Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week of Changes

It's been a big week here in the Anderson household.

Carter's convertible crib/toddler bed was recalled so we decided to bite the bullet and get him a twin sized bed. He had a day or so of some transition stress, but he did pretty good after a few days. He's still a little weird about his comforter because he's used to just a throw blanket, but he's warming up to it. (Ha, see what I did there??)

Chris has been working hard and our garden is finally fully planted. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, and tons of herbs. Some of the peppers have holes all over the leaves, so I'm thinking we have a bug situation. Any organic suggestions out there?

And, finally, the biggest news of the week. Drumroll please....

Carter has started going on his potty! He's done a drop here, and a drop there in the past few months, but every time we asked if he wanted to go, he always said no. But yesterday, out of nowhere, he told us he wanted to go on his potty. Of course we obliged and he peed! We were so excited! He went about a hundred more times between yesterday and today, with only 2 accidents thus far. He loves wearing his new underwears and tells me every time we put them on, "You don't peepee in these, Mommy." He's resistant to wearing his diaper now, but I think he understands my explanation of why he has to wear one when he naps or goes to bed. He stopped fighting it so much once I explained that when he sleeps, he sometimes will forget to potty and he'll make a mess in his new underwear. I think that registered with him.

So, anyway, big exciting things happening here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First School Pictures

When he came home from school that day, I asked him if he smiled big for his pictures. He said, "No, I put my lips together like this." and then pressed his lips together to show me. Figured the pics would be cute regardless. I was right.

I love the first one, where it looks like he's on the verge of tears. If I have a camera in my hand, he INSISTS I take a hundred pictures. But I guess if it's a stranger, he's a little more wary.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Great weekend!

We had such a great weekend! Chock full of fun and relaxation.

Saturday morning we met my friend and her family at the Reston Zoo. Her little boy just turned 3 and we were celebrating his birthday. Plus, she just had a baby a month ago and it gave me an opportunity to see her newest sweetheart. He is absolutely delicious. The zoo was really great. It's very small, yet really accessible. The monkeys were just feet away from us, and most of the animals weren't separated by chain-link fences, like at other zoos. We spent 2.5 hours there and the boys were still in great moods and we weren't exhausted and it was just really relaxing and enjoyable.

Later that afternoon, after naptime, we met up with my friend and her family again for a local moms' get-together at the House of Bounce. Carter was more interested in the water fountain rather than the bouncing, but he still had a great time. Plus, he got pink lemonade and pizza, which always makes for a happy boy.

Today, for Mother's Day, Chris' parents came over for brunch (my parents were in North Carolina for my cousin's wedding). We had Pioneer Woman's French Pastry Puffs, eggs, potatoes, (turkey) bacon, and fruit salad. So delicious!

After brunch and naptime (for both me AND Carter) we headed over to the garden to do the final setup. I laid out where I want everything and the plan is for Chris to go out there tomorrow and plant our stuff after his last exam. Chris' parents got me a boatload of herbs to put out there so our herb garden is going to be AWESOME. In addition to those, we have a ton of tomatoes (thanks, Monica!), summer squash, zucchini, japanese eggplant, hot peppers, and red and yellow sweet peppers. I can't wait to harvest all the goodness!

And now, to watch the season finale of The Amazing Race. Happy Mother's Day, y'all!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Jealous much?

Yes, I met Ree. Yes, I know you're jealous. We had a whole conversation and she's very, very awesome.

Sadly, the yumminess that is Marlboro Man was back at the ranch. Bummer.
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