Thursday, August 31, 2017

Back to School 2017

It's hard to believe but this kiddo is a Kindergartener! We are so excited that he will be going to the school I'm working at! 



Brother had to get in on the picture. During the day he made sure to tell everyone he knows total strangers that his brother started Kinder today! 


Daddy took this picture when he picked him up. He had a great day and made a new friend.  He said his favorite part was meeting his teacher!


The very next day Silas started Pre-School! He has been telling everyone for weeks that he would be going soon and that day finally arrived! 



Being silly before going in.  He didn't shed a tear or bother to say bye. He got right to playing with the toys! 



Both of my boys are in school! How did this happen?!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nathan's 1st Lost Tooth!

Nathan lost his first tooth! He had been wiggling it for weeks but it finally came loose at Pre-School! The Tooth Fairy brought him $1!





Sunday, August 13, 2017

3 Day Potty Training

When we tried the 3 Day Potty Training method with Nathan and it failed I told myself I would never do it again! But I have learned that each child in a family can be VERY DIFFERENT so we tried it again and what do you know?! Success! Here's some pics of our Potty Lock-In with Silas.  He did great and by the end of Day 1 pretty much had the hang of it! 


We said bye-bye to daytime diapers and got our first pair of underwear on right after breakfast!




Because being locked inside is no fun for anyone I made sure to have lots of fun activities on hand. First up, sorting Buttons by color! 



If you want to learn how to use the toilet you've got to have ammunition.  Juice Boxes to the rescue!


Sticker Fun!


A very serious undie-wearing rockstar!


Popsicles helped fuel the flow for the potty as well.


A pool noodle cut into pieces to practice our fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.


Gotta keep it flowing-this time with a smoothie!



More fine motor fun with pasta, cheerios and play-doh. 


Superhero Silas!



Aah! It's a ghost! Where did Silas go?


This kid was excited to try out scissors for the first time!



More popsicles! This one was a leftover smoothie that Mommy froze.


Giving our construction vehicles a bubble bath. 


Water Gems + Shaving Cream = Messy Backyard Fun



Look at me Mom, I've got gloves!


Anytime we go to put on shoes this kid always wants to wear his boots!


Baking Soda + Vinegar + Food Coloring = Colorful Explosions



We are so proud of our little Potty Rockstar!  We will be wearing pull-ups at night for awhile "just in case" but I have a feeling he won't need them for long! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Swim Lessons 2017

Swim Lessons are in full swing this month! We went to the YMCA again and the kids are loving it!



Nathan is doing three lessons a week this month and has Miss Audrey for his teacher again on Saturdays.




Practicing floating and flipping over




Diving in!



Silas is doing Parent and Me swim lessons with Daddy this month.  He is quite the wiggle worm and has NO FEAR!




Handsome boys!



Practicing arms and legs!


Silas did not want to use the kickboard-he is ready to roam free and wants to do everything "by himself"


Jumping in!