"Let's Reminisce!"

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and one of us (Mindy or Tyson) had together. It doesn't matter if you knew us a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty fun to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.



I didn't think bribing Thomas would work (he has an intersting psyche) - but I bought a Timer today. Just a cheap 1 hour timer, and I reset it after every potty break. The first time it went off, he kicked and screamed the whole time, until I broke down and said "if you can go in the potty, you can have 3 M&M's". He was instantly quiet, and got the job done, washed his hands, got his M&M's and all was well. He asked for more, and that was a small battle we had to suffer, but we gently explained that he could have more if he went in the Potty when the timer went off again. So that is the excitment of my day today.


Potty Training

Yep, I know most people hate when all a Stay at Home Mom has to talk about is potty training, but I have found that it is ALL CONSUMING. I guess I spoke too soon when I said Thomas had gotten it down. We have been dealing with accidents for weeks now, and I am not sure what has been the cause of this recession. Tyson and I have spent day and night wracking our brains to why, and what we can do to get him back on track.
I am loosing my sanity, since I am the one home with him every moment of the day, and I have to deal with changes of wardrobe for him about 5 times a day now. Sometimes it's just minutes after we changed him. This is making a TON of laundry for me to do and stay caught up with.
Totally boogles my mind. I am just at a loss for what I need to do, besides putting him back into diapers.

Oh, yeah, and this big boy has decided that he no longer needs his afternoon nap anymore.


The Monkey Party

We had Thomas's birthday party with family on Saturday, and it went very well (except that Thomas didn't want to open his gifts, but we are just going to pretend that didn't happen).
Here are a few pics I wanted to share:

When Halden arrived Thomas was so excited and gave him a big hug.

More Lightning McQueen stuff, how did you know?

Blowing out the candles

Thomas really prefers Icecream.

The Monkey Cup Cakes


Sept 3 - Thomas turned 3

Thomas is 3!!!
I can hardly believe it has been 3 years already.
He is such a big boy. And so smart, and cute, and fun.
We are having a big party for him with family on Sat. but we wanted to make this a special day for him, so we got him a balloon, and let him open the presents that we got for him today.
Everything was Lightning McQueen. A big coloring book, lightning crayons, and Lightning and Sally cars. He was very happy!

A little sad news

I quit my dream job today.
I have worked at Just Bee Scrap'n since January, and LOVED every minute of it.
But with this pregnancy, my scrapping mood has just changed.
I have pretty much boxed up all my scrapping stuff around my house and put it completely out of sight, I cannot even THINK about scrapping. I know it's weird, I blame it on the preg. hormones. I surely hope that I am not in this rut for too long.