Davidson
16. Undead and Unpopular, Mary Janice Davidson
17. Undead and Uneasy, Mary Janice Davidson
18. Club Dead, Charlaine Harris
19. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris
20. No Rest for the Wicked, Kresley Cole
21. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin, Patricia Finney
22. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Betrayal, Patricia Finney
23. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy, Patricia Finney
24. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Deception, Patricia Finney
25. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris