Tuesday, April 21, 2009

They'll hate me for this.

Someday she will despise the fact that I made these gigantic bows and made her wear them.

Today he hates me a little because we took him to the dermatologist's office so that they could start treatments to get rid of his molluscum contagiosum (that link will tell you a little about it). They put a compound on it that is made from the goo of a blister beetle. I don't know what kind of goo a blister beetle secretes but apparently it is something that gets rid of the molluscum. It will solve the problem but it irritates his skin a bit. Thus you see he is a bit frustrated and crying.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Stavros Flatly = Hilarious

If you need a good laugh, check this out. Side-splitting hilarious.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blessing/Easter/Misc. Pics

The Walters coloring Easter eggs.

Our little family after Easter egg coloring.

The great egg hunt of 2009. We had about 100 eggs for two kids. Overkill? Yeah, I think so.

Ellie, in her pretty blessing dress, being held by Grandpa Ray (a.k.a. Grandpa Jumping).

This is Ellie's "I'm going to eat you" face.

Isn't her smile cute.

Okay, this has nothing to do with my family, kids, etc. but it is still cool. The boys in our ward won the stake young men's basketball tournament. We still aren't sure how they managed it but we are proud.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Yes, this post deserves three exclamation points. Little Walter is doing so well with his potty training. I am very proud of him. Once I convinced him that there were no crocodiles in the toilet and that going pee in the toilet is okay he was fine. I know that regression is a part of the game so I need to be prepared for that. But, for now, he is doing wonderfully. We have only had one accident in the past 1.5 weeks and he has even gone to the restroom with out asking or telling me. He just went on his own.
He might drive me crazy some days but I know that he is a good boy and sometimes he really surprises me with how quickly and easily he takes to things.

On another note, Ellie's blessing was this Sunday. We had a great Easter and it was nice to have family and friends there with us. I have taken pictures but haven't uploaded them yet so I will get on that eventually and post some so that you can see how big out little girl has gotten.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Help Me!!! Please!!! Potty-training related

People, I need some help. I am REALLY trying to get little Walter potty trained but I am not doing well. Not only do I have absolutely no idea what the tricks are but I also think this kid might be one of the most stubborn kids in the world.
A couple days ago I decided to crack down and get over this diaper phase. It is not fun to change the diaper of a 36 lb. beefcake of a two-year-old. I have put him on the potty numerous times over the last 6 months or so but he would never go. So Monday, when he woke up in the morning, I put him right on the potty. He hadn't peed since Sunday evening and he woke up with a dry diaper so I thought this would be pretty easy. He hadn't peed in at least 12 hours so he should have gone pretty quickly, but Noooooo. He sat on the toilet for 1hr. 15mins. before he FINALLY went. And, when he did finally go it was after a little whining, fussing session because he did not want to pee in the toilet.
He has now gone 3 times in the last 3 days but only after I made him sit and sit and sit until he finally went. But, if I take his word for it that he doesn't have to go and take him down he will pee in his pants within minutes. He is really driving me crazy.
So, my question is...What advice do you have? Do I keep him in pull-ups until he volunteers and then move him to underpants so that he doesn't pee on everything? Do I just keep him in underpants so he pees on himself and realizes that he hates it? Sometimes he says he is scared of the crocodiles and doesn't want to sit on the potty (apparently there are crocodiles in my toilet. who knew?). How do I deal with that? I have a potty chart on the wall, I have candy and movies that I am using to bribe him with. Does that work for other people because it isn't working so well around here yet. Any tricks I should know? Books I should read? Places I can send him to and they will take care of it and just send me back the new and improved, potty-trained version? : )
Anything you can give me would be amazingly helpful.
I am going to go sit by the toilet and try to wait him out again. Blah.
Much love. Peace out.