Saturday, May 19, 2012

Peeing in the Potty....what?!

For Christmas my parents bought the boys their own Cheer for Me Potty seats...they play a little song when you go potty, etc and are super cute! At Christmas the boys wanted to put the toilet lids on their heads and push them around like cars...obviously not quite ready for potty training just yet. So, I put the potty seats in the basement and didn't think twice about them until the other day when I decided to pull them out just to begin "planting the seed" since the boys love coming to the bathroom with me, handing me toilet paper, and watching the water go down (a little TMI but if you've ever had a toddler then you know that if you don't let them in they'll scream and bang on the door, so you gotta pick your battles!). I set the toilet seats out just before bath time, and Carter instantly sat down and peed...and was suddenly OBSESSED with his potty. O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D, like didn't want to get in the bath tub (which is one of their favorite things to do) obsessed. So I let him sit there and we talked about the potty, etc. while Coleman splashed away with his ducks in the tub. The funniest part is that their toilets don't "flush", so Carter kept wanting to swirl the toilet paper to try and "help" it go down...we practiced a lot of hand washing in between all this too! Later that afternoon after Carter woke up from his nap, I had him in our bedroom while I was getting ready and when we heard Coleman in the monitor he ran to the door which is typical...he LOVES to go and wake up his brother and hand him a book through the crib (unbelievably cute). So I opened the door for Mr. Independent and watched in the monitor, but he never went to Coleman's crib...instead he had managed to get his shorts AND diaper off and was going potty in his potty seat!! I went and got Coleman and he decided to go potty also. It makes me so happy to see them learning and growing, but SO sad to see my baby boys growing up!! Where did the time go?! I'm not going to start the potty training just yet, as I feel they aren't verbal enough to express when they need to use it, but we will continue to use it as they wish! Here are some pictures that I'm sure will mortify them when they're older but are so cute to me! Carter:
He had a very important call to make apparently!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some fun pictures of our little guys

Jared likes to poke fun at me for all of the pictures that I take of Coleman and Carter...which I have to admit is a little overboard, but they do the cutest, funniest things and I just want to remember every moment with these little guys as they grow up at what seems to be rapid speed. Since I am turning this blog into a book for them to have when they are older I figure that the best place to post them is on the blog. Here are a few of my favorite pictures over the past week...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jordan and Ryan's Wedding

Jordan and Ryan tied the knot yesterday and we couldn't be happier for them!! What an honor it was to be a part of their big day and what a BEAUTIFUL bride Jordan was!! The boys were ring bearers and rang bells as they walked down the aisle...with the help of Jared of course. Funny side note: at the rehearsal Coleman decided to throw his bell into the fountain! Never a dull moment with these two (!!), but it was quickly recovered and ready for Saturday. It was an amazing weekend and I
I took a million pictures, so here are a few of my favorites! Bridesmaid Luncheon
Getting Nails done
Hair and Make up time! Before
I didn't take very many pictures at the reception because my camera decided to do some pretty interesting things (that Jared straightened out for me today...gotta love techy husbands!), but here are the ones that I do have...
Congratulations Ryan and Jordan!! We love you two!!

Daniel's Graduation

Daniel graduated last weekend from Auburn University! Of course we couldn't miss such an awesome time of celebration, and the boys did GREAT throughout the ceremony (with a little help of an iphone!).
Congratulations, Daniel! We love you!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays (probably because I love mexican food SO much!). My friend, Adrienne, came in town and we ran a 5k called the "stache dash" that was one of the most fun races I've ever run!
Coleman and Carter had a blast playing with our sombreros after the race!

Like Father, Like Son...

Coleman and Carter are looking more and more like their Daddy! Here is a picture of Jared when he was a little guy and Coleman on Cinco de Mayo...