Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Speaking of being excited, Brady has been a great motivator for Drew's potty training. He's very enthusiastic when Drew goes on the potty and encourages him to keep his big boy underwear dry. Drew's been wearing a combination of pull-ups and underwear, and he's doing great. I'm sticking with pull-ups for at least a little while longer because he's only tinkled on the potty so far...
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I provided commentary, so turn the volume up :) It's mainly video of Drew - #9. You can see some of Brady towards the end, too - he is #13.
In case you didn't hear very well, Drew did better than the first game (although he had nowhere to go but up!). He did cry off and on the whole game, but at least he tried to run around with the other kids. Maybe next time he will just cry at the beginning of the game... baby steps :) Brady scored his first goal and can't wait to tell his teacher tomorrow. It would have been nice to get it on video - oh well! The battery was dying, so I didn't have a lot to work with.
Friday, September 25, 2009
A closer look at the photos... other than Mallory's birthday pics, they were all taken at the park in our neighborhood
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This afternoon Mary calls me to say that the peter pan costume pattern is actually a size small adult rather than size small child %^*! Enough problems with his costume already!! Of course, I already have the material, tights, and accessory set so it's kind of late to turn back now... She's going to try to size it down enough to make it useable, so keep your fingers crossed.
The last time Drew was with me at Target, he picked out some Cars underwear. He said he was ready to wear it, which shocked me - whenever I've asked before the answer has always been no. So, I got them washed and asked him this afternoon if he wanted to change into one of them. He said that he did, and we talked about how he shouldn't get Lighting McQueen wet. He's been staying pretty dry at school with his pullup, so I know he needs an extra push at home because we don't work on it very much - we ask, but he normally says no. Anyway, so I put the underwear on him, and not ten minutes later I see a familiar look on his face... I race him to the bathroom to discover his underwear is already stinky :( But, I still sit him on the potty and he did go #1. So, I rewarded him for that and convinced him to put on Lighting McQueen #2. He wanted to go back to a diaper, but I showed him the new pair and that it was clean (I think he might have thought he would have to put the dirty ones back on...lol) and he was fine with it. He wore that second pair for probably 2-3 hours and did great. I guess I need to get some more underwear - obviously if we're going to be serious about this, 3 pair aren't going to cut it!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The house and driveway were pressure washed today in preparation for the house being painted. That's why it's raining this week by the way, because we're scheduled to have the house painted...lol. Anyway, the driveway looks great, but the house looks even worse than before it was washed! All it did was wash away some of the dirt and grime that was covering areas where the paint is missing. It just reinforces how much it REALLY needs to be done!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Doing some stretching... reluctantly! SO sad! He cried almost the entire time we were out there.
Dude, what is wrong with you? This is supposed to be fun!
So, we'll see what next week holds. I really do think that Drew will like soccer once he gets used to it. He is always hesitant about new things, and it takes him a while to get comfortable. I'm already dreading his reaction when I take him to his first swimming lesson this week. When he took swim in the spring, he cried the whole first lesson. By the third week or so, he was loving it! But, it's been a while so it will be as if it's a whole new deal (even though he will have the same teacher).
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- walking into the kitchen and seeing my fall decorations
- that Brady is SO excited about his birthday coming up
- when Mallory takes a few steps towards me and then launches herself at me!
- how Drew jumps up and down and is SO thrilled when he beats Brady at Mariokart
- how Drew is so proud of himself when he doesn't cry after being dropped off at school or at soccer practice
- looking through my kids' baby/scrap books
- that Brady has adjusted really well to kindergarten
- a clean house (just put all my scrapbooking stuff back up!)
- coke - I have no thoughts of giving it up (good luck to Karen!)
1. that he doesn't get sick again (I only have two sheets for his bed!)
2. that he's well in time for his soccer game on Saturday
3. that Brady doesn't get sick
Of course, I'd rather Bryan and I not get sick either, but Brady's higher on the list :)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
My day today hasn't been as planned... Mallory couldn't go to school because she threw up after dinner last night. She seems to be feeling better today - certainly enough to let me know she was NOT happy about the measly portions I tried to feed her for breakfast and lunch! So, I'm hoping last night was it, and, of course, that no one else will be sick. Not only do I not want anyone missing school, but I also want everyone well for our first soccer game this Saturday. I do not have the schedule yet, but expect to get it tomorrow night at practice.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I realized yesterday that the key to involving Brady was promising him a part of the proceeds...lol. Once I mentioned money, he was more than happy to start looking for a few things to sell. Of course, I had to direct him - the first thing he picked was a McDonalds toy. I had to explain to him that we had to pick more expensive toys if we wanted to get any money for them! So, I hope that we get some bites on the things he's decided to part with.
I also put some of my fall decorations out this morning. I'm proud to say I only spent about two hours doing this, which is a reasonable amount of time as far as I'm concerned. I've been known to walk around with the same %^&$ thing for 30 minutes trying to find the perfect spot (don't know who I got that from!), so two hours to do everything is pretty darn good for me! Of course, I will be making my way to Hobby Lobby tomorrow (without the kiddos) to get a few more things. I saw a few things that interested me last week, but I won't let myself buy anything until I see what I already have because, of course, I forget!
Friday, September 11, 2009
The pumpkin was part of a mini-album that I wasn't interested in making, so I used it on my layout instead. It does open up like a folder, but I haven't done anything with the inside (and decided to wait to see what kind of pics I have).
This second page has room for 3-4 pics, so I should be able to fit everything from Halloween night between these two pages, esp. considering I will have costume pics from Brady's party, too.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I signed Drew up today for swimming lessons - he will go once a week on Tuesdays. It is with his old teacher, Tobey, so I am very pleased that he got her and that the timing worked out. Tomorrow I am taking Mallory to Kindermusik by herself - it is a free "preview" lesson, and I will probably sign her up for the Thursday lesson for the fall. It would be something that she and I can do together while the boys are at school :)
Bryan has agreed to hire someone to paint the exterior of the house, so I'm excited about that, too. It's nothing anyone wants to spend money on, but it really needs to be done, and I'm glad he's saving himself from the time, effort, and frustration. I'm hoping they will have it done by the time Brady's party rolls around. We're using someone that was recommended to us, so hopefully that will save us some headaches.... guess we'll see!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I would say he cried for a solid 15 minutes. Doesn't help that he fell asleep on the ten minute ride over.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Yesterday, Bryan and his dad took the boys to the Astros' game. They had a good time as usual. Mary and I went to lunch and then picked up the material for Brady's Peter Pan costume... I'm expecting the 2nd one I ordered to come in this week. Today, the boys went with daddy to pick up soccer shoes. Our first practice is scheduled for tomorrow, and they are very excited to start the season.
Mallory has spent most of her time around the house. She's walking a lot more and still getting into everything. She loves the tupperware cabinet in the kitchen and spent a good amount of time in there yesterday while Mary and I were visiting in the living room. Here she is playing her in room... of course, the boys had to be involved, too.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
For those following the saga of the Peter Pan pattern, I ordered another one today on etsy. I emailed first to ask when it would ship and was told tomorrow morning, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! To make a long story short, I ordered it on ebay for Grandma Dinkel to make for Brady...yada,yada,yada... it's over a month later and I still don't have it (nor expect it at this point!).