Monday, December 29, 2008

Post Christmas update

Okay, I'm having somewhat of writer's block, so sorry I haven't posted in over 2 weeks! We have had a ton of snow and birthday/holiday festivities. The Captain is finally coming of the gift getting/candy eating high he's been on. It's a difficult withdrawal process! Well, the Capt is now 3. He easily went from 2 and a half to three fingers. Although the other day he told me he still wanted to be 2 and a half. Anyway, not only is he fine with being three but he has turned a potty corner. Yup, I can now say he is 100% potty trained! One day he just started taking charge. He will now stop what he's doing, announce, "I have to go pee!" and run to the bathroom. He even poops on his own too! In the toilet! I can't remember the last time I threw underwear away. At last!! Woo hoo! I honestly can say it wasn't anything I did or didn't do. If anything, we just stopped making a big deal about it. We didn't get hyper excited when he went on the toilet and we stopped freaking out when he pooped or peed his pants. Our only rules were that he had to use the bathroom before we left the house, when we got home and before bed. So that's the good news about being three. The bad news? Terrible Twos have nothing on Maniacal Threes. More bossy, more arguing, more "I want to do it myself!" Way more tantrums. We rarely had tantrums during the two's. Now it's like a serious exorcist invades the child. The nice/voice mean voice technique works really super great during this time. I should end with some good so my last chit chat is that The Capt is missing school and know nows how to spell his name. He is learning how to write it but can really only get the J.
ANd not to leave the Kid out. So far so good this holiday season. Had a couple of nasty bruises during our snow in but we kept them iced and they seemed to do okay. Whew! He's really a little bruiser now that he is crawling like crazy and really really really wants to walk. He cruises the furniture and anything else stationary that he can. He babbles up a storm and says lots of words like, hi, dada, mama, bubs, jack, ball, yum and other blubbery stuff. Oh and he does not want to be left out of anything. Wants to do everything his brother does and even wants to eat at the table. Hates his high chair and really hates the changing table. Still totally loves his baths and the blow up tub guard I bought from One Step Ahead is awsome! I am loving his padded pants and just got a second pair in the mail. He's a pretty cute little guy and if finally getting some hair!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Busy Birthday Weekend

This was a very busy weekend! The Capt had a super time at a Gymboree birthday party for his great friend Issac. He had a little run with another boy and we had to sit out for a few minutes with ice on his head and some tissue for a bloody lip, but he was good to go and even had 2 pieces of cake! The Kid had a blast as well and his Bruzwear pants came just in time to crawl around in. Plus he started hands and knees crawling tonight! I know this post seems rather boring but I'm pretty much done until tomorrow. Friday I wrapped presents galore! Then we whooped it up all weekend and we had a nice little layering of snow. The Capt was sooo excited to see the snow this morning. He was 3/4 naked before getting to our bedroom yelling, "there's snow! Come on, let's go outside!" This was at 7:30 AM. I don't know what he liked more, the snow or his birthday party. Although a few friends couldn't make it due to the weather, we still had a blast with lots of trucks, games, the pinata (of course) and the famous dump truck cake. Which I am quite proud of. Okay, so now we are on to Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pants for bruisers

A cool website with cool padded pants. Essential for a hemo baby like Will! Must give a shout out to my new long distant friend Kathryn who is the brains behind these cute pants! Bleeders and non-bleeders could use a little extra TLC in the knee department!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I can't be the only mom who has certain voices. Today I started giving the Capt a choice of voices. For example. If I ask the Capt to do something I usually ask nicely and say "please." If it doesn't get done my voice changes and is more commading. Sometimes I resort to yelling. Of course I hate this and always feel bad afterward. (Okay maybe not always, but many times.) There is sometimes crying and time outs get involved. So I thought I would try something new. Tonight the Capt did not want to stay in bed at night-night time. Finally I asked him if he wanted me to use the nice voice or the mean voice. He chose the nice voice. As long as he follwed directions, I used the nice voice. Doesn't follow-mean voice. He does not like the mean voice. It's his choice.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hex Monkey

So for awhile now whenever the Capt is having a really naughty day we have been concluding that is has to do with some evil monkey invading the child's body. Today the monkey has a name. The Hex Monkey. This occured as the Capt. was running around naked yelling "hex monkey! hex monkey!" We do not like the hex monkey.