Monday, February 11, 2008

Enough About Me...

...what about the kids?

I have just been very selfish lately, haven't I? So for those of you interested in an itty-bitty glimpse into the lives of the kids, here it goes (remember, you can click on their names and get a medium sized glimpse). With that, we'll start with the youngest and work our way up the chain:

Carly is now 3 months old and weighs a very hefty 17 pounds. She is an incredible sleeper (do not take this to mean that she sleeps through the night). She'll usually give me one good 6 hour stretch at night. We're working our way to 8. My biggest problem is not going to sleep when she goes to sleep, so because of my own choices, I am not as well rested as she is. Although laughter doesn't come very often, the smiles are just pouring out of this girl. She loves to sit up (anyone have any info on the bumbo chairs like price, where to get one, etc.).

Abigail is a busy-body (I can't possibly imagine where she gets that from). Always on the go, always moving. It is exhausting. She is also cutting out one of the naps from her schedule, so just one nap a day for this darling. She likes to wrestle and kick balls and throw things. She reminds me of Hammy from "Over the Hedge" she likes cookies just as much as him to. This girl is a human garbage disposal. She also LOVES the snow and being outside. She brings me her coat and shoes all the time and stands at the door waiting to go out. Whimpering like a dog until I let her go. The cold doesn't seem to bother her at all.

Connor is a sweet and sensitive little boy. He loves to read books, watch movies, play pretend and cuddle. On the other hand, he likes to make messes and he is starting to say some of the most adult phrases. Not bad adult, mom and dad adult. Like when we approach the front door he says, "hey mom, you got the keys?".

I don't know how much more potty training he needs. He has mastered the following steps in this order:

Putting the Cushy Tooshy onto the big toilet
Removing his pants and diaper
Sitting on the toilet
Taking some toilet paper & wiping himself
Flushing the toilet
Returning the Cushy Tooshy to it's hook on the wall
Washing and Drying his hands

Did you notice which step was missing? Actually going #1 or #2 in the toilet! AAUUGGHH!!! We'll find him in the bathroom all the time just going through the motions. One of these days something is bound to end up in the toilet instead of his diaper, even if it isn't until he's 15. I'm trying to convince him to put his own diaper on afterwards, but that hasn't happened yet.


LindaSo said...

Mel - I stumbled across your blog today when I was on the Reading Aramadillo one. It's fun to catch up on your family. I haven't forgotten about you and the gym - I'll call.

The Reading Armadillo said...

Oh Mel, your kids are so adorable! I can't believe how big Carly is! I'm with you on the whole potty training thing. I'm so sick of it and we haven't even started. Good luck.

Live everyday to its fullest said...

Its so amazing how fast they grow up! Carley is so cute and Abby is just BEAUTIFUL with a head full of hair...finally! And Connor is always day he will catch on to potty brother was 4 1/2 so hopefully he will be sooner! I pray for you that it will be sooner! Great to hear about the little ones!

Emilee said...

Such adorable & fun pictures of your kids! I love reading about them & the cute things they are up to. Bumbo chairs are pricy- $40, I borrowed one from a friend for Caitlyn & it was wonderful. Maybe Craigs list or KSL classifieds. Good luck!

The Reading Armadillo said...

Hey, my MIL saw a bumbo chair on sale at Walmart. Might want to check it out.

Heather said...

You know what, I don't think bumbos are worth buying. The kids only use em for a few months, then outgrow. I guarantee you that a good friend would lend you hers in a heartbeat, since her kid probably isn't using it anymore.

I hardly recognize Abi! She looks soooo grown up. i miss you guys, and all 3 kids, even Carly who was just a belly ball...we must get together someday soon.
17 pounds! Amazing!