I have chosen not to talk much about my family on this blog. They don't know about it and it feels a bit like talking behind their backs :) Plus...I have other outlets to express any frustrations that might come up.
They will occassionally come up here and there because they are an important part of our family. If I was smart and moved to wordpress I could do the password protect posts. but alas...I'm just figuring out how to add video to blogger. I would lose it if I moved now.
Just a little background.
We are very close with both my parents and J's mom (her dad died several years ago)
We also live close....we are 20 minutes from my parents and 25 minutes from J's mom and sister.
I talk to my mom at least once a day. It may seem weird to someone who doesn't...but sometimes it's as simple as her checking in to see how well the babies are doing with potty training or how well I did getting everyone to sleep the night before by myself or even twice a day....once to check in and once to check on how the bread turned out. She's my mom and has all of the answers....I call her all of the time when I don't know.
Our families are Mormon but they love us. We try to just agree to disagree in a few areas in our lives.
It would be easy to spout off about how hard it is that they don't accept "us" and how there are so many little things that keep us separate and divided. but it's just as hard, if not harder for them. I can't imagine how much this has hurt them and how much it has shaken their faith. So, I just try to be patient and respectful and soak up the love that we and the kids are given. I love my mom and consider her to be one of my best friends. My dad....he's quiet and a little rough around the edges. But I do love him and he is SOOO awesome with my kids. The best papa ever.
I hope that Syd and I have as close a relationship when she's older. I also hope Syd is as loving and understanding and 1/2 the kind of daughter that I am. :) ha ha ha
J is close with her mom. They don't talk every day like me and my mom....they don't have that same kind of relationship....but it's definitely a loving one. Her mom is 84 years old and shows more acceptance and consideration sometimes than most. She's a great lady and I'm lucky to have her in my family.
Syd is having a night terror as I type this. They went away for a LONG time. Another post another day.
Potty Training update :
I took him out of the house 3 days in a row last week with underwear on and he didn't have any accidents. I was gone for several hours each time too. He even went poop at Barnes and Noble. He peed in almost every store we went to. (ugh) there were 8 stores if you wanted to know. 2 the first day, 3 the second and 3 the 3rd. He was super great about it. Not afraid of the big flush like the other 3 were.
He did pee in his pants today once. I'm not sure why...and I expect this is normal and he'll still move forward. Mostly he's had to be naked to be fully potty trained so this is great progress. I'm so proud of him.
|Yip ! Cute caboose !|
If he would have been naked, he'd have run in and peed on the potty.
I have NEVER been a fan of the pull ups. but for this kid, I think we'll be doing pull ups. He can pull them down and go if he wants to, but I don't have to hover over him and worry about him having an accident AND it's "buzz woody mama".
Again with the....it'll happen when he's ready so why stress about it now.
Any ways.....if we are home, he usually doesn't have anything on below the waist. But going out he's doing the pull up thing.
Neither one is wearing underwear at night. I won't even PUSH that issue for a while.... atleast until they start showing me signs that they are ready. (we have them in nighttime diapers they pee so much. they pee out in those damn things all of the time too)
Sooooo, we made honey wheat bread today (and I showered, didn't scream, it was better than the last 3 days and I doubt I'll go to bed before 11pm ).
I used yeast that had expired. I had it in my freezer (mostly forgotten about) and figured, hey what the hell. When I talked to my mom today (see) I asked her if we would die if we ate it. She said that she would be surprised if it would even rise but it wouldn't hurt us.
She was right. After it barely puffed up....I kneaded it and put it in bread pans to see if it would again "puff up" and then had the most wonderful idea to make scones out of it for dinner.
OMG MARSHA THEY WERE SO GOOD !
more honey butter
Wow. I planned on making this a quicky and here I am out of breath.
and I'll bet 3/4 of you are asleep. :)
short and sweet next time. I promise.