Monday, August 22, 2011

I love being a mommy...

REALLY I do...
I mean, it is not the easiest thing I have ever done; but it is the most rewarding AND the most funny...
Take last night for example...
I had just finished watching one of my new favorite shows THE GLEE PROJECT, and it was the season finale. After it was over I was SO excited about who had won that I called up my sister Sharon and my Mother to see if they were as happy as I was. They were just starting to watch it, and so I told them to call me back after they saw it. When I got off the phone I was getting Hailey ready for bed. Her room was a mess so I was helping her clean. I went to pick up her suitcase to put it away and noticed it was heavy and had something in it. I opened it and to my surprise I found this...
 When I saw this I giggles and said "Hailey what did you pack your bag for?" and she replied to me while brushing her teeth upside down on her bed "I am all ready to go an see Shar Shar and Grandma." I laughed and called Matt in to see what our daughter had done. As I was unpacking her bag (because we are not going to visit for another two weeks) I laughed so hard I started crying and THIS is why...
The Contents in Her Suitcase:
1 pair of Christmas Snow Man Panties
1 Orange Elmo T-Shirt (her FAV, it has a rainbow on it)
1 Blue and White pair of shorts
1 pair of jean shorts
6 pairs of Pajamas
and her KaiLan Toy Doll...
REALLY HAILEY... One pair of panties?? I guess that is how "She Rolls"
SO ONTO my next good laugh... my son Landon...
He has been showing signs of being ready to Potty Train for a while now. After I found this cute little "Potty TRAIN-ing Kit" and after we were going to be settled in at home for a while I decided TODAY was the day to start. The kit has a Potty Video, a Potty Book, Potty stickers, a Choo Choo whistle, and a Parents Manuel on how to train your kid. After reading the Manuel, I took the kids (yes Hailey helped me) to the playroom to watch the Potty Video...
We watched it twice then headed back to the bathroom for some WORK. We read the book, sang potty songs, blew the choo choo whistle, ran some water, had sister give us a potty demonstration... and after about 20 minutes he FINALLY went PEE on the potty!! Insert Jumping for Joy and Squealing with delight here. "GOOD BOY, YOU WENT PEE PEE ON THE POTTY! What a BIG BOY!" we reinforced how excited we were, gave him his sticker and candy, washed his hands and were on our way. We did this a few times, but because I kept putting on Pull Ups he would have an accident. I thought stripping him down naked might help him remember to go on the potty... we tried one last time, then I decided we needed to get lunch going. So we all headed to the kitchen to make lunch. The kids wanted eggs so I started making them. I ran and grabbed the potty chair for Landon to have JUST IN CASE he needed it. I ran back to the eggs, cooked them up and put the on the kids plates. I was heading to the kitchen sink with the empty pan in my hand and to my dismay I slipped, fell to the floor on my bottom and SAT in my sons pee.
AWESOME RIGHT? YEAH.
As I am getting up Hailey asks me if I have a boo boo. I say I am OK then I look at Landon and ask him if he peed on my floor; he just smiles and puts his head down... It is then that I decide to laugh rather than get upset and both kids just sit laughing with me about the whole situation.
And then I remember something REALLY nice...
A little while earlier my sweet friend Kimmy Sorenson had left this plate
(minus one; I may have eaten one before I took this picture) of
PINK LEMONADE CUPCAKES on my doorstep "Just Because..."
KIMMY, you made this day THAT much better! YUMMMOOOO!
And if you are local Check out Frosted Cupcakes ~ I promise you will not be disappointed.

2 comments:

Lindsey and Jared said...

OMG. I LOOOOOOOOOVE Glee Project! Seriously one of my favorite shows :) and I was very happy that they included Damien as one of the winners. I liked Samuel too, a lot! but I just couldn't resist that accent! Any way, I love that you have such fun kids. You will be coming in 2 weeks? We should be living in Natomas by then :)

3richardsons said...

Glad to see Hailey likes the doll we got her=) I don't know if I could laugh after slipping and falling in pee! You'll have to let me in on the secrets of potty training boys once you figure it out, it'll still be a while before we try with Johnathon.