Monday, July 26, 2010

And We Are Off...

Off to Iowa for RAGBRAI and to celebrate the Nosbisch Family Farm turning 100 years old! Hope my newly potty trained 3 year olds and the weather are good to me!!!
See you next week!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Almost Friday!!!

Don't ask me what is up with my blog design because I don't know. I was supposed to change my background and everything is all different so I am having a hard time figuring things out. I am tired so it is going to have to stay like this for a little while.
Just a few things I wanted to remember...
The other day I asked Cash if he wanted some more sausage and he looked at me with this kinda, could care less face, shrugged his shoulders and said "Nah, I always ask you for some more lemonade, but you never give me some."
Cash went #2 on the potty for the first time. He was sooooo excited! I had told him that he had to go poop on the potty if he wanted to go to school. Well, naturally he thought that as soon as he did so, he would go immediately to school. He got his backpack on and he was ready. I had to explain to him that school didn't start for a while and he was very upset. He said "awww mom, why did you do that?!" So I have been taking him to my neighbors who has her own home daycare and calling that "Liz's school" and I told him we could go to "Library school" too.
I feel bad, but I just can't take an entire month of him asking me to take him to school. That and he hasn't pooped on the potty since because he said he will do it when he goes to school.
Riley is a girl of few words, but lately has been talking a lot. The other day she took the tv remote away from me and told me that it was "Riley's turn to watch."
She has also pooped on the potty twice, but neither time was with me. She told me today that she would not poop on the potty when I am with her. There is some good news.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Picture Pages...

Finally some photos!!! I got my new expansion hard drive so I have more room on my computer. My camera is thanking me for finally being able to unload all those pictures.
So here are some that would have went along with my previous posts.
Adam's triathlon in Des Moines...
I like the M&M's on his belt...
A little blurry...

Happy to be done...
Adam with my mom and dad...

Adam and our sister, Sarah...
One of our attempts at a picture of all the grandkids...

Cash wanted his picture taken with Herkey while we were at Scheels in the mall... He made an angry face just like Herkey.
We had some fun in the hotel pool...

Well, most of us did anyway!
My uncle Wayne came to meet us for dinner. The kids obviously liked him a little!

And, on to my kids latest obsessions.
Riley loves My Little Ponies.
Cash likes baseball. He got this Herkey bat and ball while we were in Iowa. Kinda kills his dad a little inside each time he has to play with it.
Thomas is a close family friend of ours. I started babysitting for him when he was only a couple months old. He is now 21! Makes me feel a little old, but whatever. He was in town over July 4th with his girlfriend, Haley. We met up with them for dinner. Thomas leaves for Afghanistan on August 5th so keep him in your prayers!

I was cleaning out closets today and found Cash's tux that he wore when he was about 18 months. We put it on Tripp to see how it fit. Of course it was way too small, but it was pretty cute anyway!

Oh, and the potty training is going well. They hardly have any accidents. Well, they are good with the pee. The other is a little bit of an issue, but I have heard that is hard for all kids so hopefully they will get it down soon.
This picture makes me laugh. I have all these cute underwear for Riley, but she insists on wearing the Cars underwear. Sometimes she will spring for a pair of Thomas the Train undies, but mostly its all about Lightning McQueen. Oh well, whatever works I guess!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

13 weeks!!!

13 weeks!!! I am finally done with my first trimester! Well, I am 13 weeks, going to be 14 weeks on Sunday so I guess I will be done on Sunday. Whatever, the whole morning sickness thing appears to be over which is all I care about! Ugh. That was bad and I couldn't be more happy to be done with that!
We had a good fourth. I took the kids to a parade on Saturday. Darin was flying back from Chicago so he didn't make it. They did really well though and ate a lot of candy! The parade was an hour and a half and could have had a little more "fun stuff" and a little less of the politicians riding around in their convertibles. A few is okay, but after the 16th car, my kids started to lose interest.
On Sunday we took them to Monkey Business to play since it was raining outside, along with just about every other family in KC. It was so crowded, but they had fun. We decided to keep them up to see fireworks, they took a late nap and it was looking good. Then right before 9 pm, it started raining. We were bummed. We drove home and saw a few fireworks from our front porch. It all probably worked out for the better though since Riley wouldn't even come outside once she heard all the racket. She was really scared. Cash loved it though. We ended up just turning on the tv and catching the end of the fireworks out of New York or somewhere. They liked that. We finally got them down at 10:30. I still don't know that they are caught up from that late night!!!
And today, I started potty training Cash and Riley. I know, they turned 3 in April and I am just getting around to it. I have been waiting. Waiting til they seemed ready, waiting til summer, waiting til I felt better...all out of excuses now so I started.
They did pretty well this morning. I mean if being in the bathroom with Cash every 5 minutes is doing well. He had a couple accidents, but he is trying. Riley went in the potty 3 times and had one accident which is a small miracle. She has never gone on the potty and I thought she was going to be impossible! So far, so good. They are napping now so we will see how this afternoon goes.
Tripp is funny. He knows that there are treats in the bathroom for their rewards. He just stands at the door and knocks constantly. For a brief second I thought about potty training him too. Then I gained back my sanity and decided to wait at least a year or two.
Oh, and still no progress on my photo storage issues. Hopefully soon as my camera is bursting with cute photos wanting to be shared!!!