Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekend adventures

What a weekend!

Jack and Braley are in their big boy car seats. Jack's crib has been lowered to the lowest setting so he won't flip out. We have started potty training Paige (made zero progress...). We had 12 adults and 9 kids for a cook out/baby pool party last night. And I panicked a few times about leaving the kids with David for 4 days while I'm at the lake with my girlfriends (we leave Thursday!!).

Of course, I took pictures of my growing and changing kids.

Seriously - happiest baby ever. Every single person who sees him makes a comment about this happy little guy!

He is such a ham!!

So, about potty training. We bought a toy potty and decided to just take her diaper off at the normal time that she goes, wait until she had to go, then put her on the potty. 2 hours later, she was no closer to going. We were frustrated, so we decided to just put her diaper back on her. Of course, she was stinky right away after that.

I've decided that I know nothing about potty training. I am going to buy a book, read it in the next few weeks, then go ahead with their suggestions. I just feel like we need to get some sort of foundation before Paige starts in the Bear Room at school late August. They work on potty training there, so I want Paige to have an understanding of what is going on.

Her fabulous potty. It sings when she goes in it! Of course, we haven't gotten to hear that yet...

Paige and Braley are my snuggly kids. They both are happy to lay with mommy or daddy. Jack, on the other hand, is way too busy for snuggles. But two nights ago, David was holding him on the couch, and he fell asleep! He got over an hour of snuggle time in with him before he put him in his crib. I was so jealous!

And, if you ask me, the mark of a good father is this: I kept coming in and saying, David, go put him in his crib so we can hang out! He said, no! I never get to just hold Jack.


Tiffany said...

ok Megan...... I know I need a life but I've been checking all afternoon to see if you'd posted an update! I love the new pics and the one of David holding baby Jack is priceless. Don't worry about Paige. She'll get it , just be patient and don't rush her.
Your kids are soooo precious. Thanks for sharing them.

Lindsey B said...

Sweet boy! Kate has been extra clingy/ cuddly this weekend too and I have enjoyed her sitting with me and not being on the go constantly!

Kelly said...

Great smiles :) and love the picture of your husband holding Jack!! snuggles are the best!

nikinikinine said...

daddy + Jack = adorable. It's so nice when you get one on one snuggle time, especially with the squirmy, non-snuggly babies.