A while back I bought this pool at Walmart for $15. It's a little redneck, but the kids LOVE it! Tonight we let them eat pizza and popsicles outside while swimming. They thought it was great! It was a fun way to end the day!
The Friday before father's day, Cash was given a package of Elmo underwear by his Nanny. He wanted to wear them SO badly the next morning. I told him he could if kept Elmo dry! I really had no expectations. He did so incredibly well that we declared that the 1st official day of potty training boot camp. He has never looked back since!!! He has done absolutely amazing!! I was SO nervous about beginning because every one told me how hard boys were to train compared to girls. I don't know if he was just ready, or if it is because we literally just went cold turkey on the whole thing. No pull-ups, no back and forth between diapers, nothing!
The girls were both going to be at VBS the following week, so Cash and I stayed close to home just to make sure that our boot camp stayed some what on a schedule. :) We did make a quick trip to Target for him to pick out some more underwear, though. He chose Diego, Mickey Mouse, and boxer briefs like his daddy's. :) It has now been one week and two days, and I can say with confidence that Cash is pretty much 100% potty trained! Woohoo!!! We have already taken a short road trip, gone out to eat, ran many errands, attended a birthday party, and went to church...all in underwear!!! I don't have to ask him anymore if he needs to go, he just comes up and tells me. So, so proud of my BIG boy!!!
Last week, a group of us got together for a fun night of painting. It was such a great time and a lot of laughs were shared between all of us girls!! It was also a sad night because we were also gathering together to say goodbye to our precious friend, Heather. She is moving back to Tennessee this week. This is the first time since our little group has "formed" that someone has moved away. Moving is never an easy thing and Texas is going to miss her greatly!
When we first got there, we hung out for quite a while. I'm pretty sure that our instructor thought that we would never quit talking, laughing or eating. Ha!
Catching up on life
Heather, Jenn, Callie and Kristy
Me and Heather
Missy, Callie, Annalee, Me, Kelli Annalee, Kelli, Amanda The instructor finally gathered us all to start painting
Heather and Lindsee
Missy and her adorable helper, Evan This is why we LOVE Heather! :) Annalee and Kristy I even got to snuggle sweet Evan! I told Missy that I needed my practice of doing things one handed with a newborn before Sept. gets here! :) Kristy, Heather, and Annalee Finishing up our masterpieces. :) All of the artists We all signed the back of Heather's. I think some of us even broke out singing, "Friends are Friends Forever." It was a sweet moment. Heather with the two preggo's If you didn't know from previous posts on this blog, Callie and I, have been friends since kindergarten. We are now both pregnant with our fourth babies! So, so fun...or just plain crazy! We haven't decided! Ha! The whole gang I love these girls and have been so incredibly blessed by each one of their friendships over the past 2 years. We love you, Heather, and can't wait to come visit you in gorgeous TN!
Just like most people in the Houston area, we have been hitting up the pool in order to try and stay somewhat cool during all of these H-O-T days that we have been having! This summer has been great with the kids and the ages that they are all at. I have now conquered my fear of taking all 3 by myself and we have all survived! Ha! We love swimming on Friday's because Conn is able to join us on his off day! The kids L-O-V-E it! Daddy is much more fun than this momma any day of the week! :) I love when daddy is there, too. The little man and I can actually relax for a few minutes! :) As long as Cash keeps his floaties on, he is free to do whatever he wants. We established this rule at the very beginning and it has worked great! Once those floaties come off, though, he is not allowed to get out of a chair. He loves to get in and out of the pool all by himself and be able to walk around the pool area. He goes back and forth between the big pool and baby pool. The girls on the other hand, are swimming machines! We usually pack a lunch to take with us. The kids love having a picnic by the pool. Happy pool days, to you! :)
I have been married to my love since May 20, 2000. I am a pastors wife. I am a mom to two precious girls and two sweet little boys. I am a former 2nd grade teacher. I am now a stay at home mom. I love Jesus. I am a Texas girl. I wish I had a perfect body and liked to read. I love a good restaurant and even better when we have a gift card. I love going on vacations and traveling. I love photography and music. My husband is my love. He is amazing and talented and loves me and our kids more than life itself. I love hearing my children laugh and sing really loud. I love my life. I am blessed!!! This is a glimpse inside the life of the McWhorter's. Oh so crazy, but oh so fun!!!