Saturday, February 26, 2011

Update on Potty

Things have been going really really well. Eli runs up to me and says, "Mommy it's coming!" Then we all run to the bathroom and Eli goes potty. I would have said he is officially potty trained however this morning he hid in my parents closet and pooped. Actually he probably pooped then hid in the but either way it was so gross I just threw the undies away. I told Eli that I had to throw away Nemo which made him pretty sad. Then I put Walle undies on him and said Eli here is your robot friend we don't pee on our friends. Don't pee on your robot. He thought this was very interested, but he went with it. Now I say this often to him and he says it to be randomly. He looks at me with his big blue eyes and says, "mommy we don't pee on our friends!" (like I said earlier what ever works!)

A new things that has started because of the potty training his Eli no longer likes to wear clothes. I can occasionally get him to put a shirt on, but normally that is even a no go. Eli also found his race care boots and wants to wear them everywhere. Eli also makes me wear my boots everyday because he likes it that I have boots too. Then he thought the world was complete when I showed him baby brother had boots too!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


My boys (daddy included) LOVE popcorn. One of their favorite things is to pop and bag and all sit down and share it. Liam recently started joining in on the action. Before it was just cute now with all three of them it is TOO cute!

Oh yeah and I am not invited on the popcorn thing. Okay maybe I am invited but I don't like popcorn so I just watch all the male bonding!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Potty Training

Eli has been ready for a while to move on from diapers. I even started to potty train him back in November. Then I realized I was not ready and put it off. Some mom's can't wait to potty train their kids, but that is not me. I find it totally convenient to be able to run to the store and get what we need without having to run around looking for a bathroom all the time. Anyway I figured I have to potty train him at some point and I figured it was time so we started yesterday.

Eli wanted choo choo train underwear, which was fine except I already bought him some Toy Story and Cars ones! Oh well we went down and bought him Thomas the train ones too and those he was very excited about. I later was glad that I had so many because otherwise I would have been washing a lot more laundry to have clean undies. I don't like to use food as a reward nor a punishment so Eli got a water balloon each time he went potty! He loves it and sometimes he just goes potty to get a balloon. (Hey whatever keeps it out of his pants!) Eli is doing good he has only had about two major accidents. I remember thinking as long as he doesn't pee on my white couch and on beds I will be fine....well one of his major accidents was ALL OVER my white couch! The worst part is it was mainly my fault! I was to busy upstairs I forgot to ask him and he was confused how to get down stairs fast enough he just decided to pee. Shame on me! The main thing is Eli is getting it and he is so cute running around in his little undies. This top picture is by far one of my favorite pictures EVER!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Why I don't wear Jewelry

The following picture is the reason why I personally do not wear jewelry any more. However my mom and my sister still do so as you can see Liam LOVES to be held when a pretty necklace is on. This rule also applies to my dads work shirt pocket. Liam can always count on finding a good pencil or a pair of glasses to chew on.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fun Boys

I don't even need to say this because everyone already knows this, but I LOVE BEING A MOM TO LITTLE BOYS!! They crack me up with all the funny things that they do. Today I was walking up to the library when I saw this gem...

Then later I found this in the man cave!

I love finding all the fun little things Eli has been up to around the house.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mommy's Things

Lately Eli has had an interest in my make up.Today I was getting dressed and I saw him holding my mascara. I thought nothing of it, because in the PAST he could not get it open. I put emphasis on the word past because today he got it open and tada put it on!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just Like Papa

My dad has this funny thing where he seriously eat chicken bones. It is a funny thing to watch and actually pretty amazing. We would get rottisori chicken's when I was little and my dad just would eat it like an animal. After a few years I started to enjoy this with him. Now that I am grown up I buy one at least once a week and we devour it. Now Eli and Liam do the same. It is really funny because if you watch Eli he eats it just like my dad bone and all...he is an animal!

Fun Day

The weather this winter has been pretty unpredictable on day it is freezing the next it is 80. Recently we had an 80 degree day so the boys and I were out and about. Here are some pictures from our day outside.

Why Hello George Washington

Austin did his president's report on George Washington. You got extra credit if you dressed up like your president, so of course Austin did it. My mom helped put the costume was hilarious. I think they did a really good job!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is one of my favorite days of the year. This always puts a lot of pressure on Jacob but he always makes it a wonderful day. I got flowers earlier in the week. They were so pretty they were red and pink...which I think they call fire and ice. I LOVED THEM! Plus I got to enjoy them before the holiday which made it last even longer to me. Then on the actual day the boys and I went out to Jacob's office to take him some Harkin's theater popcorn. Jacob loves the seasoning you can add so I took it to him and bought him some so he doesn't have to eat their yucky popcorn anymore to get it. We wanted to go to lunch with Jacob but work was to busy so we ended up having a picnic in the front yard.

At 4:00 the activity day girls came over and we went to a nursing home. A few weeks ago we made Valentine's to take to a nursing home so this was our activity to deliver them. We had such a wonderful time and you could tell that the people there really enjoyed it! I also ran to Walmart before the activity and bought Tulips so each person received and Valentine and a Tulip. After our activity Jacob and I want to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (I know we mixed it up for Ah so this year0 Then we went and got hour massages! Then to wrap up the night we got a dessert. All and all I would say today was a very cute Valentine's day.

p.s my dad was really cute this year. He got my mom flowers and chocolate. He gave her those on Saturday, then on Monday when my mom woke up there was a note on her mirror that said I loved you in my dad's best hand writing. Then taped up with masicing was so sweet and just ooozed Jeff.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Sunday's are a day where we all relax and chill around the house. This Sunday was no different, except it seems that Lia, chilled the most.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Uh Oh...This is Trouble

The other day I heard Liam and Eli playing in the great room. I was in the kitchen making breakfast and they sounded like they were having so much fun playing together. The next thing I know I hear Eli saying, "Mom we need your help!" "Mom I think we need you!" I walk into the great room and the boys are not by the couches...hmm where did they go. Then I hear Eli's little voice and Liam sounding so happy and proud of himself. I look over there are my two boys at the top of the stairs!! Liam had climbed the stairs all by himself and was standing holding the railing! I completely freaked ran up the stairs and grabbed them both. Now whenever Liam sees anyone go up the stairs he hi tails it over there and follows them up.

Fun with Daddy

Jacob has been really busy with work lately and for about a week we didn't really see him. One night when Jacob was home Eli missed him so much I noticed that he copied everything his dad did. Jacob was sad that his little man missed him so much. Tonight Jacob and I put everything else aside and just played with the boys. Jacob ended up throwing them around on the couch. Each boy really loved it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Instagram Feb 7th to Feb 10th

Liam and Eli are so excited to share a room. Sorry not yet boys!

They have now talked some kids into coming to play with them in the toy room.

Mutual is at our hosue tonight. Eli is having to much fun playing glow in the dark soccer.

Waiting at the doctors office. I'll give you one guess why.

Helping mama steal some grapefruit from the Gilmore's

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Eli's School

Eli's favorite show is Word World. It is a show where everything in the world is made of letters and when you put them together they form the object, but you can still see the letters. It is a really cute show and at times I even really enjoy watching it too. I noticed that from this show Eli has pretty much learned all his letters. This got me thinking and I realized two things. First Eli is ready to learn and I need to get moving on that, and second that he should learn it from me not a TV show. So I went down to Teaching Tools and got somethings to start teaching Eli. Now I say Eli it's time for school and he gets so excited and runs to get his stuff. This is a part of the day we both looks forward to.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kiwi's = Yum

I bought some Kiwi's and the boys love them One day I left them with a babysitter while Jacob and I went on a date. The babysitter later told me all she could get Eli to eat was a bunch of Kiwi's...oh well and least they are good for you!