Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We're still here!

The kids and I are in New Jersey for a couple of weeks which is why I haven't posted. I'll post some pictures soon from our trip. I started a new job so had to come to New Jersey for training. Ian loves having an indoor pool at his access! He jumps off the side now and is pretty fearless. (he still has swimmies on!) Abbie Grace sits on the steps for the most part but will eventually start floating. Evan is getting so big! He is 11 weeks today and is trying to roll over. When people see him they think he is 6 months old he is so big! He has passed Ian and Abbie Grace on weight and size when they were his age! He may have started off small but he's caught up. He loves to sit up and watch his big brother and sister play. More later...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Crazy Weather

So I just went downstairs to the basement for 10 minutes and came back up to this weather...this is insane! The snow only lasted about 20 minutes and then the majority melted away.

Monday, January 14, 2008

2 Months Old - Evan

Evan turned to months old today! He had a drs appointment and got a clean bill of health. Here are his stats:

Weight: 14 pounds 15 ounces - 97th percentile

Height: 23.5 inches - 97th percentile

Head: 41.5 centimeters - 97th percentile too!

Moving on Up

Abbie Grace has moved from the infant room to the toddler room at daycare! It was a successful transition although it was hard for Mommy! We were so blessed with a wonderful group of ladies to take care of her for 18 months. We are praying Evan gets into the same room.

Potty Success

Ian has gone 8 days without a pooping accident! Praise the Lord!!! As many of you know this has been one of the hardest things we have done as parents. We could probably write a book on potty training at this point. We are not sure what clicked for him to start pooping on the potty but over the past few weeks we took him out of pull ups and he only wore big boy underwear, started giving him chocolate and then 30 minutes later putting him on the potty, we put a timer in the bathroom so he has to sit on the potty for 2 minutes and most importantly we have been praying. We appreciate so much the prayers and encouragement from all of you. The big prize, a light Saber, was awarded tonight. I'm not sure who was more excited, Joe and I or Ian!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bike Fun

Abbie Grace caught a ride on the back of Ian's tricycle today.

The futures so bright I gotta wear my shades...

Outside Fun

We had beautiful weather last weekend and the kids played outside for a while. Ian loves the new scooter his Aunt Kerry and Uncle Dan bought him for Christmas! Abbie Grace loves to dig in the dirt. The ballerina sweater is just a facade!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cooking for a Month

Since our life is crazy busy I decided to try this cooking for a month thing. I bought this software from that has lots of recipes loaded and then you can go to their website and get more. Then you choose what recipes you want to cook and it prints reports for you for the grocery store, appliances, containers, an action report, and the recipes. So once you have your groceries you might boil and cut up 10 pounds of chicken, 4 onions, etc but then when you put your recipes together all the ingredients are ready. For those of you who know me well you know this is right up my alley! I didn't make 30 meals since the kids and I are going out of town for 2 weeks for my training but I made 14 meals, some of which will last us 2 separate days, and it didn't take tons of time. Some of the meals had to be cooked in a crock pot but overall this is the easiest thing ever. OH...and it even prints out a report you put on your refrigerator, broken out by meat type, of what you cooked with a checkbox for when you have eaten it. I am so excited to have meals already prepared and I just have to thaw them and stick them in the oven. Joe is excited not to eat spaghetti, roast, pizza, taco soup, and chili again!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Abbie Grace's Big Girl Bed

Happy New Year!!

We transitioned Abbie Grace to a big girl bed a couple of days ago. She is doing really well. Over the next couple of months we have quite a few transitions coming up with her changing daycare rooms from infant to toddler, moving Sunday School rooms, a deployment for Daddy (just a couple of months but still pray!), and then potty training! Whew...that's a lot for mommy to take in much less an 18 month old! So we figured moving to a big girl bed was the easiest of all. She still screams her head off for 5-10 minutes when we put her to bed but that was no different than the crib!! These pics are from her last night in the crib and first night in the big girl bed.