Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Potty Training Triumphs

I'm not sure if we are excited or worried... but potty training is going well. Parker finally decided that he wanted to be a big boy, and now he has gone almost two weeks of pooping in the toilet. However, big boys don't have to take naps... so at the same time, he has given up on naps. I'm not sure if I was really ready for this milestone! Changing diapers may not be that bad of a thing.... The new adventure is he is getting better at night as well. The last two nights he has woken up dry, but that is after he comes in 1-2 times during the night to wake us up to go with him to the potty. Between Parker and Ryan, staying up late to get work done, and this new baby not letting me fall asleep easily, it's a wonder if my eyes even close at night. How many more years until I can sleep again? Oh the joys.

Monday, February 19, 2007

The before

I forgot to include the before for those of you who haven't seen my kitchen in person before (and for those of you who forgot what it looked like!

And I did end up having a picture of my light fixture.

And for those of you who are thinking, 'Wow, it looks so light and fluffy - how fun!"

Yes, these are tire tracks from my car - and there is about 4 inches of ice underneath the tire track.

And to get this small amount of ICE shoveled off my steps so my friends and roommate wouldn't die, I spent about an hour shoveling.

But, at least once you come inside, you'll see that my cabinets are finally done! I still haven't put hardware on, but I have to convince my landlord to pay for that first. I think they turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself . . .

And here is my lovely kitchen table . . .

Now all I need are visitors to see it in person! I also have my new light fixture, but no picture yet. That will come later.

Backyard Visitors

It appears that not only family and friends find our backyard inviting. Although from the looks of the yard right now, I think it is only the wild animals that would dare go there.