Tuesday, April 10, 2012

- a little catchin' up -


Busy, busy, busy...that's what I have been lately! I always thought I was really good at managing my time...but I don't know what has happened lately. It seems I just don't have time to get much of anything done! I need more hours in the day...or I need a personal assistant who will do all of my "not so fun" daily tasks for me. Hmmm, that would be nice huh?

Anyway, a little catch up post today...

- Ellie is doing fabulous with potty training...well, at least #1. She has been in big girl panties since the weekend we potty trained, and we rarely have any issues with her making it to the potty, even when we are out of the house. To be honest with you, potty training went a lot quicker than I ever thought it would. High five Ellie! But, before you get too excited about our potty training success...she is still struggling with #2. Okay, maybe struggling is an understatement. It's more like, she just flat out won't do it on the toilet. She waits until her pull-up is on for the night, and then does her business. She's "accidentally" gone a couple times on the toilet, so I thought for sure she would get over her fear, but nope, no such luck. I've tried everything...bribery, getting excited about it, reading her books about it, putting her on the potty every 1/2 hour or so to encourage her to go # 2 (that usually just ends in screaming and crying on her part) and nothing has helped. The kid just holds it and holds it until she has the safety of her pull-ups, and then she finally lets it go. I know this is a very, very common problem with a lot of little ones getting potty trained, but it still is frustrating. Frustrating to know that she is technically only 1/2 potty trained, and still relies on the security of her pull-ups to handle her #2's. For now, I think I will just back off and ignore the issue. Maybe it will just work itself out??

- Today marks the first day of me getting up at an ungodly hour to work out! Ugh! As good as it felt while I was doing it, I am so tired from just that one less hour of sleep. I am not a big fan of working out in the morning....never have been. But with working all day, and having to take care of Ellie, and dinner, and laundry, and all the other fun stuff that occupies my evenings, there was just no way I could fit in an evening workout anymore. So, the morning it is. We'll see how long this lasts...ha ha!

- I think I need a vacation...sigh. Even the little tasks in my day are getting almost impossible to accomplish. I am worn out and could use a good recharge!

- We are moving to a newer, bigger house in just a few short weeks (hooray!) Number of boxes I have packed? Zero! Luckily, we are literally just moving down the street. Like 8 or 9 houses down from where we live now. But, as it turns out, it doesn't matter how close your new house is to your current house...you still have to pack everything up. And I am currently failing at that task...sigh. Hopefully I get some things done this weekend.

- My one year blog-versary is quickly approaching! How should we celebrate my friends? (You can read my very first post here...warning, it is a very riveting post. Be prepared! ha ha ha).

- I'm doing some scouting for anyone who would like to be featured on my Monday "quick recipe of the week" feature. Shoot me an email if you want to be featured! It's lots of fun (I promise!)

- And finally an Easter wrap up...it was fabulous this year! It was really fun to watch Ellie since she was old enough to really "get it". We went to a wonderful Easter service at our church, and then enjoyed the sunshine while having Easter brunch outside on the veranda of a delicious restaurant. Ellie got to give a great big hug to the Easter Bunny at the restaurant. She was so excited! (It's funny....considering she is so timid and shy around other people and kids, she has absolutely no fear when it comes to these characters that are dressed up. She runs straight to them! It's so cute).  Ellie took a quick nap, which gave this procrastinating momma a chance to stuff her plastic eggs with treats and hide them in the backyard. Then it was Easter egg hunt time. She got so excited every time she found an egg. Turns out the sweet treats inside the eggs were a hit, but that was about it. She looked super disappointed every time she opened an egg filled with pretzels or stickers...ha!






Showing us her loot!





and
 then, she {snapped}



30 comments:

Erin said...

Yay for potty training going so well! Stick with it and I'm sure she'll be going #2 on the potty soon! As for packing up and moving? Don't you wish you could just snap your fingers and it be done? We moved 4 time the year before and just after Jackson was born. Whew. Good luck mama!

Amber said...

Yay for #1 potty going so well but Ive heard #2 usually takes some time so I hope that her fear will be relieved soon.

Yay for a new home but moving is a pain but will be so worth it!

Ive really been thinking about getting up in the morning to work out but when I already get up at 6 I cant seem to find time to get up earlier :(

I would love to do a monday quick recipe if you have any open spots.

thecoffeehouse said...

potty training my dog was hard enough. i feel for ya! sounds like you're doing an amazing job though. good luck!!

Shauna said...

Congrats on your almost 1 year anniversary. I understand the pain in getting up early to work out, I do it too, and it does seem like that one extra hour would make a world of difference. Good Luck to you tomorrow! And congrats on the new house ;)

Carlie said...

The picture of her hugging the Easter Bunny is super cute! Hopefully she'll be all the way potty-trained soon! And good luck getting up early to workout every morning! I should start doing that too!

Natalie said...

Have you considered cutting the back out of a pull up and sitting her on the potty? =)

The easter bunny scare the poo out of me.

Ellie is to stinking cute!

Tori Baldridge said...

Oh goodness she is adorable!!

Vanessa said...

Great post and I understand about the potty training. It takes a while for some kids to go #2. She'll do it when she is ready, don't worry. The Easter pics are so precious.

Pray you move goes smooth. : )

Vanessa

courtney - larking. said...

Wow -- I haven't even started thinking about potty training yet so I had no idea about the difficulty with #2! Poor you. I'm sure you've talked to her about her fears and read Everybody Poops and all that good stuff :) She'll get the hang of it eventually!

Courtney B said...

Ok.... it sucks BIG time having to get up 1 hour earlier but you will feel SO MUCH BETTER having your workout done for the day! Give it a couple weeks and you'll realize that you actually don't mind getting up an hour earlier if it gets your workout out of the way! And you'll feel more energy all day!
Ellie is PRECIOUS! She looks like an angel in her Easter dress!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh potty training, I dread it already! But it sounds like Ellie is doing great, even with not wanting to go #2.. she'll get it eventually!!
I HATE waking up early to work out too.. annnd that's probably why I haven't done it in a ridiculously long time. I am hoping to start running again though, so wish me luck in that :)
Kyna, I just love every single picture of Ellie.. the one of her showing off her loot is precious!! And that last one is soooo perfect. I just love her! xoxo

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh, and hooray for moving! Good luck in your packing, i feel you, friend, on the procrastination. Packing really stinks! But you'll get there, I'm sure of it :) Enlist those family and friends, it'll make it go so much faster! Hope it goes well!! xoxo

Jenna{Mommy in Manhattan} said...

Oh my goodness! i love that pic of her with the Easter bunny! So cute!!

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous photos as always. The ones of her and the Easter bunny are just adorable!! She is honestly one of the most beautiful little girls, and always looks so happy. :)

Christine said...

Sam took a lot longer on the #2's too. He would cry and cry. but one day it was suddenly magically okay to go in the potty :).

Congrats on moving to a bigger place! And I love your Easter pictures--Ellie's dress is adorable!

Melanie said...

Oh my sweet sweet friend... HIGH-5 mama on getting up early to work out! I can only imagine how much you miss that extra time catchn your zzz's, but I bet in no time you will look forward to it... AND have even more energy! (I'm trying to be an empowering positive bbf!)lol) YAYa fot the new house, that is SO exciting!!! You have to send me some pics. This is why we NEED to live close, I would SO help you pack, & you could help me w/ my baby powder "Incident!" PLUS we would totally have the most fun EVER. OHMGosh. the Ellie-bug pics, ADORABLE. LOVE her sweet perfect dress. Why am I not just emailing you...? LOVE you mama.

. said...

My dad bribed me with gumballs for pooping on the big girl potty :)

. said...

My dad bribed me with gumballs for pooping on the big girl potty :)

Kira said...

Ellie is so cute! Also, I've never had to potty train before, but it sounds like she is doing a great job, I'm sure the #2s will come soon!

melissa said...

That last picture is so cute!!!

Miranda said...

love her easter dress! i am still terrified of even starting potty training! plus i hear boys are harder! i would love to do the quick recipe post!

(just realized i was supposed to shoot you an email about it! maybe this counts ;) )

Songbook said...

It's great that she is able to go pee on the potty! I've heard that number 2 is actually easier to get them to do in the potty, so maybe it's all down-hill from here! And oh my gosh, could she BE any cuter??

Kelly-Marie said...

Wow a girl bunny, well thats the first one I have ever seen .. gorgeous pictures huni, Ellie's dress is so beautiful!

You can still link up with this weeks link up sweetie.

Happy Easter to you guys x x

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray for potty training going so well! 1/2 way is really great, and the other will come soon. She is such a cutie!

~Brittany~ said...

I've never seen a girl Easter bunny before!!! You little girl is so pretty. Hope you had a great Easter weekend.

Sonya Marie said...

Maia has the EXACT same problem with the #2 on the potty. If we sit her, she'll go poop on the potty but NOT without a fight first! It's weird!

Marley said...

Happy belated Easter ! happy almost blog-anniversary.. maybe a giveaway?? lol jk..

well not really :)

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Ellie is so absolutely adorable. I love the name - My grandma's name was Ellie :)

Also, she is doing great with potty training! My 3 year old niece is still having trouble- some take to it better than others.

xo

ginanorma said...

SO good to catch up and OH my.word with those photos :o

How exciting about moving to a new house, and so close to where you are now, bonus!

Herding Cats said...

Lovely pictures. I hope the potty training contiues to go well.

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