Saturday, May 28, 2011

Safety Fair

Today our housing community had a safety fair. Nic, Andrew and I went and had a really nice time. We got to see a live California King snake and a Rattlesnake (behind glass, thank goodness) . We scored a lot of free pens and handouts and even a free life jacket for Andrew! They served lunch, popcorn, and snow cones.

Andrew loved the little train they had!




He got really excited when he saw "firefighters!"

The bounce houses were a blast.





They also had a Search and Rescue helicopter land while we were there. Andrew was a little scared of the loud noise it made, but later went close to it and started dancing. Silly boy.







Monday, May 16, 2011

Not quite a crazy couponer


So, today I attempted to save a little $$ by couponing. I still ended up spending quite a bit in my final bill, but I did get a few steals. My favorite was getting a bottle of Ibuprofen for 2 cents!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day at the Beach

Yesterday we spent a couple hours at the beach. It was a bit windy, but still a lot of fun. Andrew loved playing in the sand and water. He was getting a little too brave for my comfort towards the end. He doesn't quite get how powerful water can be. We had to keep a close eye on him. Nic is in the middle of finals, but he came with us and brought some study material with him. It was a nice day at the beach together.





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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

iPod Fun

This is what happens when Andrew gets ahold of my iPod and I'm in the other room:


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Caution Readers

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I'm such a proud mommy. This is what Andrew did tonight.







I haven't been pushing too hard to potty train Andrew. I was waiting until he showed some interest so I wouldn't overly stress out about the whole thing. We caught him sitting on the toilet in our hotel room a couple weeks ago while in San Diego and he's been tugging on his diapers like they irritate his skin. Tonight I noticed that Andrew was squatting in the living room, so I took him into the bathroom and let him sit on the toilet for a little while. He didn't really do anything, but I decided to put underwear on him and watch him closely in the living room. He started squatting again so I said "Andrew, why don't you sit on the toilet" and I brought his little toddler toilet in the living room. He sat on it while watching the Backyardigans. I didn't really think he was going to do anything and got on the computer and started reading blogs. I kind of forgot that he was sitting on the toilet and suddenly noticed a very strong smell. He had success!!! Oh, some of the joys that come to a mommy of a 2 1/2 year old are embarrassing. Haha! I'm still a little nervous about having him wear underwear, but I guess we'll have to try it a little each day now (and maybe invest in a carpet cleaner)


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pool and Zoo


It has been pretty warm the last few days and we've been hanging out here:

Nic has been so busy with final presentations, papers, clinicals, but he even took a break and went to the pool with us the other day. It was a lot of fun. Andrew loves the water so much! I just wish the pool was heated a little bit warmer. I kept trying to get Andrew to go into the hot tub with me.

We also had a lot of fun meeting my sister Gena and her girls at the Santa Barbara Zoo today. Andrew is so funny. This morning when he woke up I asked him "Andrew, do you want to go to the zoo today?" His face lit up he said "hat" and "shoes". He knew exactly what he needed to get ready for the zoo.