Katie had such a good time with Leslie last night. I spoke to Susan this morning and she didn't know exactly what time Katie fell asleep, but she was up at 8:00 this morning. She said Leslie usually goes to bed around 9:00 and she tried to wear Katie down for bed about that time. I should have warned Leslie that you can't wear Katie down at night. It doesn't work, instead it winds her up more. Katie slept in Leslie's bed with all the stuffed animals, pillows and blankets. tehe! Leslie said they were all cuddled up in her bed around 11:30 p.m. and Leslie thought she was asleep. That was the last thing she remembers. This morning when they got up, she saw that Katie must have gotten out of bed and gathered more pillows and blankets from Susan's bedroom and the Living Room. Uh, huh! She got up and ventured out during the night. I told Leslie, I've been wondering when she was going to start doing that at home. I keep all the doors closed except for her bedroom and ours. One of these days, we're going to catch her asleep on the couch or watching TV in the middle of the night. I know I'll be scared to death when it happens. I'm just glad she can't unlock our dead bolt locks on the doors. I remember Sandy telling me stories of Liz or Allan (I can't remember which) would wonder around outside. They were sleep walking and unlocked the doors to go outside. Mom's told me stories of catching (I think) Sandy sleep walking outside. That would be so scary, especially in this day and time.
Leslie and Jon visited with us for a little while. They couldn't stay long today because there was a lot to do before he had baseball practice. When they were getting ready to leave, Katie thought she was going back with them. Talk about making me feel like the world's worst Mom. tehe! She kept telling me "I not need you Mom. I go with Leslie to her house." Leslie felt terrible about Katie acting like that. I had to pry Katie's claws from around Leslie's neck, in order for them to leave. Katie cried and cried for about 30 minutes after they left. What made it worse, she only had a 30 minute nap today. I just rocked her and talked about her time she had with Sue-Sue, Leslie and Jon. Her eyes lite up then and she was telling me about the time she had with them. The rest of the day, all she would talk about is Leslie and Sue-Sue. She'd ask, "Mom, where's Sue-Sue? I go see Leslie today? I be a good girl and I go stay with Leslie and Sue-Sue." I finally had to promise her that I would let her call Leslie tonight and tell her goodnight. She seemed okay with it then. Around 8:30 p.m. I called up Leslie and let Katie talk with her. I put her on speaker phone, so we could hear what was being said. Katie was satisfied because she got to tell Leslie and Sue-Sue what she did today, said her goodnights and that she loved them.
Doug wanted us to go out to eat at our new favorite restaurant "Sweet Peppers Deli." That was okay with me, I wouldn't have to cook. As soon as we walked out the door, here came Will from next door. He had a friend this time, his own age. He was wanting Katie to come play with them. I had to tell them, we were on our way to go eat. Katie was so upset that she didn't get to stay home and play with Will. I think it was good for him to play with a boy his own age, instead of a 2 year old girl. I was so proud of Katie at the restaurant. She was such a big girl. For the first time, she wanted to keep the hot dog in it's bun with ketsup. What? She told me that she wanted her hot dog in a sandwich. Well, okay! Can you believe she ate it all? She even ate a few chips and some of my fruit. While we were eating, she told me she had to go potty. I couldn't believe my ears. Thankfully, I brought her folding potty seat this time. Like a big girl, she pulled down her pants, pull-up and let me set her right on her seat. She began pee-peeing until the toilet decided to flush on it's own. It scared her to death. She gave me this look with those big brown eyes and she was wanting off . . . NOW! I was afraid she was going to get pee-pee all over her, but she just dribbled a little. Enough to clean up easily. As soon as she jumped off the potty, she told me that "I not potty no more." She was so upset that she was ready to leave that stall quickly. I had to really get on to her because I was still folding up her potty seat. She had unlocked the stall door and on her way out of the restroom.
When we were leaving the restaurant, Doug announced that he had a surprise for Katie. Oh, she got excited because she loves surprises. We headed for Sportsman's Lake Park. She saw the swings and slides and got even more excited. "We get out now Mom and play on the playground?" I couldn't get over the playground equipment they've added in the park. Last year, they just had the swing set, see-saw and monkey bars. Now, they've got all kinds of things for the kids to play including SLIDES. Slides are Katie's favorite. A lot of the new play equipment look like they've been donated to the park because they are not brand new. They'll do though and Katie had a blast on them. She was keeping us busy by running from one to another. She even made a couple of friends there and they ran around with each other for a little while. She didn't seem interested in the geese and ducks, at first. On our way back to the car, I convinced her to go see them before we had to leave. Once I got her over there to see the Canadian Geese, regular farm geese and Mallard Ducks, she enjoyed herself. She wanted to follow them every where including into the lake. Yikes! Doug found three baby ducks, so we got Katie a little closer to see them. She couldn't understand why she couldn't hold them. As we were leaving, she had to tell all the ducks and geese "goodbye!"
When we got home, Will and his friend were in our yard playing. Katie all excited asked, "Mom, can I go play with Will now?" I told her to be good and she could go play. All I had to do was unbuckle her and she was on her way. She acted like she was the same size as they were. They all played, I guess, for about an hour before Will and his friend had to go home. Doug drug Katie into our house, crying and wanting Mom. She couldn't understand why she had to go in the house and not play with Will anymore. Ugh! It was getting 8:00 p.m. fast and she needed a bath so bad after today. We had an overall good anniversary, I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you for all the sweet anniversary wishes!
All day today, I tried to get a nurse or someone to give me the results from my blood work. I was getting so aggravated with them because they either didn't know what I was talking about or they didn't have the results there in front of their face. The nurse asked me to call later this afternoon, before closing time, and that she would have the results on her desk. Well, I called back at 3:15 p.m. and had to leave another message. I never heard from anyone. At that point, I was aggravated as it was. I decided it was best not to call again today. I'll try again tomorrow. If I had not had such a good experience with this group when I was pregnant with Katie, I would probably be looking for referrals to another group.
CPSC Recall Notice
I'm so disgusted about this recall. You probably remember me talking about Doug and I getting a play set for Katie for her birthday. Millard and Peggy were even interested in going together with us on the play set. Well, guess what? Would you believe that the play sets, we were looking at from Walmart are all on recall. Now, I don't know what we are going to do. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I found out now instead of after we've purchased and set it up in our back yard. With that said, here is the notice. We were planning on getting the Cedar Ridge approximately $400. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08299.html .