Thursday, April 17, 2008

From the mouth of a princess

I picked up a few spring outfits for the princess yesterday since she has basically outgrown most of her clothes from last year (everything looks like a cropped top). On the way home last night she was going through the bag of clothes in the van looking at her new duds. This was her comment:

These are lovely mom. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Warm weather = Skinned knees

It has finally started to feel like spring this week so the girls and I decided to take our first trip to the park. DQ got a new trike for Easter and has been dying to ride it somewhere else besides our driveway. We found the bike helmets and took off for the park - DQ on her shiny new trike and Princess on her bike. The ride to the park went pretty smooth. The park is at the top of a hill so I had push DQ up it a bit so she could reach the top.

When it was time to leave the girls strapped on their helmets and hopped on their bikes. Princess did a pretty good job controlling her bike down the hill, but DQ wiped out. She has an ailment where when she turns her head, she turns the bike also. Since she was already going at a rapid pace, making a sharp turn just wiped her out.

I ended up carrying her bike and a crying DQ down to the bottom of the hill. I then told her that I was not able to carry both her and her bike back home (thinking she would walk), but she got right back on her bike and rode the rest of the way home. There were several "my knee hurts" whines during the trip, but I was very proud of her for getting right back on.

Of course once we got home the real drama started. I had to carry her around the house because she couldn't walk with a skinned knee. I thought an Elmo band-aid would do the trick, but the whining continued... for 2 straight days.

She is finally better now and the skinned knee is just a red spot. I am sure this will not be the last owie of the season.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Starting to Panic

It is April 8th. Do you have your taxes completed? Most people probably have their refund back and spent by this point.

My taxes are not done. I have no idea if we are getting a refund or if we will have to pay. There is less than 10 days before the IRS deadline.

We decided to hire an accountant this year for taxes because the King is now self-employed and I don't feel qualified to do them anymore. I gave the accountant our 2007 info about a month ago and I have been waiting ever since. We haven't even heard a word from them. I am starting to get nervous - if I need to do them myself I need to get started ASAP.

I had the King stop by yesterday at the Accountant's office to check on the status. The door was locked. He called me and I started panicking. Did the close up? They have all my W2\tax info - How do I get that back? If I have to do our own taxes, I NEED TO START NOW!

I made him call their phone number and they said the door was locked because they are not taking any walk-ins at this point. They assured him that they will be completed and will give us a call by the end of the week. I realize they are probably very busy, but I still don't feel good about it. They should have been done by now.