Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Potty Training Update

We all have a need to be creative, right?!?! So if a 3 year old wants to wear his undies on his head, so be it. It's when he wears mine, that i draw the line. Anyway, Adam is doing great on the potty now. He even pees by himself which is nice. But usually needs help getting everything back on. He still wakes up from his naps w/ very wet diapers. So until he's a little older or starts taking shorter naps, I think he'll be in diapers for awhile during nap and nighttime. I'm proud of him though. He doesn't even ask for a treat when he goes, which is super. I was wondering how i was going to break that!
Rod and I leave for Aruba this Saturday!!! We're going to have a great week away together without the kids. I will miss the boys greatly, I'm sure. But this is a much needed vacation and time for us as a couple. Pray for us if you think about it. Thanks to Rod's and my family for the help with the boys!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Adam!

We celebrated Adam's 3rd birthday this weekend, since next weekend we will be away. He turns 3 this Saturday. We celebrated along w/ his cousin Celene who also had a bday in Novemeber. Then we celebrated with my side of the family. He enjoyed his parties and the attention! Months ago he told me he wanted a dinosaur cake with yellow polka dots, & with Rod's help that's what we did.
Adam has such a unique blend of characteristics. On one hand he is so silly, carefree, and lots of fun. On the other hand he is so cautious and unadventurous, which i don't mind. He's very confident, knows what he wants. and so smart, the way he processes things is pretty amazing. A few weeks ago, our pastor talked w/ Rod and I and just shared that he believes God has something huge in store for Adam. I'm sure He does. as I pray for Adam, I also pray for me. That i will know how to raise him and prepare him for what God has in store for him. I love this little boy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Article on preemies

I read a good article in the newspaper today about a premature baby at Women's & Babies right now, almost 4 months early! apparently it's premature awareness month or something like that. So i got to thinking (uh oh!)....that fortunately most mothers in the world will not have to experience what it's like to have a premature baby. but unfortunately (for me), hardly anyone understands what it feels like to have one (or two) preemies. Mine were 9 weeks early and considered "very premature" on the preemie charts. There can be a lot of things kids will struggle w/ due to early birth. And not just right away. There could be things that won't be noticed until they start school. There are a couple things that i feel is due to their prematurity, and one is their fussiness. Man, do they ever cry a lot. And particularly Brad, will have several tantrums a day for no apparent reason. It's hard and can be very discouraging. but i pray for strength and grace to get through those moments and if something didn't develop properly and is causing their fusiness that God would touch their bodies. However, when they aren't fussing, they are so much fun, & it gives me hope that they can and will outgrow this. I look forward to many good times w/ all three boys. All in all I feel extremely blessed. This article opened my eyes yet again that my situation could have been and could be so much worse and i have a lot to be thankful for....

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Is it too late to plant these? Honestly, i don't feel like planting them, but i think come spring I'll appreciate it. I love seeing flowers come in the spring. So it's on the "before Aruba" to-do list. We'll see if it gets done! Rod reminded me, we are leaving next week! Next Saturday the 22nd we'll be on our way. I have a thing or two to do before then, so one day at a time.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Our neighbor girl Meg came over last evening so we decided to make soft pretzles. We haven't done that for a long time. I've had this simple recipe for years, they're no Auntie Anne's, but they are still pretty good! We decided to make it a tradition...every sunday evening following the time change we do soft pretzles. It'll never work, I'd rather be spontaneous!