Saturday, January 31, 2009



Why? Why must Ava feel it necessary to paint her own toenails with the brightest pink polish she can find...and on carpet. UGh! I scrubbed and scrubbed with acetone/polish remover...oh well. I've always hated that carpet anyway...I guess I'm one step closer to the walnut hardwood floors I've been wanting for years.

Friday, January 30, 2009

All by herself


The day after I "attempted" to potty train Ava she was upstairs playing with Lainie when she decided that she wanted to wear panties again. I was feeling a bit too lazy/tired/whatever to change her out of them, so I just let her run around in them...expecting an accident. Lainie tried to make going potty sound fun and took Ava into the bathroom and read her a book while on the toilet. That's all it took. Once Ava went once, she got it. I put her in a diaper that night, still not wanting to deal with it, but she woke up dry and has been dry ever since (minus a few drips here and there as in the shot above). She's quite proud of herself-as am I. I so love that I didn't need to put any work into it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Smarty Pants


Anna received an award a few weeks ago for her writing skills. She is such a sweet and smart girl. Good work Anna Jane!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

So many changes



This poor little lady has gone through so many changes the past few weeks with more yet to come. We moved her into a big girl bed with Lainie and Anna, took away her sippy cup, and took away her binkie all in one night. She is on the road to be a big sister and she isn't handling it as well as I wanted her to. This morning I decided I'd see if potty training was at all interesting to her. She of course, loved the whole panty idea, but the toilet....not so much. I only lasted 4 hours when I decided to nix it. The truth be told, she could probably handle the whole "training" period, but I can't. I'm the one who isn't ready to put in the effort she will demand.

And yes, we still have snow at my house. It's been forever!!! I'm so ready for it to leave. It finally has started to warm up again and melt a bit so we grabbed the chance and went outside to play on the playset.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy Birthday to me


Another year, come and gone. Time passes so quickly these days.