Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Connor is 1! What a fun year - it goes by so fast! He is becoming a bit more talkative when he can get a word in - he says "mommy", "daddy", "bye-bye", "ba-ba", "hi" and "yessssss!" He loves all his new birthday toys and had so much fun with family and friends at his party!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Here is Caitlin and Connor's cousin Grace doing a great job with her Abc's. Caitlin is very obsessed with her Abc's lately - so much so one song can just keep going and going! Most common is "Abcd - lmnop"
Also doing a great job is Grace's sister Lauren who is starting to walk - notice her in the background!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We love our watertable (Great gift, Dana!) it is the perfect size - we use it all year round! A great activity for these long winter days is to fill it with fun stuff and let the kids explore. We decided to bring the snow in since we have had the sniffles and just can't seem to keep the mittens on when we are outside! The Mr/Mrs. Potato Head pieces came in handy!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
The perks of potty training for Caitlin, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, mommy's home-made cookies & getting to wash her hands "like a big girl". On this particular day when I came to check on her this is what I saw. Never a dull moment around here! A favorite routine she has developed is picking out undies for the day. She insists on spreading them all out and then going through the names (YES, she has names for her undies) of each of them. Eventually she will decide on a pair, or as in the top picture she will just try and wear them all at once. Last week as a little treat I took her to pick out some new undies and an extra potty for the kids bathroon upstairs. She has the Fisher Price froggy potty - very simple and easy to clean no bells and whistles to distract her from the job at hand. We still have an occasional Uh-Oh but she continues to surprise us. Today for example, during nap I heard a loud banging noise followed by a MOMMY! I went up to check things out and found Caitlin in her birthday suit - I tried to quickly get her back in her pull-up but she said, "No mommy, wet!" followed with a "Poo-Poo" and off she went down the hall to do her business. We are super proud of her!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
So a friend of mine, Melissa, got me hooked on her blog...
I've enjoyed keeping up with her and have even decided to join her in the MOMMY & ME Challenge. The idea is to take a picture with your kiddo once a week (this means I have to do my hair). I've always been the "photographer" at family gathering, parties, playgroups...and I take a ton of pics of my little ones BUT I rarely get any of me with Caitlin or Connor. So I set up the camera and TRY, keyword being TRY to get a shot of me with one of them. So far I've got a couple I'm somewhat happy with. I am excited and hope I'll get better at it as I go. To get inspired check out the shots Melissa has with her son Reece. PRECIOUS!
WEEK ONE - (Connor & Mommy) I had to hold him because he saw that camera and had one thing on his mind...I'm going to crawl super fast and knock it down like my stacking blocks!