Saturday, February 28, 2015

You Do What On Friday Nights?

So Bryan and I have started this new thing.... It's called going on dates. We used to do it once upon a time before we had a little one. We went very occasionally when we could find a good sitter but then Eli became very clingy. So those date nights ended. 

Until we moved to rigby. Eli has fallen in love with a young lady in our church. She is 17 and loves to babysit. We go out every couple weeks now and it's awesome!! Eli doesn't miss us and definitely has more fun with her than with me :) 

We got back from a movie tonight and the first thing he said when we walked in the door was "mommy daddy home. No want wyssa (Alyssa) to weave. Stay my home". This boy loves her to death. It's so funny to see how much he likes her. And makes my heart so happy that he is happy with her while we can enjoy a night out. She is worth 100$ a night and more!! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It Has Begun

This little guy is suddenly interested in the potty! He will occasionally sit on it and do some business (granted he has the iPad to play on). I'm not ready to go full force yet but I'm excited he's interested. My goal is to potty train him this spring (or at least before the summer). 

But really how cute is he sitting on his potty like a big kid! 

(Showing me the blue gummy bear he got for going pee)

Oh Eli, please don't hate me for posting this. You're just too cute!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Little Bit of Lately

Eli has been changing so much everyday and I've been terrible at writing down his funny sayings or actions, so here is my last ditch effort to remember this fun stage!

He says the funniest things:
"Mom tiny sip?  (handing me water) wash down crackers"
Sometimes he will randomly start talking about something that happened weeks ago.  Today he started telling me about when he dressed up as Mickey Mouse for halloween.  "Me Mickey Mouse.  Yellow Shoes, White gloves, ears!  Treat bag. Candy in. All gone."

"Big wuv you!!!"

(My brain is dead-I'll think of more funny phrases)

He loves to play with his train set.  Every. Day.

We play outside everyday possible. Even when it's snowing or raining. He's such an outdoor lover. And I love that we have a yard for him to play in now. 

He goes to bed so well!  He gets a snack, brushes teeth, gets on jammies, then comes out to the living room and yells, "daddy! Prayers!"  We say prayers and one of us reads him a few stories and he goes right to sleep.  (Sleeping all night is another story).  This kid has not slept through the night for more than a month at a time....ever.  Good thing I love him to death!

His very favorite place is the library.  Anytime we get in the car he asks if we can go to the "wibwary".  He loves story time, playing with the blocks and the computers, and picking out new stories to take home.

He has gone potty in the toilet twice!  And was quite proud of himself.  We bought a little froggy potty seat to see if he's more interested when its not so high.  I'm not in a rush but hope he gets there this spring. 

He is so tender hearted and makes me laugh everyday!! 

Bedroom Update

Since we moved I have been wanting to update our bedroom.  I am really happy with how it turned out! I wanted to make a headboard too, but I kinda....ran out of my budget money :) So this is how it'll stay for a while and I love it!


 Bryan helped me make this shelf.  I love that it displays a lot of pictures we wouldn't normally have hanging up.  And... I look exactly the same now as I do on our wedding day :)

 These dang pillows.  I saw them at Joann's but they were 25$.  I decided to get some fabric and make my own.  I purchased the fabric, brought it home, and didn't like it.  At all.  I loved these pillows and the fabric I bought wasn't going to cut it.  I returned the fabric the next day (how awesome is that! It has to be un cut and un washed with the receipt and they'll take it back) and bought these three for 50% off.  I'm much happier with them :)