Friday, October 15, 2010

some days are like that....

I have always known that I was meant to be a mom.

Some days I have had about enough. I need to escape for an hour and have some "mommy" time when Brian gets home from work.

For a couple weeks now, I have just REALLY loved being a mom. Parker and Carter are such sweethearts. They love each other and us so much. They radiate love and acceptance.

I know that I am so blessed.

Parker is now (almost) FULLY potty trained. He is so excited to go to the ZOO for his prize once he's fully trained. He is in full time underwear- at home and in public. If we are home, he doesn't tell me (I told him he doesn't have to) unless he needs help. In public- he always tells me. :) *KNOCK ON WOOD* and he hasn't ever had an accident out. The only obstacle right now is wetting the bed at night. He doesn't do it at naptime. He actually thinks it is funny. He'll say to me "I pee in my bed! HAHA" . Not quite sure how to show him it's NOT funny. Silly kid.

Parker still knows all his upper and lower case letters, shapes, colors, numbers, and some traffic signs. He can spell stop. He has a tracing book that teaches pencil control and then I'll start working on writing letters. He loves that stinkin' book. It goes to naptime and bedtime even. He looks on the back- where the whole series is pictured and says "i want all these". HAHA. :) Someday, Parker, someday.

Carter is REALLY smart. He is 18mon and can follow any direction. He is a snuggle bug. He loves loves loves to read. He will find a book, and bring it to daddy (his favorite reader). Once the book is over he says "more" "more" and daddy will read it again. He's starting to recognize letters.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


FINALLY! clean, smudge and streak FREE floors!!! I think I'm in LOVE I came across Mrs Meyer's cleaning products at a local natural foods store. I was looking to replace my Theives that my children dumped all over the laundry room floor. I am happily satisfied with my find. And what made me even happier??? Walmart had it for less. Thank you Walmart for starting to carry more eco friendly products.

Oh and I got a $5 rebate on the mop. Score.I swear, it's the little things in life.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

sharing. fhe.

Last night for FHE we had a lesson on sharing. I then shared two m&ms with Parker and asked him if he would share ONE with Carter. He happily did. I then did the same to Carter- who SHOCKED me when he willingly shared his with Parker. It was adorable. I seriously almost cried. I'm so emotional. LOL I said "sharing makes us happy". They both said happy! :)

We mentioned how missionaries SHARE the gospel. And they drew pictures for our friend John-Mike who's on his mission in California. Parker drew a picture. (circles with lines) He usually scribbles. I asked him what his picture was of. He said "Missionaries are happy" :) :) HE GOT IT!

Below isn't the same picture bc that is en route to Cali. This is one he drew for me after

Thursday, October 7, 2010

G&G Steffen Visit

Grandma Steffen came for a visit while daddy and Grandpa Steffen went to a John Updike conference. Brian was so happy to go.

Grandma bought the boys matching Buzz/Woody pjs. They now insist on wearing them everynight. They are cute pjs.
Parker and Carter are SO BLESSED to have TWO sets of superduper grandparents. WE are so blessed.
Above is a photo of both of them and their curious george fruit snacks from Grandma Steffen too.