Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Austin's Easter Basket
Owen's "basket" - I used a sand pail.

We went outside to blow his new bubbles.
Austy woke up in time to join us
After church, we headed to Gilbert to be with my side of the family.
My brother Matt chatting with Ryan

The cousins. Eli is a few months younger than Austin.
Making a break for it!
Easter Egg hunt! From here on out I only get pictures of Owen's head. He was very into the egg hunt and very focused.

Austin with Emily, Jesse's sweet girlfriend.

Such a fun day!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Eggs

This was Owen's first year dyeing Easter Eggs. He LOVED it, and has been really into eggs ever since. I had to tell myself to chill because he was making a mess and plopping eggs in one color after another with no rhyme or reason. I let myself decorate one for Austin *just* how I wanted it, and let Owen dye the others to his heart's content.

I love his face here. I was instructing him on how to get the egg out.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Potty Training

We are in Day 3 of Potty Training Owen. It's going surprisingly well. He had been showing interest in the whole thing for a few months now so I thought of that as my "window". So we didn't make any plans starting Wednesday.

Although I did some research, I didn't come across any method that I felt was right for us, so I'm just going with my gut. I let Owen run around naked and have him sit on the potty often. We're doing pull ups at night and for nap time. On Wednesday, Day 1 of potty training, he had as many peepees on the potty as he had accidents. Yesterday, he went in the potty 75% of the time, so we'll see what today holds. He has already gone once in the potty today, so so far so good. He still hasn't gone #2 in the potty so we'll have to work on that.

Originally I rewarded him with a sucker when he went. But now, since he's going 4 or 5 times a day, I think I may have to downsize and stick with 2 M&M's.

Owen's doing great with all of this. I can tell he gets annoyed with me asking if he needs to go potty 1,238 times a day. And, well, I get tired of sitting on the bathroom floor waiting for him to go (I started bringing magazines to read), but overall this potty training thing hasn't been too bad. Well, there was a time on Wednesday where Owen was sitting on the potty, Austin was crawling around getting into everything, and the dog was running off with Owen's underwear, but chaos is an everyday thing around here. ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Weekend Fun

Cousin Michael's 3rd birthday party was this weekend at Chuck E Cheese. Man o man, did Owen have fun! Well, we all did, but especially Owen. He loved running around and playing all the games. He found 2 games that he kept coming back to.

Ry & I with Austy. See how he's looking up at Ryan? He loves his daddy.

Mouth stuffed with pizza
Cutie patootie!
I couldn't get O to sit still for the pizza but here he is with the cake and ice cream
Sitting next to the birthday boy, Michael!
Austin got lots of lovin' from the ladies. Here he is with Nana.
And Aunt Jan
And Aunt Susan!
At one point, the music came on, Chuck E Cheese cake out, and we all Happy Birthday and other songs. See Owen dancing with Cousin Madi?
What a blast! It was so nice to see family. We may have to do Chuck E Cheese for Owen's 3rd birthday in September!