Can you believe I've been the mom to Miss Brielle for *almost* one full year now?! On 1-11-11 Miss Brielle was born at 3:03 pm weighing 6lbs 7oz. Here is the post I wrote exactly one year ago today It's the final countdown ...and now tomorrow is my baby's first birthday! *tear* It goes way too fast. So be sure to check in tomorrow for a Happy Birthday post! (and also, today is the last day to get your Giveaway entries in! Check out my Facebook page here for all the details. Then tomorrow I'll tally the entries and I'll announce our two winners on Thursday!)
Speaking of my babies growing up, I think I can officially say Raya is completely day trained! Seriously, I am not even going to think about trying to potty train Brielle until after her 2nd birthday. It ended up being so easy this time around with Raya now that she's old enough to completely understand everything and she has the vocabulary to tell me exactly when she has to go. Raya hasn't had a single accident for the last 3 days. For the last 2 days I've never reminded her a single time to go---she just always tells me on her own! She has also stayed dry on every single outting we've taken, even though I put pull ups on her just in case. The only time she *isn't* trained is during naps and nighttime.
So here's to you Miss Raya--yay for becoming a "big girl"!!! Mama's so proud of you.
And what does my almost-1-year-old do while Raya is going potty? She gets into trouble like any crazy baby would!
On a completely unrelated note, today was so nice out so we went for a long walk (in January! That's crazy for Iowa.) Raya walked a majority of it and I pushed Brielle in the double stroller. Well right before we had to go up a giant hill Raya wanted in the stroller, so I had to push the gigantic stroller loaded with children up the huge hill. As I'm huffing and puffing my way along Raya suddenly turns around in her seat to look at me and exclaims "you're HEAVY Mama!!" ....*I'm* heavy?!. Maybe next time she can get her big old butt out and walk up the hill herself! ;-)
Speaking of big butts and being heavy....tonight we made chocolate caramel brownies LOL. We thought we should have birthday treats on hand for tomorrow when Sawyer and Harper come over. That, and Lee really wanted them (he doesn't eat chocolate....except for brownies I guess--go figure).
With Brielle's birthday party this weekend I'm starting to wonder how she's going to handle eating her birthday cupcake! Will she dive right in? Will she carefully lick it? Will she scream? lol. Based on how she was eating the other morning I'm predicting she'll dive right in! ;-)
And lastly tonight (can you tell this is a "misc." update with no common theme? Sorry!) Lee and Raya were just "hanging around" before dinner this evening...
...her face says it all!
Can't wait to wake Miss Brielle up in the morning with a lovely version of "Happy Birthday", sung my her tone deaf Mama! :-)