Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Various Cell Phone Picture Post

Here are a few pictures I've never posted. My phone pictures seem to always get forgotten...

Crazy Drivers

Bike ride with Mom

Arts and Crafts

Six Flags, March

Carson with his friends, Carter and Ty playing Avengers. 

Enjoying See's candy on the way home from the mall

Memorial day picnic at the park. Those boys love their Dad!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I'm done. I give up. No more potty training. I think we are going to take a break. We are at the point where I put him in underwear and sit him on the toilet every 1 1/2 hrs. Sometimes he argues, sometimes not. More than half the time he goes when I put him on. He earns a sticker for his chart. A certain amount of stickers = a toy. You get the picture. And yes, the prizes are cool and he gets to pick them out.

The problem is he uses his underwear the exact same way he uses his diaper. He'll just pee in it. He doesn't care if he is wet or not. He likes getting stickers/prizes, but if he could choose he would choose peeing his pants over a toy. (FYI It's been about a month of this.)

It seems like the general mommy population is of two minds about it.
     1) Don't back track or give up. Keep with it and you'll get there eventually.
     2) Don't push it. He will do it when he is ready. No point in forcing the issue until he is ready.

What do you all think? What should I do? The kid is 3 1/2 years old for heaven sake.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I saw this saying on pinterest and couldn't resist putting it on my own wall...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Father & Sons Camp Out

Steve took Carson to Father & Sons for the first time this weekend. It was at Lake Solano so Carson came prepared with his "Cars" fishing pole. He got it a few days earlier and hadn't put it down, yes that included sleeping with it. Apparently fishing wasn't as cool as he thought it would be do to the fact that no one was catching fish, but Steve said he had a ball regardless. 
Roasting marshmallows with Derek
Watching a DVD before bed (there wasn't any running water, but there were movies, go figure).
Paddling on the lake 

Using his new fishing pole for the first time. (Check out his new big boy hair cut!)

Luke and I did some shopping at the outlets. He's not the best shopping buddy, but one kid is easier than two when it comes to shopping. Then we met some friends at Fenton's for a birthday dinner and ice cream.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Strawberries, yum yum!

I went in the backyard yesterday afternoon to check on Luke and Carson and found  Luke chowing down on strawberries off of our strawberry plants. If I had to guess he had eaten a dozen or so. He was pretty pleased with himself.

** Please excuse the picture quality. My phone doesn't take great pics...

More pictures at Grandma and Grandpa's

Playing with Carson's Mickey Mouse balloon

Fun at the park

Perfect baby size drinking fountain =)

Carson decided he wanted to sleep in the linen closet all week

Enjoying the beach while big brother was at Disneyland

Constant fun in Grandpa's golf cart

Why do kids love to be buried? Yuck!
Driving a jeep at the Santa Ana Zoo

Carson insisted on using a pay phone to call Grandpa on our drive. Very exciting stuff, apparently. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Quality time with Grandma and Grandpa

 Steve has been working long hours for the past few weeks so the boys and I decided to head to my parents' house. I was nervous about the drive, but they did really well. (Fingers crossed for the way back.) My parents both have season passes to Disneyland so I got one for Carson too. They went a few days ago and had a blast. A half day at Disneyland is perfect for a 3-year-old as well as for Grandparents. I left the picture taking up to my Dad and this is all he brought me...To his defense his cell went dead. Oh well, next time they'll get some good ones!

Thursday, May 3, 2012