Thursday, December 31, 2009

The amazing fun...

That the "Johnson's Buddies" soap can bring to the boys. Looks gross to me, but it provides almost a half hour of entertainment every night!!!

They love it!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For those of you that say Connor looks like me...

you are so wrong! I came across this picture today in our files. OMG is all I have to say.

Connor must be reading my blog

Okay, for those of you that are disgusted when people post about their children's bathroom habits, please ignore this post.

CONNOR POOPED ON THE POTTY LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was the happiest moment of my day! Tyler wanted nothing to do with pooping on the potty for such a long time. Now that Connor gets to watch Tyler, I think it was a little incentive. (That, and the toy train I bribed him with!)

Connor, if you're reading this, I am SO proud of you! I will be so thrilled if I have thrown away my last pair of poopy underwear! =)

Okay, this will be my last post about my children's bathroom habits for a while...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My coffee and my blog

Aaaahhhhh...... finally. I get to blog and just....sit. I almost couldn't believe it, but I did actually read some blogs last night, catching up on blogs I haven't looked at in a month. It was nice to read something other than "Good Night Gorilla" and the daily sheets from daycare. Kyle and the kids left for daycare, and the house is all mine!

It's been crazy lately. This week is what I refer to as "decompression week". It's a week off of work (with the whole plant shut down) which means no e-mails are coming in, very few phone calls, and I can pretty much stop thinking about that crazy place that I call work. We are on a break from school, so I don't have to read finance books that read like radio instructions or write 12 page papers for things I could say in 4. This is nice...

Christmas was great with the kids. They scored big with gifts! So much so that I put about half of them in a secret hiding place, and I will pull them out randomly throughout the year when we're in a desperate situation. Last year, I pulled the last one out on a rainy day in August. That was nice.

Some interesting things that have happened over the last month:

Tyler started drawing anatomically correct people at daycare. Yeeeeaaaa. His teacher sent two of the pictures home so we could talk to him. My favorite is "Mr. Anatomically Correct Snowman". The funny thing is that Tyler doesn't see the issue. I couldn't help but laugh (silently to myself, of course), and we talked about why that isn't good to do.

Connor will not poop on the toilet to save his life. He's got the peeing down, and will go by himself now. I always just pray that he poops when he wakes up with a pull-up on, or you never know what you will have throughout the day. Put it this way, we borrowed the carpet shampooer from the neighbors twice now. The finally told us to just keep it here and they will borrow it from us.

I have so much I want to do this week - I'm wondering how much I will actually get done. I always have high aspirations, but usually only accomplish half. I need to clean out our sunroom, or better know as the "just throw it in the sunroom" room. It is our "junk collecting" room in the house. I am going to sort that out if it kills me.

Okay, off to get some work done, but my goal is to blog more. I wanted to start documenting our life to keep for my kids later, and for myself. I find myself going back to read blogs that I just wrote 6 months ago, and it's amazing that I don't remember any of that happening.
See you soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sorry to have been MIA...

...but we were on vacation! A night in Miami, followed by a four day cruise to the Bahamas!

I won't bore you with the details, but will bore you with some pictures! =)

a picture of the Bahamas from the top of our Partyboat Shore Excursion

Kyle and I enjoying our vacation

Our cruise ship - the Carnival Imagination

I will post more later about our adventures!!!! Back to my 84 loads of laundry!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Knuffle Bunny

Since I someday want to turn this blog into a book for my kids, I wanted to capture their favorite book for them. This was Tyler's favorite book a few years ago, and now Connor wants to read it every night. We've actually got to the point when I'm rocking him to sleep, that I can recite it word for word, without the book. Here's from memory...

Not so long ago, before she could even speak words, Trixie went on an errand with her daddy.

Trixie and her daddy went down the block, through the park

past the school, and into the laundromat.

Trixie helped her daddy put the laundry into the machine,

She even got to the money into the machine.

Then they left.

About a block or so later, Trixie realized something.

"Aggle Flaggle Klabble" said Trixie.

"That's right," replied her daddy, "We're going home"

"Aggle Flaggle Klabble" said Trixie again. "Blabble Plabble. Wumby Flappy. Snurp."

"Now, please don't get fussy," said her daddy.

Trixie had no choice. She bawled. She went boneless. She did everything she could to show how unhappy she was. By the time they got home, her daddy was unhappy too.

When Trixie's mommy opened the door she said, "Where's Knufflebunny?"

The whole family ran down the black, through the park,

they zoomed past the school, and into the laundromat.

Trixie's daddy looked for Knufflebunny and looked and looked and looked.

Knufflebunny was no where to be found.

Trixie's daddy decided to look harder, until, "KNUFFLEBUNNY!!!!"

And those were the first words Trixie ever said.

I love you Tyler and Connor. Every minute that I spent ready that book to you was pure joy.