Evan is in full birthday mode right now. He is realizing that his birthday is only a couple of months away so every other conversation we have is about possible birthday themes, cakes, presents.....etc. He is very excited to turn 6 but then asks "do I turn 8 after that?" He is anxious to catch up to Ian. It is funny to listen to him because I think he honestly believes that eventually he will physically catch up.....he doesnt understand that Ian ages every year too. I guess that is the plight of the 2nd born.....Its funny because Im finding that I let him do certain things sooner than I had allowed Ian and then I realize Im doing the same thing my parents did. My number one complaint (OK maybe not #1) as a teenager was that Nathan and Jeff got away with murder and I never got to do anything. It is amazing what parenthood teaches you about your own parents and how it helps you to come to understand them so much more. Anyway, it looks like a Jungle party for Evan this year....or some kind of animal party as he is truly a HUGE animal lover.
We bought little Dora the Explorer panties for Addison yesterday. I put one on her for fun because she was very excited to have them.....she peed in them before I could even change her. I think we have a long way to go on the potty training. We also bought a potty seat that fits on your toilet along with a step stool so she can climb up on it. She is still a little nervous about sitting on it completely but we are working on it. This is the first attempt we are making at potty training her. Im not going to push it because I think she will do it when she is ready but we are slowly moving toward it.Well, I am tired and hungry. Im working my graveyard shift this weekend and I never seem to accomplish anything during those 3 days. It really wreaks havoc on a persons' body to work those hours. Thankfully I only have to do it 3 days......but in the meantime, I better go feed myself and get ready for one more night of work. Sorry no pictures this time except this picture I took of the kids with Olivia....she is a child in Ian's school class that I watch on Fridays for a few hours so that she doesnt have to go to the after school program. I could talk for an hour about the horrors of the after school program at their school but I will save you from the boredom. Anyway, we made Chinese lanterns and this is a picture of them with theirs. Also a picture of my cheezy little girl and of my sweet nephew Soren.
Have a Great Week.