Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fun times

I was just looking through my most recent pictures and found some fun moments.

I was watching my friend Carolynn's to youngest for part of the day a couple of weeks ago. We spent some time outside weeding the garden and then playing in the backyard. Ian found the worms swimming in our kiddy pool. Unfortunately there is a small crack in the lid so the rainwater has gathered. Ian figured the worms needed to be in water since that is how he found them. He wanted to take them home to go fishing. I gave him a throwaway Tupperware to gather his little friends. He kindly offered to get the Tupperware back to me. I assured him he could keep it. He kept asking me to help him pick up the worms. I told him that if he wanted them he needed to pick them up himself. Gross!!! Samuel had so much fun having Ruby and Ian to play with.
Zach and I are forever having the disagreement about how to park the car. I like to drive into the driveway. Zach insists it is much easier to back in anywhere than to drive in. He says it is much easier to drive out than to back out. I think it is by far easier to back out into open space that to try and back into driveways or parking spots between other obstacles. But hey he is the professional driver not me, so I am sure he has a good point. So I had to laugh when I asked Samuel to go park his trucks in his room. The one on the left is the one I parked the others he meticulously drove, turned around and backed into their spots. We started Potty training last Thursday. The following is a picture of Samuel with his Potties? Hehe! So far so good. He is night and day trained with about one accident a day. Pretty good for one week.
In the 5 years since we have been married we have never completely organized our garage. Things were always haphazardly shoved on shelves. Since being back from Germany our stuff has been piled in boxes and literal piles of junk, garbage, and good items. This summer my mother and I tackled my side of the garage. (Camping gear, Strollers, household items...) I couldn't tackle the rest because I couldn't tell one wire or tool from another. For the last two weeks Zach has spent at least an hour every night out in the Garage with Samuel. They have made an amazing progress. I will peek in periodically and find things like Zach sawing a piece off of one of the shelves and Samuel below with his fisher price saw sawing away like mad. Or Zach is pounding in a nail and Samuel is running around pounding everything with his toy hammer. I would often find Zach and Samuel dancing or rather jumping around to the music.
Samuel and his nerd safety glasses.
Or to him walking around saying "Who turned the lights out.

These memories are so precious. They truly are little blessings from God.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 2 of Potty Training

Yay, he is wearing the same pair of underware I put on him last night before bed. Gross?? I don't think so they are dry and I changed him about 10 times yesterday. We are dow for a nap now.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"3 Day Potty Training"?????

Ok so we got this E-book on 3 day potty training and we have started today. I am half way through the first day. aaaaaaah!!!!! 5 accidents later and 2 successful potty trips we are now attempting his first nap. Please pray

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My baby is 2!!!

Wow I cannot believe it has been two years since we brought this little bundle home from the hospital. It has gone so fast.
Samuel I love you so much. You have brought so much joy and laughter into our home. Thank you so much for letting me love you and for loving me in return.
A glance at you this year:
January- Our new little walker
February - Eating Daddy's entire egg salad sandwich (no more sharing our food, we don't get to eat)
March - Doing lot's of Laundry with Mommy (You always "help" me with the laundry)
April - Eating a little dirt - I mean helping daddy in the garden May - Camping at Lake Connor
June - A new baby sister

July - Playing in the water
August - More camping - Food and Nap refusal gone bad
September - Loving his baby sisterOctober - His 2nd Birthday and his first request to shave.