Monday, December 17, 2012


It official, Mack is crawling! We've had a few days of scooting and suspect crawling. I've been tempted to call it crawling, but each time I gave it a good look, there was something just off.  But he's got it now - in the arms and the legs. He's not fast and he doesn't go far, but he's on the move. Here's a video of what he got up to today while his big sister was napping. Ah, the freedom of riffling through all the toys without someone snatching them away, over and over, because they are too special. Only to replace them with the same old baby rattle you know like the back of your hand. You'll also see the challenge a hard wood floor presents when you're trying to learn to move about.

And in other big news, Rose has been napping without a diaper at daycare and staying dry. She's been potty trained for months now, but we had her official Potty Party last night - complete with balloons, cake and a few presents of new big girl undies and a new outfit. While Rose has been potty trained for a while, she went through a period of refusing to use the daycare potties. It all started when she didn't completely get her pants down and out of the way when she sat down one day. When the pants got all wet, she blamed the potty. For weeks she would use all other potties, except daycare potties. Some days she would insist on wearing diapers to daycare. Other days she would wear big girl undies, but hold it all morning until her nap time diaper was put on; then she'd unload, and hold it again all afternoon until I picked her up. Trevor promised her a potty party once she was willing to use the potties at daycare. Now she's a pro.

Here's Rose in her new outfit (for the second day in a row).

Trevor took Rose to the last Beaver game of the year a few weeks ago. Here's a picture of them on their way out the door for the 11:30 am game. The report from Trevor and Grandma was that Rose had a blast and loved every moment of it - from watching the cheerleaders warm up before the game, to the fireworks that went off with each Beaver touchdown to Benny the Beaver's antics on the field.

Practicing in front of the mirror.

Rose's first Santa sighting this year when we went to cut down our Christmas tree.

Securing the tree on the car...

The cookie decorating party this weekend at her good buddy Liam's house!

1 comment:

  1. Aww! Such a cute post! I am also throwing a party for my daughter next week in a beautiful venue NYC. Coincidently, her birthday falls on Christmas and so we were planning to have a grand party this time. Well, it was wonderful seeing this post, I am sure you guys had lots of fun.