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Everyone is too quiet. How is everyone? How is the summer going? Check in ladies.

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I agree it's quiet around here Smile

We are plugging along- seems like summer has finally hit, the weather has become nicer. It's about time.

We are heading out on Monday to go camping, me and the kids, and my mom is coming. Colin doesn't like camping. We are going up to Alice Lake, which is near Whistler(site of the 2010 Olympics). I think we'll do some bike riding, go to the heritage railwaypark, go on the peak to peak gondola.

The lake is glacier fed, so it is flippin' COLD!! I won't go in, and probably Cooper won't either. Sierra won't care. She'll just stand there until she's numb, then stay in until I threaten to leave her there haha.

I'd like to cross the border after we get back, I'm curious to see if I can save some $$ on school supplies by buying them down there.

The potty training is coming along, he's been pretty good, although he held his poop in ALL DAY yesterday, I kept asking him if he had to go, he'd say no, then he'd say he did, we'd go sit on the potty and nothing would happen, or he'd toot, FINALLY he pooped, he was so excited about it, I just about had to open the window, whew!! I've never seen so much poop come out of one kid at one time! Lol! I bet he felt a lot better after that.

We're going to take the potty camping with us and see how that goes.

We got a free trampoline from some friends, so we got that put up and the kids just love it. Tram-peen is what Cooper always says now, he gets such a kick out of bouncing on it Smile

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I totally agree about the weather. And I think it's perfect. Not too blazing hot. Of course DH would disagree. LOL

Our goal is to go camping next year. Of course we will all need new sleeping bags and a huge tent. For now we are settling for camping in the bag yard. Although we've only done it once.

This summer is going way too fast. July flew by and I was hoping August wouldn't but sadly it seems to be going too fast as well.

My dad has surgery on the 16th. I'm having a garage sale this weekend. Plus my class reunion is the 27th. Fun times.

Oh and way to go Cooper on the pting.

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Let's see... we're on our 51st consecutive day without rain, and our 44th consecutive day of 100+ temps. Tomorrow will be our 52nd consecutive day without rain, and our 45th consecutive day of 100+ temps. The day after that... Blum 3

Got B enrolled at the Parks & Rec Dept's tumbling class to give him a chance to learn cool new things and learn how to play with other kids his age and generally do something special together before the new baby arrives. (We live in a rural, elderly community--- nothing much in the way of friends here, so this is actually the Parks & Rec Dept of a city two counties away where I used to work. Lol Arrived for our first session today and... found out the girl who teaches it went off to college and the class is on hiatus until September. Sighhh...

Our freezer fan went out a couple days ago, so the fridge died. Just got it working again this evening, yay. Fortunately we had a chest freezer in the garage, so we were able to salvage most of what was in the freezer... the fridge, not so lucky. Sad B is in rebellion having his milk rationed.

Another forum I was on was talking about curriculum for homeschooling stuff, and I followed a few links out of idle curiosity. There were curriculum for nursery school and pre-K--- three-and-four-year-olds--- so I've been reading up on early child education, browsing over book lists, things like that. I started subbing at our local elementary school this last semester, and was pretty horrified at how much the kids don't know when they hit first grade. :eek: It was a good reminder to do a good job of prepping B for school, and I liked the recommendations in things like literature, math, and science. Will be getting some ILL's from the library to see what's worth buying permanently. Biggrin B has been picking up a tremendous amount on his own, and I don't want to be a pushy mom--- but it was also a good reminder that I need to be responsible and take advantage of his absorb-things-like-a-sponge years to make his future school life that much easier. First, second, third grade... it was really eye-opening to see the chasm of difference between kids.

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Not much going on here. Looking forward to our "grown-up" end of summer beach trip. Isla will be staying with the in-laws and Rob and I are going to the beach. Isla is starting preschool the week after next and she is super excited about it. My DH is sad because he thinks she is growing up too fast. We are also TTC #2 starting after AF comes, so that's pretty exciting.

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"midori_" wrote:

Let's see... we're on our 51st consecutive day without rain, and our 44th consecutive day of 100+ temps. Tomorrow will be our 52nd consecutive day without rain, and our 45th consecutive day of 100+ temps. The day after that... Blum 3

Got B enrolled at the Parks & Rec Dept's tumbling class to give him a chance to learn cool new things and learn how to play with other kids his age and generally do something special together before the new baby arrives. (We live in a rural, elderly community--- nothing much in the way of friends here, so this is actually the Parks & Rec Dept of a city two counties away where I used to work. Lol Arrived for our first session today and... found out the girl who teaches it went off to college and the class is on hiatus until September. Sighhh...

Our freezer fan went out a couple days ago, so the fridge died. Just got it working again this evening, yay. Fortunately we had a chest freezer in the garage, so we were able to salvage most of what was in the freezer... the fridge, not so lucky. Sad B is in rebellion having his milk rationed.

Another forum I was on was talking about curriculum for homeschooling stuff, and I followed a few links out of idle curiosity. There were curriculum for nursery school and pre-K--- three-and-four-year-olds--- so I've been reading up on early child education, browsing over book lists, things like that. I started subbing at our local elementary school this last semester, and was pretty horrified at how much the kids don't know when they hit first grade. :eek: It was a good reminder to do a good job of prepping B for school, and I liked the recommendations in things like literature, math, and science. Will be getting some ILL's from the library to see what's worth buying permanently. Biggrin B has been picking up a tremendous amount on his own, and I don't want to be a pushy mom--- but it was also a good reminder that I need to be responsible and take advantage of his absorb-things-like-a-sponge years to make his future school life that much easier. First, second, third grade... it was really eye-opening to see the chasm of difference between kids.

I think I'll stop complaining about our weather. Too bad the class is on hiatus for a bit. Glad you were able to save the freezser stuff. Sorry about the fridge stuff though. I homeschooled Christian. I actually hope NEVER to do it with Eli and Dakota. I hope, but I'll have to see down the road. If I do I'm doing a computer curriculum for Dakota. I have a ton of pre-k stuff from garage sales. Since I'm going to have half a day with Faith by herself when the kids go back to school I'm going to start working with her then.

"Terrapin" wrote:

Not much going on here. Looking forward to our "grown-up" end of summer beach trip. Isla with my staying with the in-laws and Rob and I are going to the beach. Isla is starting preschool the week after next and she is super excited about it. My DH is sad because he thinks we she is growing up too fast. We are also TTC #2 starting after AF comes, so that's pretty exciting.

Yay for a grown up beach trip. Have fun. And Yahoo another person to stalk in the TTC department. Now if we could get the preggo ladies to post here and let us know how they are doing I wouldn't have to stalk so much. hint hint

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"wishing4agirl" wrote:

Now if we could get the preggo ladies to post here and let us know how they are doing I wouldn't have to stalk so much. hint hint

Totally. Although I admit I have been stalking the BBs...

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Hey ladies,
Summer is going ok here, things are starting to look up on the home front. Just started J with potty training again and its going good - just need to figure out night time as he demands a drink before bed and as long as he is doing that he wont stop peeing at night time.
I've been working like crazy but we need the money (supposed to be working now actually).
Really really looking forward to our move to VA in September, I'm hoping it means good things for us, the opportunities will certainly be greater.
I hope you are all doing well, I'll catch up properly once things slow down a bit.
Lots of love to you all, I'm so glad you are in my life Smile
p.s. if anyone is in or near VA let me know so we can meet!

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"Kittydakat" wrote:

Hey ladies,
Summer is going ok here, things are starting to look up on the home front. Just started J with potty training again and its going good - just need to figure out night time as he demands a drink before bed and as long as he is doing that he wont stop peeing at night time.
I've been working like crazy but we need the money (supposed to be working now actually).
Really really looking forward to our move to VA in September, I'm hoping it means good things for us, the opportunities will certainly be greater.
I hope you are all doing well, I'll catch up properly once things slow down a bit.
Lots of love to you all, I'm so glad you are in my life Smile
p.s. if anyone is in or near VA let me know so we can meet!

So glad things are looking up. Don't worry about the night time training yet. It will happen and it's not something you can yourself truly train. They will get it in time.

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"Terrapin" wrote:

Not much going on here. Looking forward to our "grown-up" end of summer beach trip. Isla will be staying with the in-laws and Rob and I are going to the beach. Isla is starting preschool the week after next and she is super excited about it. My DH is sad because he thinks she is growing up too fast. We are also TTC #2 starting after AF comes, so that's pretty exciting.

Oooh, so she is starting very soon. Definitely very exciting! We won't be doing preschool this year, but I will look into it for the year after. Oh and c'mon AF, we want more lovebug siblings. Lots of baby dust coming your way.

"wishing4agirl" wrote:

Now if we could get the preggo ladies to post here and let us know how they are doing I wouldn't have to stalk so much. hint hint

Well. . . since you're being subtle ;). Not much to report yet, but I have my u/s tomorrow so I'll update then. I have been having some nausea which I never got with either K or H, but nothing too serious. I am definitely uber tired all the time and it is hard with 2 kids to run after. We still manage to do a lot, but my house is a disaster zone.

"Kittydakat" wrote:

Hey ladies,
Summer is going ok here, things are starting to look up on the home front. Just started J with potty training again and its going good - just need to figure out night time as he demands a drink before bed and as long as he is doing that he wont stop peeing at night time.
I've been working like crazy but we need the money (supposed to be working now actually).
Really really looking forward to our move to VA in September, I'm hoping it means good things for us, the opportunities will certainly be greater.
I hope you are all doing well, I'll catch up properly once things slow down a bit.
Lots of love to you all, I'm so glad you are in my life Smile
p.s. if anyone is in or near VA let me know so we can meet!

I'm glad things are looking better for you, you deserve so much happiness. WTG on the potty training! I have K potty trained at home but I have been too chicken to go with just underwear when we are out and about so that is what we're working on over here. I agree with Angela that night time training can be difficult especially at this age. It is worth trying but so many kids really have zero control over it. I wonder if we will have that problem because DH wet the bed until around 8 and so did his sister. I never did, but 3 out of my 4 siblings wet the bed until they were like 10. I don't know the exact statistics but it is way more common than people realize. I guess my point is that trying is good, but don't let yourself get too frustrated if it doesn't work out right away.

Best of luck with your upcoming move, it sounds very exciting. I wouldn't mind living out by VA beach.

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"buildingthedream" wrote:

I agree it's quiet around here Smile

We are plugging along- seems like summer has finally hit, the weather has become nicer. It's about time.

We are heading out on Monday to go camping, me and the kids, and my mom is coming. Colin doesn't like camping. We are going up to Alice Lake, which is near Whistler(site of the 2010 Olympics). I think we'll do some bike riding, go to the heritage railwaypark, go on the peak to peak gondola.

The lake is glacier fed, so it is flippin' COLD!! I won't go in, and probably Cooper won't either. Sierra won't care. She'll just stand there until she's numb, then stay in until I threaten to leave her there haha.

I'd like to cross the border after we get back, I'm curious to see if I can save some $$ on school supplies by buying them down there.

The potty training is coming along, he's been pretty good, although he held his poop in ALL DAY yesterday, I kept asking him if he had to go, he'd say no, then he'd say he did, we'd go sit on the potty and nothing would happen, or he'd toot, FINALLY he pooped, he was so excited about it, I just about had to open the window, whew!! I've never seen so much poop come out of one kid at one time! Lol! I bet he felt a lot better after that.

We're going to take the potty camping with us and see how that goes.

We got a free trampoline from some friends, so we got that put up and the kids just love it. Tram-peen is what Cooper always says now, he gets such a kick out of bouncing on it Smile

Kaelan holds his poop in sometimes too and it is annoying.

I hope you're enjoying camping. I can't wait to be done with the infant stage and be able to go camping with the whole fam. I really don't feel like trying it with itty bitty babies though, I'm just not that brave or organized.

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What is going on with us? Not too much, we're just trucking along here. DH has 3 weeks vacation starting this weekend, so while he's off we will be initiating a bit of a potty training boot camp. Isaac's first bday is a week from today :eek:

Dealing with some typical toddler/baby issues too. Mason is getting a bit hit-ty, not so much in a mean way but just a spazzy flaily way. He's also having a little trouble sharing, he likes to take things from Isaac, but is usually pretty good about giving them back when we tell him to. Isaac is insanely clingy still, he is very jealous and possessive of me, and not just when it is Mason hugging me or in my lap, he has freaked out from DH hugging me. He can walk but is a bit of a chicken about it still so its just a couple steps here and a handful there type of thing. He's clapping, waving and starting to (finally) say Mama, Dada's been his only 'word' for ages now. We're still struggling with food, but other than that he is pretty much on par for milestones. He is definitely a more high maintenance child than Mason, that is for sure.

We are still TTC, I'm in the 2WW now. For anyone who wants to stalk, I can be found on the TTC 0-24 month board, I have a TTC space there and everything. Lauren (and anyone else TTC) you should hang out there with me if you get sick of board hopping Smile Andy I have been stalking your boards for any updates lol, can't wait to hear how your u/s goes tomorrow.

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I didn't know they had spaces there?!!! I'm going to have to go stalk. It's funny how each child is different. When we had got pregnant with Faith, DH and I both were a bit nervous because of Eli and Dakota's issues, but she is by far the mellow one. So all her normal toddler stuff is easy in comparison for us. Yay for pting.

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Hey everybody. It's great to hear your updates. Things are going well here--the weather has finally cooled off, thank goodness.

Viv is doing great. She is wearing underwear all day now (diapers at night) and hasn't had a pee accident in a couple of weeks. Poop is a different story--she hasn't quite caught on to that yet--she pretty much poops in her underwear every afternoon (wow, that sounds great, I bet daycare loves us...). Anyway, I keep talking to her about it and hoping it clicks. I don't want to put her back in diapers or pullups, it seems like a step backward. She's been pretty clingy and emotional lately, but very sweet and snuggly. She's amazingly reasonable most of the time. I feel like I have a "kid" now and not a baby or toddler anymore. I love this age.

Pregnancy-wise, I don't have too much to report. I don't go to the doctor until next week. I'm really looking forward to getting the heartbeat confirmed and just making sure everything is OK. I'm feeling lots of tiredness, a little queasiness, headachey sometimes, etc, but none of it is too terribly bad--pretty much on par with my last pregnancy.

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Yay Viv!!! I'm sure pooing in the potty will happen. For some reason pooing can scare some kids. They don't want to get rid of it. My kids never had a problem although I started to wonder about Faith at first. And I don't blame you for not putting her back in pullups or diapers. I wouldn't either. I do put her in pullups if I'm not going to be home and Christian or someone else is going watch her. I just don't want them to have to deal with the mess. But I will occassionally put her in a pullup if we are going out (not all the time), but it's pointless because she never goes in it.

Make sure you come back and update us on how everything is going with the new baby.

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Hang on Mandy how did I miss that you were pregnant too???

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I don't know! Smile I posted a new thread about it, a couple of weeks ago I think.

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Mandy - I love the pic of Viv in your siggy. She is such a doll!