Monday, November 28, 2011

Girls and Curls

Emily likes when I braid her hair after her shower so she can have curly hair the next day.  Saturday, I decided to dig out the foam curlers and use those.

the boys wanted in on the curlers, too, so they each got one on top!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blog Follower Contest Winner!

I drew a number and the winner is comment number 11, Mieal Deneb.  So, Rachel the next time I see you, I'll give you your prize!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Putting up the Christmas Tree!

Andrew came running over saying, "It fit me" and then he tried to put on this ornament shaped like a stocking!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Product Review: "Potty Chair for Boys" by Potty Scotty

The Potty Scotty Potty Chair for Boys is available from their website for $14.95 and can be personalized for free in a variety of font colors.  I actually won the potty chair in Potty Scotty's monthly Facebook Giveaway and I opted for no personalization so that I could pass on the potty when we were finished with it.

Besides the Potty Chair for Boys, Potty Scotty also offers other options for potty chairs and seats, training pants, step stools. training dolls, aids, videos, and books.  There is also a companion site, Potty Patty, with similar items geared for girls.

The Potty Chair for Boys is made out of plastic and is approximately 13" long (front to back), 9" wide (side to side), 4½" tall at the seat, and 9½" tall at the back.   It is quite a bit smaller than either of the other potties we have in the house.

Here is a picture of it next to the Fisher Price froggy potty we used for William:

  • It is lightweight
  • It is portable and we bring it with us to church so he has a familiar potty his size to use
  • It is all one piece, so there is nowhere for him to get pinched
  • It is very short
  • It has no easy spot for emptying and urine tends to dribble all over the outside
  • It has a small splash guard and it is easy to get splash over if he has a really full bladder
When we first got the Potty Chair for Boys, Andy didn't use it much, and prefered to use the froggy potty.  Lately, however, he has been chosing to use it more frequently than the froggy potty.

Here he is using it:  (See how his knees stick up from it being short)

**Overall, I like the Potty Scotty for Boys and would recommend it for others to use. **


Monday, November 21, 2011

My Children Are Hansel & Gretel

Front of the "Gingerbread" house

Back of house

After the kids had 2 times of eating it

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blog Followers Contest

Hi!  I have the opportunity to maybe test products and write reviews on my blog.  But I need to have 50 followers.  So I decided that if you become a follower of my blog and then comment on this post, I will draw a name and they will win something.  I'm not sure what yet, but something!  I will draw a name on Nove 22nd, so that gives you 5 days to join!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

William Is 4 Years Old!

I had to wake Will up for his party, so he wasn't feeling like opening presents at first!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Photo Shoot

Since it is almost William's birthday, it was time to take his yearly picture.  This usually means that the rest of the kids want their picture taken, too!

Monday, November 14, 2011

October Update: Halloween 2011

We had various activities all throughout the month having to do with Halloween.

Walmart had a photo shoot on the 15th (no trick-or-treating)


Small treat

 Family Halloween party hosted at our house this year:
My barnyard of animals I sewed

My sister's family

Old McDonald (and Mrs. McDonald) had a farm....

My brother and his kids.  My sister-in-law was 6 days from giving birth and didn't dress up!

Split personality?

Zonked out!

Will's turn to sleep
 I got to help out in both of the girls' classes ☺:

Emily was the helper of the day in her class

She got to dress up to go along with the story

 After school family fun night:

I thought the chipmunk sitting on the pumpkin was cute
 Meijer's event on the 29th:

Walmart had another event on the 29th:

Downtown store trick-or-treating:

Carving Pumpkins: