Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 2 of Potty Training Grayson : Take 2

Today is day 2 of the second try for potty training Grayson. We tried a few weeks ago and he just wasn't ready. We thought he was, but not quite. This time, however, I am thinking may be the 'for real' time! Yesterday we had one potty hit -- well, he came over and stood next to the potty and started peeing and we sat him on it and he finished. This was a huge success. Then later he announced he was going to pee on the potty but instead I caught him peeing on his daddy's diaper bag!

This morning he came running to me when he needed to potty and started peeing a little. We 'hurry, hurried' to the potty and he finished in the potty. Then about an hour later he needed to pee again and he announced it, didn't pee on anything, we hurried to the potty and ALL the pee ended up on the potty!

We have our fingers and toes crossed that this is the time!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

We are not alcoholics...

This morning there was a lot of 'clinking' and back and forth from the boys in the living room. It sounded pretty harmless, so I let it go. Then I remembered, I have twins. They are almost 3. Very little in this world is harmless these days. So after about 5 minutes I decided maybe I should peek around the corner and see what on earth was going on. This is what I saw.

Gabe explained - One for Daddy, one for Mommy, one for PopPop, one for Patti, etc.....he ran down the list of just about every adult he knows. He had unloaded the little mini wine fridge. Again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mango and Coconut Muffins

1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar

2 eggs at room temp
3/4 c. coconut milk
3 Tbs oil

1 c. mango chopped 1/4 inch
1 c. shredded sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl mix together wet ingredients. Pour into dry and mix to combine (don't over mix.) Fold in mango and coconut.

Pour into greased muffin tins. (should make 12-14.) Bake 20-25 minutes.

(Mine took closer to 25 minutes. They are a pale muffin, so don't over bake.)

All the Boys

All the boys in my house...
they are all characters on their own. Put them together and you have -- Reece thinking he should be walking....not!

Grayson reading....

Gabe making fishy faces....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Anyone want to guess which one is actually "in" time out??

Monday, July 11, 2011

In the Pool!

Everyone in the pool! Today was Reece's first time in the pool (he's 8months now - how did that happen?) We pulled out the floaty, loaded him in and crossed our fingers. It appears to have been a success!
We also have new life jackets for the boys that we are using. Since they are so skinny it has been hard to find ones for them, but these seem to be OK. We are just working on being comfortable in the water, rolling on our backs, and getting our faces wet. It is coming along pretty well. Gabe is still a little uneasy about it all, but he doesn't like getting his face wet in the bath tub, so it was no big surprise that this would be a challenge for him.

Grayson loves the water. Can you tell?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Reece helping in the kitchen

Reece found the tupperware drawer...