Monday, February 16, 2009

John's "Artwork"

I'll start on a positive note...My grandparents came to see us this weekend. We had a lot of fun and John was very entertaining. Hans and I had a chance to look at and subsequently purchase a bigger vehicle on Saturday and they were a lifesaver since they stayed at home and watched John for the several hours while we were gone. I'm sure both of them have had enough Wiggles and Thomas the Train to last them until their next visit.
Oh- and I don't know why the pictures are fuzzy, all I can say is Hans- I need a new camera!

John can't seem to help himself when he gets a piece of chalk. Thankfully it is just chalk and washes off easily, but he seems to draw with it everywhere. He has had to throw away several pieces of chalk. The funny thing is that as soon as he sees that I see the mess he goes directly to the trash can and throws it away himself. Since he has not stopped drawing on things I decided to make him clean up his mess. I'm not as cool of a mom as I told my mom I would be several years ago.

This is our bathroom floor, but he also hit all the walls and my dresser.

He scrubbed until it was all gone...seriously.

On another note, my crazy kid has been wanting to go potty in the potty for several weeks now but has never managed to go. Yesterday morning he was sitting on his little potty and Hans left the bathroom for just a second and upon his return John told him he went potty and there looked to be stuff in the potty. After closer examination (the things you go through when you have kids!) Hans found that John had emptied one of his water squirting bath toys into the toilet and did not actually go. He did, however, actually go later that day. Hans and I never thought we could be so excited to have a kid pee.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pregnancy Update

So here I am. I'm big and pregnant and very ready.

My sister in-law and I were just talking the other day about how it is a bit harder to be this pregnant and still have a two year old. It is getting harder and harder to bend down and pick things up, or some days I'm just in constant pain, but overall the pregnancy has been a million times better than the first.

I had a routine doctors appointment today and everything is looking good. I have a sonogram in three weeks to determine the baby's size and, with the information we get from that along with some blood tests, we will determine how early our baby is born. Hopefully sooner than later. I told my doctor if it was safe to take the baby now I'd do it!

We've also scheduled the baptism. We are extremely lucky to have a good amount of family travel here for the baptism, so our little one will brought to Christ on March 29th.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

John and his trike

My parents gave John a trike for Christmas and this is the first time he has worked up the courage to ride it. When we first looked at trikes in Texas he was all over them and wanted to get on each one we saw. But, when opened this on Christmas he seemed scared of it and didn't want anything to do with it. We put it in the family room so he had to look at it every day and asked him all the time if he wanted to ride it. Eventually he gave in and now enjoys riding it.

Daddy has to help steer every now and then.