Friday, May 29, 2009

May Days

We've had such a good time this month with each other. We've been really making a point to spend more time together as a family and as I look over what we've done this month, I think we have been successful. Since I feel as though I'm a good list maker, I'll write everything in a list form...

1. Mother's Day/My Birthday
These two events usually fall on the same weekend, and this year it did again. We stayed at home for the 'events' because I had just gotten back from my Bahamas trip and we wanted more low-key time together. We had some people over for Mother's Day evening and we ordered out pizza, blew up the jumping castle and had a great time watching the kids run themselves ragged while the women sat and visited. For my birthday, Mallory and I made a birthday cake. She associates birthdays to cakes, so for her sake, we had the cake. Lord knows we didn't need it (the baby poundage sure is comin' on quickly this go around...)!!! Anyway, she sang me happy birthday, in addition to several other people who called that day. It was very special and lots of fun.

2. Potty Training
This sort of coincides with Mother's Day/My Birthday because Mallory decided to pee pee on the potty on her own volition on Mother's Day evening. So, I figured I had to jump on the wagon and spent my entire birthday (day after Mother's day) cleaning up pee pee messes as Mallory entered full-fledged potty training. We had 3 days of accidents galore, but since then, she's been pretty-much accident free. We still haven't achieve a BM on the potty, but she sleeps at night with panties on (unless she changes her own diaper) and we're so proud of her. All my friends were right in telling me to wait until she's ready. It's made the transition a whole heck of a lot easier.

3. Kids Play Day
We went up to the fair grounds near our house for a kids play day that included some little field activities, fire trucks, ambulances and a bounce house. Though it wasn't REALLY all that spectacular, the kids were a little taken aback at the enormity of the fire truck. We had just gotten a book about trucks (which we point out ALL the time) and the fire truck is one of the trucks. Pretty cool.

4. Grandparents
We've hosted both sets of grandparents this month for special visits with the kids. Mallory and Ethan are really enjoying their Gommy, Poppy, Grams and Pops very, very much. I love seeing them form relationships and hearing the kids talk about them in their absence. It helps to share a couple days a week on the webcam (with my folks...not Patrick's yet), which the kids HIGHLY enjoy. If you haven't discovered Skype, discover it! ( pics of grandparent's visits...).
June brings us lots and lots of adventures. Mallory starts her first VBS during the second week of June followed quickly by a week vacation with Daddy, half of which will be spent in PA visiting Patrick's side of the family and half the time at home visiting attractions around here (there are SEVERAL, if you don't know...but that's for another post).

OK...I think I'm somewhat caught up on the bloggin' now...

1 comment:

Joy said...

Yay on the potting training. I was thinking lately how I hadn't responded yet to your question about Grace being trained. I didn't have any advice anyway, since she pretty much trained herself once she decided she wanted to do it. That was easy. Glad i listened to my mom, who told me you can't MAKE a stubborn child do anything! (She knew from experience, hehe).