Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I have always wanted to learn how to knit. When
my sister-in-law (Elaine) was in town last, she
was working on a project of her own and made my
inner knitter start itching to get out! So, I went
to Wal-Mart and picked up a begginer's knitting
kit, which came with a how to book with a few
pattern's, needle's and some other accessories.
I have been knitting for a couple of months
now and am enjoying it!

This is my third project. I started out making a
muffler for myself that turned out kind of iffy.
It is now in my camping bin. My second project
I was just starting to practice different stitch
swatches. Once I started though, Ethan wanted
a scarf for himself and now I have to do one
for each of the family before I get to do anything
else, which is fine. I still get to play around
with different stitches. Thanks Elaine for
inspiring me!

Body Parts

Here is Eva showing off her body part
knowledge! Up first is her belly. . .

her eyes. . . . .

and her teeth. . . .

and her tongue!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Photo Update

Here is Ethan on his first day of school! Jacob is obviously
giving him a kind send off. Jacob was very upset that day and
the following 2 weeks after. He has always been attatched to
Ethan. Ethan enjoys school and the friends that he has made there.
His favorite class is P.E. but he really enjoys all of his classes.
Everyday Ethan is excited to talk about the things that he has
learned and accomplished!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!

Jacob is officially potty/poop trained! He doesn't even have accidents during the night anymore! I am so excited! (Just look at all of the exclamation points!)

Wow, I can't believe that I was dreading the task of poop and potty training him. A few times a day I ask him if he needs to go (just to remind him) and he usually tells me no and just takes care of it himself when he is ready. The Lord has blessed me immensly. I prayed for help and did some research, but research alone is nothing when it comes to a stubborn toddler. The Lord answered my many pleading sincere prayers on the matter and I am truly greatful!

Thanks to those of you who may have prayed on our behalf.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hello It's Friday!

So, it is Friday! James was on call last weekend and has totally been fried waiting for the weekend.

He has totally been wanting to go camping, but since I have been more dilligent with Jacob's potty training, we will not be going this weekend. Maybe in September. We will have to see.

Since James is off this weekend I will try to post some photos tomorrow.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Poop has happened!!!

Woo hoo! Wow, Jacob has been terrified of pooping in the toilet ever since he has been introduced to it. Tuesday he finally pooped in the toilet all of his own accord and even without my knowledge. He came running out of the bathroom yelling, "I went stinky, I went stinky!!" I ran into the bathroom and he had flushed the toilet. I was so disappointed. (Something know one ever thinks that they would say or actually think) I told him that next time to let me see first. Apparently he was not done because 5 minutes later I hear him calling for me from the much more frequented commode! It was one the best things I have seen all year! A big pile of poop in the toilet and not in a diaper waiting for me to clean it! Woo, hoo!

This is a serious answer to my prayers. I told him that he did not get to wear diapers (pull-ups) any more and that he had to wear big boy underwear because he is a big boy. You should have seen the crocidile tears welling up in those big brown eyes. He cried all day long and in the afternoon he pooped on the carpet and guess who had to clean it up? Not I! It was Mr. Big Boy! I think that may have been the turning point for him, because it was like an hour later that he left his gift to the toitty. He has not had a poop accident since.

I am now working on his potty abilities. I have always just set the timer on the microwave and told him when to go. I am now having him going half naked around the house and he has to go on his own now, basically starting today. We will see how that goes, but I am still tingly about him pooping on his own that means that he is halfway there!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Okay, my camera batteries died shortly after Ethan started school and I have not charged my camera yet. Although, I will do so today. I stayed home sick from church today because I have angry bowel syndrome today! Ewe, yes it's okay I know that is what you are thinking and so am I. Total grossness, let me tell you!

Anyway. I don't know if I will actually be posting any pictures this week, because I a decided to stop putting off poop training Jacob this week and figured that I will kill two birds with one stone and attempt to train Eva as well. We will see how the latter goes. I am so not looking forward to this, but I cannot have Jacob being 4 come October and still in Pull Ups. Plus I am sooooooooooo done changing him! I only have myself to blame. Pray for me. I am going to need all the help that I can get!