Monday, August 17, 2009

I didn't forget

I feel like it has been so long since I wrote. I have been reading this really good book I got from the library. It is called Change of Heart from Jodi Picoult. I am really into so every free minute goes to that. Has anyone read any good books lately? I could use some suggestions. The library by me is pretty old and doesn't have much to choose from. Meika has been acting out a little more lately. Poor dog is cooped up all the time. I just looked up some dog parks so I am going to try that. Hopefully she will get along with the other dogs. Claire finished swimming lessons. She did great. All except the swimming part. Just kidding. She loves to kick in the water but she does not like to use her arms. She loves being in the water though. That is good. Sab is working hard for our family. He has been going in on his days off to learn the Verizon side of things and to show them the Alltel side. He is doing good though. The apartment is having hot dogs out by the pool today which is right behind us so I think we might go to that. Maybe meet a few people. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Till next time. . .

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crazy Day

Today was a crazy day of doctors and waiting. Yesterday I was playing with Meika, my dog, and her tooth fell out. Now she is 3 years old. Her tooth should not be coming out. So I had to take her to the vet today just to make sure everything is ok. I went to the first vet that I could get into. I will not be going back there. It was nothing like her old vet. Her old vet was the absolute best. Even she didn't mind going. The doctor said that she will be fine but the same tooth on the other side is slightly loose too. Poor girl. I have to start brushing her teeth daily and get her teeth cleaned. It is so expensive. Oh well, I need to save her teeth. Then I had to take Claire to the doctors. She has red spots on her body. About 6 or so. The only thing we could think of was bug bites. Maybe even bed bugs because we just bought her new mattresses but the doctor said it is NOT bed bugs. Thank god. Could be another bug bite or even a slight staff infection. She gave me a cream to put on her. I hope it works. That has been my day. Really long. Claire did great at swimming though.

Yesterday we went to McDonalds for story time and ate lunch there too. While she was playing in the kids area, she came over to me and said "potty". I scooped her up (she still would not bend her legs. was really funny) and took her to the bathroom. She sat down and pooped right away. I was so PROUD of my little girl. She got a big ice cream cone after that. Today Sab had her while I was at the vet and she told him she had to go and she did. She went poop and pee again. I just cannot believe she is actually telling us. It is so awesome.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


This is the wacky Hicks family. We had a picnic at the park the weekend before we left. It was so fun. Sab is not in the picture because he was late getting there but hey, at least he showed up. LOL. Today I took Claire and Meika (dog) for a walk to the park at 10:15. It was hot but I thought it would be ok. It takes about 12 minutes to walk there. I thought we would be able to spend a long time there but I just couldn't take the heat. Neither could Meika. Poor dog. We ended up getting home by 11:00. Oh well, next time I will have to go at 8 a.m.

Friday, August 7, 2009

So, my cousin Crystal set this blog up for me and she told me that eventually things will happen to me and I will say, "I should put that in my blog". Well, it finally happened. Sab has been working from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Now if you know Sab, he is NOT a morning person. So for two days straight, he comes home from work and says he is going to go play with Claire in her room. I go in there a few minutes later and this is what I see. It is just too funny. He is dead asleep in her bed. Thank god she is not in a crib anymore (Jay Kassouf:))


Things are finally starting to settle down here just a little bit. We are getting more used to the area. Which roads go where and that kind of thing. Thank god for TOM TOM. We found this restaurant that everyone talks about called BABES. It is so good. The only thing on the menu is fried chicken or chicken fried steak. Each order comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and biscuits. It is fabulous. A heart attach waiting to happen. Claire is doing so good at swimming lessons. She does everything the teacher says as long as the teacher is not watching her. Once the teacher looks then Claire freezes. It is kind of funny. We found the library and are going to story time on Fridays. They also have it on Mondays at McDonalds. How cool is that. Yum Yum. Puke. No, I think it will be cute. We are having our first official visitor in September. Amanda is coming here for a few days. I cannot wait. She will be the first of our Ohioans to experience the Texas heat. Bring your swimsuit.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Potty Time

Today is a day to celebrate. Well, kind of. I was changing Claires diaper and I always let her run around naked for a few minutes before I put a new one on. After a few minutes I noticed she was just standing still, looking at me with this expression on her face. One I know all to well. She was getting ready to poop. So I ran her to the toilet and put her on. She wanted to get off but I told her that I was going to get her a book and by the time I came back she had already pooped. Yes you heard me right. She pooped on the potty. Now the question is, does she know what she did? Well, probably not but that is ok. It is a start. I am so proud of my little pumpkin.

Nap Time

So Claire has not been napping very well lately. I am not sure if it is because of the move or because of her new big bed. There is just more room for her to play. So this is how she finally fell asleep today for her nap. She just doesn't look too comfy. Oh well, as long as she is asleep. LOL

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Soaking up the Texas Sun

Our new beginning...

Here are a few pictures. We really haven't been doing much but unpacking but we took a break yesterday and went swimming. Claire just LOVES being in the pool. It is really nice here and the people are extremely friendly. We are on the first floor. Don't mind all the junk on the balcony. Eventually it will be put away.