Monday, February 4, 2013
Yesterday, while enjoying the super bowl at my sister and brother-in-law's house, (Scott and Teresa's), we achieved a huge milestone in our lives! Mayley finally pooped on the potty!!!!!
For the past few weeks she has been good with peeing on the toilet...but not so much when it came to #2. Wade and I have tried all forms of bribery...nothing seemed to be working...and to say, that we were ready to be done with diapers, is a huge understatement. But last night after her Daddy told her he would take her to the store if she went poop on the toilet, she came and announced she needed to go. Then after using the bathroom she ran back into the room where everyone was gathered, watching the game, and proudly announced her accomplishment. She received lots of applause and cheers from the crowd, and had 2 very happy parents.
She then said to her dad "Can we go now?'...she was ready to head to the store for her new toy. We explained to her that it was Sunday and the stores were closed.
This morning she woke up and the first thing she said was "Are the stores open today?" I said that they were. Then she asked "When is my Daddy going to be home?" I told her not until 5. She spent the rest of the day checking to see how much longer before her dad came home.
She was super excited when he finally arrived to take her "shopping". And this is the doll she picked out at the store. Small price for us to pay for actually going on the toilet:)
Posted by Deanna at 7:41 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013
The kids had a day off from school..so we slept in, then Taylor and I went to do chores at the farm. It was especially foggy this morning, and we knew that Grandma Lindley had a hair appointment, so we stopped by her house and offered her a ride to her appointment...she reluctantly accepted. We dropped her off with the promise of returning in a 1/2 hour to pick her up. We then went to the farm and did the chores, but when we finished and walked back to the truck, the doors were locked and the keys were inside. Taylor thought that maybe he could crawl through the back window of the truck and into the cab...but the window was locked. I thought about having Ryan drive the gator over and pick us up...but the fog was so thick I worried about his safety... I looked at my watch and we only had 15 minutes before we needed to pick up grandma. So we decided to walk. Luckily it was in the low 30's today, (as opposed to the below zero temperatures we've been having lately)and Taylor was a trooper. We quickly walked home, got the van, and picked up Grandma.
We had a spare set of keys at home so when Wade got home we were able to go get the truck. And I did enjoy walking and talking with Taylor. So it really wasn't that big of a deal...just made for an interesting morning.
Posted by Deanna at 4:53 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2013
|Colby and his good friend Austin Downs|
|I don't know who this young man is(he is from another ward).|
But he came and did a cute program for the award ceremony tonight.
Posted by Deanna at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I'm not very good at keeping a journal...so I've decided (at least for now), that I will use my blog to "journal" all the "moments" that happen...the things that make me smile...sometimes cry...or want to scream. But memories that I want to keep none-the -less.
On Sunday, December 30th I was really sick and headed to insta-care... meanwhile, the rest of the family had an appointment for tithing settlement. Because I was out of commission it was up to Wade to fix Mayley's hair. Here's how the conversation went:
Wade: "Come on Mayley, we need to fix your hair before we go."
Mayley: "I want princess hair."
Wade: "I don't know how to do princess hair."
Me: "It's actually quite simple...she just wants you to gather it into a ponytail then twist it and put a
clippie in it. Even you can do it."
Wade: "I didn't understand one thing you said... but just go, we'll figure it out"
A few minutes later I received a text from Wade that said " I just got a "Well, that doesn't look pretty."
Posted by Deanna at 4:09 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To say that it has been way too long since my last post would be a HUGE understatement. And while my OCD is telling me that I need to "catch up" on all that has been missed...The more sensible side of me knows that, that is a daunting task, that will only cause me to become overwhelmed and fall off the blogging bandwagon before I even get back on. So here is to a fresh start and a new beginning:)
Posted by Deanna at 11:16 AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This year we celebrated New Year's Eve with a candle light dinner at home. We enjoyed Chinese food from Wok on Wheels (complete with chop sticks) and Martinelli's sparkling cider. During dinner Wade asked everyone to tell us what their favorite thing about 2010 was. My first thought was that Mayley survived RSV. Wade agreed and added our family trip to yellowstone where we were able to see a black bear. Ryan said our family trip to yellowstone. Colby said his birthday (which broke my heart because that's when we were in the midst of driving back and forth to salt lake dividing our time between home and being with Mayley in the hospital. Thank goodness for my mom! Some how she managed to make it a wonderful day and made him feel special, in all our chaos!) Colby also was grateful he was baptized. Taylor's highlight was getting Daisy ( our border collie puppy). so over all I think we can count 2010 as a great year.
Posted by Deanna at 8:49 PM