Friday, July 20, 2012

i may be setting my self up for disaster here but....

i actually had a full day home last week and decided to try putting underwear on neiko.
of course i realize that he is a BOY. and he is too busy to be terribly concerned about where he pees.
but my other kids were all potty trained before they were 2. okay i know for sure the girls were, but my memories of potty training tyden are a bit blurry. it was maybe shortly after he turned two.

my mom tells me that since neiko wasn't with us for his first 8 months that i should expect him to be about 8 months behind on some of these things.....

so i'm not entirely sure if i'm fully committed at this point but he's really not doing too bad.
we are about 4 days in now, and he is telling me some of the time when he needs to go, and he usually goes when i put him on the toilet.
i haven't had to change a poopy diaper for 2 days now so i'm pretty pumped.

so we will see.....

it would sure be nice to have him completely trained before school starts and the craziness begins!

he loooooves to watch daddy mow. he talks about mowing all the time.
he is obsessed with other little boys' toy lawn mowers, so i bought him this one from a garage sale but the wheels don't work.
it doesn't seem to bother him too much though :)

bunny is still alive- even through the heat- and even though he doesn't look very alive in this picture.....

wren is still talking about this day-
it was one of the highlights of her life.....

this cracked me up :)
they were being ninja warriors.

so i went to iowa with shaeya and her team this weekend. it was a new experience for me.
i do not love horses but i am learning to love them because i love my daughter.

she loved every minute of being in the horse barn, helping with ribbon, practicing on the barrels, sleeping in a camper, hanging out with her teammates, and having her mom all to herself for 3 days :)

and their performance went great.

waiting for the awards at the end. she was pretty exhausted. and HOT.

and the team with their ribbons after it was all over :)

and i had fun too. because i was a tag-a-long.
i had only 1 child and no other responsibilities.

i sat and relaxed during the 5 hour drive.
i sat at the campsite and chatted with the girls and played on my ipad (i had no idea that campsites now have wifi- too funny!)
and i sat and watched the competitions and read a couple of books.

i can't remember the last time i sat that much. it was heaven.
......apart from the heat and the flies and the horse smell..... :)

but i was glad to get back to the rest of the fam. i missed them.

even the two that keep me from ever sitting-

.......and even when i'm driving i can't just sit :)
you never know when someone's gonna pee or puke or spill.......or get their finger stuck in their straw hole.
and then you have to take a picture and then rescue them :)

1 comment:

  1. I love the pic of Neiko in his cute, he's kind of posing! Wren with her finger stuck had me cracking up too!