Tuesday, October 21, 2008

photo shoot

Just had to share some great photos that a friend took!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mr. Tinky Butt

Everybody has always told me that when it comes to potty training boys are just slower than girls. So at 22 months I had no intentions of worrying about the potty training thing with Tyler. We have wondered though what we were going to do when he outgrows his current size 6 diapers! We figured if he kept growing the way he is he would probably be moved onto depends by the time he was potty trained.
He HATES dirty diapers.... he always comes up and hands me a clean diaper and says.."tinky butt mommy"
So...yesterday he was working out side with daddy when suddenly he comes running into the house, "mommy mommy...tinky butt toilet, tinky butt toilet" So I figured ok...whatever. And I plopped him up on that toilet. And the little turd did just that! He 'stinky butted' on the toilet! Of course we made a great big deal of it and all his sisters were standing there cheering for him. We kinda figured it was a one time thing and life would continue as normal.
This morning he refused to let me put a diaper on him....he insisted on wearing a pull up. (not just any old pull up mind you, it was a 'princess' pullup) And once again he wanted to do 'tinky butt toilet' So back on the toilet he went but to no avail. We put the pretty pink princess pull up back on our little linebacker and went back to our house cleaning...but just as I was leaving the bathroom I decided to pull the old toddler toilet out of the cupboard and just set that out too. About 10 minutes later as the rest of us were just all off doing our thing all of a sudden we hear this big cheer.."YEAHHHHHH" coming from the bathroom.
Yep...Mr Tinky Butt took care of business all on his own and was giving himself a standing ovation. Unfortunately he also used at least half a roll of toilet paper but one really can never be too careful.
So once again of course lots of cheers, a phone call to daddy and Tyler is sooooo proud of himself he keeps walking around and just bursting into laughter...."mooom...me tinky butt toilet"
Must be a slow news day when we blog about our kids bowel movements!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Singing in the Rain!!

Remember last week when it started raining late one evening? Well my kids just LOVE that.
Everytime it starts raining Brandi sighs and says..'ohhhh it smells like canada"
So it was about 8:30, the little kids were in bed and Ashley was helping me finish up the dishes (yes we were still doing dinner dishes at 8:30) Anyway, she was supposed to bring the leftovers out to Sami and it was taking her FOREVER.
So I went to go see what was taking her so long....... and apparently she just got caught up in the moment,,
How can you get mad at a face like that?? Even if it did take her 20 minutes to 'feed the dog'!
ok...wow. Apparently I really suck at this blogging thing. What happened to the past month? It's such a cliche but so scary how time just kind of disappears and suddenly you realize that everything is just a blur.
So I'm going to try to kind of go backwards and figure out exactly what it was we've done the past few weeks.
Bob was working over in Seattle for a week so Friday afternoon I picked the kids up from school and we headed up that way to join him. We managed to catch absolutely gorgeous weather up there and went to the Woodland zoo on Saturday. Wouldn't you know it though we get into the zoo and I realize that I may have been really on top of things making sure I had my camera and fresh batteries but I forgot the dumb memory stick!! So I only got a couple of pics of that day which is really a bummer cause it was so much fun! And of course who knows where my cable is to connect my camera to my computer so uploading those pictures may have to wait for another day.
Kendra had a couple of preschool field trips. First one was to the fire station!!
She got to demonstrate the 'stop drop & roll"
And of course no field trip is complete without taking your pesky little brother along!!
It was definitely a mistake letting him sit in the fire truck. Getting him out was NOT pretty!
The next week they got to the police station, Of course the favorite part of that was sitting in the police car and turning the lights on!
Everybody was looking kind of shaggy around here so one night we loaded up and headed over to our favorite hairdressers house. EVERYBODY had to take their turn and came out with brand new do's. Of course Ashley took great pride in telling me (and everybody else) that my new hair color made me look 'Gothic'
I was SO proud.
The best part of getting a haircut is always the wash!