Friday, June 22, 2012

Name change

After some discussion both Carl and I have come to the conclusion that for as much as we loved the name Saul its not the name of #3.

We've decided that he will actually be name Simon Nathaniel. I feel like it flows better as a whole and sounds better with our other childrens' names.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I would like to introduce my newest blog: At Home with Momma

This blog is where I'll be blogging about my journey of teaching my children to love learning.

As of right now there are only 4 posts but I will be adding at least weekly (I hope to!) from now on.

I separated this into a different blog to keep things organized. While my blogs will be linked to one another they are two different blogs. This is to make it easier for people who have found me seeking ideas about learning aren't bombarded with my mundane everyday posts. It will also help keep me accountable as I work with my little ones. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Some potty success

Sophia is at the age in which doctors, friends and websites are prompting us to potty train her.

In the past she's shown some interest in it but she would do well and then begin resisting. I have no interest in pushing her so we let her lead the way.

Today at 2:10 today she found a pair of big girl underwear and asked to wear them. I figured what the heck, I was expecting maybe 10-15minutes of dryness from her but I let her try anyway.  So we sat her on the potty, she didn't go, but she got the underwear.

She surprised me that one.  She remained dry and at about 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 she peed on the potty. At 5:50 I sat her one last time before putting a diaper on her for bed.

She did so well today.

I'll offer her underwear tomorrow but if she does diapers oh well, at least I can see she understands whats going on.

If she does keep it up I'll be extremely surprised and happy. Also there's not much cuter than a chubby little toddler in underwear!


Anyone who has been alive since Charles Schulz began drawing the Peanuts cartoon should know who Linus is.

Linus is the blanket toting exceptionally bright friend of Charlie Brown.

So ladies and gentlemen I present to you the real Linus

A small fun fact: Linus is Lucy's younger brother and Rerun is his younger brother. Weird.