So why of all months did we pick May to start two pretty major remodeling jobs in our home? And why am I attempting to start the potty training journey with our 2.5 year old? And why did Liberty choose now to cut two new teeth?
Well, it's probably because Chaos is our best friend :)
But also because these are all things that we've been putting off, but they just need to get done. You see, around here, there is no such thing as a "perfect opportunity" when it comes to things like this on our "to do" list. So, we just have to do what we can when we have the energy...
With this awesome Spring weather, I guess our energy just got the best of us! :)
So currently, I'm trying to potty train Samuel. Although I've done this twice already with my two older boys, you wouldn't know it if you could see right now! I'm having trouble remembering all the "tricks of the trade" so ANY advice would be greatly welcomed!
The best technique I have right now is that EVERYONE gets an M&M if Samuel uses the potty. This really gets my older boys involved in encouraging him to potty train!
We're also refinishing our front porch. It has badly needed it ever since we moved in almost 4 years ago, but we are just now getting around to it. Thankfully, a few of our students used their "community work day" to come over and help my husband sand, strip, patch and caulk.
I know what you might be thinking..."you let high school kids work on your porch with power tools?" Yes we did! You have to understand that around here, these boys ain't no city boys! They are farm boys, hard workers, beginning craftsmen, well-rounded in all things "construction". They did awesome and were such a blessing!
Some of the girl students came over too and we got working on painting my cabinets in my kitchen pantry. Sanding and painting, was the name of the game...they saved me soo much time!
Yet even with their help, we're still in the midst of both projects. The porch is waiting for it's final coat and the cabinets are waiting to be hung. Working on things just a few spare minutes here and there is challenging, but we keep reminding ourselves it WILL get done...eventually :) Family always comes first, and THAT pays off!
Then there is Little Miss Liberty. The past fews days she's had a fierce fever, messy diapers, sleepless nights and the culprit is...her two top teeth! They decided to make an appearance in the midst of all our insanity. So for her and I that has meant little sleep, more baths and the best part of teething that I LOVE? Lots of cuddling!
If you have any advice on potty training or soothing techniques for teething, do share!!!
And one more thing...
For my last "MckLinky Monday" (coming up) I was inspired to have us all write about why we love our hubbys! Recently my friend Jenny (who I lived and served with in Mexico in 2005 for a few months) wrote a blog post that I LOVED...
Her first line in her post still makes me smile;
i love him when. ...after bathing the eldest, toweling her, and putting on warm jammies, i hear him say 'now let's put one of these thinga-ma-jiggies in your hair.'
Doesn't that just make you smile?!
You can read the rest of her post HERE!
So now YOU get ready to blog about why YOU love YOUR HUBBY and link it up here this Monday!!!