Saturday, June 30, 2012


Audrey falls asleep 80% of the time when I take her for a morning walk. It makes me believe that she really does not need to get up at the time she does, between 5 and 5:30. She does look sweet in the BOB!

Audrey is doing so much better then I thought she would with potty learning. Honestly i never thought I would luck out with two early trainers. I suspect there will be regression with changes but she certainly gets it. She is even not wetting as much during naps and at night, with a few nights in which she has been dry. I appreciate not having to deal with bulky night diapers anymore! It just so happened that the week I pushed the training she had a language explosion. So she now can say I peepy or I go peepy or I poppy ( for either potty or poopy). All of those mean she has to go, not that she has already gone. She does not tell us consistently however enough that I am impressed, she certainly informs me when she has to poop. She says, I poppy, melmo. The translation is I have to go poopy and then I want to watch elmo on the iPad. She is getting away from the potty treats slightly, but she often wants to go so she can have a yogurt raisin or a teddy graham. Our next step is to try to get her to go without the sesame street potty insert!

Celia is also enjoying the potty training as she feels she should get a treat everytime Audrey goes!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I decided to surprise Celia this morning by coloring a picture in white crayon and having her reveal it in water color. In true Celia form she was disgusted by the idea and it did not go over well. luckily she redeemed herself by wanting to draw the dragon in a book we are reading,My Father' s Dragon. It is actually a great chapter book with a wide age range. The story has been around for fifty years and I have just heard about it. In anycase I drew the dragon and she painted it and then she decided it was the Dragon's Mom.
Audrey had to get into the action and was doing great until she decided to paint by dumping her water cup. That earned her a trip to the floor with a prize container of crayons! The first picture is one we took while waiting for the sunscreen to sink in so they could go out to the pool.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Pool

Tomorrow it will be about 100 here, today in the 90 s so we of course filled up the pool. Audrey loves the tub but it takes her awhile to get into the pool. It involves a few angry moments when she gets herself wet and I do absolutely nothing about it! Do you like her surfer look? Celia has uv skinz too but chose to wear the blue suit. Interestingly I have no idea where the blue suit came from.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day!


Be still my heart, it is the summer, the humidity is back and I have to pay less attention to this shiny little ringlets

Friday, June 15, 2012


Audrey found the camera on the iPad evidently! I just found these pictures.  I should not be surprised as she can do basically anything on that thing.  She can turn it on, find the apps she wants, and navigate through basically any apps she wants and evidently take pictures!!   She gets it primarily as a reward for using the potty.  Next week I am going to attempt to get her in underwear fulltime during the day.  I know she has been going on the potty at home for awhile now but I am not fully convinced that she can really hold it long enough to go in underwear during the day.  We will see.