Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Beach and Other Adventures

Our beach trip was a ton of fun, but entirely too short! We are sending a shout out to Grandpa and Nana Bellinghausen for taking us along, even thought vacationing with two little kids can be somewhat exhausting! Katelyn had a blast playing in the sand with Grandpa, Nana and Uncle Brent. I think she would have played on the beach all day long if I would have let her. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera to take pictures of Katelyn playing and Josh, well, mostly sleeping. I got a few random pictures, so here you go.

Outside of Planet Hollywood

Katelyn and the Terminator

Josh and Mommy at Planet Hollywood

One extra picture to tack on... the other day I was upstairs getting ready for the day and Kate had gone downstairs to play. After I was all ready, I came down to check on Katelyn and found this...

As soon as she saw me she said, "Mommy, this is a good place to sit." I had no words. We have entered a whole new territory.

One more picture.. this was too cute not too post. The other day, Riley was at our house playing with Katelyn and we decided to make cookies together. While the cookies were baking, the girls pushed over their step stool and watched as the cookie balls turned into "flat balls". Aren't they cute? :)

The Eager Beavers

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kate Gets Her Wish

All summer long our dear little Katelyn has been asking at least once a week (or a day), "Mommy, can we go to the beach?". Usually I respond by explaining, "Well... sweetheart the beach is really far away, it takes a few hours to get there." Being to smart for her own good she often responded by saying, "I'll put my shoes on." :)
Well, now when she asks if we can go to the beach I get to say, "Yes!" We are headed to the beach for a few days. Sadly, Ben has to stay behind to work. But he will get a break in a couple of weeks when we go to a cabin in Asheville, NC, with all of our friends.
Beach pictures to come soon. Til then, have a great week!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Potty Training

Eeeekk... I have been terrified of potty training ever since the other toddlers started using the potty. It seemed like it was going to be an extremely time consuming, messy and frustrating process. So we have been starting very slowly with Kate. I was secretly hoping that one day we would wake and up and she would magically start telling me when she had to go potty. Umm, yea right. Back to reality. After a couple of months of practice, she has nearly mastered "pooping on the paawty" (oh the terminology of potty training). Now we are moving to "peeing on the paawty". I really don't know how to approach this. Kate gets so annoyed if I keep asking her if she needs to go potty. I tried putting her in underwear one morning and sat her down on a "magic carpet" (very thick towel) to watch Aladdin. This tactic ended less than an hour later with a big wet mess. How can I get Kate to like using the potty? I think the next tactic will be humor. How about if I let her wear underwear on her head whenever she uses the potty? I'll let you know how it goes.