Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Who do you think looks like who?!


I spent way too much time doing this last night, but I think it is so fun!!



 20 months 

(L:R)  Ramey, Brent, Anne Lowry, Hampton

around 2 years old


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Painted Piggies

I painted Miss Priss' toenails for the first time yesterday.  She held completely still and loves her pink toes :)  Be still my heart!



Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We enjoyed having our Nina here!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good, Better, Best

I've read three books this year.....which is actually, three more books than I read last year :-)  Anyway, I thought I would share some thoughts in case any of you are looking for some Summer reads.  In summary, I would recommend any of these...

The Invention of Wings was good.  If you liked the book, Secret Life of Bees, then you will definitely enjoy this one.  It is set in Charleston during the early 1900's and is a story of a young "urban slave" who works for the wealthy Grimke family.  I just realized this book has some historical fact to it and was inspired by the story of Sarah Grimke.


get your copy HERE.


The Fault in Our Stars was better.  Very easy read--think teenager level.  I finished it in three days.  Although, I have seen several people refer to it as a beach read...I have to disagree.  Let me warn you, it is sad.  You will probably cry.  Who wants to cry on the beach?!  Not me!  But, I do want to see the movie.  Sounds like Brent's idea of an awesome date night ;)


You can get a copy HERE.

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was the best book out of the three...I thought.  Weird name I know and I never get it right when I try to recommend this book.....but if you can just get past that and the fact that this book is written as a series of letters you will not be disappointed.  I loved it!  


You can get a copy and learn a little more about the book HERE.


These are a couple more I've been wanting to read.  Hopefully, I can read one or all before next year!

   


Have you guys read any good books lately?!




Friday, June 6, 2014

I'm going to go ahead and proclaim it....


Hampton is potty trained!!  

 Wahoo!  

Memorial Day, was the day I decided we were going to go "all in"....no more diapers for Hampton.  Praise the Lord, it has actually been a pretty painless process, he has only had 3 or 4 accidents total including 1 poo poo accident which caused me to say the words "gross" and "yucky" about 100 times. 

He has even been napping in big boy underwear with no accidents.....two nights ago he did not want to put on a pull up before bed time so we gave it a try and he woke up dry...however, last night we tried again and he woke up at 4 soaking wet!  Our biggest obstacle has been pooping in the potty (he has a tendency to just hold it and then his stomach hurts)....but as of a couple days ago, I think we have it figured out :-)  

 I honestly can take no credit...he has done it all.  At 3 years and 2 months he was ready!  I've been the one delaying and dreading it....rightfully so, because it definitely changes things  :-)  All I can say is thank goodness I am not a germaphobe because by the time Hampton gets done doing his business in a public restroom ....He and his biggest cheerleader, AL, have pretty much touched every surface in there (confession:  I don't even try to cover the seat with toilet paper or any of that snazzy stuff) .  But, before you report me to the authorities ....we do try to use a lot of germ-x afterwards :-)

So proud of our little man--he is growing up for sure!!





 
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