Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ohhh potty training. You are a fun time, let me tell you.
Never in a million years did it occur to me that my sweet, sweet boy would use potty training to manipulate me!
Oh no. I kid you not.
We are still co-sleeping with Lincoln, so here's what happens when we go to bed...
Please keep in mind Lincoln goes potty right before getting into bed.
We lay down and Lincoln gets all snuggly. He gives lots and lots of hugs and kisses.
Then. Out of nowhere, he jumps up, and says...
"I POOP! I STINK!! POTTY!!!"
Did he poop? Absolutely not.
Does he stink? That is highly possible.
Does he REALLY have to go potty???
Well, because he's so insistent upon it, I take him. And he seems to always squeeze out the tiniest amount of pee.
Personally? I think my kid is playing me. Yet, I seem to fall for it each night.
My [almost] 3 year old, is already outsmarting his Momma.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Never in a million years, did I realize the amount of nicknames I would have for my son.
Off the top of my head, here are a few:
Somehow, I'm sure there are more!
What nicknames do you have for your little ones?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
How Lincoln has started calling me, "Mom-Mom." & it's the cutest thing ever.
The way he always falls asleep with his little hands behind his head.
How he smiles with his big brown eyes.
How he falls asleep each night with his head on my chest.
How when he gets a "boo-boo," Momma's kisses make everything magically better.
How he gives me the cutest, yet mischievious look, when he's up to no good.
How when he cuddles, he wraps his little arm around my face, to snuggle closer.
The way he'll give me extra long hugs, and rest his head on my shoulder.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tonight, we're boarding a plane to Florida!!
Although my Dad is home, we have my aunts wedding there this coming weekend!
Because we never knew when my Dad would actually have his transplant, or how long he would have to stay in Florida, my aunt decided to have her wedding there. Such a thoughtful thing for her to do, considering he's her brother in-law!
We're using this trip as a time to celebrate with our family. Everything that has happened throughout this past year certainly deserves a celebration!
And the best part? Lincoln is the ring bearer! Hilarity will ensue for sure!
I cannot wait to share all the photos that will be captured....MY LITTLE MAN WILL BE IN A LITTLE TUXEDO!!! Seriously. How stinkin' cute!!
I won't be completely MIA for a week, though! I have scheduled a few blog posts for you! We'll be back home sometime mid next week.
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If you could spare a click while I'm away, I'd greatly appreciate it! Currently we're on the front page
Monday, October 22, 2012
We took a five minute ride in the tractor to get to the pumpkin patch. Once we arrived, I couldn't believe how many pumpkins there actually were! I mean, it sounds silly, because we were at a pumpkin patch, but, there were just SO many!!
Jared hopped out of the hayride with Lincoln, and the two of them went on the hunt to find the perfect pumpkin. I stayed on the tractor to take some photos of my boys :)
Lincoln found his TWO perfect pumpkins. An itty bitty tiny one, and a little gourd!! It really made me laugh that he loved the small pumpkins so much, because I clearly remember my brother being the exact same way when we were kids!
I really love making memories, and starting traditions with Lincoln. Having my sweet son to do all these fun things with, is seriously the best thing ever.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thank you both for sharing! If you're looking for new blogs to read, make sure you check out Mayhem Mavens and Nurse Loves Farmer!
Hope you all got a good laugh!
Monday, October 15, 2012
First of all, I would like to thank you all for your kind wishes, and words of encouragement on last weeks post. It means a lot to hear you all care so much about my sweet Lincoln.
As nervous as I was for the evaluation, thankfully all of my nerves went right out the window once our evaluators met us at the door to the elementary school. They were seriously so nice.
We followed them to the pre-school classroom. When we walked into the door, Lincoln's exact words were, "WOW!!!" There were SO many toys, SO many new things to see, A LOT of fun stuff!
Here's where it gets tricky. Our evaluators wanted to jump right into things, and get straight to work, quizzing Lincoln. There was absolutely no way he was having any of it. Not only were we in a new environment, we were in a toddler's dream environment. There were way too many new things for him to discover!
Thankfully, the evaluators quickly realized, they weren't going to get anywhere with him, so they allowed him some free, independent play, while they asked Jared and me some questions.
They also quickly assessed that we would be doing the evaluation in two days, so they could get a good feel for Lincoln. And no surprise, next time we meet, we won't be going to the fun Pre-K classroom.
They were able to test Lincoln a little bit. This basically was them showing him a picture. There were usually five different objects or so on the page. They would ask Lincoln, "where's the ball, car, puppy, etc?" Lincoln would always point to the correct picture, and respond with its name.
They also quizzed him on his body parts, which he knew, as well.
I think next time, we'll be doing more in depth testing....as far as "in depth" you can test an almost 3 year old.
I was able to get some information on if he's accepted into the program, how it works. He would go to SCHOOL four mornings per week. Umm. Wait a sec. I need to catch my breath.
I really wasn't expecting this. I was also told that Lincoln could be bussed to school. :::hyperventilates into paper bag:::
I really don't think I could have said, "Oh, I would just bring him myself," fast enough.
I'm really not sure how I feel about the entire "four mornings a week" thing.
MY BABY WILL ONLY BE JUST THREE YEARS OLD!!!
Is he ready for a program that aggressive? Will it be overwhelming to him?
Will it be overwhelming to me???
If I have to be honest with myself, Lincoln would probably love it. It just seems like this whole "going to school thing" is happening way too fast. I don't know if I'm ready!!!
But. This isn't about me. It's about Lincoln, and what he needs. If it is decided that he could benefit from this program, how can I stop him from attending?
As Lincoln's Momma, I have to put his needs before mine. Even if that means my heart breaks a little bit, in the mean time. He comes first. Always.
Nothing is decided yet. We still have our second evaluation in a couple of weeks. For now, I'm taking it one day at a time. There is no sense to dwell on the what-if's. Right now, we just have to take things as they come....and wait.
The waiting is always the hard part.
Regardless if Lincoln gets into the Pre-K program, or not, I will do what's best for my sweet boy. I'm his Momma. That's my job.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Fall has arrived! No more hot and humid days!! Well, at least for all of us not living in the south! This past week, especially, the brisk weather has started! The air outside is starting to get much cooler. Before we know it, winter will be upon us! As much as I despise winter, I do love that with it brings adorable children's accessories. There is just something so precious about a child wearing a ridiculously cute hat!
Sweet December Hats is a darling shop that specializes in just that. Bethany, the shop owner, creates darling crocheted hats. She is seriously, so talented! See for yourself...
Seriously. How stinkin' cute is he wearing his football hat?! I just adore it, and so doesn't Lincoln! It is so warm and cozy. It will certainly keep him warm all season long!
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Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The museum is a little over an hour from our house. But, considering we live in the middle of no where, that's not too bad.
Do you have a children's museum in your area? I just love all the different exhibits they have for kids. Lincoln could spend days there!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Whatever this day brings, I know one thing is certain. I will be proud of my son. For everything. For his strength. For his determination. For his love. I will always be proud.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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How adorable is this hand print spider? Seems simple enough to make, & what kid wouldn't have a blast doing this?!
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Chevron pumpkins. What?!?! We all know that chevron has been all the rage this past year. Why not decorate a pumpkin with this popular pattern?
|Source: Baby Rabies via The Momma Diaries on Pinterest|
A monster wreath to deck out your front door. I know Lincoln would find this super cool!
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These are toilet paper rolls. You simply cut eye shapes into them, and insert a glow stick. Next you place them inside your bushes. The result? Glowing eyes coming from your bushes! Spooooky!!!
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Milk jug ghost lanterns. Such an easy craft, that looks great!
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Puff paint used to decorate pumpkins. Genius idea! Why have I never thought of this?!
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I think this is just a darling idea! It's actually made into a lantern, but how clever!
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Toilet paper pumpkins. I'm pretty sure I made these wayyyy back in elementary school. Easy peasy to make, and Lincoln would have such fun!
Well, there you have it. My top ten Halloween crafts via pinterest!