Monday, January 19, 2009

Brianna's first birthday

On Sunday we got together with some old friends from JR High to celebrate Brianna's FIRST birthday, she is the daughter of my best friend Lauren. I can't believe a year has already passed since Brianna's birth, time sure does fly.

The kids and I had a great time and it's always good to see old friends! Here are some pictures.

Aaaaaaahhhhhhh good times, stuffin the face with cake :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

About the naked potty training....

If I had to do it over again, I would NOT do the naked portion of the potty training. Why you ask????????????
Because now the minute we walk in the door, I can't get my kids to KEEP THEIR CLOTHES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It wasn't really an issue until I had company last night, and oh yes, as you can imagine, nakedness was everywhere with me running right behind them trying to put their clothes back on. Luckly it was my family, and they thought it was quite comical. But I swear to you I can't keep clothes on these kids anymore, they are ALL about the nakedness.

See for yourself, at least Cassie was lady enough to cover up a bit (she was playing ballerina)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Another potty training day

Today was day 4, I've decided Tristan just isn't ready yet and there's no sense in pushing it so I'll put him back in a diaper tomorrow.

Ryland and Casie are doing great. Ry had one accident today, he was VERY busy playing, and he was very upset about it, so he realizes what is going on. But other than that he used the potty. And Cassie is, well, Cassie- she's so darn smart.

So I've decided that stay at home parents are amazing and I will bow and kiss their feet for what they do. I could NEVER do it. I've been home since last Friday, the 26th, with the kids and I'm about to go bonkers. I suppose it doesn't help that they R E F U S E to nap at home, so at the end of the day they are exhausted and I'm loosing my patience.
But my lord, I've never looked forward to going back to work, until this week. I love my kids, don't get me wrong. But when you stay home with them there are no "smoke" breaks or lunch breaks or any type of breaks. And conversing all day with toddlers, well.... it's not exactly an intellectual conversation.

Here are some pictures from this last week at home with the kiddos- they are from my cell phone so sorry for the quality