Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Potty Time

I am so excited to announce that Andrew is using the potty once again! If you remember a few months back we tried and had some success. We decided to stop when he was having very frequent accidents and crying about using the potty. On Monday, as I was changing a dirty diaper, he told me he wanted to use the potty. So I sat him on the toilet and PRESTO! It was like a light switch went off in his head. He went for the rest of the day and NIGHT with NO accidents. Tuesday we went to the babysitters and wasn’t so sure about going at her house, but he did and had NO accidents. He came home that day and had 2 accidents trying to get to the potty in time. Today he went all day for the sitter and for me!!! I am so proud of him!

I can’t say we have done too much differently this time. I really think he had to decide he wanted to do it first. We are giving a lot of praise and asking him if he needs to go often. He does get one M&M every time he goes.

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I also started having him put a sticker on a simple chart I made. One box is for the potty and another is for brushing his teeth. I can easily see this turning into a chore chart later. He loves it and completely understands the concept! EASY!

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We are putting him in a pull up at night only, but so far he hasn’t used the bathroom in it either. He makes me so proud!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Girls Night Out

I am so blessed to have great friends! Friday night 3 of my good friends and I went out to eat and to see THE HELP!!! We had just enough time to drive to the Longhorn and make it to the movie on time. Even though we were a bit rushed we still had tons of fun and always had plenty to talk about.

I am not even half way through the book, but I still wanted to see the movie so bad! It did not disappoint. From what I have read, it was very close to the book.  The movie was a tear jerker! I am glad I grabbed some toilet paper from the bathroom beforehand! I highly recommend the movie and the book.

Saturday we spent just hanging out at home and relaxing. Today I had nursery duty at church. I had so much fun playing with the kids and getting to watch Andrew interact with other children. I also spray painted almost everything in my house…well maybe not everything, but A LOT of stuff! I really needed to add some color into our living room and kitchen. Jump on over to Southern Sisters on Tuesday to see what I did!

**I would also like to thank everyone that house visited our new blog! We are very excited about it! Check it out throughout the week. One of us or all of us will be adding stuff Monday-Friday. We would love to see how many people are visiting, so please follow our blog and COMMENT!!  Love you guys!****

Monday, August 22, 2011


I am so happy that Andrew is beginning to try some new foods. He has recently started eating spaghetti and loves it! We had this tonight and I am so glad I decided to take his shirt off!

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I am also very excited to announce a new blog that my sisters and I have created!! Please check it out!!! I will be posting every Tuesday and some Thursdays! Click the banner!sharingsunshinefreesummerchicblogbannercopy-1-1vacation037-1-1

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 and a half wonderful years!

I have been so busy lately and the blog has been the last thing on my mind. School is always crazy the first month. We are all trying to get back in the routines and trying to teach new routines to kids is not always easy. We also had a wonderful teacher suddenly pass away and it has left a lasting impression on all of us. We defiantly appreciate each other ever more than we did before.

On the 18th, Andrew turned 2 1/2! I can’t believe how quickly time seems to slip away. I have been beyond blessed to have Andrew as my child. His personality shines more every day. He is beginning to use more imagination and pretend play which is so cute to watch. His memory is unbelievable! He literally remembers EVERYTHING! For instance, today we went to Sam’s (we have not been in over 2 months) and we went by an area that was handing out food. Before we even got close, Andrew said “They have pizza again?” He remembered getting a piece 2 months ago! He is also getting more and more into dinosaurs. He can name T-Rex (which he often calls the long name-Tyrannosaurus Rex), Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Thank you Dino Dan!

We tried for an impromptu photo shoot and it didn’t go so well! I got a few funny ones though!

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SCORE! So precious!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Fall into Pinterest

Doesn’t that title make you think of Elementary bulletin boards!? Remember this post? Well unfortunately I have not completed any of those projects!I really want to make the picture frame and plan to as soon as I can go somewhere with scrapbook paper. The others will probably not happen anytime soon!

I am already thinking about Fall decorations. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! I already have a ton of decorations, but Pinterest is full of so many more ideas!

I really want to make this!


I love this mantel!!!!


This would be great for a classroom activity!




Last but not least, I have to make this wreath!!


What crafts are you going to make for Fall?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First Week down!

I had a great first week back to work! My classes are just so sweet. We hit the ground running and I can tell this year is going to fly by! Ask me that in October and I may change my mind! LOL!

For the most part, Nick and I stuck to the menu and has some delicious but easy meals. I only took pictures of the stir fry dish…opps!

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I only took one picture of Andrew…I can’t believe that! As you can tell two members of the family are in much need of a haircut!

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We hosted Friday night with a group of friends and I only took ONE picture…what is going on? Maybe the reason is exhaustion!

Sweet Dylan checking out the stairs!

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This is a very random post, but oh well. Yesterday we had a laid back day. We headed to our church yard sale to show some support. We obviously were there way too late to find any treasures. They were wiped clean. The profits went toward preventing child abuse and they made over $3500! It was all put together by three middle school girls. One of which I taught! So proud of them! After that we headed to Wal-Mart (crazy place) and then home to relax. We rented Rango that evening and Andrew was not into it at all. It was only okay!

Today we went to church and now we are home relaxing and doing some laundry! Fun times! I hope everyone has a great week!!