Sunday, July 27, 2008

Adventures in Potty Training

I think we have bought our last pack of diapers for Noah! He has been using the potty since Wednesday and is doing great. We stayed at home for 3 days and did nothing but potty and he seems to understand the concept. We finally ventured out of the house yesterday and Noah used the restroom at three different places without any problem. I think this purchase may have helped with our initial success:

Jude, on the other hand, is not happy about our newest activity. Every time Noah says he needs to go potty and we run out of the room, Jude starts screaming and crawls all around the house hunting for us. He is experiencing serious separation anxiety and potty training Noah seems to be making it worse!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

9 months!

Jude had his 9 month well visit with the doctor this morning. He weighed in at 21 pounds, 12 ounces (75%) and is 30 1/4 inches (95%). He got a few shots but recovered pretty quickly. The doctor said that everything looks great and was impressed with his standing and cruising abilities. He also said that Jude's annoying habit of grinding his teeth is normal and hopefully he'll outgrow that habit quickly! Overall he is a happy, healthy 9 month old.

Noah went to play at his friend Emsley's house while I took Jude to the doctor. I had hoped that maybe he would get inspired to start using the potty since Emsley is working on being potty trained, but no such luck. I think we'll wait a little longer before we take on that challenge.

Captaining the Pirate Ship

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fountain Fun

We decided to try out the new Jacksonville trolley system this week and caught a ride down to the Landing with Noah and Jude's friends Jackson and Kirby (and their mom's)! The boys thought the trolley was pretty cool and thought that running around in the big fountain at the Landing was even cooler.

Noah decided he didn't want to wear any clothes. I did manage to convince him to leave his diaper on.

Fountain Fun
I think Noah and Kirby could have spent hours chasing each other around in the water.

Jackson was a little unsure about splashing in the big fountain, but he did have fun running around with Noah and Kirby. We had a picnic afterwards and then jumped back on the air conditioned trolley for a relaxing ride home. It was a great adventure that we plan to do again soon!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

We had a great 4th of July! Noah and Mom made a flag cake this morning to take to a cookout we went to this evening.
Flag Cake

There were 18 children under 5 (and only 3 boys!) at the cookout and most everyone was on their best behavior. The pool, dock, dogs, pinata and sparklers definitely helped entertain them. Thanks CeCe and Spencer for having us over for the 4th! We had a great time!

Can I Come Outside?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Who looks like who?

It is always fascinating to hear who people think our kids look like. EVERYONE has a different opinion. Mom thinks they both look like her, Dad thinks they both look like him. Obviously they both got Dad's hair. Everyone used to say that Noah looked just like Dad, but now more people think he looks like Mom. There has never been much agreement about Jude, everyone has a different opinion about who he resembles most. So what do you all think? And if you need to, you can look at more pictures to help develop your opinion. Be sure to leave a comment (not e-mail)- we're curious to hear our readers' thoughts on who Noah and Jude resemble most!