Saturday, March 16, 2013

Potty training champion

This week, Evalee finally decided she was done with diapers. She started taking an interest in going potty again, and we went with it as much as we could. She had a few accidents where she couldn't hold it all the way to the potty, but she tried and always got the majority of it in there so we called them successes. After a few days, we even braved up enough to go shopping, drive to Grandma's, and sit through church in underwear and she always did a great job of telling us when she had to go. In fact, she usually goes better in public than she does at home!

She still hasn't quite mastered pooping in the potty, which has lead to a few disgusting afternoons, but we're slowly but surely getting there. Luckily, she usually goes at naptime and bedtime when she's wearing a Pull Up, so  we haven't lost too many beloved Merida or Tangled underwear in the wear against diapers.

It has been a stressful and frustrating process on and off over the last 10 months, but I'm very proud of her!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A visit from our cousins

Over the long President's Day weekend, we got a special visit from some of our favorite people: Alex and Amelia (and Aunt Molly and Uncle Adam too, of course). We played hard and had lots of fun at Monkey Joes and the new Children's Museum exhibit.

4 months old

Izzy lately

We can't believe how strong Izzy has become. For the past couple of weeks, we've been able to carry her on our hips like a big baby, which definitely helps out when it comes to getting things done around the house! She loves to chew on her toys and kick her feet. Her most defining characteristic though is by far how attached she is to her silk blanket. In order to fall asleep at night, she has to nuzzle down with her blanket and rub it all over her tiny little face. This isn't the most ideal way for a baby to go to sleep at night for any mother's standards, but it's hard to say no to the peace and comfort it seems to bring her. (But don't worry, once she's asleep that blankie comes out of those hands!) She is very ticklish and loves to giggle her deep little belly laugh.

She has been eating slow foods for a couple of weeks now, and so far she seems to love squash the most. Some days I can't shovel it in fast enough for her. She also seems to love sweet potatoes and carrots. The only thing she refuses to eat is peaches. Girl has her standards.