Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Big Girl!

This is the proud moment all parents wait for! At 19 months 4 days, Catia went pee pee on the potty for the first time this morning! I covered up the essentials in the picture so she's not completely mortified in several years to think that her mommy posted this picture. But, how can I not share our special moment, right?! She's sat on the potty several times before this in the last few weeks, but nothing has ever "come out" of those tries until now. I started yelling "Yeah, Catia" over and over and clapping and Dominic came in and cheered with me. She was thrilled to get a chocolate chip out of it. This was about the age that Dominic started using the potty, too, so we may have another early potty trainer on our hands. May we only be so blessed!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Sweet Dominic

Dominic always likes to tell us that he loves us "up to the sun and back". Well, it started out "up to the moon and back" like the book, but then it switched to the sun. Now he's added "up to the sun and back 100 times". So, as if that wasn't sweet enough, today he was telling me this, and we were going back and forth and I told him I loved him a million times. Then, he said "Mommy, I just can't tell you how much I love you, because it's so much, I just can't stop my love." That absolutely made my day!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The dangers of multitasking!

Yesterday, I guess my mind was all over the place. Right before I put Catia down for a nap, I was changing her diaper and I was also watching as Dominic was going potty across the hall. All seemed fine and I put Catia to bed, and then Dominic to bed. Well, apparently, I must have lost my mind, because here's what happened next...Catia wakes up a couple of hours later and I get her out of bed and take her out to the family room. She's sitting on my lap and reading, but then gets down onto the floor to play with a truck. Well, when she gets back up onto my lap, she's all wet. I said, "Oh no, your diaper leaked". However, when I pulled back the top of her pants, she wasn't wearing a diaper at all!!!! I was so confused. In 3 1/2 years of being a mom, that has never happened to me. Apparently, when I was changing her and also keeping an eye on Dominic and thinking about the 10 million things I needed to do while they were sleeping, I completely forgot to put a clean diaper on her. I just put her pants on and put her to bed. Thank the Lord she didn't pee during her nap otherwise everything would have been soaked. This way it was just her pants, socks, and where she sat on me. You would think I would have noticed that her bummy didn't seem as soft and padded, but nope, I didn't. I think it's just a reminder to slow down, breathe, and live in the moment (right, Karrie?).

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I promise to post soon. It's been so long, and the longer I wait, the more daunting it seems to go through all the pictures we've taken over the last 6 weeks. I will do it, though...well, hopefully! I love keeping this record of my children, but I think actually spending time with them and my husband and family takes precedence over blogging, so when time is short, as it often is, blogging gets neglected! :) However, I did feel like I should at least update my fall background for a winter one and update the pictures on the side with the ones we took for Christmas! Catia wasn't in a particularly smiley mood, so she looks rather pensive in these pics, but that's okay. She's still cute. And, I had to add the picture of Dominic making his grumpy face. He actually wasn't grumpy, he just wanted us to take a picture of him making that face. That's Dominic for you. Always the goof! We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and check back soon for updates on what we've been up to the last month or so!