Wednesday, July 23, 2014

super soaker potty training

I told him if he pooped on the potty, he could blast his poop with the super soaker.

And what do you know, it worked.

Owen's first ever poop on the potty today -- all I had to do was let him spray his business with a water gun!  And so we're off and rolling with undies and marbles in a jar as incentives {like we did with Bob}.

Day one went better than expected, and here we are -- about to have just one in diapers again.  I can't say I'm one bit sad about that.

Is he proud of his undies-wearing, marble-collecting self?

You bet.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Recently our bike riding has graduated from round and round the driveway to dirt and jumps.  Before hitting the trail, Bob has to suit up.  The gear is just as important as the activity, of course.  Sometimes I think that seriously these boys are going to kill themselves -- but mostly, if they're confident, then I am. If they think they can do it, then they probably can.

It's fun being your mom, little four and a half year old Pupper!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

drawing lately

We've been doing some drawing on the front porch on rainy days lately, and I'm loving it.  I'm no preschool skills drill sergeant around here.  Mostly the boys do what they like, and mostly Bob isn't much into coloring or drawing.  And usually when he does color, he does everything in pink or purple, and that's it.  But I saw this idea a while back and wanted to try it, and because I let him skip out of rest time Bob obliged me and tried too.  After that he was hooked, and we ended up making a bunch more in the next few days, since we had plenty of afternoon rain.

You can see that Bob's first picture turned out to be more of a color experimentation, but his next one actually came out as an animal!  (A cat -- he drew his on the back of mine.)  We also made a slew of caterpillars, not pictured.

Meg explains the project here.  Clearly she is a much better artist than I am {my owl doesn't even have a beak for goodness sake!} but no matter -- Bobby thought my drawings were awesome.
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