Tuesday, August 05, 2008


My family came for a bit of an impromptu visit to see our new home. It was a crazy but fun (and super hot) weekend. My dad and husband stayed inside in the cool working on house projects while my mom, sister and I took the kids out and about in the heat. I think my husband and father picked the better of the two choices.

The boys now have a new lighting fixture in their room to be (we are painting and decorating the spare room for them to move into) and they have a model of the solar system on the ceiling. We now have a light switch in the unfinished portion of our basement. Previous to that we had to walk to the middle of the room to yank the pull chain that worked the light, tripping on things if they had been moved since the last time we were in the room. I find it a vast improvement. We had some of our mail "mysteriously" come up missing on two days in a row that I uncharacteristically was out late running errands and was not home when the mail came. This necessitated that we get a more secure mailbox which was another of the projects that got finished when my family was over.

We have some very good news about potty training. It has been more days than I can count since any accidents (knock on wood). Evan has been transitioning from the "little potty" to the "big potty". I have to help him a lot with getting up and properly positioned on the "big potty". He has been pretty hesitant to poop on the "big potty" but in the last four days has managed to do it twice. I bought some handle bars to put up on the wall near the toilet which I hope will help him become more independent.


Heather said...

Congrats on the potty success. I'm so jealous.

Dr. Cason said...

Are you doing the potty dance??

We all ran around screaming "Who Let the Dogs out!!" when my girls went. Now we are working on my boy. He seems to be very happy to just using his diaper and THEN telling me.

My Full Hands said...

How scary to have your mail dissapear! I hope they just got a lot of junk mail!!!

Congrats on the potty training!!!! Handle bars is a great idea. Only an awesome mom would think of something like that!

Kelsey said...

Big congrats on the potty success!

Maddy said...

Well done on the potty plan! I've also been decorating my daughter's bedroom whilst she was away at camp. Just the curtains to go.
Best wishes

Anne/kq said...


We never used a "little potty", but Ems is now abandoning the potty seat and wants to "do it like a grownup." AND she's pooped in the potty 2 times in a row! *crosses fingers to prevent jinxing it*

Hooray for potty-ing!!!

Damselfly said...

How nice to have your family in town! And hurray for potty training!

Vicky said...

Oooh! Pictures please! I know I have demanded them and then not commented but I am really enjoying seeing your new house and the things you are doing to it. I get the impression that you have quite a big bit of land? Or is that normal for Kansas??

Our plot is 13m deep and 27m long (43 by 88 feet) and that is double the size of any of our neighbours. I get the impression that this is TINY by US standards!