Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Potty Party

My kids are probably going to kill me for posting these pictures since they're getting older...but I LOVE bubble bath kids. They always get good and wrinkly when they bathe in the big tub. It started out fun and innocent....
 Then William got bubbles in his face...
 The party was officially over.
 Ha ha!!


 I've decided that if there's such a thing as 'death by potty training' I'm dangerously close to that line. William has been a PILL to potty train. He has had zero desire so every little victory we have to celebrate. One of my strategies was to throw him a potty party when he got a potty chart filled up. It took FOREVER to get there but we finally did.

When you throw a potty party you definitely need poop cupcakes.


 The kids decorated the house with t.p.

 You've got to play wrap the mummy game!

 And "Toss the diaper"




 Guess what you get to look forward to Jonah!

 I wanted to document the confetti trail (which led to the bathroom)
 Then they played with toilet paper for like an hour.


 I wish I could say that this was the key to being officially potty trained....but we're still working on it. But at least we're headed in the right direction!! And...It was a lot of fun!!

We've also had some killer snowstorms this winter. The kids knew we needed a snowman.







 Aaaaand.....we're super lucky that Batman lives at our house.



(He is pretty cute too.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ringing in the New Year

For Christmas Rachel got some baking supplies from grandma and grandpa. We've been the ones that got the gift from the gift. 

 We had a pre-New Years Eve party with our favorite friends, the Maynes. They couldn't party on the real holiday because of Nate's work schedule so we had to improvise. There were lots of treats, games and we had a great time. But of course I didn't take any pictures (totally lame).

On the real New Years Eve we had to party again. I introduced the kids to Italian Cream Sodas (Yumm!!)

We also dressed accordingly....

 We pulled out a puzzle

 And of course we had the glow stick dance party. Some of our pictures turned out really cool!
 Josh wore his new "sound wave shirt" That is especially cool for the dance party.


 The final countdown....everyone but Jonah made it to midnight!

 Luckily we have our own personal fireworks show for every holiday.




Happy New Year!!
We had to get a picture of this handsome little dude in his church duds.



And just because he's super cute in his raccoon jammies too...
(and Kate can't resist cute raccoons)

Will was flying like batman. And as a side note....we went shopping at Smith's yesterday and he wore his batman mask and cape. Everyone kept calling him Batman and by the end of our shopping trip he was SO mad! He couldn't believe that everyone thought he was Batman and not Will. It was actually hilarious for how mad and annoyed he was. Ha ha!
You talkin' to me?
Jonah blinks a lot when I take pictures so I sometimes have to include those.


Raccoon-mania! I don't think Jonah loves raccoons as much as Kate Look at that lip!

For all our kids we've done that "box" picture. Jonah was not super happy about sitting in a box.
We finally convinced him though.





Ummmm...I think they're related.....


Will doesn't need naps (he thinks) but sometimes he'll just pass out wherever he lands.

And this raccoon can use the force.....you will not sleep at night.....
 
Here's the comparison for all the "box" pictures. Yeah...I think they're related...Can you tell who's who?







Happy 2017!