Noah finished swimming lessons a month ago but yesterday I got back the pictures I finally printed of his lessons. I was reminded of how funny some of these pictures are. He was such a cry baby for the first half of the session, but did really good by the end. He would cry for the whole lesson at the beginning, but then talk about it all day when it was over, like it was fun for him or something. I say "Come Back A Man" because on 16 Candles there is this part where a teenage boy's parents are trying to push him in to the school dance that he doesn't want to go to. I think it's the dad that says "Come Back A Man" as he pushes him in. That's kind of what we had to do to Noah for swimming. He was fine during his turns but such a baby when he knew his turn was coming up.
This picture must be one of the last lessons of the session because he is excited to dive off the diving board!
Nervous boyfriend! This was so funny - there was the cutest little girl named Ruby in his class. He kept scooting real close to her then putting his arm around her like a nervous boyfriend. She didn't like it. She would get up and move away from him.
I have some cute videos of Ellie & Noah at swim lessons:
By the way, we will be having our summer boutique / trunk show on Saturday, August 25th. You know that I'll be blogging about that soon. These Diapees & Wipees will be one of many many items there.
Anyway, my little boy is not a BABY anymore - it actually makes me pretty sad. I still love to cuddle with him and try to hold him & talk to him like a baby. But he usually gives me this look like "what are you doing?" and squirms out of my arms.
He's wearing underwear!
It has been 8 days now since I started potty training Noah. My niece Ellie has tried to potty train him many times before (even though she's only 7 months older), but I just wasn't ready to deal with it. I guess Noah was because as soon as I decided to just do it & get it over with, he did so good! A few weeks ago on a Saturday night I was changing a diaper & I said, none of the boys in your nursery class go poop in their diapers. They all wear underwear. Immediately he wanted underwear and not diapers, especially because he knew the next morning he'd be going to nursery. I didn't want to start on a Sunday and have a mess to clean up at church, and Monday I was going to work, so I held off until Tuesday. Like I said - it's been 8 days and he has only had 1 accident. He peed in his pants, and before I even knew it, he took off his shorts & underwear, and came to me and said "I want a bath". So that's a good sign that he doesn't like what it feels like when he has an accident. I dread dealing with the other kind of accident but let's just hope he continues to do as good as he has so far. So far I feel really lucky with how potty training is going!
holding the sun:
edge of a hurricane:
The furniture from our site is obviously one of my favorites because my house is filled with it:
My dining room furniture is probably my favorite (round pedestal table with keyhole chairs).
And finally, where I spend the most time in my house.
If you need furniture at a good price, check out She's Got It All!
2) Babysitting! Well, we only did this for about 3.5 hours last night but it was so fun! Steve's sister Becky let us take care of Burkley & he was the best boy. It was so much fun for me (& Noah too, you can see from the pictures)! Noah loved getting in his face & talking to him. He loved it when I helped him hold Burkley. Isn't Burkley so cute?
3) Blogging of course! I tell myself 'this is the last blog I'm gonna look at, and then I'm walking away'. But then I see a link to someone else's that I want to check out. It never ends. Well today could have been trouble - it got quiet so I thought I better check on Noah. He had rolled the ottoman into the kitchen and used it to boost himself up to the candy jars. Good thing the stove wasn't on or anything!