Friday, May 18, 2012


About a month ago, we though we had this little turkey all potty trained. (Except at night... not going there yet.)  3 weeks with ZERO accidents!  However, recently he has been wetting his pants ALL THE TIME.  We're not even talking about accidents at this point.  I realize that sometimes we're outside or something and he just can't get there in time.  But these are usually within feet of the bathroom after asking him over and over again if he needs to go.  It's starting to ruin my furniture.  And our budget, since we now do laundry more often.   I don't want to be the family with the stinky house! What do I do?  A friend of ours suggested cold showers when he wets his pants.  He hates that!  I have been doing it so we'll see what happens. 
While I'm on the subject of woes- I'm starting to feel just barely pregnant.  As in, maternity clothes aren't fitting yet, but neither are my other clothes fitting very well.  Hmph.  It doesn't help that they weren't fitting all that well before I got pregnant.  There was at least the hope back then that soon I would squeeze back into them, or more acurrately, wouldn't have to squeeze at all.  Oh well, at least I still have some GORGEOUS Mother's Day roses to admire.  Richard did well in that department.
OK, all done.  Back to being cheerful.  I cut out a quilt this week.  I will take picture as I go, but right now there's not much to take pics of.  It's going to be beautiful, though!
I forgot to ever post these pics that my sister Marilla took of my cuties.  She's so good, and they are stinkin' cute, aren't they?

Friday, May 4, 2012

This just in...

Not just random refridgerator art, folks.  That is a real baby/gummy bear growing inside me.  We are excited to welcome baby #3 to our family sometime in early December.  Official due date is 11.23.12, but if anyone can learn from the past, it's me.  (Benson was 2 weeks past my due date, and even then I was induced)  I'm not planning meeting our new little one already frustrated.  (I know...that comes later. :))

We met Sue

 We met Sue, the world's most in-tact T-Rex.  Honestly, Brady wasn't as impressed as I thought he'd be.  We mostly were nervous the whole time about him touching stuff.  At one point, I noticed an entire skeleton (not Sue) swaying from side to side.  Whoops.

 Fortunately, they had other stuff on exhibit as well.  Like this great mountain man.  And the amazing flag below.  I truly am a sucker for flags.

 They also had a great kids play/discovery area that saved us from going completely nuts.  They boys L.O.V.E.D. it and wanted to go back for more.  As long as they weren't making things sway back and forth, fine by me.
 He totally can do stairs now, which is awesome.  Not these particular stairs though- they were simulated rock...
Brady, "Yee-haw!  Ride 'em, Cowboy!"
Overall, we had a great day.

Grandma and Grandpa off to (help) save the world

In March, Grandma and Grandpa Allen left for yet another mission. We were able to go down to Utah and see them before they entered the MTC in Provo.  We will miss them, but thanks to Skype, we will at least be able to keep in touch!  They are serving in Canada- Quebec Montreal Mission - doing records preservation.  We love you, Grandma and Grandpa!

Cookie Monster

OK, so now I know that the pictures I load will no longer go in the exact opposite order.  Anyway, for Benson's big day we made Cookie Monster Cupcakes (which, when they were finished, they kind of looked more like blue Kermits to me...)  No matter.  We invited a few (very few actually) friends over to celebrate, and then we stripped B down to his diaper and let him have at it. It took a little convincing at first to not just stare at the cupcake, but as you can see, he pretty much ended up eating every last crumb. In fact he sat in that high chair for about 45 min. searching for more crumbs.  Love this little guy!