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Adventures in Potty Training Luke

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Well, there have been no updates because it must have just been time for Luke… He just spent three days with his friend Jackson and his parents at Disneyland and I am told he only woke up one morning wet, but made it to the bathroom the whole time!!! I really thank the first thread I read when I finally figured out what to do with Carleigh and I have to thank Carleigh too. Without her I don’t think Luke would have had as much motivation to really use the toilet. I am so happy it was easier the second time around. Goodbye diapers!

The Adventure in Potty Training Luke

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

So over the last week we have not been able to stay home ALL day to dedicate time to potty training, but Luke is picking it up… He only had two accidents today and he is starting to get the hang of holding it in, so he can go about an hour to an hour and a half between using the potty. His accidents now have turned into realizing he has to pee too late and he is walking to the toilet but doesn’t make it. I just need to get him to tell me where it happened instead of searching for it. LoL. He loves his big boy underwear and has gotten into the habit of taking his night time pull up off first thing in the morning for his undies… I hope the progress keeps up. This is just so much better than the first round… at least so far.

Adventures in Potty Training Round 2

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Luke has been showing promise over the last month by consistently using the toilet before a bath, bed or just random times so I have been telling Luke that when his diapers are gone he won’t have them anymore… This morning was it. He woke up to see no diapers and after a brief moment of disappointment I told him that he was going to be a big boy now and he needed to go potty on the toilet. He proceeded to sit on the toilet (while he ate his poptart) and peed a little so I busted out the Mickey Mouse underwear. He was so incredibly excited he ran straight to daddy to show him.

I have heard that boys are much harder to get going, but I am hoping that having an older sibling will help push him along a little bit. I guess we will find out!

D&J Hollow Wooden Surfboards

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

As a follow-up post to one I made a few years ago, I just wanted to quickly post the picture of the board Dave made on our wall. I believe it was his first board, and he says it’s a little heavy and not super surfable. He has since perfected the art, you should click here to check them out, or hit up their Facebook page!

Annual Baking day 4 Generations!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Yesterday was a great day of baking. Great Grandma Helen, Nana, Me and Carleigh made all sorts of sweets: Snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, peanut butter with Hershey kisses, funfetti, oatmeal craisin, ornament shaped rice krispie treats, stained glass windows, snowballs and new this year we added mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frostung and pumpkin butterscotch mini muffins! Carleigh had a ton of fun decorating all of the sugar cookies and by the end of the day everyone was exhausted.

The pumpkin butterscotch muffins were by far my favorite and will be included every year. I have written the recipe below for anyone interested.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 (6 ounce) package butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sift together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, butter, and pumpkin in a separate bowl. Mix the flour mixture with the egg mixture. Stir in the butterscotch chips; pour into each cup of the muffin pan to about 3/4 full.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes.