Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
We went camping this weekend with Scott, Heidi and Will at Garden Of The Gods. It was pretty much perfect! Magnolia, Ziggy, David and I all packed into the jeep and off we went for a fun adventure! Last weekend we bought a new tent (David was not sure if it would be big enough... it had 3 rooms...) a sleeping bag for Magnolia, camping chairs and a lantern. Magnolia could barely sleep all week in anticipation of the big camping trip. She LOVED LOVED LOVED camping! She slept like a rockstar and had tons of fun playing with Will and using her new flashlight. The highlight of her trip was eating a smore. She was so excited to have a campfire and roast marshmallows. When we got to our site however, we learned that we could not have campfires because of the high risk of forest fires. Thanks to Scott we found some other more experiences campers who had brought with a little gas "fire pit" of their own. They were so nice to let Magnolia and Will roast their marshmallows and make their smores. Mmm were they ever yummy! This was such a great time and I am sure we will be posting more camping pictures in the future!
Friday, May 13, 2011
As many of you know, we have been very busy potty training in our house the past few weeks. Whew! What a process! I must admit that this has been the most trying and frustrating time as a parent to date. The good news is that we have been very successful and Magnolia has been a potty rockstar! We have had a few issues of using public bathrooms and going poop. Gee, this might just be a to much info for a blog. If Magnolia ever reads this when she is older I am pretty sure her face will be bright red as she reads this post. Anyway, Magnolia LOVES the rain. She had a rain coat and rain boots, but no umbrella. The other day I was willing to do just about anything to get her to poop on the potty. So, I told her if she went we would get her an umbrella. Sure enough... that night she went! Who knew that all it would take was an umbrella. I had David buy an umbrella on his way home from work just in case she went so we had it ready! So, we bundled up, got Magnolia all decked out in rain gear and headed outside! Only parents of a potty training child would go out in 40 degree raining weather to sing, dance and be truly joyful about poop in a potty!