Friday, April 20, 2012

Aaannd just as i hit the publish button, David is sitting in my lap and threw up all over me.  ALL OVER EVERYWHERE. Just to remind me that life with kids should never be easy. Yuck.

Happy Dance!

Carden is an angel.  Seriously, he is a great kid.  He throws him some tantrums of course, but overall he's a pretty easy going kid.  I can't believe how easy it has been to transition him.  He stopped nursing with no problem, he "lost" his binky just after his second birthday and never cried over it or stopped sleeping, and now,   now, he just potty trained like it's no big deal.

I stuck him in underwear for a day and a half, he had a few pee accidents (but managed to avoid the carpet thank goodness!). He was zero for seven on the pooping though so I gave up and put him back in diapers, because poopy underwear is just about the grossest things I've ever dealt with.  But the next morning he started asking to go pee! on his own! in the potty! so I went out and bought him some hot wheels cars and that was the motivation to get him to go poo poo in the potty. He stays dry all night and through naps too.  I was dreading this for so long because of all of the horror stories I've been told by friends (one mom told me about her little girl who glared at her mom, took off her underwear and peed all over the carpet-ON PURPOSE.  Then, when the mom went to get some towels to clean it up, the girl jumped up on the MOM's bed and took a crap all over it-ON PURPOSE again. And the poor mom clogged her toilet with paper towels and overflowed the poopy water all over the bathroom. After that story I decided that there was absolutely nothing wrong with sending Carden to kindergarten in diapers.)

Good boy Carden.  Good boy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Easter!

Lena and Lenny, our next door neighbors and Carden's best friends, spent lots of time with us over Easter weekend. I don't know what Carden would do without them...

We decorated eggs on Friday. I let Carden put the little dye tablets in the bowls and didn't even think how much they looked like candy until he tried to eat one. Oops.

On Saturday we went to this big Easter event in Chandler. There was the egg hunt of course, and they had about five different bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, little sports activities and a bunch of other stuff.

Carden loved collecting the eggs, but loved the treats inside even more.

Josh, Lena, and Lenny all got inside these balls and had five minutes to slam into each other. Josh hit poor Lena so hard she fell right out. (she's only 11!). Afterwards, Josh and Lenny were literally soaked in sweat and it took Josh the rest of the day to recover. Not even kidding. He said it was the best workout.

Of course the train ride. Always a train ride. I think he went four times.

What we've been up to...

Train ride at the mall:

He had more fun than it looks, I promise

Train park with Grandma K:

Carden loved this little Flintstones car. He kept on saying he was driving a steam roller.

Lots of park time:

Hello big blues!

This shovel is Davey's new favorite toy. The tantrums when you take it from him!

Growing more hair so we can finally have some crazy bedhead:

Lots of two year old tantrums:

Learning how to walk!:

He is so close! Just a few more weeks...

The usual quad rides:

Mowing the lawn with Daddy and Grandpa Guy:

It's been a fun month. I am so not ready for summer to come.