Saturday, May 12, 2012

Alex... New and Improved!

The paint on my lovely car has been oxidizing and peeling ever since we bought it. And it has only been getting worse. About a month ago after several suggestions from Chad's dad (and I'm talking SEVERAL over the past few years) Alex finally got painted! Chad took Cayden up to Grandma and Grandpa's and spent an entire Saturday sanding and painting all the yucky parts on my car. Now Alex is all pretty and except for a few tiny, tiny spots you can't even tell that it was repainted.

 The wheels were rusting and got painted silver. The black between the two side windows was peeling and got fixed. All the other spots were oxidized and peeling and got a fresh coat of pretty red paint to match the rest of the car. Hooray.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Lame Attempts

Potty training has been pretty hit and miss around here. I encourage going on the big boy potty at each diaper change, but other than that I don't push it. If Cayden comes to me and says he wants to try then we do. I've decided to wait until he turns three to really push it. Oh, and we've pretty much tried every bribe imaginable and still nothing. Bought big boy underwear... nope. M&M's (which are his favorite candy ever)... nope. A talking Diesel 10 to go with his other trains... nope. I'm kinda burned out and we haven't even really started. The biggest obstacle seems to be his lack of caring. He just doesn't care to go in the potty. It's not that he is scared or isn't aware that he needs to go... trust me, he is. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

The special potty spot. Sadly, it is not used very frequently. :(

One attempt at going.

The latest attempt. It wasn't successful, but cracked me up. Cayden camped out on the potty for an HOUR! (And yes, I asked multiple times if he wanted to get off.) He had his markers, crayons, and coloring book as well as a snack of apples. Goofy boy.

And just because she's cute, here's Laura. She is wearing a dress that used to be mine. Love this little girl and her cheeks!