Aly is potty trained! We started strongly encouraging her at the end of August and found that she was even more cooperative with the incentive of chocolate milk with a snack after her nap if she had been going on the potty that day. She has now been free of accidents for over a week! Aly has been awesome- with the exception of one day where she thought it would be fun to torture me, not tell me she had an accident and then let me find her dancing & splashing in her puddle of pee. She's lucky she had been so good up till that point and that she's cute as a button or I may have throttled her! Now she just yells "Pee!" and heads for the bathroom. I am so happy
to be done diapers with her. 1 down, 1 to go.
Mr. Emerson is on a sippy cup full time. I am a little sad about it, since he is my last and time just seems to get away from me. But i'm happy because i'm not being used as a teething ring!
He has also decided to follow in the footsteps of his sister and walk early. E pulls himself up on everything right now and hasn't quite figured out that he can't walk until he's more balanced, so he sees something and just starts trying to go towards it in his upright position. Poor kid, he's taken many faceplants into the floor, carpet, toys- blame Travis and Grandpa Ken for telling him he has to start walking.
These are some pictures of us outside on one of our walks. The early evening has been just beautiful and is the perfect temperature to go exploring.
Alyssa prefers to look through her binoculars backwards. Its pretty funny, like grover from Sesame Street... "Near..... Far..... Near.... Far..."
My very happy boy. He is so content, except when eating. Now that he can eat some things on his own like cheerios he insists on having something in his hand while you feed him. If he's upset he screetches, you'd be amazed such a small kid could make such a noise. Our little veloco rapture. Travis and I are reminded of Aly at this age, these two kids are so similiar in some ways and so different in others.
We discovered a nest in one of the trees this day.
Aly thought it was so cool we found a nest and that it was a bird's house. She was disappointed that we didn't get to see who lived there. She pretended to "take a picture all by meself" so she could remember to tell Daddy about it when he got home.
I couldn't pass up taking a couple of pics of the leaves turning colours. I LOVE the fall. It is the very best season, crisp cool weather I'm happy this time of year is finally here.
It seems so often that our lives are filled with just the kids but Travis and I have been busy with things too.
Travis is training for the Worlds in karate. The competition is coming up during the long weekend of October in Toronto. Travis will be competing in individual and team kumite. Aly, Emer and I will be staying home, but i'll make sure I get pictures and post them later in October.
Nothing quite as exciting happening with me, but I've started piano lessons. I needed a night out of the house and some mental stimulation, and I've been saying for ages that I wanted to learn how to play. Its going well and i'm having fun. The kids get a kick out of my practicing and they like to make up songs to go with it. Right now i'm working on O'Canada and the Star Spangled Banner plus a few classical pieces. I plan on getting a nursery rhyme book so that I can play more for the kids.