Thursday, June 17, 2010

potty talk...

For the last week and a half or so we have been working on potty training with Carrie. 

We will be moving in a couple of months, and I hadn't planned on even thinking about potty training until sometime after that. Carrie had other plans. One day she just decided that she didn't want to wear a diaper... so... potty training came into full effect!! We have been surprised at how well she has done, and how eager and excited she has been about it. We haven't even attempted night time without a diaper yet, so I wouldn't say she is   "officially" trained... but she is doing great!!! Potty training is not one of my favorite parts of being a mom (that and laundry), but Carrie has made it simple!! She really is such a joy to have in our family, we love her so much!!

Of course a little light reading to help the time pass...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You gotta pucker up your lips, like this...

I just couldn't resist.
I can't resist those puckered-up lips either.... they are just too darn cute.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gone Fishin'...

There is a fishing pond at Willow Park here in Logan. Today they had 'free fishing day' as well as a lot of booths set up with activities for the kids to do. We went to all of the booths, and at the end each of the kids got a free t-shirt. The highlight of the day though was definitely the fishing. We were able to borrow a fishing pole there, so Kevin had a chance to teach Andrew how to cast the line and reel it back in.

Later in the day we had a BBQ, then Kevin worked with Andrew on riding a bike without training wheels. That didn't really last too long... as Andrew is still afraid, even with Kevin right there helping him. Oh well, no rush, maybe another day!!!

While Kevin and Andrew were busy bike riding Carrie and I found our own ways to entertain ourselves.
We had so much fun spending time together as a family today...
after all, isn't this what life is all about?!?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Remember that ONE day..

...when the sun decided to shine?!?
Earlier this week we had some fun in the sun... at least for one day. Or... at least for most of the day. Still waiting on that summer weather to come and stay. Although, at the same time as we don't have air conditioning I am also grateful for the rainy cooler weather. ANYWAY... back to the topic of sun!!

We did have a day of sunshine, and so we made the most of it!! We went to the park, visited Kevin at work and walked around the USU campus (which is where he works), went to lunch, swam, ran, slid.... oh what an action packed day. It was perfect!!!

A spontaneous mini photo session with my beautiful girl on this beautiful day...
We have a small hill behind our place, and it is currently filled with dandelions. Both of my kids are fascinated with this hill and I am given fresh picked dandelions on almost a daily basis. I am pretty much the luckiest mom ever. :)

On with the show... the main attraction: swimming!!!

Andrew has been talking for months now about the day we would pull out the pool and swim!! You can see in the pictures below how he spent his time during the grand opening of our pool. :) Funny kid. Carrie on the other hand couldn't get enough!!!

A short sampling of what Carrie did over, and over, and over, and yes... even over again.
video
and last but not least (well, I'm not gonna lie, it just may be my favorite part)..........
  
the RESULT of all of this sun excitement!!