"The speaker isn't broken. It just sounds funny because there is a hot dog in it."
"These diapers are amazing! Look how much poop they held!"
"He's throwing a fit because I wouldn't let him play in the kitty litter."
"Child, hold still. I can't tell if I'm actually clipping a nail or just cutting off dirt."
"Sunday night trash smells the worst- like dirty diapers and popcorn."
But today is a special day. Today I celebrate being able to say something that I have often felt that I would never get to say.
And after almost 18 long months here it is...
Over the weekend we took the kids to the waterpark to celebrate a giant accomplishment.
Rachel finally completed her potty training chart.
Rachel is potty trained.
|Here she is...the star of the show.|
|At the waterpark!|
It sounds a bit ironic to celebrate potty training
by going to a waterpark, right?
It was our last resort and it worked.
|Something must have struck him as way awesome.|
And to ensure that we started our weekend properly, the kids played in the leaves before we left for the hotel and waterpark. I may have had an ulterior motive (sleep in the car). But hey, they had fun.
Interesting side note, this weekend we discovered the magical phenomenon known as the "hotel suite"- one room for parents (with TV) and one for the children (with TV and kitchenette). Our lives are forever changed.
|Ryan's first leaf-playing experience. |
He was super excited.
|I'm not even sure where Rachel got the idea to use her rake.|
She's never seen us rake leaves
(or use an ironing board, for that matter)
|Rachel raked the leaves and Ryan watched/threw them.|
|They figured out that it was also fun to throw the leaves|
and let the wind catch them.
Which, interestingly enough, is also how we usually
"rake" our leaves. Yea for wind.
|mid roll-in-the-pile, I believe|
|One more toss into the wind and then inside to finish packing|
|The post-weekend family time.|