Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Is it time...ALREADY?!?

*** WARNING***
Toddler Potty talk enclosed in this post...

Andrew has been showing lots of interest and initiative when it comes to going potty. I have been doing everything I can to put him off for a while because I don't feel ready to potty train, I don't have the energy for it yet!
Well, on this day he and Sam had been playing in the living room (dancing to Christmas music). He stopped all of the sudden and grabbed his diaper and said "I go pee pee!" Great, I thought, Glad you are telling me after the fact! But then he proceeded to strip off his pants and diaper and run to the potty. I got there just in time to see him peeing in the toilet. Yeah!!! I praised and rewarded him and then said it was time to get his diaper back on. He insisted that he had to go "stinky" so we waited...I read him a book...we waited...he still insisted he had to go. I left the room to go and check on the other two kids. A minute later, he came walking out of the bathroom telling me that he went stinky and was all done. He looked back in the bathroom and then got a very concerned/confused look on his face. "Uh Oh, Mommy...What that?" he kept repeating as he pointed towards the toilet. I went to the bathroom to find a little "log" lying on the floor directly in front of the toilet. GROSS! But also very funny...he was genuinely confused about where it had come from! So, I guess we need to explain some more things and then start potty-training for real. The kid is definately ready, we'll see how well the mom does!

Baby Blessing

We blessed Abby in church on Dec 6th. She was still very young, but we wanted to do it while Joe's parents were in town so that they could be there. It was so nice to have so much family around! Here are a few pictures that we took that day...

Our little family with Joe's parents before church

Grandma Lodge and Abby

My Grandpa Clark with his newest great-granddaughter

Grandma Olson and Abby in the beautiful dress that she made for her. Thanks Mom!
Grandpa Olson and Abby

Joe helping get her ready just before church, what a great daddy!

Thanks to everyone for coming to take part in this special day for our family (especially to Rob who had to work, but made all the arrangements to come on his lunch break...) it sure meant a lot to me! I wish that our whole family could have been there, two of my four brothers were there, but I sure missed Jon (on a mission) and Mike (in Utah getting ready for finals)! It's times like this that you really realize how important family is!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crash Course in Real Life

The last couple of weeks I have had a lot of help...Joe had a week and a half off work when Abby was born, then his parents came to help when he had to go back to work. Well, his mom left over the weekend and today Joe left to go out of town for the week. So, it's my first day at home by myself with three kids and I won't have reinforcements until Friday night! But, it's almost bedtime, everyone is still smiling...
...I consider that a successful day! One down, four more to go!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Two Weeks!!

Abby is now two weeks old, it's amazing how much she has changed in that short amount of time. She is a very good baby but is very sure to let us know when she is hungry! Here are a few new pictures of our little lady!