Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Potty Training.. it's hit or miss..

Yes, We've reached the point of Potty Training. Bella finally isn't revolting against sitting on the potty, and we are working on it. She's doing really well, and although she's having misses at least once a day, I think that it won't take her long to get it all sorted out.

We started bare bottom. I just, one afternoon, decided to see what would happen and, well, there was some pee in the potty, and some pee on the floor. I do have to say, potty training is one way to slowly sanitize your floors! We have gotten to the point now where I've got her in panties, and she's going and pulling them down. It takes reminding to get her to pull them down, but she's getting it, slowly but surely, she's getting it. We use Butterfinger bites and lollypops as rewards for going poop on the potty. Sparkly star stickers for pee. She puts the stickers on her potty, or on herself, or on mommy or daddy. She's also decorated her John Deer toy tractor, which I told her was the only toy she could put the stickers on. So far, I haven't found then stuck to anything else...

When we go out, she gets a pull-up on, also at night and naptimes, although, today I'm testing the waters and left her in her panties during naptime. I'm certain she will go in them, but, I think if we do it a few times, she will get it, and know what her potty is there in her room for her to go in if she needs to.

Any other tips/ideas for potty training are welcomed! I'm excited to get rid of diapers! Even though I still have to work on going #2, I'm still thrilled that I'm not having to change her diaper!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cake-Pop GIveaway by Beckaboo's Cakes!

If you love cake, and who doesn't, and you live in the Winchester/Shenandoah Valley area, then you want to enter to win this fabulous giveaway. Beckaboo's cakes are sweet, delicious, and leave you wanting more every time! She specializes in cake pops, and if you've never had one, let me tell you a little about them. They are the PERFECT bite-size piece of cake on a stick. In a word: heaven. At least, I think so! She can make them in any flavor you want, and make them to look like pretty much anything you want (within reason.. I mean, they are ROUND to start with..)

If I've got your attention, go here ------> Beckaboo's Cakes <------- Like the page, then enter to win in her notes section!

And, if you AREN'T from the area.. you can still enter to win, and just gift your winnings to me ;) Just a thought.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Are you high?

If you are, you're an idiot.

I'm not saying I never did.. but, now I'm an adult, and getting high is stupid. When I see/hear about grown people getting high, especially those with families/careers, I just want to slap them and tell them they are freaking idiots and to just grow up already.

This thought comes from a good friend of mine recently experimenting with it. I don't think they will make it a habit, but the temptation is there. I told them it was dumb, and they shouldn't do it. For pete's sake, they have kids and responsibilities to think about.

So, in short, if you are an adult, and you are still getting high, you're an effing moron.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Beginnings!

Well, the move is complete! We are mostly moved in and settled. There is a lot to go through in the basement, and a few small boxes here and there of small odds n ends that just need to be sorted, but overall, we are in and settled and loving it. I've driven a little around the city, and I really love where we are. We are close to everything and yet don't feel like we are in the city.

The townhouse is really cute, and despite my original thoughts that it might be too small, we fit nicely in it, and its cozy and absolutely perfect for us. Of course there are things I'd like - a larger fenced in yard, bigger spare rooms, an office/craft room... but; for a place to get our roots down, settled in the city.. this is just perfect. It is a great city.. we'll see how much I like it when school starts. With three large colleges in the city, the population grows tremendously in the fall. JMU, EMU and Bridgewater all bring is thousands of students.

Anyhow, I'm just super excited. I just need to find a moms group, or start one, and get aquainted with some other people in the area for myself and for Bella. =) Thats next on my agenda. oh, and a part time job. I need to get my spare room cleaned up so I can start writing again!