Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Trying to stay positive:
1. we only have to fly 4 hours today with Keaton instead of 11!
2. our plans and accommodation arrangements in Hawaii are flexible enough that coming a day later should not make that much of a difference.
3. we are still moving to Hawaii!!
Stay tuned for more updates...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I hope the next pictures I post will be in Hawaii!! Pray for us if you think about it tomorrow... we will need it!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Keaton coloring with cousin Mia ("Mena")
Aunt Alexis was home from college for Spring Break, so she would regularly disappear upstairs with my boy. Keaton loved having a constant playmate, and Mama really enjoyed the break!! I was so glad that it worked out to have our college girl home while we were there so we could spend some quality time with her.
My brother Justin and his wife Sheri were in town for a wedding, so it was so fun to hang out with them as well. My aunt Sara hosted a big family dinner for all of us on the night before we left.
The boys - Justin, Dad, Scott, and Aaron
Me with my two grandmothers
Me with my two amazing sisters-in-law, Sheri, and Elise!
"In terms of weather, no other Hawaiian island has it as fine as Oahu. Oahu enjoys a kind of perpetual late spring, with light trade winds and 82*F days almost year-round. In fact, the climate is supposed to be the best on the planet."
I can definitely handle that!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I really have not been forcing the potty training on Keaton, but I have tried to talk about it with him quite often... I remind him that Elmo goes poopoo in the potty and that he is the only one in the house that still wears diapers, etc. Since we've been in Oklahoma, I've bribed him to sit on the potty a couple of times and "try." He knows that when he tries hard for awhile I'll give him one "MM" (M&M). He's never even been successful at a #1 attempt, but I was not discouraged since I haven't really had the time or energy to focus time on it. Today, I'm sitting at the computer and Keaton walks up to me and says in his whiniest voice, "Mama, poopoo." I said, "Do you need to go poopoo on the potty, Keaton?" (totally expecting this to be an M&M ploy). He whimpers, "Yah." So we go in, and I sit him on the potty. He asks for a magazine to look at (as is our routine). Before I know it, he drops the magazine and starts pushing! I never knew how excited I could be to see poop in the toilet! His dorky mama even took a picture of the final product before it was flushed! I'll spare you that visual. We oohed and ahhed and clapped and praised him. All he cared about was that M&M! "Blue one, Mama! Lellow one Mama!" Don't get me wrong, I know that this was probably a total fluke. We have much work to do before he is potty trained, but I was still so proud of my big boy today and this unexpected milestone.