I am so excited to say that Sidney Kate is officially in "big girl panties!" We have been potty training for about a month now and I am so excited that we only wear pull ups for bed time. I was so nervous about how to even attempt to potty train her but with a little big of patience and smarties, it was actually a really good and somewhat easy process. I still love her excitement every time she uses the potty, and of course we either do a dance or I cheer for her.
We were loving the beautiful weather that we were having for a few days and spent as much time outside as possible. Now that it has gotten colder again, we have been doing a lot of swinging in the garage. Reilly set this up in the garage and she absolutely loves it! I can not believe how big my little girl is getting, she is so much fun these days and so funny. I love you SK!
Yesterday morning before getting out and running errands the whole family, minus Reilly of course put on our orange and were ready for the big game. Reilly just shook his head in disbelief that his two kids had orange on. I am proud to be a Cowboy fan!!
We had a pretty low key day of working around the house and playing. I also spent a few hours making Beckett some baby food, so far he loves the sweet potatoes and bananas.
In 2011, we welcomed the cutest boy ever Beckett Kane!! He makes our family complete, we adore him to pieces.
We also had to say goodbye to my precious, funny, loving and high tech grandpa BoBo. I miss and love you dearly!
I am so excited about what 2012 has in store for my family and loved ones. This holiday season has been so much fun with Sidney Kate and Beckett and we have enjoyed every minute of family time. We rang in the New Year with a fabulous cooked dinner by Reilly and dancing around the living room with Sidney. I honestly am so blessed and could not ask for anything more.
I can't believe how fast the time is going, you are already 4 months old!
You have learned to grab - You love to grab toys and hold on to them now.
You smile when I talk to you and when I lay you on the bed and kiss your belly and neck you just laugh and laugh
You turn to look at us when you hear our voices. You especially love it when your sister talks to you.
You are still so chubby and I love it! You weigh 17 pounds.
You are wearing 3-6 months size clothes and a size 3 diaper.
You still like to eat about every 3 to 4 hours 24/7. You get up 2-3 times a night and although I'm tired - I love that
You like to ride in the car. You just look out the window and 95% of the time - you go to sleep.
You really only cry now when you are hungry or tired.
You are constantly reaching for either mine, daddy's or your sisters fingers to chew on them. I still think you prefer your fingers the most, you are always trying to put your whole hand in your mouth. We think you are teething but maybe you just like to chew.
You still love your bath. You just chew your fingers and lay there like you could lay there forever. You are always so content at bath time.
Tummy time is still not your favorite time but you are starting to enjoy it a little more each day.
You are constantly making noises and love to try and repeat noises that we say to you. You want to talk to us so bad!
We are so in love with you and we are all so excited, especially your sister, for the day you can sit up and play.
Today we celebrated the life of my grandpa aka Bobo. It was such a bittersweet day for myself and my family...I am so sad that he is gone but also happy knowing he is in his eternal home and celebrating as I write this.
This past week we have officially started potty training and believe it or not, Sidney Kate has done great! She has not had an accident in 2 days and is now going to the potty on her own. This past week I have felt like a broken record asking her if she needed to go potty about every 10 minutes. She loves wearing "big girl panties" and her favorite panties are the Cinderella panties. When we first started potty training I set up a bowl of candy behind the potty and told her everytime she used the "big girl potty" then she would get some candy, I kept that up for about 4 days until she was consuming candy all day long so we have now resorted to a potty chart that she gets to put a sticker on and once she has it filled up we will be going to get a Barbie. I love her precious little booty in panties, her little booty is so precious! The next big step will be using the potty outside of the house and at Mother's Day Out. I am so proud of how good Sidney Kate has done with potty training and I hope that her not have accidents keeps up, it is so nice to possibly be done with 2 kids in diapers.
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I have been married to an amazing man for four years and God has blessed us with an adorable daughter, Sidney Kate who was born in June 2009 and we are expecting a little boy August 1, 2011. Life is wonderful!