Tuesday, June 22, 2010


With a little help from these bad boys...

Along with some stylin' Elmo panties... we have kissed diapers goodbye.

At least until December...

And when we started potty training... I thought, I will NOT miss diapers for a second.
- Until you have a cart full of groceries at Costco and she says,
"Potty, Potty!" with urgency.
- or when you have just managed to get every thing loaded up and are finally on
your way to the zoo, and she lets you know... NOW is the time
- Or when you have just gotten her all zipped up in her one piece jammies and are
just laying her down for the night...

Ok, so there are a few times I find myself wishing for a diaper. But for the most part- what a relief :) She did a really good job with it too, I was pretty surprised how quickly she caught on.

Diapers or no diapers... this girl is growing up too fast.

Peek a boo

Where on earth could Abigail be??

Oh good... I found her.

This little girl cracks me up sometimes. She was just hiding in this clear box, and giggling her head off when I would start looking for her. What would I do without her?

Friday, June 11, 2010

When we're helping, we're happy :)

This week we got after our carpets and got them looking like new. It took some work and some serious scrubbing in a few places, but it is done and the carpets look a ton better. We couldn't have done it without our number one helper. Abigail supervised Charles with the carpet cleaner. My favorite part about her doing this was hearing her every couple of minutes saying, "Hi, Daddy! HI! Backpack, backpack. Hi Daddy."

Then she'd get down and help me scrub out the stains.

That's right... I had our almost 2 year old scrubbing the floor
with a tooth brush. And she loved it :) Guess she will be a clean freak like her mom.

Yeah, if you have ever lived with me... you'll see the humor in that statement.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Did she really?

She looks innocent enough, right?

We have been working on potty training, and since we started, she has become very aware of when she toots. She has been announcing with excitement every time she passes gas.

Well, this afternoon, she let one go, and then looked at me and said,
"Mommy, you toot?" and then giggled.

Oh dear...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Poll my 2 readers...

Ok, I am starting to look at getting Abigail out of her crib, but I am torn between getting a toddler bed, and just skipping that and going to a twin bed, close to the ground. I'm curious what other moms think... what did you do??

Friday, June 4, 2010

Busy month...

It has been a month since I blogged last... but boy has it been a busy month! We got to fly down to Texas for a quick visit over Mother's Day weekend. We were lucky enough to be there for little Baby Aaron's debut :)

We went to the stockyards in Fort Worth one day for the daily cattle drive, and Abigail loved that. It ended up being quite an eventful day for us. Have you ever seen a horse that smiles on command for a camera?? We have...

We did lots of fun things while we were there... but I think Abigail's favorite (and ours) was just getting to spend time with some of our favorite people. Of course, only a few of those favorites are pictured here...

We got to see Logan's last soccer game :) He's a stud!

We also had our first ultrasound and saw the baby and heard a good strong heart beat. As a result of that ultrasound... my due date also got pushed back two weeks. So Dec. 4th is the day, at least that is what they tell me. And, I think I am finally out of the nasty, sick phase- and I welcome that change. We find out the gender in a month, and I can't wait to know :)

Our last big change this month is with Charles. He heard about a start up company that he got kind of excited about, and heard that they were looking to hire programmers. One thing led to another and before we knew it, he had an offer on the table and we had a big decision to make. After a lot of thought and prayer, he took the job and started this week. The company is called Vote iQ- and instead of trying to explain what they do- here is a link to an article that says it better than I can. We are excited about the change, but Charles will miss getting to work with his Dad on a daily basis.