Monday, July 22, 2013

Potty training

Evelyn is 2 years and 4 months old. We have casually been trying to introduce her to the potty for months! I first bought her a potty seat for her to use on the big potty. She wanted nothing to do with that and would freak out whenever I put her on there. Thus, I decided to just buy her a small potty of her own. 

She has sat on the small potty a lot but only once (recently) did anything on it.  Well, last night, my husband decided to once again put her on the big potty. This time she did not freak out; in fact, she actually peed! We got so excited for her and she was excited as well!

This morning we put her on the potty again and to my surprise she went. She did this throughout the day. I tried to take her up once an hour and it seemed to be working well. She did have a few accidents (we put training underwear on her) but at least when we put her on the potty she would go!  She hasn't done #2 on the potty yet (actually she didn't do that at all today) but hopefully she will get it all soon! We just have to work on having her TELL us when she needs to go.

One step at a time... In the meantime, I am so proud of what she's done so far!
What a big girl!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday - the day I married my best friend!

June 3, 2006 was the day I married my best friend! I reminisce a lot about that day. I wish I could re-live it! It was a blast!!!

I can't believe how young we look :)

Ah, memories. Now almost all of my bridesmaids are married and even have kids! Time flies....

Monday, July 8, 2013

A 2 year old's vocabulary

I haven't been around many 2 year olds and definitely not long enough to compare them to my daughter... It amazes me every day how much she talks and how many thing she knows how to say.

In the past few weeks I have also noticed that she's starting to remember things (and people) more and more. It's amazing to see her little mind developing before my eyes.

She also says some funny things too! Today for example, Jody was sharing his milkshake with her and at one point they finished it. She asked daddy for "more chocolate please" to which he replied there was no more. She then told us we "have to go get some more". It was so cute and funny!

She is also starting to have an opinion about the music we listen to in the car l. She's definitely a top 40s girl. She knows the words to a lot of songs. And when she doesn't know the words. She hums along. It's the cutest thing ever!

I am not sure if she's ahead of where she should be for her age or not, but for a 2 year old, I think she's pretty darn smart! I am definitely a proud mommy :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Fun

So far this summer, we have been having a lot of family fun! We've been going to Six Flags, Cubs games,the Zoo, carnivals, Santa's Village and just hanging out doing things outside!

I have been enjoying taking Evelyn to do all these fun things. I know she may not remember it in the future, but she will have pictures and videos to look back on. She will be able to see how much we enjoy spending time with her and taking her places that make her happy! I enjoy seeing the huge smile on her face when she's doing something she loves! Makes me so happy too.

Looking forward to the rest of the summer. It should be a great time!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My little music lover

Evelyn loves music! Lately she's been singing along to songs in the car more and more. It's so cute to hear her memorizing the words and melodies! :)

She loves singing along with me and gets so excited when I sing to her! I really want to encourage her (what seem to be) musical talents. I have to start looking in to some classes or something for her.

Jody and I are both very into music. We both sang in choirs and Jody played the trumpet. Hopefully Evelyn will pick up on some of our talents!