Saturday, July 7, 2007

July 2007

Maggie has been doing pretty good with potty training. She likes to sit on her potty and throw toilet paper in. She doesn't care if she is pantless or not, she just likes to sit on it. She does get excited if she goes while she's there, but hasn't gotten to the point of knowing when she's ready. She will talk your ear off and LOVES to talk on the phone. Even if no one is there. She will pick up a phone and say "Hello? Ohhh. Bye bye." She can count to 12 on her own and loves to sing the ABCs. She also tries to sing along with the Veggie Tales theme song.

On the 4th, we took a drive to Red Lodge Montana with the intent of driving a bit along 212, which is supposed to be the most scenic drive in America (according to Charles Kuralt). We drove a few switchbacks on the way up to Bear Tooth Pass, but as we've only been here a few weeks, Rocky didn't feel confident enough to make the drive to the top of the pass. Hwy 212 is one of the routes to Yellowstone. We are starting to look at the calendar and figure out when we'll trek down there for the first time. First, we need to find a kennel for the dogs. Once we get that, we can plan a lot more trips -- like to Eugene (probably over Labor Day) and Deer Lodge. We recently started a flexible schedule at work (4-10 hour days each week), so when my long weekends come around, we'll be able to do more. Plus, we'll be able to run errands during the week sometimes as well. And as always, visitors are welcome, just let us know when you're headed this way! We also discovered the drive-in theatre in Laurel. We have gone twice and seen "The Fantastic Four" and "Ratatouille." Maggie hasn't seen much of them, but it is nice for us to be able to get out and see a movie on the big screen. Plus, it's very affordable!!

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