April 29, 2011

Meeting some Greats

Great-Grandma Doreen Long

Nana the Great Rena Thurber

Grandma Great Peggy Wilde

Grandpa Great Leon Wilde

April 18, 2011

Here's looking at you kids!

We like to think that the weather is warming up. No...we just know how to bundle up! But we have been having a great time strolling!

And these are the adorable faces that I get to look at as I push the stroller.

Wouldn't they entice you to go for a stroll? Works for me!

April 9, 2011

AWHC: Baby Animal Days

A week ago we packed up and went to Baby Animal Days! The weather was terrible, but that didn't stop us. It was nice that all of the animals were moved inside out of the weather. Bristol and I had been potty training hard for three days and were ready for a day out! I'm happy to report: no accidents! Anyway, back to the animals. Bristol LOVED them.

First stop, the baby chicks. So cute!

Next up the baby lamb. (It was a little crowded, so we are grateful for the pictures we got!)

The most exciting attraction were the baby bears. They were 2 and 3 weeks old all the way from Yellowstone national Park! Bristol wanted to hold them...but no sir! We were very content to watch. The claws on those little cubs were huge! They are honestly like little babies though. They just wanted to be held and cuddled.

And then the bunny. At first Bristol didn't quite think it was real...but got the hang of it real quick. Then she didn't want to let go.
And finally...SWOP. Say what? S.W.O.P. That is Bristol's frog's name. Ty won the frog for her because I made him...and now I am wondering why. I don't do slimy things...or any little crawly things very well. But...it was a spur of the moment purchase. we tried to get Bristol to name it Skip or Jump, but she came up with "Swop" all on her own. Such a funny little girl.
All in all, baby animal days was a success. We had a great time getting out!

Sibling Love

Last night Bristol was running in circles around the living room, and Tytan was being so content just watching her. It was so cute! He does smile...but as soon as I turn the camera on he turns it off. But he is still uber cute! And he loves his big sister!

April 6, 2011

Worth Losing Sleep Over

So...this is what's on my mind.Who knew that potty training could be so hard? Ya know how you can send your dog to behavior school? Totally wish they had those for potty training toddlers. One giant sleep over for kids all learning to use the potty. Hahaha! I really did think of that last night. But really, I finally got over one thing with the little Bris, and then something else starts up. I really shouldn't complain too much, so far she hasn't had too many accidents. Day 1: Bristol woke up and asked to use the potty. She was really rushed about it, so off we went. I wasn't planning on training her, but what a better way to start? So we were off! She went tinkle in the potty, and about an hour later a BM. So exciting! Then a few accidents. So we didn't end the day too well, but even better news is no wetting the bed!!! Not ready for that one! Day 2 (So far): Woke up and wouldn't go. She seriously gets the "pee shivers" but still won't go. Totally holding it. So guess where she goes? IN HER HIGH CHAIR. Sick. Nothing worse than eating your muffin in a couple inches of urine. I just don't do bodily fluids. I thought to myself 'There is a reason I'm not a nurse.' And then I laughed, besides the needles, I think that I do almost everything a nurse does! Clean up pee and poo, check temperatures, administer meds, change bedding, etc. Anyway...then she had a BM on the potty! Yay! But wait...another accident not long after. What is it with this tinkle??? Good news-she hates having accidents. It makes her cry. Now here is what I really lose sleep over: Going out in public. How do you get a kid that has to go potty RIGHT NOW to a potty? Do I hold her and run, risking getting peed on, or let her run with me and risk her just going all over? If we make it to the potty, what about the seat? I don't sit on public pottys, and my kids won't either. I've heard of these little potty seat liners for kids. Probably going to have to invest in a few of those :) Well, all problems are solvable. I just have to do it! Wish me luck. P.S. Any advice is welcome!

April 5, 2011

Bristol went tinkle on the potty!

Now for the fun part...

keeping her princess panty's dry.

April 1, 2011

It's Finally Here

"May we declare ourselves to be more

fully disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ,

not in word only and not only in the flush

of comfortable times but in deed and in

courage and in faith, including when the path

is lonely and when our cross is difficult to bear."

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

begins tomorrow. I am so excited. I have always loved watching conference.

There is something comforting about watching our latter day Prophet of God

and those others who teach of Christ instruct ME on those things that I need

to do better. I love it. It is so uplifting, edifying, and comforting.

I hope you can watch!