Tuesday, May 27, 2014


*all done with potty training! i mean, for now. in other words, we quit. at the end of day 2. it was just stressing HIM out and he just wasn't ready. let's not traumatize the poor kid, okay? and yes, he will be three soon and you can suck it if you think that bothers me. the kid is his own person. it will happen when he's ready. in henry's words "ALL DONE." (for now).
*we had a fabulous weekend. went to st. louis and stayed with papapa and gma bev. we hit up the zoo and grant's farm and just had a fabulous time. henry went 100% nap-free yesterday and we survived! he didn't even melt down or anything...we just put him to bed a little earlier. EASY.
*i don't have much, but will post more tomorrow. i'm really tired.
i leave you with a picture of henry playing in a puddle last night. pictures of the zoo/grant's farm tomorrow.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


not good.
but not as bad. he sprinkled in the potty first thing in the morning. and by sprinkled, i mean like three drops. and then he got another raisin, so he allowed another two drops and then ONE MORE DROP for one more raisin. he must have all sorts of control.
and here's the thing: his diaper was DRY from the night. so he had lots of pee to let loose, but stubbornly would NOT DO IT. instead, he let loose in the pullup later on. fabulous.
but hey! we have like a 1% success for day #2. and day #3 has started in the same manner, except i upgraded from raisins to smarties - but still...just drops, no streams.
we are going to the zoo this weekend. that should be interesting.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


we're talking zero % success rate, here. sort of traumatizing for both of us.
the morning was terrible, so after naps we resorted to pullups and a timer set for every 30 minutes. and that was better.
still accidents in the pullups. still nothing happening every 30 minutes, but it was a start.
stay tuned for day #2.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


some sample questions taken from a blog (joannagoddard.blogspot.com) this morning:

Would you rather be lost in a desert or at sea? desert
Would your rather make more money or get more vacation time? vacation time
Would you rather meet your ancestors or your great-grandchildren? great-grandchildren
Would you rather be able to eat anything you wanted forever or get rid of all your fears? FOOD
Would you rather take a vacation to a city or the beach? beach. maybe.
Would you rather be an amazing cook or an amazing dancer? cook.
Would you rather camp or stay in a hotel? hotel.
although i wish i was the type of person who would rather camp. but i'm not.
Would you rather always be a little too hot or a little too cold? cold? hmm.

i love stuff like this :)


we're going to start pottytraining henry on monday. i'm nervous, but hoping he will catch on quick. he is so smart, but still so sloooow in some areas. i'm not even sure he can pull his own pants down?! we'll find out.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


hump day. i hate that it's called hump day. weird.
i had my final class last night! i mean, my final class for this semester. three more courses to go and i am d-o-n-e, woo hoo! now, i just need to make sure i passed! the only grade our professor has handed back ALL SEMESTER LONG has been for an 11 point paper. that's it. so who knows at this point?
WHO CARES AT THIS POINT? (me, of course)
so anyway.
i have this overwhelming feeling of having something to do, but not knowing what it is.
dave leaves today and then his summer schedule picks up. he's gone for the majority of june. my goal is to keep the kids super, super busy.
henry's birthday is coming up! i've decided to start potty training him - EEK. starting next friday. good times.
so that's all i've got today! i did find this picture the other day. so precious.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MOM'S DAY 2014.

such a great day. my mom and red were in town already for the recital, so we headed into town sunday morning for some flower shopping at home depot and an early mexcian lunch on the patio. free churros for mothers! SCORE.
it was pretty perfect.
then, dave and hallie bummed around for the entire afternoon while henry slept and i read a book on the couch/front porch swing. GLORIOUS afternoon. i mean, perfection.
then, we headed to barbs for supper and spent the evening with the family outside, riding bikes, hitting golf balls and searching for turkeys and mushrooms. EPIC.
best mother's day ever.

Monday, May 12, 2014


it was so great. it was so long. like, three hours long. sooooooo long.
good grief, it was so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i really appreciate all of the family who endured the recital :) you guys are the best.
it was worth it to watch her shake her groove thang up on stage. she was so good and so cute!

Friday, May 9, 2014


*done! submitted! finished!

*my final project for my class is done-zo and i am so grateful-o. shout out to sarah for being my editor extraordinaire! love you girl! thanks for not having that baby until your proofed my paper ;)

*wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! i feel a huge sense of relief now! i can breath! i've been singing "let it go" from frozen all morning. it's replaced my one direction...for now.

*now onto recital weekend! my dad is already here - we had dress rehearsal last night and it was wonderful. now, recitals tonight and tomorrow and then we are in the count down until school ends!

i am seriously feeling SO GOOD RIGHT NOW.

(hallie at her tumbling recital)

(my paper-writing setup)

(waiting on a train, blaring "let it go" and probably embarrassing myself)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


*final due friday!

*tumbling recital tonight! dress rehearsal thursday! friday and saturday recitals!

*visit from dad thursday/friday!

*visit from mom saturday/sunday!

*mother's day, hooray!

it's just a busy time of year for everybody, isn't it? we had a great weekend. it was busy and full, but had great weather and just very grateful for the good times.