Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Peaches, Pools and Patches

His name isn't Patches, but wouldn't that have made the title better? No, this is Jackson (one of Aunt Melissa's dogs) the kids favorite dog in the whole world. He is small, calm, and tolerates all kinds of petting, squeezing, and chasing. In return we don't make him feel embarrassed when he pees on our feet - he is after all just excited (or scared) to see us!

Another favorite thing in the whole world - peaches. Really any kind of summer fruit. I often hear myself saying, "No more fruit today - how about a cookie or cracker?" Seriously, these kids eat fruit until they are sick. That doesn't jive well with potty training.

Did you really want a potty training update? Tyler is doing very well. 100% success while naked, a little tougher with clothes on - but no accidents in public places which is a relief to me. His independence is astonishing, he wants no help and probably wouldn't even tell me he went unless there was a treat involved. I realized yesterday that potty training isn't so bad with just one kid. Having twins first really did break me in to this whole parenting thing.

And grandma's pool. What would we do without the pool? Yesterday was the first day in about 6 weeks that the temp fell below 90 - and the high was 89 - but it felt down right cool. Back to the 90's today, so back to the pool we go.

1 comment:

Melissa Dargan Heintjes said...

I was super delighted to see that jackson made the cut for the blog! I love this pic... I want to make a painting of it!!! Love you all and the fun we have at grandma + pop-pop's pool... Its getting fixed as I type!