Thursday, November 6, 2014

One diaper kid

Jack is potty trained!! Actually, he's been potty trained since the middle of August, just before his birthday. It was the easiest thing ever as my dad basically did it. Jack was sitting on the potty in the morning for a couple months, but still wore diapers and didn't do anything during the day. One day, my dad took Ellie and Jack swimming at a lake. When they were done and getting dressed, my dad didn't put a diaper on him and Jack actually wore Ellie's undies. That afternoon he did a #2 and saved it for Nick and I to see it. From that day on, he didn't wear diapers. No accidents at night, no pull ups, just new Thomas the Train undies! He's just learned to go standing up (this is good and bad). He tells me he won't 'spill'. It's so nice to have one kid in diapers and not have to change a boy's diaper (especially #2's!).

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Getting ready to leave the house most mornings is a little hectic, but getting Maya ready is easy. She just patiently waits while I put her boots, jacket and hat on. She's the sweetest.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Maya's demands

"Mama, I'm not going to walk anytime soon. I want you to carry me everywhere, even if you have to go to the bathroom so bad you might go in your pants. You'll just have to take me with you and figure out how to do your business while holding me. I also would like you to carry me in the grocery store, I don't want to sit in the cart and I don't want to be strapped in. I don't think it's a big deal to have to shop, push a cart and carry me the whole time. Just think, you're arms will be super strong. At night time, I want you to rock me to sleep and then hold me the whole night and do not put me in my crib or I will scream so loud that the neighbors will call the cops. If I should happen to sleep in my crib, do not even think about sending Daddy in to change me or get me up in the morning. I will find you. Closing the bedroom door doesn't work either, because then I know you're in there for sure. Now there might be a few times when I will crawl around the house - only if I feel like unrolling the whole toilet paper roll, tasting Meeko's dog food or digging through the kitchen garbage."