Potty Training

Sunday, January 13, 2013 0 comments
So potty training is starting up with Luke.  He's 3 1/2 and well lots of kids younger than him are already going down that path.  He's got about half of it down.  He can control himself and can wake up from most naps and such dry.  The half he doesn't have is the desire to use something other than a diaper.  Months ago it was a fight to get him on the potty.  Now if we bring it up he'll go along with it, begrudgingly.

We do that candy stuff and have dangled some larger prizes for doing his other "business" on the potty but he'll have none of it. The problem is that we don't have a lot of times to practice when he only goes once per day.

Just today we did have one milestone.  Well for a guy anyway.  Luke did his business standing up. I think he was pretty proud of himself. I hope that translates into something more. But I'm not holding my breath.

Foot Bees

A while ago we were having dinner with Grams and Papa like we have done lots of other times. This night Luke said something rather funny during dinner.  He started taking his socks off saying that he had bees in his socks.  After a few seconds we finally put together what he meant.  Luke's foot had fallen asleep.  The best he could do to describe it was to say that he had bees in his socks.  I gotta give the guy some credit.  That's a pretty good description.

You Know You Are Old When...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 0 comments
You take your son out to McDonald's for a guys night out and get a salad for dinner.

My Little Computer User

Friday, November 16, 2012 0 comments
I don't think he had a clue on what to do but her certainly looked the part.

He was learning to move the mouse around the screen though.


Saturday, October 20, 2012 0 comments
Last week we took the kids to Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey Circus. Our friends Josh and Tammy invited us to go with their kids Gideon and Sylvie.

At first I wasn't too excited to go. But with tickets at $12 a seat I relented. The seats were pretty good and the circus was entertaining. Luke spent most of the time in my lap with his hands over his ears. It was kind of loud and he's sensitive. Luckily he didn't freak out and burst into tears like he had done earlier this year at a baseball game.

Potty Training

Luke is being just as difficult to potty train as his sister. He gets the concept and can go on command. But I think he thinks "why go to the trouble when I has a diaper on". We have both short term and long term incentives but that doesn't seem to be working. At school they are taking trips to the bathroom together and I'm thinking the peer pressure will be what pushes him. Just like his sister.

In the meantime our diaper supply is lasting longer which is nice. I'd like to be done with them permanently. There's nothing like freedom from the baby bag.

Fall Festival

Yesterday was the fall festival at Alyce's school. It was a fund raising event and by the looks of it pretty successful. It was also the first time the kids got to wear their Halloween costumes.

This year Luke is Captain America and Alyce is a purple mermaid.

At the event there was a Trunk or Treat. People decorated their vans and the kids hit everyone for candy like they were houses. It was neat and fast.