Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bath time pics

Man, I don't know what it is but I have not had the desire to blog, maybe it's cause it's summer time and we seem to be busier?
Everything is going good here. I LOVE my job. Hunter is going to his Montessori preschool on the days that I work and does swimming lessons on my days off. Ella is....well, Ella. Most days are great. I'm having a hard time with her listening or rather lack there of. I'm thinking that her aide in her upcoming preschool definetly has her work cut out for her this fall. Otherwise she is doing great. She has more and more words all the time. Her current thing we had been working on is when I ask her her name she answers, "lella" occasionally she says it perfect but she definetly gets whats she is doing! She will point at me and say "mama" then point at herself and say "lella." I love it! She also points to her name tattoo'd on my wrist and says "lella" and points to Hunter's name and says "bubba." Yep, she can read, ha ha ha ha! Also, she is pooping in the potty at least 90% of the time, all her own doing, I never taught her anything she comes and pats her diaper and says "poop." The only time she really poops in her diaper is when she is with her dad, hmmm....what does that say? Perhaps he doesn't listen to her?? (I can write whatever I want about him because he NEVER reads this : ) Even when we are out shopping and she is riding in a cart she will tell me she has to poop and will hold it until we get to the bathroom. She is pretty awesome.
Oh yeah, question for you all....3 nights in the past 2 weeks we have had to go in to Ella's room to unwedge her leg from the slats of her crib. She starts crying, we go in and her leg is sticking out of the crib. Sad. BUT, I am SOOOO scared to move her to a toddler bed. She cannot be trusted!! I have images of her splashing in the toliet, downstairs in the kitchen eating etc...I would definetly have to baby gate her room to trap her in. But I am also scared of lack of sleep, both for her and I, not a good combo. So, how old was your kid with Ds when you moved them out of the crib???

On nights that Chris works and I work the following morning the kids and I spend the night with my mom. Chris doesn't get off of work till 7am and I have to be at work at 7:30am and have to leave at about 6:50, anyhow it is just so much easier to not wake up the kids and get them ready and then take them to my mom (who THANK God watches the kids and shuttles them around to school so Chris can sleep and I can work!) Anyhow, my mom has a really cool spa tub also known as "nana's huge tub." The kids love it! These pics are from Ella's first bath in it, Hunter has had many : )













Um, there is something
on my head....







Oh, ok, it's funny.









I like this pic
of Hunter
She is saying "ME"
about something.
"Thank You."
GOOF
These are my favorite....

13 comments:

Kim said...

Cute pictures! Bubble baths are so much fun!

That is awesome that Ella is potty training so well. I hope Mattie is that easy when the time comes.

amy flege said...

what a great update. love the bath photos!! i didnt know you were working!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

I love pix of your kids, they are so adorable! So glad you love your job, it makes working so much easier!

Laurie said...

Crossing my fingers that Chase starts to show any interest at all in the potty! That is awesome that Ella is!!

We are right now in the process of transitioning Chase to a twin bed (4th night last night!). He's 27mos. It's rough- he is waking up at 2am and getting out of bed and either crying at his door, or if it is open, walking down the hall. He will settle down and sleep if you leave the door open, but if you close it, he freaks out. I had to shut the door last night at 3 am because he would not stop leaving his room- he cried it out and eventually got back in bed and slept. I'm giving it another week, but I think it will be ok soon...

Aunt Tami said...

Ha ha!! These are so cute!! I am so jealous of the big tub!!!! Yay for Ella and the potty...that is great!!! Also, I didnt know you got tatoo's?? When did you do that?? Sounds like she is becoming quite the chatterbox!! And you're probably right..Chris probably isnt listening to missy, or IS listening and doesnt want to deal with taking her to the bathroom!! Ha ha!! Shawn doesnt like taking Shay because he says the guy bathrooms are usually pretty gross because guys usually dont sit and then the ones that do are messy...and he doesnt like taking Shay in there!! So I usually end up taking her...the whole gross public bathroom thing works on me!! LOL!!! We miss you guys bunches!!!! Love you all!!~~Aunt Tami and family!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you put the bumper pads back on? I had to do that with my oldest because she was doing the same thing!

The Mattesons said...

You have such beautiful kids! They look like they enjoyed Nana's huge tub! Oh and us going to Spokane would be great if my in-laws weren't there...we don't get along.

Monica Crumley said...

Darling bathtime photos. Love Ella's eyes.

Melissa said...

Now that looks like a fun bath time!

Michelle said...

Great pics!

We used to have the same problem with Ru - her legs would stick out & then get stuck. I bought these panels that velcro on & cover the entire side of the crib & we haven't had a problem since. They're called crib shields - they have them on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/BreathableBaby-CribShield-Mesh-Liner-White/dp/B0013FKUW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1247971970&sr=8-1

dpequignot@earthlink.net said...

Weelll Sydney is SIX and still in crib:) BUT big girl bed by August 1, I think I just want to keep her a baby, she climbs out in morning and comes to our room. I know some people put up a baby gate at the kids door to help with security. Good luck, we have been getting real close to being totally potty trained except for nite! Good Luck, your kids are so super cute:)
Denise

Kiki said...

how great that she is talking more and more! That makes me excited! When did she start saying words? Bree says mom and dad and then she has started babbling alot! So now I am wondering what to do to help her start using more words. Any advice?

Wendy P said...

Kira just said "bubbles" for the first time looking at your cute pics!