OffSpring update

Apr 20, 2013
It's been busy at our house as of late. I always think, once this or that is over, then things will slow down.  But, that never seems to be the case, does it?  

MILES
The biggest event that has happened is that this kid potty trained like a champ.

We followed the "Potty Train in 3 Days" method and it surprisingly worked! I had my reservations, but I figured I'd do it her way for the 3 days and then if it didn't work I'd try something else.  But happily it worked, we threw all the diapers and pull ups away the first day and haven't looked back since.  


Miles is so proud of himself and gets mad at you if you call Crew a big boy and yells, "No, me the big boy!!"  I'm just happy something finally came easy for him.  So, thank you Traci for the recommendation!

The only real problem we've had is that I have caught him going to the bathroom outside a few too many times. :)  I'm thinking our talks have paid off though, because we are on a 5 day streak of no peeing in the grass.  Let's hope it lasts.  

Miles has also been picking me lots of flowers lately.  I've been nicely trying to explain that we don't pick flowers from other people's gardens and that dandelions are my favorite.  But what do you do when this cute face runs up to you saying "Momma, me pick you a pretty flower!" followed by "don't eat it, ok".  

MACEY

She cracks me up every morning with her outfit choices.  She never just picks a shirt and pants out, there is always a reason and/or theme behind her choice.  

This particular day was Jungle Themed.  The boots go with the theme because they have jungle flowers on them.  FYI she had come down in all pink (pink cords, neon pink shirt, pink boots) but I sent her back upstairs to find something different.  We agreed the jungle theme worked much better than the pink theme.

Macey, has also been making lots of "books" lately on her easel.  This one is about shapes.  She also loves reading books to Miles at night in her bed.  I love Kindergarteners.  


Macey had a few incidences last week where she ran people over on the sidewalk while she was riding her bike, me being one of them.  As a result she's been having training sessions on the sidewalk with toys placed strategically about that she has to avoid and/or break at. I think she's got the braking down now and it is much safer on the sidewalk than it was last week and she is now allowed to ride when people are out.    


CREW
Turned 10 months this week.  Macey keeps informing me he's almost 1 and I just can't believe it.  




He's really started moving now and can always sense if a door has been left open.  He loves emptying cupboards and following Macey and Miles around.  Crew's current favorite things right are the remote, balls, and fire truck.


If Miles is awake when he wakes up, he makes sure to throw plenty of things into Crew's crib to entertain him until I come in.  See, he can be nice.  



We've also been spending LOTS of time outside, due to the crazy amount of toys/things Macey and Miles have been destroying in our house.  Like I've said a hundred times, words cannot even express how much I love the outdoor space where we are and the people we get to share it with. 

We are in for a crazy next few weeks with Macey's oral surgery, school things, lots of family coming to visit, a deck installation, and a trip to Zion.  So, here's hoping for more sunshine and that Miles actually stays awesome at this potty trained thing!

Tags: 10 monthsCrewMaceyMilesSpring
Nana
I sure do LOVE your offsprings! I'm getting so excited to see them. =)
Nana and Opa
Can't believe how much they are growing. Macey looks so tall!
Angie
I laughed out loud several times reading this post. Dandelions are your favorite flower... What a fun idea to set up a bike course for Macey to teach her to watch out for people! See, things like that, you are a genius creative mom. I'm glad the 3-day potty training was such a success. I'll have to look into that in a year...
Holly
oh man, I LOVE these kids! miles is so considerate, warning you that flowers are not for eating. ha!
Andrea
I love how you described Macey and her bike riding skills. I may copy the bike course idea with Adelle. You make me laugh! Cute kids!!

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