Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Logan started potty training about 3 weeks ago. He pretty much decided to start on his own. I bought him a potty seat several months ago, just to get him familiarized with it. Sometimes he would go in the mornings, but other than that he would just sit on it on occasion. Now all of the sudden he is telling me when he needs to go potty and wearing underwear at home for a couple hours at a time and staying dry. He is also doing a great job with it at daycare usually only wetting two diapers a day there. We are very proud of him! Although, I must say it is a lot of work. We make frequent trips to the bathroom, but the thought of no more diapers is very motivating!
Monday, June 1, 2009
The rest of the day went fairly smoothly until we got home. I walk into the kitchen to find our dog had let go of all of her bowels. Now Shelby never goes in the house. I will spare you the details but there's no way she could have held this in. It was horrible!! I'm just thankful it wasn't on any rugs. Normally I would have made Adam clean that up since it's really his dog...but sadly he wasn't home and wouldn't be for quite a while. I think he should be on diaper duty for the next three months for that one. Poor Shelby though, I hope it was just something she ate.
So after I finally got that cleaned up. I was having a battle of wills with Logan. We have a big 50 gallon salt water fish tank. It sits on top of a cabinet built to hold the tank, the pump is housed below. We have locks on the doors so Logan can't get in. But it is open on the back side against the wall. Well Logan kept trying to peek around the back of the cabinet, and I was worried he would pull out something he wasn't supposed to. I tried to redirect without avail, so we tried timeout. He played nicely for a little while after. Then, he snuck back there again and I saw that he had my cell phone in hand. I yelled "NO LOGAN!" Kurplunk! I ran over and got the phone out, finding many other treasures in there as well. I ripped out the battery in hopes of saving it, and scolded Logan and sent him back to timeout. He was only in timeout about a minute and half. You would have thought it was an eternity. He was upset for the rest of the night pretty much. Good grief he doesn't even know what a spanking is. I guess I hurt his feelings...but maybe he won't do it again. Ha ha right.
Unfortunately, I don't think my phone will make it. This is the second drowning. The first time it fell in the toilet. I would like to blame Logan for that one, but sadly I can't. I mean really how many lives can a phone have.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This weeks edition of Works-For-Me-Wednesday is themed the Frugal Edition. I opted to go for a list of my simple money saving tricks, seeing as we are still trying to work on that area.
*I try to always plan our meals for the week. It saves us an average of $25/week in groceries not to mention the headache of coming up with something at the last minute.
*Craigslist is my best friend for furniture or baby equipment, usually I can find lightly used items for a fraction of the price.
*When a doctor's visit is needed outside our pediatricians hours I try to take Logan to a clinic with late hours rather than the urgent care. It saves us money on our co-pay.
*Having prepared frozen meals on hand for when I don't feel like cooking. We don't end up spending money eating out and we eat healthier.
*And our best money saving benefit...Grandparents, They save us a ton of money on babysitting. :o) And we feel comfortable leaving Logan overnight.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The guys are going on a deep sea fishing trip on Saturday, which will take pretty much all day. While us girls shop, lounge on the beach, and explore the area. We haven't made any plans for Sunday just yet, but I'm sure it will involve more lounging, possibly some water sports, and a nice fresh seafood resturant.
We have been wanting to get a way for a while now. However, we needed a little extra push and my brother and his girlfriend coming down for a visit seemed like the perfect opportunity. This will be the first time we have been away without Logan. He will be staying with Gammy and Grandad. It's so nice to have a set of grandparents here. He has stayed the night with them several times before, but we have never gone out of town without him. I feel a little guilty. I told Adam this and said "Logan has never been to the beach, maybe we should take him.". He said, "No, this our weekend." I agree we do need it. Sorry Logan, you can go next time.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hubby and I have always had a hard time sharing a blanket. I won't say who the offending party is, but someone always ends up curled in a ball shivering because the other stole the blanket. Now... we had a king size bed with a king size comfoter. So it's not like there was a lack of coverage area. I suppose some people just like to roll in their blanket.
Anyhow, it didn't take us long to realize that this just wasn't going to work for us. So rather than us sleeping in different beds to avoid midnight struggles over a blanket. We just each have our own blanket. I bought 2 twin sized duvets and it works wonderful. Although it's not very much fun to have to buy two duvet covers for one bed...but it is definately worth it. Everyone stays warm and can sleep how they want.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I know I added to the problem by bringing Logan into bed with us when he would wake up, or sleeping with him where ever we could get sleep. This lack of sleep was starting to wear on me. I mean come on, there is no reason a 13 month old baby should not be sleeping through the night, unless he is sick. It was time for an intervention.
I was ready to try the cry it out method...Adam not so much. So we kind of compromised. I decided I would put him in his crib to go to sleep, but stay in there with him so he wouldn't feel abandoned. Well, the first night didn't go so well. I sat right by his crib and tried to sing to him...but he cried regardless for about 30 minutes. Then, he finally gave in. I was a little discouraged but determined to make it work. So we tried again the next night. I told Logan it was time for bed. He cried all the way to his room, but once in his crib he was fine. We read some stories, then he went to sleep.
We have been following our new routine for about a month now, and minus a few bumps along the way, it is working great. He sleeps through the night now. Sometimes he will still wake up and fuss a little, but he usually goes back to sleep on his own. At bedtime he will walk willingly to his room and lift up his arms to get in his crib. I do have to stay in there with him until he falls asleep, but it doesn't take long...and we enjoy our story time.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
His second favorite past time is climbing. Anything he can climb by himself he will. Then once at the top he will sit precariously on the edge swinging his legs with a smug look of accomplishment on his face. He is absolutely fearless, he has no problem climbing the big playground equipment or trying a slide by himself. Sometimes it seems he thinks he is much older than he is. But give it about 10 minutes he will make sure to remind you how old he really is when you try to pull him away from the playground.