Family traditions

Family traditions

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Blue and Yellow make...

Green or more specifically, make MsTay green! The other night as I am feeding mr.p and my love is channel surfing MsTay snuck away. After a few minutes of her missing my love went searching to find this.
 So MsTay was taken to the bath. I went to see the damage in the kitchen and what the mess was exactly. 
Yellow and blue food coloring. The next pic is my favorite
Luckily with a little Dawn the dye came right off.
 Moral of the story...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How cool am I?

Last night while blogging about potty training, MsTay snuck out of her bed to the bathroom for a little BM, then proceeded to fill the toilet with toilet paper, and why not put half the roll in the shower as well. Then went back upstairs to bed. I being the awesome Gus informed me that MsTay had poo in her bed. GROSS! I know, well despite all the TP she was still was in grave need of a bath. 
Mixed feeling here however...
Yeah she used the potty!! 
But mostly GROSS!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Potty Taining is not unlike Childbirth

Last Sunday night we put the last diaper that we had on MsTay. She told her the diapers were all gone so she was going to have to be a big girl now and use the potty. Oh a little back story two days before I threw a little fit, told my love to buy some more diapers because I didn't have the patience to deal with potty training little miss because she does this not so cute thing of ignoring me. I didn't realized that a two year old could have such great selective hearing.  But after two days of changing diapers again I guess I build up my courage to get it done.
 So Monday No Diapers! For the most part it was a pretty good day. Tuesday even better. Wednesday Great!! Each of those days we went to lunch in the park and took about an hour drive and had no problems. Thursday and Friday were even better, we'd gotten over the uncertainty of the BM and she was doing super. Saturday was AWESOME! No accidents, 4 hours out of the house, great self control! I really thought we had this thing in the bag.
Sunday I was a little worried, mostly because she was going to be in nursery for two hours with out mom. But she did great, asked to use the potty a couple of times but never actually went. Baby steps right? Yesterday another good day. 
TODAY not so much, there was no success today, correction Gus said there was success after she wet her pants and then we put her on the potty. I guess I'm miss pessimistic, wet pants are wet pants! Grrrr! Tomorrow is a new day but I was very very tempted today to break down and re-diaper her.

So how you might ask is Potty Training like Childbirth?
 1. You forget between children how hard it really is
 2. Every child is different
 3. You can read every book, article, blog, etc about it and still feel completely unprepared
 4. It is inevitable, you can't just not do it, there is a point of no return
 5. Everyone wants to tell you "their" story
 6. The process is very messy
 7. Men really don't understand ( I love ya love!!)
 8. It's quite the emotional roller-coaster
 9. There is so much involved in such a "simple" process
10 Finally in the end it's all worth it!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Results are in  Gus and Handsome participated in a swim-a-thin for their swim team to earn money for new suits and other swimming equipment. They did a super job. Handsome swam 22 laps and Gus swam 23. Both well over a half of a mile. Good work little fish!

MsTay's check up

Thanks to Doc McStuffins MsTay knows all about checkups. Last week at Mr.P's appointment she was quite entertained by the whole process. Hoping for a relatively easy appointment for her. We talked about what would happen, the doc would check her eyes, ears, listen to her heart, weigh and measure her. No shots just a check up. Despite all the prep it was still pretty traumatic poor girl. Her final stats  34 3/4 inches and 31 lb 9 oz. and a super cool hello kitty sticker.


Good nights!

No bragging and doubting if I should share for fear of jinxing a good thing but I just can't contain myself. Mr.P has slept 7 hours straight for the last two nights! 

SLC Trip

As a gift to each grandkid, grandma and grandpa s take them to temple square for their 8th birthday and pre baptism. Well Handsomest trip was last week. He had a great time not only got to go to temple square but also went to thanksgiving point to visit the dinosaur museum. His favorite part of the whole trip was the large statue of Christ in the visitors center.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Handsome!!

We had a blast last night making cupcakes. Here are a few pics

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mr.P dr apt

Two month check up went okay today. He weighs 12 lb 1 oz and is 24 inches long. I asked about the goopy eye dr said most likely a tear duct that is closed but should resolve itself. I also asked about only one BM a week and he told me to give him a little prune juice to see if it would help. Mr.P got 5 shots today. Poor little guy. He's a trooper.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Note to Self

Don't put eggs on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator... You have a curious and slightly mischievous

two year old who loves Easter!