Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Potty Training Venting

Once again I have realized I am the most impatient person in the world...this time through potty training. I frequently come to the conclusion that I am not one of those motherly types, like so many women I know, who are natural nurturers, constantly patient, and forever upbeat. I totally admire women like this. I first realized I would not be the motherly type when I, unlike every other beehive or miamaid in my ward, did not want to hold any of the leaders' babies or babysit. I am proof though that if you are not a natural when it comes to kids, you can still love being a mother.... even when your kid tells you there is pee on the couch.

BTW - potty training is not completely disastrous. So far the count is 5 successful potty trips and 3 dirty panties, so I guess we're still winning right?
How could I not love this?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Warm Night on the Beach

Monday night we rode our bikes to a nearby campground and reservoir. Ry loved walking around in the chilly water, and I loved being with my family on a warm evening.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The last couple weeks Ry and I have been in Idaho. The first week I watched my sister-in-laws kids and the second week we just hung out and Ry played with grandma. We're glad to be home with Kev now, and to enjoy the nice sunny warm days in Colorado (Idaho is a little too chilly and windy right now for my liking). Here are a few highlights from our get away:

My mom is amazing, she made this diaper bag for me for mother's day. The pic doesn't do it justice, it is practical with all the pockets inside, and so dang cute.

My nieces kept wanting to hang out with "Grandma Lou" which is Ry's grandma. Grandma's are way more fun than aunts.

Ry got into a fight with the swingset and lost. She had a bruise from her eye all the way down her cheek.

Dad came with us for a couple days and watched Ry while I went to Women's Conference with my mom. Thanks Kev and mom!!