Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boys clothing sale

Hello friends!  I am selling a few of my boys' outfits.  
Let me know if you want to buy them for your little one before they go on Ebay!  
I wash on delicate with Dreft and air dry.

Blue cotton footed outfit with train detail on collar and pocket.   
Size 3-6 months.  Only worn twice

Blue footed outfit
This one is a thin softer cotton than most Kissy Kissy outfits.
Size 6-9 months

Blue quilted footed outfit with coordinating white shirt
Shirt has blue trim on the collar and snaps like a onsie
The blue quilted outfit has a rocking horse appliqué on the chest.  Only worn twice.
Size 6-9 months.

Green pique sleeveless outfit with smocked zebras
Size 1

Yellow gingham shortall with frog smocking
Size 2

White long sleeve collared shirt
buttons up back
New with tags

(This could be girl OR boy!)
White cotton gown with sailboat appliqué 
Size 0-3 months
Only worn once!

Blue and white outfit with car detail on shirt
Missing third button from the top on the shirt
Size 3 months

Here is the missing button - easily fixed

Petite Ami
Size 3 months
Blue outfit with white collar.  
Train detail on collar

Friday, June 14, 2013


It's time this blog got a family life update!  Our family has been in such limbo for the past year you probably wonder where the heck we live.  We moved to Albany and have been in our new town for about 2 months now, and I could not be happier.

We quickly got settled into our house and put everything in it's place.  Living in boxes for a year will put some pep in your step when finally unpacking!  The house has SO much storage it's crazy.  It took me forever to figure out where I wanted to put everything.

Most importantly, I very quickly settled into life with 2 boys, being a housewife, getting into a routine, etc.  I was nervous about this b/c I had been living with my Mom for so long!  Everything has worked out perfectly.  I immediately met other Mothers who stay at home and want to have play dates - swimming, going to the park, lunches, etc.  

I am at a great point where I think having 2 children is even easier than having 1!  Gasp!  Things are probably about to hit the fan and I'll be up all night when both of them tonight :)

Hawkins is pretty self sufficient and actually helps me do some things.  He sleeps in a big boy bed and is potty trained.  (tear, tear).  He has his share of temper tantrums and demands, but at least we can carry  on a conversation and boy can he make me laugh.

Gates is just the sweetest baby.  Go with the flow.  He will get really tired and cranky after he's been awake for 2 hours, but he will go to sleep in the car or stroller, so that makes it easy.  He usually takes 2 catnaps and one longer nap a day.  (He has been pretty fussy lately getting his first tooth, but I know my calm baby will be back soon!)

I don't feel chained to the house like I did when Hawkins was a baby.  Part of that was just fear b/c I was a new Mom.  Now I know we can go run errands and everyone will survive!  I have to take Hawkins to school and pick him up most days, so Gates is accustomed to being in the car seat.

It's not the easiest to travel with 2 babies, but I don't feel overwhelmed by it.  We went on the solo beach trip in April and if I can do that then I can do anything!  We are currently on another beach trip, but this time with my Mom and sister.  I do have to pack the entire house, but at least I have a suburban now!

Robbie and I knew all along that God had a plan for us and that we just needed to be patient and see what it was.  It was worth the wait and we are so happy now!

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Potty training

Hawkins had a 2 week break between school and the summer program he is doing, so I decided it was time to potty train!  Might as well put those 2 weeks staying at home to good use, right?

*Warning:  this post might contain wording related to using the potty :)  If you are not interested in recording this milestone us you don't have to read the rest of this post!

When Hawkins was 2 and a 1/2 he informed me one morning he wanted to poopie in the potty.  I laughed, but let him try...and he did it.  I was amazed.  That was in January and from then on he has only had a #2 in his diaper a handful of times.  Yes, my son is so smart he #2 potty trained himself - ha!

My Mom kept urging me to fully train him, but I was not ready, and I didn't feel like he was ready yet either.  I had a newborn and we were still living with my parents.  Just not ready...

It got to the point where he was 75% trained.  I would let him tee tee in the potty first thing in the morning, before and after naps, before bed and sometimes in between...but he still wore diapers and pull ups and wet those too.  I wasn't strict about it.

Then before I knew it May was here and school was over.  He had a 2 week break before his summer program started, so I thought, what the heck, let's give it a try.

We got fun pairs of big boy underwear and really talked it up.  Of course treats helped too.

Since we already had #2 down, training for #1 wasn't so hard...or messy.  Hawkins had a few accidents of course, but not many.  The weather actually was nice and we had just finished our new playset, so we stayed outside ALOT.  Little boys like to tee tee outside in case you did not know.

Here we are a few weeks later and he is potty trained!  If we go on a long car trip I will let him wear a pull up, but other than that he wears big boy underwear even in public!   (The first public restroom experience was interesting.)

We are so proud of our big boy!