Welll helllllooo there! How’s it going? How was your weekend? Did you get a lot done? I feel like it’s been a while since we chatted last, but the truth was I had some fun stuff to share last week and I’m still trying to figure out a schedule that doesn’t drive me crazy/burn me out while still providing you all with great content. THAT is why I’ve been messing around with when to post a best of the weekend VS a Friday Favorites. Or like this week, neither and turning it into a photo dump. I used to do this In the Life of Boys post once a month – a bit of a photo dump of my recent times raising 2 mongrels. Since it’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve chatted with you all in a casual manner, I thought it would be a good way to get out all of what’s been going around here.
This past weekend was one of ‘those’ weekends – Alex was away working all weekend and for some unknown (lies, it was because I knew we wouldn’t be leaving the house much if at all over the weekend) I decided it would be a good weekend to jump full on into potty training Ryan. While we’ve started introducing the potty to him, I haven’t ‘enforced’ it much and since the day he was born he has never been bothered by a dirty diaper. Like, at all. So using diapers and/or Pull-Ups just wasn’t working. So we went to undies and it’s been.. interesting. and stressful. And basically, I feel like I’m losing my mind.
Anyway, let’s get into the past week or two, shall we?
I’ve begun the transition from cart + carseat to a double cart and for the most part it’s the worst because those carts are seriously gigantic and just horrible. Can I please praise whoever invented this cool cart that is the length of a normal cart with 2 story baskets to make up for lost space) and has steering wheels? Way cool.
Also cool: this randomness at Target. Ry was into it.
I give you: the greediest little chubchub I know. Look how happy he looks with both his and his brother’s pouches. (I get them pouches the second I get into the store to buy myself some quiet.)
This big boy had gotten into cuddling lately and OMG I am so feeling it.
I walked away for 30 seconds to pee. I came back to this. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.
Major props to my amazing family. Alex worked a different shift last week and this week. I’ve already been feeling so overwhelmed and behind on blog stuff so after (literal) months of Alex telling me to accept help, I asked my MIL to come up to our house for a few hours and watch the boys while I ran to Panera and got work done sans distraction. I had my dad so the same later that week. It honestly helped SO much and it was a good reminder that I get more done mid day when I’m not shot.
An everyday occurrence in this house. I swear.
Just hanging out with my bestie way too early for my liking. side note: I always knew Owen looked like me because of his eyes (Ryan has the same ones) but I felt like, and most people agree, that he looks a lot like Alex. (whereas Ry looks 10000% like me/my brother/my dad) But I was looking at pictures of me at Owen’s age and oh, my. He’s my little twin.
Which is a good thing considering we have the same shoes and what not.
This is what a typical photo of the three of us turns into.
And this is what happens when I tell Ry I want to talke apicture with his brother. He was patting his head and saying, “good dee.” (what he calls Owen)
What potty training looks like in our house…
And finally, basically the type of pictures I sent Alex all weekend.
Okay, my friends. I’m off to go scrub my house because apparently almost 3 year olds have bad aim or something.. let me know how your weekend was in the comments!
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Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com says
I totally pull the pouch trick with Kara! Too bad Target doesn’t have samples out like Whole Food’s does… that keeps her happy the whole trip, haha. Is that a kitchen sink cookie from Panera? Now THAT I can’t turn down!
Christina @ Montessoriishmom.com says
Your little guys are so cute!! My son has never cared at all about dirty diapers either… NOT looking forward to potty training lol. Good luck!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Oh man potty training is the worst…good luck!!! Glad you got some help and had some time to yourself to work. The cookie doesnt look half bad either! 😀
I love your posts!!!! I know the potty training strife also! My son did good with a reward chart, I can share details if you’re interested! Good luck!!!! 🙂