Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sweet Pea - 6 months!

Can you believe it? Sweet Pea is already 6 months old. Where has the time gone? She's now 27.5 inches tall (95%) and 18 lbs, 3 oz (83%). Another big kiddo! She's started sampling some food, and seems to like it. So far she's had baby cereal, bananas, peaches, sweet potatoes, apples, peas, and prunes. I think the sweet potatoes have been her favorite so far. Good thing I made a lot of them!

She is full of smiles, loves tummy time, and loves seeing Daddy when he gets home from work. Her jumparoo is still her favorite place to be, but she likes sitting on the floor with Honeygirl and me to play as well.

Potty Training Trials take 2

So we've restarted the potty training adventures. And this time there is NO going back. We're going to power through even if it kills me. But hopefully it doesn't. It's amazing how something like potty training has the power to change my mind about how many kids I want to have. I mean, we didn't have a hard and fast number to start with, but we were leaning pretty heavily towards three. Now, I'm just not so sure. Do I really want to go through this with THREE kids? I already know I'll have to endure at least one more round since we have two kids at this point.... Well, that's a discussion for another day.

This time around, I'm trying to keep my cool. During the day, when we're at home, Honeygirl is wearing her training pants (otherwise known to her as "big girl panties"). For naptime, bedtime, and leaving the house, we're going with Pull-Ups. It feels like the easier way to go. With as much money as we've saved by using cloth diapers, we've decided that Pull-Ups are okay. I still don't like the idea that Honeygirl has chemical-filled paper on, but since they aren't as absorbent, I'd like to think there must not be as many chemicals in them as traditional diapers. And they don't smell as chemical-filled as some diapers do either.

So far, some days are better than others, but I think she's getting it! I'm trying to make sure I ask her at least once an hour if she needs to go. If the answer is no, I try to keep an eye on her for signs that she might need to go. And of course when she goes in the toilet, we all celebrate. :) Saturday was particularly rough after she had spent all day Friday at Grandma's and out of our normal routine. I was pretty sure I was going to go through the roof with how frustrated I was. Not my best moments as a mom. (Super great to hear a sermon at church the next day about training up a child well.... Better work on my level of patience!) I'm hoping that after spending this next Friday with Grandma as well that she doesn't backslide quite as much.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Love a good sale

Oooh I love a good sale! Twice a year I go to a HUGE consignment sale about 15 minutes away. It's the local chapter of the Just Between Friends sale. Awesome, awesome deals every time! The only bummer is that the parking fee at the location they use is $8 per car. Yuck. But because the deals are always so good, I suck it up and go. Well, my sister-in-law heard about another consignment sale that's just as close and doesn't charge parking. There are tons of consignment sales in our area, but most are not that big and not really worth my time. The one I checked out today was amazing though! I think this is going to be my new go-to sale. :) And they have one twice a year - spring and fall. Yay! Shoes for the girls, and a bunch of cool weather clothes for my little Sweet Pea who is growing faster than her big sis did. :) For anyone interested, the new sale I discovered is call SuperKid Resale. So impressed!