Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sale Time

The kid's sale was last night and I got some great deals. I basically just went for Erin since Evan is good on clothes for this year thanks to a friend and he can also still wear some of his clothes from last year. I'm posting the pics here solely because it's become tradition and I like to look back at the clothes I bought at past sales. I had about a 5 minute window to take these pictures so I grabbed my point and shoot so apologies for their quality (and a certain little biscuit who makes a cameo appearance in some).
All of Erin's cute shirts.

Some skirts and sweaters.

Sweater dresses!

I realized after getting these home and seeing how big they are she may not even for into the pants until next year. When I work this Saturday I might look at some in smaller sizes. These are 18-24 months and they are huge.
And lastly the few items I bought for Evan.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Potty Time and Preschool!

The past week has been pretty huge for Evan. He started preschool and he's finally potty trained! I won't go so far as say he's 100% potty trained but he has been doing great. He's been going to the potty at daycare just fine for months but at home was another story. I just needed to bite the bullet and take away the pullups and put underwear on him. After a few accidents that first day and one accident the next he got the hang of it! We still have him in pullups at night but I'm very happy with his progress.

Evan started preschool on Wednesday. I was so nervous for him. I wasn't sure how he would act being dropped off at a strange place with strange people. He clung to me a little when we got to his class but I gave him a hug and a kiss and told him I needed to go. His teacher was really great and swooped in to get him distracted and he didn't cry - I was so relieved! I watched him a few minutes from outside the class where he couldn't see me and he seemed fine. When Todd picked him up he said Evan yelled "Daddy!!!" and ran up and hugged him. He said he had fun and was excited to go back to school the next day. He did have one accident but since I didn't want to go backwards with potty training I kind of expected it when I sent him in underwear. The next day at school he did not have an accident. I'm so proud of my big boy!
He will go to preschool twice a week, I think that will be a good start and get him familiar with going to school. I still can't believe his is in preschool. Where has the time gone!?
Such a big boy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cuter Than Cute

Seriously, could she BE any cuter!?
Erin's version of dancing from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Erin's One Year Stats

We took Erin for her one year well visit today and she weighs 20 pounds 7 ounces (30th percentile) and is 29-1/2 inches long (50th percentile).
She is doing great developmentally and everything is on track. She is very busy perfecting her new talent of walking and never stops.  Well except when she decides to strike a pose for mommy.
Her personality is so cute right now. She cackles when she laughs, which is often and she has the best attitude. Love this little silly girl!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Our daycare has been closed this week so we were forced to take a vacation, aw shucks! We decided to stay close to home and do some fun stuff in our area and also get some much needed errands and appointments taken care of.
First up, Evans first dentist appointment.
 I didn't get any pictures of him other than in the waiting room. They were great with him and Evan did a good job, he didn't really know what was going on but he took it all in stride.
Next up new tires for mommy. I was worried about all that time with him in the waiting area but turns out he was fascinated with the whole process.
After we got those errands out of the way we went to a local family farm to just hang out and walk around. Evan LOVED feeding the koi, turtles and catfish.

Erin just relaxed in the shade.
Then we headed for ice cream, Evan picked Superman. Not my favorite but hey, it wasn't for me.
Erin liked it too!
Then mama got what she wanted next, peach sangria!
On Wednesday we headed to Indianapolis for an overnight trip. We hit up the Children's Museum first and it was a blast. Evan had so much fun and was so excited.
He played in the sand forever.
While he was doing that Erin took over in the under 24 month zone, she had it all to herself.
She didn't care for the sand.
 Evan loved this car - he said it was "just like Francesco's!"
This was a detour before our trip to Egypt. Meltdown. We just stayed there and waited it out. I have no doubt all the other parents there have been there so I wasn't embarrassed at all.
After the detour we were back at it in the science zone. Evan loved shoveling rocks, operating a crane, and driving a bull dozer. Not many pics from there because it was kind of dark and my camera phone is not the greatest.
That section also had a very cool water station with tons of levers and pulleys, Evan was very serious about this part.

We closed the place down and when we left both kids were asleep within minutes. So much fun!
The next day we went to the Indianapolis Zoo. A very nice zoo I must say. I didn't take many pictures (I know, very unlike me) but I decided to make a conscious effort to just try and enjoy it without worrying about getting pics. But here are a few.
Baby elephant.

He loved the train ride!
We drove home after that and the kids slept the entire 2 hour drive home. It was a nice quiet break.
Today we rounded out the vacation with a little backyard camping, football and baseball.
University of Louisville open football practice.
And a Louisville Bats game.
Obviously Erin loves baseball.
She warmed up after a little cotton candy.

I've had such a great week and I don't want it to end. It's been so nice to throw out the schedules and just be with Todd and the kids. Fun times!

Messy Birthday

Erin did not disappoint at her birthday party. This was her fourth smash cake when you include the one I had for pictures, one at daycare and one on her actual birthday. So she was an old pro by the time her party rolled around.
The hat didn't last long.
She started out innocently enough.

Then she really started to dig in.
And it was all a mess from then on.

She really liked to run her hands through her hair for some reason.

In the end it was straight to the bath with this one. It was great entertainment.