Friday, June 29, 2012

Potty Training 101

He is wearing Ollie's pool hat because, well, it's Ollie's.
My cute little boy is in underwear! He wears it all day and in five days he has only had one accident! He wore it for the first time at night last night and he did wet the bed but that is to be expected. He tells us when he needs to go if we haven't taken him recently enough. We make sure to take him to the potty every hour or so. He even told us that he needed to poop but not in so many words. He just yelled from the other room, "Help! Help! Mommy!" I was in the bathroom myself so Glen asked him what was wrong and he just kept saying "Help!" Glen figured it out and put him on the potty and away he went!! I have tried to potty train him a few times and this time it just took! I hope to get him completely trained by the end of the summer so we can put him in preschool. Mainly so I have a couple hours a day a couple days a week without him but he is learning while he's gone. My little boy is getting so big! And just for good measure, a picture of Oliver:
Ollie at the pool! Don't worry, we were in the locker room still getting ready. I didn't let him burn!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two Months!

Little Ollie is two months old! He went in for his well-visit with the doctor and he is growing nicely:
Weight: 11 lbs 10.5 oz (44th percentile)
Length: 23 inches (56th percentile)
Head circ: 16 inches (94th percentile)
He sleeps well every night. He will only wake up once to eat and he falls asleep eating and stays asleep until morning. He smiles at everyone all the time. He reminds me more and more of baby George. I love my boys. Being a mom is the best! (It is also very difficult, not gonna lie.)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jackson Hole 2012

Boy howdy did we have a good time in Jackson! This year my parents took us to Wyoming for our family trip in lieu of the Mexico trip. This was good because my postpartum body enjoyed being covered in many layers.
We started the trip in Utah where Glen was able to bless Baby Oliver in his dad's ward where all of our families could gather. It was great! Before the blessing (since the ward didn't start until 1 pm and we were leaving for Wyoming that afternoon) we had an open house at my brother's house in Springville. It was a lot of fun and I got to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time. We got into Alpine, WY about 9 pm on Sunday evening which meant nothing was open. We were all starving but made do. Our first day was spent in Jackson Hole just the four of us. We went shopping and George played with toy trains. Luckily he fell asleep in the car on the way back to the hotel around lunch time and we were all able to take a nap before heading back to town for the shoot out and dinner. My mom offered to watch George that evening so Glen and I could see the show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. It was "The Ballad of Cat Balou". It was a great show!

Tuesday was Jenny Lake day. We spent the morning driving to Jenny Lake and keeping a lookout for wildlife. We saw a couple of moose and some antelope. We had breakfast all together at Nora's Fish Creek Inn (a family favorite and a tradition). My mom made us all dress in plaid for family pictures up at the lake. PS. My brother Taylor has had that mustache since November (Mustache Movember) and my brother Dayton thought it would be funny if all of the guys grew facial hair for the trip. Glen wanted to be clean shaven for the blessing so he opted out. But this hopefully explains why I have so many pedophillic-looking men in my family photo.

Wednesday was another free day. We spent it driving around Jackson. We went to Ripley's Believe it or Not and to the Alpine Slide. It was way fun! George got to ride the slide twice and he absolutely love it! That evening we went to a chuck wagon dinner that drives you out to the forest. They fed us and sang songs. George wore his cowboy hat only until it was time for the chuck wagon dinner when it would have been most appropriate. Oh well!

Despite the look on his face, George had a blast!
Thursday was white water rafting day! I got to go since Glen didn't want to go and offered to watch the boys. It was so much fun as always! More pictures to come of that once my mom has her water-proof disposable camera developed.

Friday we drove back to Utah. We had the privilege of  visiting some of our best friends in the hospital to meet their new baby, Lyam Bryce. He is so darling. We went out to Spaghetti Factory for dinner since it's our favorite and we don't have a close one here in AZ. We drove home Saturday to find everything in order on the home front. It is always nice to be home! I started work again on Monday and things seem to be moving along nicely.

Also, in case anyone was wondering, I still get my daily hives. They were especially bad in Jackson for some reason.