Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I tried to be one of these today and it didn't work out so well.

Lately, my milk supply is having issues, plus, I'm just so ready to be done with nursing altogether. I've been trying to get Aralynn used to a bottle, but she's not too excited about it. I finally found a bottle nipple that she was happy with, but my back-up supply in the freezer had been depleted by then. I tried formula and this makes her projectile vomit - not just once, but for a few hours following that feeding. So we've been experimenting with different formulas so that we can get her used to this stuff, and she's still not having any of it at all. I might have to start pumping more to see if I can get her used to the bottle first before attempting anymore formula. I tried to give her formula today and she cried and cried and then puked all over me. I tried to put her down for a nap and she wouldn't let me put her down, so I had to carry her around all day looking a little something like this...

I'm sure she was having a blast!

I also tried to attempt the potty training feat of not just one, but two kiddos today. I set the timer for 20 minutes and took the kids potty twice. After that, they figured out what the buzzer was for, so every it went off, BOTH of them would run in the other direction and mess in their pants and because I looked like I did in the picture above, the chasing of said children wasn't an easy task to undertake. Yeah.....I pretty much gave up on the potty training junk. I think I'm going to be changing diapers for the rest of my life at this rate!

The toy box got emptied in no time today. One child started the task, another one finished it, and the follower got stuck in the box because she's much too short to climb out of them on her own and had no toys to climb on to get out of it. Oops!

I decided to have a fun, special lunch today for James. Tomorrow is his birthday and I'm going to be running errands and going Visiting Teaching in the morning before he goes to school. I got online and showed him the cool sandwiches that Domino's Pizza made and he picked one, I picked one and then we ordered an extra for Tyler and Celeste to share. I clicked submit (gotta love that online ordering system) and after about 10 minutes of watching the progress, I remembered that today was early day at school. This means that James has to be at school an hour earlier than normal so they can get out of school earlier too. School started in a little less than half an hour. ARGH!!!! CURSE YOU EARLY RELEASE DAY!!!! I made them PB&J sammiches and loaded them in the car. Normally when the delivery guy comes our way, they have to go by the school. I was hoping that today wouldn't be the exception to that. I got James off to school and was standing by my car waiting for the doors to open to his classroom and here comes the delivery car. I flagged them down and told them that was my order, so I got that taken care of right outside the school. The other moms poked fun at me for ordering sandwiches and having them delivered to the totally wasn't intentional, but hey.....I'll take what I can get!


  1. Love the sammich story. :) I'm sure Jamers was way excited to get his special sandwich for school. :) Happy Bday to you, Jamers!

    Don't give up on the potty training. :) You'll get there. It might take a little while, but you'll get there. :) Maybe try one at a time when A isn't quite so small?

  2. Your blog looks amazing. Love it! Your kids are adorable!