Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February 2016

It's hard to make february fun when you live in the north east but we managed to get through our 4th winter! The weather was much more mild than last winter and I kind of like how colder weather forces you to be creative and proactive! 

Felt like heaven

Tennyson loves wearing bow ties

FHE fun

A freezing wagon ride and throwing ice chunks- winter activities at their finest.

Beau was out of town over actual valentines day so the boys and I ventured up to New Hampshire to spend time with the Pyfers. It was FREEZING that weekend so we could hardly go outside but we did attempt to ice skate on a lake but it was too dang cold so we aborted and went to the Childrens museum which the boys loved.

"Gal" entines day girls night at my place!

When Beau got back from his trip he came with flowers and bagels and lots of love to shower on all of us.

Courtney Archibald and Alana Yates threw a fun last minute valentines exchange for the kids and they loved it. Those girls and their creative juices continue to impress me. It was a darling party!

The day of the party was another snow storm and it was fun playing in afterwards.

The annual tradition of going to the fire station next to harvard yard as a CP group continued this year. It was lots of fun and the boys were loving every minute! They even got a call at the very end and we got to watch them leave.

 Nightly prayers with daddy. This is one precious moment each day that Beau and I both treasure. I'm hoping when he starts work in the fall it will incentivize him to come home earlier ;)

After going to the Harvard art museum this little artist wanted to create some paintings of his own!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Potty Training

Potty Training...The first part of parenting that I have been truly terrified and unprepared for. I was in no hurry to potty train Tennyson because I didn't mind changing two sets of diapers but right after he turned 3 I knew it was time. He was finally verbal enough. So we made a chart of things he would like for his prizes and went to work. We got lots of juice and stayed home for a few days. Surprisingly since day 1 of potty training he has only had 3 #1 accidents. He caught on so fast and really hasn't skipped a beat. Pooping on the other had was terrible! He would wait till nap time and then let the biggest poops in his underwear. I was dying. It was so disgusting and I was throwing out so much underwear. At some point it clicked and he was able to do it. He had a few accidents after but was pretty much home free. 

Prize #1 Donut with dad. Yes he let him ride home in the front seat the 1/2 mile home... oh geez.

 Prize #2 Lightening mcqueen slippers. He LOVES them.

Had to document the first legit poop in the potty.

Prize #3- movie date with mom. Which proved to be more expensive than anticipated.

Overall it wasn't too terrible but terrible all at the same time. Our bathroom now perpetually smells like urine no matter how much I scrub and Christian now begs to go potty but overall I guess I'm glad we bit the bullet. Way to go Tennyson!