Monday, October 11, 2010

chore day and countdown to p-day!

today was chore day.
we planted grass seed.
pulled up old plants.
planted tulips {i wonder if we'll know who our boys are when they come up in the spring?}
mowed and edged the grass.
it was a beautiful day!
the kids {and parents} worked hard.
and none of us feel great...not sure if it's colds or if we are just reacting to the weekend camping...but we're all coughing and sneezing and a bit cranky.

snack break :-)

and we have a countdown!
sawyer is getting potty-trained TOMORROW!
i do "cold turkey".
when he wakes up he'll put on underwear and we'll take it from there...i have a bowl of gummy bears ready for his "treat" when he goes in the potty. and a pile of books to try to keep him on the potty when the "newness" wears off.

i HATE potty training.
pretty much the WORST part of parenting i've experienced thus far.
that's why i try to get it done as quickly as possible.
the other 3 were done in 2 days.
hopefully sawyer will be the same...

we have NO plans tomorrow, wed or thurs.
we are staying home and knocking this OUT!
{wish me luck...or patience...or something...i'm DREADING this!}


Kim said...

i will be thinking of you! i do it your way too and it is worth it at the END of the 2-3 days. but HORRIBLE during those 2-3 days. praying for patience. and enjoy a few of those gummy bears yourself - you deserve them. ;-) karley is almost potty trained at night now and paige is FINALLY out of pullups at night! can i believe that we are about to enter a COMPLETELY different stage of our lives with NO diapers/pullups for anyone!!!! it is scary to me and i am not sure that i am completely ready for that. it means that they are growing up way too fast!

Alden and Dorian said...

LOVE all the new pics of your camping trip (what fun and to be in nature!!!!!), chore day and of course potty training to begin. I will be praying for you both!!!! Good job mom! Have a great start to your week. Love you. Serve A Thon here we come!!!!

Beckysblog said...

Your weekend looked like lots of fun!

When you get Sawyer potty trained come to my house.
Tess will probably be easy but I just dont have the energy!

Mandy said...

hated it with avery too....but you've got three wins under your belt. your your totally going to rock this!!

Mandy said...

yep i meant "you're"