Saturday, May 30, 2009

Head on over

Hey there. Head on over to My Charming Kids and see what is happening over in her part of bloggy world. For just leaving a post a positive deed is done for a charity. But you only have until Midnight, so don't dilly dawdle. She's always making things happen that Mck Mama.

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Friday, May 29, 2009


My MOMMY is in town!!!!!! Nana is in town!!!!!
Even my husband would be happy to shout
"my Mother in Law(MIL) is in town!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

wordless wednesday

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Sing a long

So we found this and have been singing along....won't you join us?

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day is more than a BBQ.

Let us take the time to remember why it is that we get to have ice cream and hot dogs on a day such as this. Today we remember those who serve, have served and those who have fallen while serving.
All American Citizens should be PROUD on this day and should be grateful every day of our lives.
Enjoy your day and stand proud.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Anything she can do, I can do better

So my kids are, well.....competitive. They compete for attention, food, toys, laps, hugs, kisses and now, now they compete for the potty. Yes. The potty chair.

It all started back when Travis started walking....he wandered into the bathroom from time to time and discovered it. The little white Bjorn potty and since then it has been an evolving relationship.

First he just wanted to poke at it. Then he wanted to move it around. Then he wanted to be there when she was on it. Next came sitting on it. Then the race to see who would get to it first during our visit to Nana's house in April. Recently he started bolting for it when you say pee pee or potty in any given context. Today he banged on the door to the laundry room (which at first I thought he just wanted to find the dog) so I let him in and then he banged on the powder room door (no dog in there) so I opened the door not saying a word. He turned around and looked at me saying "pppp-e" while bending down to sit on the potty. I was stunned. I said "so ya have to go potty?" he just said "pppp-e" with a smile. finally I coaxed him out of the bathroom, changed his pants that were yes folks....wet.

(excuse the phone photo quality)

But tonight, tonight we had the duel for the potty. As we went upstairs for bath time I mentioned that we needed to go potty first. Campbell more concerned about taking her sandals off just stands to the side lines as her baby brother darts for the potty. I say "so you have to go potty?" and he smiles saying you guessed it.... "pppp-e" and I say "well let's pull down your pants and take off you diaper" when I see sister make a mad dash to the potty chair. Campbell decides she has to use it pushing him out of the way. He seems disgruntled by the push but shuts the door while we wait, wait for her to finish. Me, thinking his interest in bath time has probably over taken the urge to sit on the potty tells him "we will take a bath soon baby."
However, Tonight, TONIGHT he seizes the moment. He notices that she is up and done and he briskly moves toward the potty. I see that he is going to sit down and I say "wait let's take a few things off baby." So I drop his pants, undo his cloth bottom and he sits. Me thinking "he'll be up in two seconds" then I notice, notice that he scoots himself into a more comfortable position on the potty and wait for it readers, wait for it......he goes pee pee!!!!! He went pee pee in the potty chair!!!!! I was so excited for him....he seemed pleased too. The whole family was clapping and praising the pee in the Bjorn potty chair.

So let's see when comparing baby books. He sat up before she did, crawled before, walked before, ran before and now.....could he possible potty train before she did. She did it at 22 months and he is 17 months....Competitive kids I have in my home.

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Get your verse on.

So over at My Charming Kids, Stellan's mommy is working on a fabulous t shirt project for charity. The proceeds will benefit Until Journey's End. This t shirt is a gotta get your hands on it type of t shirt and you can read more about it at Wild Olive or at MckMama's blog.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terrific Tip Thursday

I saw this link over on my MOPS mom's board and have been meaning to share.
Who knew it could be so easy!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Are you ready for some Bachelorette?

So Jason chose a girl and then changed his mind and picked another. But one that he let go just weeks prior is now the new Bachelorette. Can she find true love? Jillian, I hope you do!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday School

So Campbell and I started attending the 2year old and parent sunday school class and she just loves it. I must say I do too. Lots of fun packed into this hour. She gets so excited to go. I pick her up from the nursery after church and we sneak off to sunday school together while brother bear plays with others in his nursery class. There is a song called "oh no you never let go" and it is sung during song time (all the little people classes meet up 2yrs old to kindergarten) and she has been asking me to sing it or "play me a song" in the car. I cant find it any where. This is the real version and I just love it but if I could find the kiddie version that would be fantastic. If any of you know please clue me in.
Also Michelle this song (adult version) reminds me of your church each time I hear it.

You Never Let Go - Song by Matt Redman - The most popular videos are here

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

What a good daddy I'll be.

A boy in a house with a girl as the first child will undoubtedly play with a few girl things. Pick up a purse now and again as mommy and sister do. Play kitchen but would rather eat the toy food. Try a bow on for size. And yes folks play with a baby doll. Travis will be a loving daddy I just know it. For as much as he loves to play with the boy toys (trucks, airplanes, ride his bike, etc.) he does love him some baby boy..... doll. This is the doll we got for Campbell when we wanted to explain to her as much as we could to a child under two that a baby was coming. We specifically got a boy baby because we knew Travis was on his way. Well now he has laid claim to that boy and recognizes that he is different from the girl baby dolls in the house. When I say "Travis, where is your baby?" he goes and finds the baby...the blue baby doll. He has just learned how to actually kiss the baby and blow kisses all in one I have been trying for about a week now to get him to give his baby a kiss but he would rather me do it....typical man right. But now, now he shows he cares with a kiss. Guess he had to get to know the baby better.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day.

Your treat is in here mommy. I promise it is. Ooops! I wasn't suppose to tell.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy 17th Month Travis!

You made this day very special with your smiles and laughter.
A man after my own that loves spaghetti!
I love you so very much!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Lately I have had trouble falling asleep. Some nights it's because I am here alone with kids and I get well.....scared. Other nights it feels like those insomnia pregnancy nights when you just cant get comfortable enough to sleep. Tonight.....I just don't know what is keeping me up well OK it could be that Campbell might have had her first honest to goodness nightmare. I was just about asleep. You know that hazing faze right before lights out America. Then BOOM! Screams and shouts loud enough to wake the neighborhood but certainly not Daddy or brother bear. I grab my trusty flash light and sprint up the stairs. She is carrying on about how she "needs kitty, bear and rabbit" (these are items she sleeps with and low and behold right there next to her.) I look around and see that they are there. I settle her down and cover her back up. She drifts off to sleep within 20 seconds...was she even awake?....don't think so. Ugh! But you guessed it, Mama's up. Just cant fall back to sleep. Any good bed time stories or remedies out there?

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