Thursday, May 28, 2009

The ride that never ends...

So I've decided that potty-training is like an amusement park ride that never ends. You have your ups -- big great awesome ups like going an entire week wihtout a single accident. And then you have your big drops -- steep drops, might I add -- like going through every single pair of underwear your son AND his brother own in one day. (That happened over the weekend). And then you have this story...

Hunter has been a trooper with potty-training. One day it just clicked. And yes, we've absolutely had some major "steep drop" days, especially over the weekends, but for the most part he's doing well. Today, the good news is that we've had no accidents...however I just caught him standing in the front yard with his pants laying off to the side...peeing into a bush...a bush that is in the front part of our yard...and he was facing the street.

Nothing like showing his goods to the entire neighborhood! Yup ... this ride NEVER ends!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lots of first!

In a family with small children, you learn quickly, and are reminded often, that things change so fast because these little people we live with and care for are just absolute sponges!

Just two weeks ago, I still had two children in diapers (which is not unusual for me -- it's happened every other time we've had a new baby!). Now Hunter, our 3rd child, is a potty-trained little boy! The first week of "training" was rough -- don't get me wrong -- and I think I learned that you shouldn't try to potty-train while preparing for and holding a 3-day long garage sale. (Seriously! The insanity!!!) Unfortunately, I have no pictures to prove the potty-training success. That would be inappropriate. ;)

And last night, our second child, Hudson (who turned 4 just 3 short months ago) asked for the training wheels to be taken off of his bike. We humored him and said "Okay -- but it takes lots of practice and we're here with you." Practice, schmactice. This kid is a bike riding machine! I think he was born to ride his bike (and his tractor, of course)! Matt let go of the seat of his bike and off he went, stopping only to come in for a bath. Fortunately, I have a picture of this!

Check out the concentration on that kid's face! Amazing! He's doing awesome!

There have been two other firsts at our house this week, as well, and these bring tears to my eyes. Easton, our nearly-six week old little guy, gave us his first smile and coo this week. I don't have pictures yet, but I will!

Thanks for sharing in the excitement and blessing of our home!

Monday, May 4, 2009

You know you have a newborn when...

You know you're the mom of a newborn when you try to make coffee with baby formula. What can I say?'s a Monday!