Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Little thing #4) My Grandpa is in the hospital this weekend. He went for a walk and somehow got dizzy and fell down. Some neighbors helped him and he fractured his neck, bruised his face and broke an eye bone. He is lucky to be alive and I'm lucky to have him for a grandpa. Being prego you develop a new appreciation for getting older. Your body just doesn't feel the same or do all the things you think your body should do.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Anyway, my Birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and my mom and my hubbie have been asking what I want. I don't know what I want. Do you always have a list waiting of things you want? Are you easy to buy for?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I thought this was a great robin's egg Easter color.
We made the youngest wear the pink shirt.
I got a Star Wars egg dye set on clearance last year. Nothing says Easter like Darth Vader.
Who needs fluffy dresses? These guys got robot arms and crasher cars. The Easter Bunny also got too many tips from frugal blogs and ended up with waaay too much candy. Tristan thought maybe we were supplying Easter for the whole first grade.
Now we are getting ready for a delicious ham, potatoes, and jelly bean jigglers dinner. Complete with one of our favorite dessert: Strawberry Shortcake! This recipe tastes like something you would get a western dinner or something. The cake is nice and hearty. I'm not a huge fan of the Danish dessert/angel food cake version. We like this one. And anything with pudding and Cool Whip has to be good.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter. I'm so grateful for Christ's atonement and that I can return to live with Him someday with my family.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Scroll two miles down my blog list to find this list. When you think you've gone too far, keep going.
Potty training. Is there anything on this beautiful earth that is worse? Ok, so I started thinking that C still wears diapers at night and T still wears diapers full time. I'm not going to have three kids in diapers! I refuse.
So, I started with T a little before his 3rd Birthday. He would produce when I took him every hour. He would still have accidents but he wasn't afraid to do either job in the potty. Well, two months later if I don't take him every hour (which he hates) or if he happens to need to go in between the hours, he just goes. Am I getting anywhere? Will I still be taking him every hour when he's in high school? Is he getting trained or am I getting trained?
He hasn't once recognized that he needs to go beforehand. I know I've done this twice before, but they both pretty much got it around the age of 3. T has no indication that he will be getting in anytime soon. But, I also think we were given T to learn something. Probably patience. He slept through the night later, he talked later, he just generally requires more love and patience. I also swore that after being the first girl in my family to not be a valedictorian, that I wouldn't compare me children to each other either.
You really wish people would tell you that you should never say what your kids will be like before you start having them. My SIL had a big issue with snotty noses, and then had a daughter with adenoid problems. Unless she wanted to wipe until her nose bled, she had to learn to live with a little snot.
I thought people who had kids approaching 4 and weren't potty trained weren't even trying. Now I might be one of them. I used to think that you could make goals for your kids, but the problem is that they have to participate in reaching those goals. What if they don't care?
When you are three, you can start going to preschool, swimming lessons, tumbling etc. But not if you still crap your pants on a regular basis. Should I give up? Swallow my pride? Do you have any amazing potty training tips that works that helps them recogonize or care that they need to go? What about bed wetting? I started a chart yesterday where if he stays dry 30 out of 40 nights, I would buy him the bat cave. He woke up wet.
I told myself that I would never reach the time when I needed to buy size 6's. C has been squeezing into 5's at night for years. But the time has come that I bought size 6. Thanks for letting me vent.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
They had a lot of really cute ideas. The first thing I did was put food coloring in the bottom on their cereal bowls, then when they added milk=Ta-da. Coloful milk!
Here is B-semi-amused. C-who hates being laughed at in any way, said, "I hate this day!" when he discovered his colored milk. It's really hard to have a kid who is ultra-sensitive in this way. Especially when he says funny things!They thought it was much more fun to make a tricky dinner for daddy. Here is his dinner of "fish sticks, ketchup, and peas." The fish sticks were sugar wafers covered with Peanut Butter, then dipped in crushed cereal. These were actually really tasty. The peas are Airheads, and the ketchup was jam. And of course, who doesn't want a worm sticking out of their apple.