August 19, 2011

Playdates, Potty Seat Testing and Pet Grooming

August 1, 2011

Great Grammy's

Dutch Wonderland

July 22, 2011

Carina in the Water

Carina LOVES to sit down at the computer with us and look at pictures of herself.  She'll say "Let's see Carina pictures!" and "I want to see Carina in the water!".  So per her own request, here are some Carina in the water pictures and some other oh so cute ones.  Enjoy!

June 29, 2011

Hello Summer

I feel like June has just dashed right on by.  July is a mere 2 days away.  Goodness gracious!  I worked 11 shifts this month and although that works out to about one full time work week in the real world, it was a lot to me, haha.  I guess I haven't mentioned work yet on here.  Back in April I took a part time job working front counter at a dry cleaner.  It's certainly not glamorous but the hours are perfect, I like my co-workers (I even recruited one of my college roomies!) and the money helps pay for groceries.  Between that and potty training and play dates this month just disappeared!

Potty training is going splendidly!  It's been a little over 3 weeks since we started and in the past 2 weeks I think she had only 1 daytime accident.  She has been babysat at our house and at a friend's house and has gone in the nursery and didn't have any accidents for any other caregivers.  She is comfortable going on public toilets.  She's just amazing!  She's had a tiny cold for the past week so overnights have been hit or miss (I'm blaming just not feeling well because she was staying dry that first week).  I am just so proud of her!

She got her first serious injury last week.  She fell on the jungle gym at the park and landed on her forehead.  She had a really awful looking cut square between her eyes but she was a real trooper about it.  Silly girl wasn't even doing anything dangerous, just tripped over her own feet!

But other than that we've been spending our time at the library and the pool. When we're home we're watching Elmo, putting on tattoos, painting our toenails and taking walks. Same old, same old and I'm loving it. I've got laundry to move to the dryer including a new swim cover up and sun dress I got for Carina this morning for $6 total. Love a good deal!

June 12, 2011

Potty Training

In my short time as a mom, nothing has been as all-consuming as the past 4 days I've spent potty training Carina. Nothing! I've only left the house twice. It seems to be the only thing I can think about because when your child is capable of peeing on your carpet at any second, you tend to pay attention. So presently our days are filled with much PBS, reading, coloring, stickers and tattoos.

I'm not going to get into specifics because really, who needs to know about the dirty details? I will say I think she's catching on. She is very smart but very stubborn (as both her parents tended to be during potty training). She has outstanding bladder control which is both a blessing and a curse (Fewer accidents - yay! Refusing to even sit on the potty - boo!) But we've been diaper free since Tuesday and I have no intention of going back! 

Update: I wrote this post on Friday but then was unable to publish it. In the past 2 days Carina has finally decided that she doesn't need to cry every time she sits on the potty and she even let me know this morning that she needed to go to the bathroom and then she pooped on the potty! Exciting stuff!

Carina Turns 2 - Part II