Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We have had an amazing summer packed full of fun things. I feel so blessed to have a family I want to be with and a husband who is so much fun! I haven't blogged all summer but here is a list of the few things we have done.
- California a couple of times, going to the beach
- Lots of parties in the backyard (we have had the best time just in our backyard)
- Roasting marshmallows
- Kangaroo zoo
- Swimming and more swimming (Eva is a pro now)
- Four wheeling
- Blue grass music festival in Wyoming (I know, totally random, but so much fun)
- Park City arts festival
- Family reunions
- Camping (this was only once and it was a family reunion. if you know us we aren't campers)
- Gymnastics for Eva
- Hiking (only a couple of times)
- Thanksgiving point
- Eating out (too much)
- Real soccer games
- Lots of library time
- Going to movies
We made a big breakfast and my mom, Jenna, and Chuck happened to be in town so they joined us. I made homemade cinnamon rolls, raspberry rolls, eggs, bacon, and juice. Needless to say Clay and I woke up at the crack of dawn to have everything ready, but it was totally worth it.
Today is Eva's first day of school. It isn't the school I initially signed her up for last spring. I had to cancel that preschool at the beginning of August because she wasn't potty trained yet. As you know now from our last post Miss Eva is officially potty trained. It was too late to put her in the preschool I signed up for at first. I was really sad about this but an even better opportunity arose just a few days ago. My dear friend gave me a registration form from the school her child is going to. It is in an elementary school and is actually a preschool for special needs. They needed a few "role model" children for the classroom. So I went as soon as I found this out and got her in to the last available spot. What an amazing experience for our Eva. She is going to grow so much as a person helping and being in this environment. We couldn't be prouder of her. Clay actually got a little teary eyed and emotional dropping her off. That's just the kind of dad he is. We pick her up in a couple of hours and I can't wait to hear all about her first day. We love Eva!
So I never thought this day would come. I have bribed, asked, threatened, done everything possible to get this girl potty trained for a while now and nothing seemed to work. She just kept telling, "No, now put my diaper on me." Well, a couple of weeks ago after her gymnastics class she came to me with a pair of her underwear and said, "Put these on me, I am potty trained now." I hesitantly put them on her thinking I would be cleaning up a huge mess before long. To my surprise she IS POTTY TRAINED. She has been now for two and a half weeks and only one accident. She even wakes up dry in the morning. I know, too much information, but you have no idea how excited we are for her. Clay went on a rampage every month when I would go buy diapers for two children. I went to Costco the other day to buy diapers for Beck and I couldn't believe how cheap the bill was. We are so proud of our little Eva. She is amazing!