Thursday, April 4, 2013

Potty Training, Getting Rid of Paci, Flipping Car Seat... It's a BIG Week!

Okay, so we're not really doing all of these 100% cold turkey this week, but they are all on the radar.  When we went back to Ohio for Easter we brought back with us our toddler potty from Little C.  Well, Cookie M wishes she could sit on the potty all day.  I turn my back for one minute and she has her pants off and is trying to get her diaper off.  I figure... why not work on it if she wants to.  So, when she wants to try, we try. The other day she went 3 times on it.

Big Deal #2 - we are getting rid of the paci.  Little C willingly gave up his paci around 7 months.  He just stopped taking it and I thought... why are we trying to give it to him if he doesn't want it?  So, that was the end of the paci with him.  Well, Cookie M was not so easy (go figure).  She has always been more attached to it then he ever was, although she has always only been allowed to have it at naps and bedtime.  She only has 4 pacis, so its not like she has them all over the place... 1 in mom's car, 1 in dad's car, 2 in crib.  Well, the one in my car started cracking, so garbage.  Then we lost one this weekend at my parents somehow.  Down to 2.  I cut the tip slightly of both remaining 2 pacis... she didn't like that and threw one away on her own.  1 left.  We don't take it in the car anymore, which she doesn't like but deals with fairly well.  Every day I cut a little more off the tip.  There's no turning back now... hope it works out okay!

Last thing - turning the car seat forward-facing!  Both her car seats hold an infant rear-facing until they are 35 pounds.  We kept Little C rear-facing until 3 months before he turned 2.  She'll be 2 in early June... and she really wants to be forward facing.  It is getting harder and harder to put her in rear-facing, she doesn't seem as comfortable and she is almost 2.  It's a decent day today, so after Daddy gets home I'll go out and switch the car seats.  I also have to switch Little C's car seat to be connected with the seat belt instead of the LATCH anchors as him and the car seat weight combined are getting really close to the car's LATCH weight limit.

My babies are growing up!  I'm sad about it, but also so excited for the fun and adventures ahead!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

He Did It!

Little C did it today!  He went to preschool without any cries.  He was happy and excited.  He wanted to wait at the door to go in and not in the car.  He tells me all the time that he loves his teachers (so do I!) and has learned so many new songs and rhymes already.  It is so nice to finally have him wanting to go and enjoying it!  The school does cute little things to make every student feel special... and since my Little C will be 4 on Friday (I know, I can't believe it!) they celebrated his birthday today.  We made special Superman cookies and they lit a candle a sang happy birthday to him.  They also made the cutest Birthday cake crown... but he isn't wearing it in the picture.  Which reminds me... another great thing they do is take pictures throughout the day and then post them on a private facebook page so that the families can see parts of the day since we aren't there.



Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Milestone... Repeated

So Little C started preschool today... again.  He went from August through December until we relocated... and he cried every single morning that he had to go... until the final 2 classes before we moved (go figure).  To those he went happily without crying... FINALLY!  Anyway, we were hesitant about starting him in preschool once we relocated... unsure how he would adjust to the move, let alone throwing a new school at him and all.  But after 2 months of apartment living, trying to find stuff to keep our days from becoming too monotonous, cramped and crazy stuck in a small apartment, we decided it was time to try a preschool.  There aren't a lot of preschools that still had room for the remainder of the year, but we found and toured 2 near our apartment that had room.  They both seemed nice, but the one just felt right.  We started Tuesday with a field trip to the library, where Cookie M and I tagged along and Little C did great.  Today was the test though... Mommy and Cookie were dropping him off to stay without us.  He fussed for a minute and then was great.  Everyone loved him and he LOVED everyone and everything.  He told us he's excited to go back on Tuesday and he isn't going to cry... we'll see, but at least he isn't dreading it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Romance... Yes, Romance


Is it all men... or just my incredibly silly, fun-loving hubby that forgets about romance???  I love his sense of humor, the silly games he plays with the kids and how sweet he is... but I like romance too and that is something he never thinks of.  Queue EdenFantasys… queue the romance!  EdenFantasys has so much to choose from on their site.  When we place an order it usually takes us a few days… just because there is so much to look at and we want to make sure we haven’t missed anything… and it’s not like we have all the time in the world with 2 little ones around… even at bedtime, someone has to use the bathroom or someone calls for us for oragel… eyiyiyi.
Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Anyway, this time around my focus is on romance.  Seriously… how cute are these heart-shaped ice cube trays?!?  I could totally be swept away if hubby made me a little mixed drink and put a few of these in it (remember… he’s not romantic so this would be a huge shock and yes… enough to sweep me off my feet).  I could also use them to make Jello Jigglers for the kids at Valentine’s Day.  A little more fun could be the Heart's Desire romance dice.  And if the kids found them they wouldn’t have a clue since they can’t read yet.  They also have a great selection of candles and massage items for a romantic evening.  Hurry over today and get 25% off your order with CouponCode BLOOM25 or 30% off your order over $150 with CouponCode BLOOM30.

Friday, March 8, 2013

I've Been Away

It has been a few weeks since I've posted.  My Grandma turned 80 and we went "home" for her party at the end of February, then I decided to stay for the week with the kids at our "old" house, where we have no internet.  And my phone is really only a phone, so I couldn't even check emails, let alone blog, while there.  Anyway, things have settled down and I should be able to get back to blogging soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

The good news is... our house sold!!!  Really its great and it means that we now can put an offer in on a new house... but that means we really have to find a new house soon!  The relocation package will pay for 1 month of storage for all of our stuff, so given that the buyers want to close in 2 months, we've got a little over a month to find our house if we want to avoid paying to store our stuff.  Tough decisions, but also lots of fun and excitement.