Thursday, April 30, 2009


This video is EFG (Especially For Grandma's)
Eliza is getting to the fun stage of pretending and playing with Barbies, and any stuffed animal or doll and pretending they can talk. We even have pretty good conversations with my hands (this started when she was in the beginning stages of potty training and boredom struck as we were sitting on the toilet all day). I know I am probably the only one who can understand Elizanese, but subtitles weren't an option with this video. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

We've been doing {this} a lot:

{Playing at the Park}

{Watching movies}
Last Saturday Daniel decided we should have an Outside movie night. It was so fun as we all cuddled together to watch our favorite Horton movie!
This is Eliza being the mean kangaroo that goes "Humph".
Our Peterson friends watching Jonah (Veggie Tales).
{Falling Asleep}
Porter has started falling asleep all over the place. His little body is getting worn out from all that crawling!

{Taking Baths}
Lots of dirt when we play outside all day!
{Falling Down}
Brought Porter to bed with me after a rough night of teething and he moves so much now, he fell off the bed onto our night stand and the bottom drawer was open, OUCH! He looks a lot better now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Confessions of a Potty Trainer

Potty training Eliza has really not been too bad. I mean, it definitely could be worse (knock on wood because we have only been doing it over 2 weeks). I’m just happy I don’t have 2 kids in size 4 diapers anymore! There are some journal worthy stories that must be documented, and I confess that maybe it was me that needed Potty Training training. This experience has not been without accidents! We went to the park last Tuesday and Eliza had an accident. I knew she would, but she wouldn’t go before we left for anything and in the rush out the door I didn’t bring anything but our picnic lunch. Eliza wouldn’t keep her wet panties and shorts on so I carried her home on my hip while pushing Porter in the stroller. I was a sight to see and it was the longest walk home from the park EVER! I hope someone got a good laugh over it. A nice friend called me after and said, “I’ve been there!” Thanks!!
But the best story so far is definitely our Easter Sunday. We all woke up excited and ate breakfast and got dressed so we could start our “Eggcellent Easter Scripture Hunt”. I let Eliza play outside for a minute while I curled my hair and she came running in saying “potty toilet”. I put her on the toilet only to find that the deed had already been done and there was “stuff” all over her and her dress. “That’s fine, it happens” I told myself and Daniel and I cleaned up the mess and put her in a bath and Daniel fixed the clogged up toilet while I threw her dress in the wash, I was determined she wear her new Easter dress on Easter! Finally, her dress was washed and dried so we started our hunt. All was well, she was finding the eggs and eating the candy. Then again the cry came “potty toilet”, this time the mess was a little more watered down, if you know what I mean, and yes, it was all over her dress. I looked at my watch and I still had enough time to wash and dry it again before church, so we did. She finished the egg hunt in a pull-up and she had it on for the rest of the day and did not have another accident! Eliza had a really hard time at church too, I don’t know why she hates it, even Nursery now. Any suggestions would be wonderful! But it may go down in our family history as the “worst Easters I ever had” :) (I hope there are some Nacho Libre fans out there).

This dress had been washed and dried twice before this picture!

Random Pictures from last week

This one is for you mom, thanks for the Raid idea!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Break Fun in Spokane

We had a great time during Spring Break! We went to Palouse Falls (about 1 1/2 hours from Pasco) then up to Spokane. The miracles of the trip were: the pool opened just for us and the next day it was snowing and raining, but it stopped just long enough for us to walk around Riverside Park to see Spokane Falls. It was a wonderful break! Thanks Daniel!!