Linden is using the potty more and more. Its so exciting and yet so sad! I'm so happy that everyday he is growing and learning (and closer to being out of Diapers!), but at the same time...I want him to be my baby! Its just crazy to think he is almost 20 months old! SHUT UP!!! My gosh just saying it sends chills down my spine, and not good chill. Is there a pause button that someone forgot to give me? I mean really, it seems we are in fast forward mode. Anyways, after he used the potty yesterday I let him put on some Big Boy Underwear. He loves them, and who could blame him, they are soft and not a huge diaper! So lets see a pic..Right!
Yep, He is just to cute for words! Here are more pictures from that time....
While Linden was napping, I went to Micheal's for their Clearance Sale, well I didn't find a sale. The things that they had on Clearance was holiday stuff, so I was bummed. But I bought some things to make a wreath for the Dining Room. We have that big marble top table in there and then the wine rack and grapevine, so I decided to follow through with the Italian Vineyard look (in honor of Eric's family, and the fact that I love wine!LOL) So I got a wreath, some greenery, some bunches of fake grapes and some wine bottle corks. I kinda started it this morning but was having issue with the glue sticking to the grapes, so before I threw it in the trash I walked away! lol I will have it finished over the weekend and post pics.
I have also decided that I am going to go pick up the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Bag pattern and give it a try. I saw some really cute bags on Etsy, but decided before I spend $40 on one, I should try to make it first! lol Of course, we will see how it goes! I just might be buying one!
I still haven't even touched the training pants that need to be redone. I'm sitting here looking at them while I am typing this and I just don't know what went wrong. I know it doesn't help that my sewing machine and I have a Love Hate relationship (It loves to piss me Off, and I hate it!! I just need more practice. I have always been crafty, but not with a needle and thread. We will get there, It will just take time.
So I just had to make this blog, yet after a few post I forgot all about it! Well, I'm back I guess that's all that matters.
Eric made it home from New York. Linden and I are thrilled about that! He came home Thursday night and we spent Friday and the weekend doing nothing but relaxing and playing. We had a great time. Fathers Day was spent just as Eric requested. We hung out doing nothing all day, and then I made a London Broil with all the fixings for dinner. It was a very nice day. Today is was back to work as normal but we did go have an amazing Dinner with my parents and brother at this little hole in the wall Mexican places. It is now my fave. I loved it.
Linden has been my little monster as of late. Poor kid is just having a hard time getting these last few teeth in. I feel so helpless. Plus the whole potty training thing is just not working. He tells me when he needs to go, but refuses to use the potty. He holds it no matter how long he sits there and the min. the pull up is on, he pees. I just don't know how to help him feel comfy going in the potty.
Speaking of Potty training, my potty training pants just didn't work out. I followed the pattern...but they are just not right! I don't even know where to start with figuring them out. I know that I need to make the leg cuffs bigger, cause my kid has his Mommy's thighs. Once that is fixed, they might fit better. We will see.
Tonight we went and got the baby proof door nobs, since Linden is an expert door opener now. I will start trying him in his big boy bed soon. We will start with naps, which may be tough at first, because I don't think I'm going to just put him down and he fall asleep like he does now. It will probably be tricky at first.
And with getting ready for his big boy bed, I have become aware that its time to do something with his room. I'm not so much worried about a theme for his room, but I really need to get him a few bedding sets. But I am having such a hard time finding something I really like. Once again, i don't want to pick a theme, I just want a simple sheet set with a cute blanket. I don't want it to be to think of a blanket. Heck, he doesn't even sleep with a blanket yet, but I want him to have one. I'm also still toying with the idea of getting him a full size bed. Or maybe a day bed? Something that I can get in and cuddle with him when needed. We have been very lucky that he hasn't been having much breathing issues or sick, but it would be nice to have something in there when he is. Sleeping on the floor = very sore back and neck.
Hmmm....I could make this post go on forever. I have a million things going on in my head tonight. But I will stop for now.
Have you ever had just "one of those days"? They are just the worst! Mine started out way to early! I stayed up late last night working on some potty training pants for Linden. I got my patterns made the fabric all cut out and pinned only to have my sewing machine act stupid. I then had to deal with some personal issues, which carried over to early this morning. So my day started with me being tired, upset and mad at my dumb sewing machine. One problem at a time right!? So I slowly worked through them all.
I got the machine working, only to get frustrated because I was so tired I sewed the waistband on inside out! I then walked away from that project all together lol. I did manage to undo the stitch and will pick up on it when I'm not so tired.
I managed to take a small nap while Linden and Chase were sleeping, that doesn't happen often. Chase is normally awake when Linden naps. But it worked out today. So at least I didn't feel like I was dying.
This afternoon Linden decided instead of peeing in his potty we would pee in the floor. That was fun! No actually it was really funny. The look on his face was worth having to scrub the carpets. He has never done that before and I don't think he liked it very much. Once he got over the shock of what he did he didn't like the wetness! Its times like this I wish we had built-in cams and could capture these little moments.
I didn't get the rent check to the office again today. They where closed by the time I could get there. Please tell me....who doesn't have a night drop box? I mean really??? I don't understand it! If they try to add a late fee I am going to be mad.
I really miss Eric. I really miss him. I hate when he is gone and I am SO thankful he doesn't leave often. Linden Really misses him too. He is starting to look for him around the house more often. He goes to our room and the office calling out Dada and looking around. He is also calling for him when he is upset. And tonight when I put him down for bed he looked at me and just said Dada really soft. It was enough for me to just cry.
But with all the bad, there is always good right! The Highlight of my day was a phone call from a very very sweet Friend. She called just to check in on me and then gave me her shoulder to cry on. She really really helped me look at some things in a new light and I cant even begin to Thank her for that. Thanks Jen, you rock and I love ya!
Well I think that is my day in a nutshell. I hope to be able to post pics of some training pants soon. They will be so cute if I can just get them together!
I have been wanting to make a blog for months and months now, but always found something else to do. But now we are here and will start settling in. I will ask for forgiveness in the beginning because I'm new to this blog world and it will take me a bit to get use to it all. With that said...let the fun begin!