Monday, March 24, 2008

What a great weekend!

This weekend was beyond pleasant, it was great! My mom was here all last week and we enjoyed having her. On Friday night the whole family got together at our place and made cafe rio (it really does taste like the real thing if anyone is interested in the recipe) and the kids dyed eggs.

Saturday morning the kiddos got their Easter baskets and we did an egg hunt. It was so much fun! Easton was cleanin' up with the eggs, but he did leave some for his brother. At the end the baskets were almost to heavy for them to carry. Luke had to be introduced to the whole idea. He didn't really get it when he picked up his first egg and we told him to put it in his basket. But after about the 3rd egg, he was looking hard for them. He was even still looking when they had all been found and was so sad that it was over and we had to go back inside. Also, I'm glad we did the hunt on Saturday because it was a beautiful sunny day, and it rained all day Sunday. Saturday afternoon just the girls went shopping for about 5 hours without the husbands and kids. We even met up with my best friend for about an hour. It was fun to see Tiffany again!

Sunday was of course a nice day, being Easter and all, but it was also my sister's birthday! (My sister-in-law's too, but she lives in Utah so we didn't get to celebrate with her, Happy Birthday MJ!) We had a big ham dinner with my sister's family and some yummy cake and ice cream too. This weekend is one for the books!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Potty Success!

Easton is finally potty trained! I think its so hard with the first one because you just don't know what to expect or how long its going to take. It took a lot of time, effort, yelling, frustration, bribing, coercing, dragging, and extra loads of laundry. And it is true what everyone says, once they decide to do it, then its easy and its over! It took just under 2 months, but all of a sudden one day he told me he had to go and I was overjoyed that I was no longer the one in charge of making him go every two hours but he now had the capability of being in charge of his own potty stuff. It still took another week after that to finally convince him that it isn't the most terrifying thing in the world to go #2 on the potty. Of course he still has a few accidents (like 1-2 a week), but its usually only if I haven't reminded him to go in a while or he's having too much fun and is distracted and forgets that he has to go. But at least the hard part is over, the rest is up to him as to whether or not he makes it to the toilet in time. I'm so glad that my headache of all headaches is over and my child has proven to me that all children will get potty trained in their own good time. Now give me another year and maybe by then he'll be night-trained too. But for right now I'm counting my blessings and I couldn't care less if he spends the next year in diapers at night as long as he does it on his own during the day. My little Easton is all grown up and such a big boy! Way to go buddy!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

20 years ago...

I saw on a friends blog, her memoir of the last 20 years and all of the memorable dates following and I thought I'd do the same, it looked like fun!

20 years ago:
1. I was near the end of Kindergarten.
2. I was living in Kennewick, WA.
3. I think I was really into gymnastics.

15 years ago:
1. I was in the 5th grade.
2. I had just gotten my braces off.
3. My family and I had just gone to the 1993 WA state H.S. Basketball Tournament in Seattle.

10 years ago:
1. I was a Sophomore in High School.
2. My dance team was about to go to the state competition.
3. I was finishing drivers ed. and about to get my license!

5 years ago:
1. Scott and I had only been married for 2 months.
2. We had just moved from his parents house into BYU married student housing.
3. I had just started my teacher education program and was working at the BYU Library.

3 years ago:
1. I was graduated and working at Center for Change (eating disorder facility in Utah).
2. We were living in a cute house just south of campus in Provo.
3. I was pregnant with Easton.

1 year ago:
1. We had just bought a second car! (A first for us).
2. We were living in West Virginia.
3. I was about to visit my sister in Seattle who had just had a baby.

1 month ago:
1. I had just started potty training Easton.
2. We didn't know if we were going to be moving again (dumb elections!).
3. I finally started scrapbooking all of 2007.

1 week ago:
1. I got my first crown in place. (I have horrible teeth!)
2. I started making cards (I've scrapbooked a lot, but never did cards).
3. My knee started flaring up again. (I'm missing a big chunk out of my miniscus (sp?).

1. Went to church and had Luke with me all day because I wasn't teaching.
2. Had a break through with Easton: he went poop on the potty! (He's scared to death of it!)
3. Ate a lot of food last night after I broke my fast.

1. Got the oil changed in the van.
2. Vacuumed and spot cleaned my carpet. (Its really gross!)
3. Scrapped and made a baby card while the boys napped.

1. Finishing my 2007 scrapbook.
2. Taking the boys to the mall to play on the toys.
3. Going up to Seattle for my nephew's 1st birthday party!

This next year:
1. Run most of a 5k (hopefully half of it) I'll probably have to walk the rest.
2. Lose all of my baby weight and then think about losing the marriage weight.
3. See all of our family at least once and send them all birthday cards.