Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Potty Training Rose

 Rose just turned 2 on June 2nd, her golden birthday! I decided it's time for her to be potty trained. Here is how I did it. I was determined to find a way because I was done with poopy diapers. I looked on the internet to find an easy way to do it. I came across a youtube video that really helped out. She had a little dolly that peed on the potty. I ditched the diapers and got some Gerber training pants. They are thicker and more absorbent. Then I got some m&ms and gave her one or a few for good deeds on the potty. I sang and danced here and there mostly the first few times then less as she got used to it. I still do on occasion. I use a travel potty with a bag instead of a bowl...easier clean up for me. I also have the potty seat that goes on top of the big potty. She uses both. After about 2 days, she really got the hang of it. Right now, she has been potty training for about a week and last time she had an accident was when she got really exited on Saturday because her friend came over. She is having trouble with pooping, but that's normal. She is getting used to it now. I took her to Sunday school and she was great and we have been out and about and she has been exceptional!!! I am so proud of her. She tells me when she needs to go, even though I still remind her. I let her run the show. They like that, as they think. I also told her when she is really good, she will get to go to the store and get big girl underwear. She wants Ariel...so cute she is! Here is the link to the video that really helped us out. I followed her techniques and it really worked, fast! You can potty train in one day. The first day was the worst, but if you prepare, you will be great! Have a great day and good luck. Potty training in one day! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Free Nexcare Bandaids!

How would you like to score some free bandages from Nexcare? I scored my free sample today! Nexcare is giving away free bandages if you pledge your support for blood donation. Click here to get your freebie.You will also be entered to win a trip to New York City!

Monday, June 18, 2012

New pics!

These are the new photos we just picked up. I'm really glad how they turned out. Next we get to do their birthday photos. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day!!!

To all the wonderful fathers out there, I hope you all enjoy this beautiful day with your loved ones. 
Happy Father's Day to the best husband in the world and to my two wonderful father's.

Today we were going to go to church, but daddy got stuck at work until 3:30am. So we are going to wait until he wakes up and then we will greet him with big hugs and a gift from each of us. Later we will go out and get our big picture from Sears that has finally come in. Then off to CiCi's for lunch, thanks to the great coupon we have. I hope he has a great day with us because by 3:00, it's time for him to get ready for another day of kickin but! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Grandma Bonnie's Closet Guess My Birthday Giveaway

Hello World!!!!!!

At least I should be saying this soon, but how soon?
 The count down has started! I have a few weeks left until my birth. The doc says about 28 days. What do you think? My brother Pooh Bear came about a week early. That's the only clues I can give you. Now count on your fingers and toes. Make your best guess. I wonder if it will be a booming and sparkling kind of day, or will I share it with Daddy or cousin Pumpkin? My grandma has a great prize package lined up for you to win. If you are not expecting or your children are grown enter and if you win give the prizes away to your nearest library, hospital or church! Anything goes have just some fun!

The Organic Nanny's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids: How to Create a Natural Diet and Lifestyle for Your Child  by Barbara Rodriquez     $16
 Cubbie Cup is the only combo spill proof sippy cup and snack cup on the market that is easy to use for all toddlers!  $12.99

   "What Children Need to Learn to READ–The complete parent’s guide to ensuring literacy. $14.95

Moms Who Hate to Say NO! and Workbook for Busy Moms. $13.95
Helpful information for Moms who hate to say No. There is an explanation here that gives you permission to say No and why it is necessary in creating boundaries and structure to life in your home.

A fun children's book from a young San Francisco Bay Area author who started writing and having her books published when she was eleven. From the My Friend Paris Book set. $12.95per title.

Enter the raffle copter below for your chance to win this awesome prize package. Have fun and good luck.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Grandma Bonnie's Closet "Guess My Grandbabies Gender Giveaway"

A baby, what great news,
Such a marvelous treasure
This little one will bring you happiness
And joy, beyond measure.
In celebration of Grandma Bonnie's fifth grandchilds birth. Grandma Bonnie's Closet along with Terri's Little Haven, My Journey With Candida, Life with Tootsabella and the Rose and Kimberly's Thoughts would like to invite you to guess the gender of her newest grandchild. She presently has two granddaughters and two grandsons. Grandchild #5 will be a tie breaker.
Check out all the fantastic prizes up for grabs in this fun giveaway.
Cuddlebear from Cuddletunes $59.95
Cuddletunes allows users a simple way to create a personalized "soundtrack" for their favorite small child to fall asleep to every night, or play with and learn from during the day.

A trio of Pregnancy and Motherhood related products 1 book and 2 DVDS by Shannon Miller
Healthy and Balanced Pregnancy Cookbook, Fit Pregnancy DVD and Body After Baby DVD
$19.95 each total for all three $59.85

WubbaNub and Plush Toy Pacifier $13.95

Be Aware ID's. ID's for kids that can save a life.
Medical, allergy and other ID's


Classic Onesie from wordsation.com $25

A Flying Card $16

 A completely customized full-sized plastic disc (frizbee) that will be delivered for you in place of a greeting card or invitation, no envelope and no packaging, just the Flying Card.

A few of Grandma Bonnie's blogging friends including me, have agreed to help you out by planting a clue on their main page. You will find their links in the rafflecopter. Search in a few of their most recent posts and check out their side bars. The clue might be a link, a button or poem. Just know it will be baby related. Follow the clue to where ever it may lead you. When you are ready to guess the answer pop back over and fill in the answer on the raffle copter. For each blog you visit you will get 25 extra entries.

Please use the raffle copter below to enter and most of all have some fun.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bird Invasion!

We discovered some baby birds under our back deck. The girls are so exited to chase them around the back yard. There's a fence so they are stuck in the back yard until they can fly. This little one is practicing flying off the deck. I don't let the girls bother them too much because I want the parent birds to feel that it's okay to come back next year. I read that they sometimes do. Hopefully they will be gone before we get our swing set. 

The nest under the deck
 Checking the bird out