Wednesday, June 4

The dreaded question...a little too early!

So the other day, I am folding Ava's laundry in her room and Kati is helping me. Out of nowhere, Kati comes at me with a question, I wasn't quite ready to answer for another 4 or so years. She says, Mommy, how did I get in your belly? In my head I'm scrambling and I chuckled a nervous laugh. Once my brain got it together, I told her that when a mommy and daddy love each other God puts the baby in the mommy's tummy. Luckily, this pleased her and we went back to folding clothes. Whew!

Also, in Kati news. I am pleased to report that she sat and watched the weather reporting with me tonight for a long time. I took a meteorology class in college and loved it, so much to the point that I remember more of that than anything else I ever took. She used to be deathly afraid of storms but I think she is doing better this weather season. She was very calm when the tornado sirens sounded this evening. She wanted to know why I was getting blankets and supplies together, I told her and she was okay with it.

She has also started to pick out her own outfits. Some days she does a pretty good job and really surprises me, other days, she cracks me up with her concepts but somehow they work. This one isn't that bad, but the pink heart shirt with brown skirt, and pink blue and white striped socks made me laugh. She is so stinkin' cute.

She sits!

Ava is trying hard to master the art of sitting. She actually did sit upright for 10 minutes the other day at Aunt Lisa's. She will be 6 months old next week. She is growing and getting so big. I already miss those early baby days, but each new milestone is a source for celebration.

Tuesday, June 3

A Pool of Frustration

Life is still busy and crazy at the Ingraldi House. My friend Amber thoughtfully checked in and saw I hadn't been blogging lately. I have wanted to but time slips away so easily.

There have been so many things going on. Let's see, we attempted to put up the pool this weekend, which has been a disaster of sorts. We got the pool new last year. It is one of the inflatable ring pools that as you fill it with water it rises to a 16ft circle, that is about 3 1/2 feet deep. It was fun entertainment last year but the ground was a little uneven. So, this year with out economic stimulus money, we had a company come out and create a perfectly flat circle in our yard. It took 4 guys to do the work that my poor husband was attempting to do himself.
Anyway, we put up the pool and it had an unforeseen hole in the inflatable ring part, but I found that one. Then as the day progressed, little holes began emmerging all throughout the body of the pool. We patched 8 holes in all, but I am a little disheartened that a pool that is just a year old seems to be falling apart. We called the company but they offered no recourse. It's a shame that there is no ownership anymore when problems arise. We had to get a new pool pump too and that has also been a pain. I am wishing we had no pool and more money.

I am challenged by an old friend, Ryan, who blogs about being more concientious with our money and honoring God with what resources he has given to us. I am beginning to think that this pool just isn't very honorable, it's a pool of frustration.