Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Potty Training

 This past weekend we decided to start potty training Evan. He started off really well...even pooped in the potty the first morning. He was so excited and stood up and said, "That's the biggest poopy I ever seen!" I still have to watch him constantly and take him to the potty regularly to get him to go since he won't tell me he has to go. Today, after he pooped in his pants, he told me "Next time, I just put my hand back here and tell the poopies to stop." Great! Can't wait to clean that up!

Connor is ready to put out any fires caused by the potty training. We got lunch at Firehouse Subs and their kids' meals came in fire hats. Connor actually put the hat on himself and the boots and started playing. This was monumental because this is the FIRST time we've ever gotten him to even remotely dress up. Maybe there's hope for Halloween this year!

My business is going really well. I got a promotion last night and I'm now one of two Team Leaders in the company! I wasn't sure it would happen, but now I have 28 people on my team and we are kicking butt! We've got a big sale coming up this Sunday and Monday online only... games, puzzles and puppets will be 45-85% off! Hopefully my team will do well with that and everyone will get some great deals!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Team Kristi

This past Thursday I helped out with a benefit for my friend Kristi who is battling breast cancer...for the second time.

Y'all may remember the picture of Connor peeing on the fence with another little boy. That's Luke, Kristi's youngest. Luke and Connor are only a few months apart and they really have a good time when they play together.

Kristi was diagnosed with estrogen positive breast cancer two years ago. She fought a tough battle and a year later was clean. Then a year later she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. This cancer is very fast growing and painful. She has had one mastectomy, last month, and they are hoping to do the other side soon.

It's hard to watch a friend go through something like this. Kristi is one of the kindest, funniest people I know. I love hanging out with her and try to do what I can to make life just a little easier for her these days.

This past Thursday, her friends got together to do a spaghetti benefit for her and her family. We sold tickets to the dinner, desserts ,t-shirts and had a silent auction. We had many people show up and saw some real kindness from both young and old. I am proud that I was able to participate. Hopefully we raised enough money to help with some massive medical bills.

Today I just want to remind everyone to take care of your health and not take it or your family or friends for granted. You never know what's waiting for you just around the corner.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Evan Knows Some States

The boys have been having fun playing with the US puzzles I got them. Here's Evan telling me the names of some of the states.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Pics

We tried to pick up marbles with our toes.  Connor found it easy, but Evan had to hold the marbles to his foot to do it! Creative problem solving!

Next we used some clothes pins and matched the number on the plate with the number of clothes pins we put on it.

Connor discovered that he can do a somersault.

We had our first experiences with water balloons....of course they popped pretty quickly.

Balloons are fun!

I love this picture! He looks like he's having so much fun!

We went back to the dr today to discuss Connor's inability to completely potty train. They think he has an overactive bladder so we will be starting some meds soon (if the incredibly slow pharmacy ever gets around to putting it together.) Let's hope this works!

My business is going well. My team is up to 23 people (including me). We qualified as an official team last month, but need to keep up that level of sales now to keep it going! It's really hard to do right now.  People are so busy with the end of school and sports and everything that they aren't coming to events and all the parties that I had scheduled (7) canceled! I will be in San Antonio next week for a homeschool convention. I'm hoping that makes up for the lack of sales the rest of the month!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


 For my business blog I'm starting a 30 Days of Fun - Preschool Edition set of posts. But in order to really do it correctly, I need to try out the activities before I suggest them to the world.  Luckily I happen to have a couple of preschoolers around to help me!

 Our first activity was to use a plastic spoon to put marbles into a water bottle.  This helps with eye/hand coordination and fine motor skills.  They liked it!

 The second activity we tried was to use toothpicks and grapes to build things. 

They really liked this! They also managed to eat most of the grapes so I'm not sure we'll get to do it again soon, but it's def an activity to do again!

Unfortunately for my blog, I wasn't thinking when I choose these activities.  The point was to do one from each category (science, math, reading, writing, gross and fine motor skills), but I managed to pull the first two activities from the Fine Motor Skills list.  So we may do one category at a time and then move on. You'll have to check out what I do on Play 2 Learn with Sarah and stop by to see the new look!  I got some help with my design!