May 28, 2010

5 things about Cade

1. Well, the potty fairy has come and gone. She brought Cade a cool blue pool with a slide like he requested. He has been dry since we started with one or two minor accidents. So I'm really proud of him. He still isn't telling us he has to go but he is much more willing to yay Cade.

2. Today we went to Subway for lunch. We're in line paying and he looks at the people behind the counter and says, "they're stuck back there." He just couldn't figure out how they were going to get "unstuck" from behind the counter. He has said this once before at Frost bakery....too cute.

3. Cade is addicted to iPod apps. He constantly wants a new game. Today I found him in the App Store selecting a red, face monster game. Ummm, thank goodness he doesn't know the password. I need to find him a new hobby....

4. I taught Cade his or as he says "not mine, yours" phone number. I had him in the tub the other day and wrote down the numbers using the washable crayons. I had him point and say the numbers to me. I told him those were the numbers to call mama on the phone. So I started to sing them and he repeated them back. Such a proud Mom this week.

5. Cade moved his bedtime up to 730. I love it. I don't love 630 in the morning...but this morning we used it to our advantage and took a walk with the dogs.

May 25, 2010

potty fairy

Yesterday we headed over to Amanda's for some pool time fun! Cade is hoping to get a pool with a slide at the end of the week..... it all depends on how his potty training goes.

With the help of my good friends, Susan and Kristine I have reintroduced potty training to Cade. The past 2 nights one or the other has called and pretended to be the Potty Fairy. They use their own, unique Fairy-ish type voice and somehow create magic over the phone line.

This morning I filled Cade's bathroom with balloons and wrote a note from the Potty Fairy.

He has been dry all day. ALL DAY. That's pottying every hour from 7am to 8pm. Tomorrow I'm going to try to go a little longer but I'm so proud of him. I hope this is the end of pull ups and the beginning of big boy pants!

Tomorrow he will wake up to find ribbon curls and another note. Maybe he'll even be dry over night. Let's hope!

May 23, 2010

Ten things

1. Summer has officially started for me!

2. This past weekend Cade and I rode up to Austin with my parents (yes it was a long drive, but I don't remember complaining about it). Saturday evening Maxie preformed in a dance recital. She did an amazing job! She has grown up so fast and her dancing has really improved since last year!

Here she is in her ballet dress and her trophy.
maxie's first dance recital.

Macey did an awesome dance to this song, Storm by Lifehouse.

3. Keep your fingers crossed about a pre-k position that just opened up! It would be perfect for me!

4. Cade is going to be visited by the potty fairy. She is going to take away the pull ups and leave a wrapped gift for him to open if he's dry. I hate to be like this but he will just stand there looking at me and tell me he just peed in his pull up. ahhhh so frustrating.

5. If you haven't driven through the town of Roundtop, you need to. My Dad decided to take a "short cut" through Roundtop on our way to Austin. I would have loved to have stopped to take some pictures but of course that didn't happen.

6. Travis has been gone since Thursday working on his Dad's roof at the farm. The guy that designed the farm house had a real clever way of building it. He basically threw up some boards, found whatever kind of fastener and pieced it together. That might be good with other types of structures but not a house. Travis has spent probably 30 hrs working on tearing down the old roof and puttin the new one on.

7. I'm still doing my green smoothies. I've increased my elliptical/treadmill time and added more YOGA to my weekly schedule. I'm definitely feeling better and I can tell a difference. =)

8. I can't believe LOST is over. Actually I'm kind of glad.... I will finally know how it ends.

9. For some reason I keep thinking about Papa lately. I really wish I could go out to the ranch and clean up the place.... I haven't been out there in over a year, if not longer. The song House that Built Me by Miranda Lambert reminds me of him and his house.

10. The potty fairy is coming.