Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It's quiet around here...

My mom and dad took Sloan with them to their condo in Florida for the week so I've had an extremely leisurely two days. Two kids is a breeze man! Back when I just had two kids I remember thinking how hard it was. Now I realize that that was a walk in the park. In the last two days I've actually managed to get laundry done, get the house relatively clean, and almost potty train Tia! WaaHooo! We made our second attempt at potty training yesterday - it went alright, but today has been spectacular! We're on our way. While I miss Sloan a lot, I know that he's having a blast and I'm enjoying the 5 day "break." Life is good.

Since Sloan is away, we have been trying to really pour into Tia this week. She doesn't get our undivided attention very often so we've tried to really concentrate on loving on her. Because we're potty training, it's been hard to leave the house, so I decided to bring a "fun" activity to us. I bought finger paints. I've never bought finger paints before. In general, I prefer to leave messy crafts to the preschool teachers who are actually being paid to deal with the mess. So, and this makes me sound terrible, I rarely bring out crafts. Even markers are a pain because my kids can only keep them on paper for about 10 seconds, then I end up scrubbing marker off of everything else. But today, I decided to go for it. I put Tia in an old t-shirt and let her have at it and she pretty much had a ball. Here are a few shots - evidence of why I rarely allow them to do this!

3 comments:

brad said...

Very nice! I'm sure Tia will thoroughly enjoy this new home activity and will probably be looking for it time after time. I've seen Kaleb and Nathan (wearing their matching full-body vinyl aprons) painting and coloring their hearts out. You and Tia will be glad that you did it. You're a terrific mom and dad!

kelly said...

again, super mom. :)

Christy said...

such a sweet mom to make tia feel special and give her so much attention!