Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We are working so hard on potty training. I can't say that he is in fact trained but I can say he wears big boy underwear 95% of the time. We have graduated to pull ups a bit as we try to get rid of the size 4 diapers. He does pretty good, but once he is busy playing outside or inside, at daycare or at home, he just simply forgets or chooses not to use the toilet and goes in his pants. And being the boy he is, he just continues on what he is doing with wet pants.
Emmitt has officially undone his big boy status. We are back to about a year ago...like when he was 18 months old. He is back to screaming his demands at us, forgotten all manners, refuses to go potty anywhere but in a diaper or pullup, hitting kids at daycare, biting his brother, sassing his mother, AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So this is me officially undoing the previous post and claiming today as a redo.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
It helped that the 5K was the day before the 4th. It was a little less rushed. It also helped that I ventured downtown with just Parker. No stroller. No napping toddler. Just us. We got free cotton candy for everybody because Bear had donated his electrical skills and fixed the machine. Shared a corn dog and just as the parade was finishing up the clouds let loose and the rain came down, we left. We made it back to our house just as our guests were arriving and had a great time!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Parker at suppertime saying the prayer:
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Well...4 years ago we started racing this race and every year it has grown and gotten more fun! Parker was just 18 months old 4 years ago, Emmitt was but a seed growing in me. We took a chance starting an Annual 4th of July 5k Fun Run and it has been so much fun! Fun for me, since I don't really have to work at it, but sponsor it and of course have the kids and I participate in it. And my mom too of course!Emmitt ate an orange in preparation of the race and when the whistle blew he took two strides and turned around to find me. That was it. Parker on the other hand ran the whole lap and actually did really well. He started out 4 years ago being carried part of the way around, to being encouraged the rest of the way, to running the entire lap and doing great!
Emma and Debs came up for the 4th again this year. We had no broken bones this year to interfere with the race so they were able to compete. Debs ran the whole thing! I am so proud of her. She did great. The heat was bordering unsafe this year. The humidity and temperature were not a great combination. We had a few people getting sick from it.
I even got Emma to run the last lap with me. We walked the entire way with Emmitt in the stroller. But the last little leg I had her run to the finish with me.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
It was definitely a challenge to keep all the kids in line, but overall they figured out the basics of t-ball. Take turns batting, always wear your helmet, drop the bat after you hit, don't swing when the coach is behind you, run to first base (that's the one over to the right!), pay attention when you are in the field so you don't get hit with the ball, BACK UP! when the other team is hitting, don't tackle a person for the ball, if you get the ball throw it to first, last person up to bat hits a home run, have fun, yes you are allowed to pee in the woods, try to finish the game before running to the park and come back next year!