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The Terrible 2's curse has been lifted!  

Posted by: Meredith

Little B. turned 3 at the beginning of this month. I don't think I have the words to express how different our child has been in the last 4 weeks. B.'s vocabulary has grown amazingly, which has helped with the frustrated tantrums we used to experience. He is also coming out of his shell and has friends in the neighborhood that he asks to play with. He will even leave the room that I am in to go play with other kids or all by himself. The clinginess is definitely gone.

We used to have the worst time getting B. to go to bed alone. I spoiled him by letting him sleep with me for the longest time, and when Hubbs and I got married it was difficult for B. to sleep in his own room without me. So I would end up sleeping in B.'s room all night. We decided about 6 months ago to start putting him in bed by himself and letting him cry it out until he went to sleep. This was hard on all of us as he would sometimes cry for an hour before falling asleep, or I would get really sad and let him get up and fall asleep on the couch or in my lap. However, since turning 3, B. has been going to sleep and staying asleep by himself with no problems. I tell him 15 minutes before bedtime that he needs to settle down because he only has "minutes" before bedtime, and when that time comes I tell him to give Papa, Chewy, and Eddy goodnight kisses and tuck him into bed.

Last night he got in bed and covered up by himself and then rolled over to look up at me and said "goodnight mama" while waving and pointing to the door. As I turned to walk out of his room he even told me that I needed to "shut door."

We have even begun potty training, but without really training. In the evenings, after bath time, we have been letting B. run around without a diaper and with his little potty in the room with us. Every few minutes one of us will remind him that if he needs to potty he needs to sit on the potty and do it, not on the floor. B. seems to be at a stage where he is comfortable moving into the big boy world and has been very good at using the potty by himself when needed.

I am so excited about the person Little B. is becoming. He has the greatest personality, and is changing so much every day. It's amazing how much has changed this fast. To all of those parents out there suffering with the terrible 2's, hang in there, it will get better, and you won't believe how fast it all changes.


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My new obsession...  

Posted by: Meredith

So I decided that I really needed a way to get motivated to get in shape. I bought a Nike Plus Sport Kit, and I am hooked. It's this little sensor that you put in your shoe and a receiver that attaches to your Ipod nano or Ipod touch. Then all you do is run or walk and it tracks your workout. When you get home you sync your Ipod and your workout information is sent to your Nike Plus account so you can track yourself. You can even set up workout schedules, and join competitions with other runners throughout the world.

I just got the kit last weekend, so I have only run twice with it, but it is so much fun to be able to see your distance, pace, calories burned, and listen to music while you run.

My first run on Tuesday.
The details:
2.27 Miles
25 minutes, 53 seconds
11 minutes, 21 seconds per mile/ average pace
219 calories burned

Now, I am not a good runner, nor do I claim to be, but I think this is a pretty good start.

My second run on Wednesday:
The details:
2.90 Miles
32 minutes, 30 seconds
11 minutes, 11 seconds per mile/ average pace
279 calories burned

This run was better. I found a trail that I really like. It weaves through the woods at a local park and has lots of ups and downs. Although it was pretty muddy Wednesday, I still enjoyed myself and felt good afterward.

In the past I have posted that I was going to workout, and it never really happened. This time I am determined. It feels really good to get outside and run without other distractions.

If any of you out there are runners that use the Nike Plus sensor let me know. I would like to know how it is working for you. Do you find it easier to get out and run knowing that you can link your workout info to the web and share with others via the Nike Plus website?

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From the Church Bulletin...  

Posted by: Meredith

I received an email this morning with bloopers from church bulleins that were just so funny I have to share.....


The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.'
The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
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Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
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Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
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Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
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Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
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The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.
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Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

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