Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quick Update

We are in the process of potty training! Today is Day 2 and we have progress! Yesterday was a little difficult, but after nap time he would tell me that he needed to pee and to hurry to the bathroom. We would get there and he wouldn't do anything, but at least he was realizing what needed to happen. This morning, however, I pulled out his little potty chair and he's gone three times already! We've had one accident, but compared to the seven pairs of underwear we went through yesterday morning alone, I'm not complaining! Milo also gets a Dum Dum when he pees on the potty, so he gets pretty excited about it.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Party and Milo's New Bed

I really need to learn what order to upload the pictures, they seem to go backwards!! Things are going well here, it's been a rainy two days, so it's a good thing Milo has a TON of toys!

Friday was the Mothers & More Spring Party out at Baugo County Park and Milo had a good time. There was a playground, we had a potluck lunch, and an Easter egg hunt. Since all of the kids there were five and under, they were so excited about the eggs and weren't competitive about who got the most.

This is just one of the many group pictures attempted in about a two minute period. I love it because no one is looking at the camera! Milo is the brunette sitting down, looking down. He was munching on a candy bracelet. Jesse realized that this is the way to keep Milo in a kid-group picture-let him eat!

Milo showing us his loot from the egg hunt. He now looks at his basket (still on the counter) and says he wants "eggs" instead of candy. We didn't keep the eggs, that's what funny!

Finding the eggs. Obviously we needed to hide them well because of the age group! :)

Jesse took a half day and came to the party. He and Milo were stringing foam beads, which Milo only put on about five and then took them off. Oh well....

Milo will randomly bring me a blanket and ask to be wrapped up. This is the blanket that I made for him and it is wrapped around his body at least two times! He thinks it's fun.

Our other big news is that Milo is now in a twin bed! He still calls it a "big boy bed" (which is what he called the toddler bed) but absolutely loves it! We were over at Harley and Michelle's just over a week ago and Bella, who is six months younger than Milo, had just gotten her twin bed. I half jokingly asked Milo if he wanted to sleep in a bigger bed and he said yes! Jesse and I honestly thought he was going to say no.

Two days later we had the twin mattress from my parents that used to be mine, pulled the twin bed out of the garage that we've had since last summer, and put on the Handy Manny sheets that Jesse's mom had bought Milo awhile back, and the bed was ready!

Like I said, these aren't in order, so this is Buttercup LOVING Milo's bed. This picture was taken Monday morning (the bed was put together Sunday night) right after Milo got out of bed. She ran in there and made it her own! She takes one nap a day on there, when she never even TRIED to sleep in his crib or the toddler bed.

This is Milo getting on his bed for the first time. He doesn't look amused, but he was so excited! We opted not to get a blanket or comforter yet, he likes to sleep with 2-3 little blankets on him already, and we weren't going to add onto that with summer coming (and he's a hot-body like Jesse).

I'm *fingers crossed* feeling good for two days in a row-no nausea or headaches, so let's hope it's all gone. Now watch, tomorrow I'll get sick...

However, my belly did "pop" on Thursday! I was totally shocked, I don't remember it happening like this with Milo, and definitely not this early. It's not big, but big enough that even my neighbor giggled and put her hand up to her mouth and said, "You're pregnant!" because I actually look it!

We don't have much going on here this week, just the usual stuff like Fun-n-Fitness on Monday.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Diggies, Diggies, and More Diggies!

Happy Wednesday to you! We have an absolutely beautiful morning going on here in Mishawaka! I can't wait for it to warm up a little so we can go outside and play.

They have been doing some massive construction two blocks down from us so we go and look at the "diggies" almost daily. We will just get home from seeing them and Milo will go ask to see them again! Here are some pictures from yesterday's excursion:

Milo crawling through a cement tube, and loving it!

"Driving" a bulldozer. I never should have let him get up on these, he didn't want to get down and once I did get him down, he wanted to get back up and drive them more.

"Driving" the road roller. He's looking over my shoulder right now and saying, "Milo go drive road roller, go look at diggies some more."

Balancing on the forks. He even walked on them like a balance beam! Fun-n-Fitness must be doing some good!!! After I took this picture he went to the other fork and said, "Take picture on this one, too?" and of course I did....

A few weeks ago we were outside during our afternoon snack and I was letting him have mini Nilla Wafers with some frosting on them. I went in the house for something to come back out and see that Milo had helped himself. Of course there was more frosting than cookie, but he was so proud of himself that I let him do two more. He's too cute for his own good!

I am 13.5 weeks along and am ready for the morning sickness and headaches to be gone! I was doing better for about two weeks and then this last week it's escalated. :( With Milo it ended at 14 weeks, so my hopes are high! My next appointment is this coming Monday, so I will try and post something after that.

Have a great rest of the week! We are planning on going to a Maple Syrup Festival this weekend, so hopefully we'll get some good pictures from that.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mostly Easter

We hope everyone had a great Easter, we did! The weather was beautiful and that made for two fun egg hunts!

Milo finding an egg in the strawberry plants at Grandma Jeannie and PawPaw's house. Milo amazed us later in the day when we kept re-hiding the eggs for Kalei and Cei in harder and harder spots. Milo saw Jesse put one up in a tree and kept saying, "Daddy, another one up there!" As Kalei and Cei came running to find some, Milo stood under the tree, tried to reach it, then started shaking the tree to get it to come down! He couldn't shake it hard enough, but we couldn't believe that he figured it out so quickly!

Finding an egg at Grandma Elaine and Grandpa Joe's. At first he didn't want to find the eggs, but he got into it.

Once Milo found his basket (hiding in the ball pit), he decided to use the bowling pin to his the ball...He hasn't done it since, he LOVES to bowl in the house! He even got a strike yesterday!

Searching for his basket under the crib. He also stood in my parent's shower looking for his basket. Wouldn't it have been obvious when he opened the door that it wasn't in there???

Maizie gave up on using the "wand" to get the eggs out of the dye and started using her hand. Awesome! Nice purple hand, Maizie!

Daddy and Milo dying eggs. This was the first one they did and yes, it's orange!

Grandpa Joe and Milo having fun! Today is Grandpa's birthday, Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

We went to opening day to the zoo on Friday and we let Milo feed the carp. He didn't like the lion roaring, but when we got near them one was pacing, which he liked and kept saying that the lion was walking towards him.

Have a great week and enjoy the weather!