Friday, March 26, 2010

New Family Next door

Living on base thinking we will never make friends or find a play mate for our little boy. Well things can change. A family moved out and a new one moved in. We went to go say hi and it turns out they are close to your age in their 20's and they have a little girl who is 14 months. Only 4 months older then Conner Bug. She is new to the military and they just got here yesterday. Her husband is going to be gone for a month, but with a little girl and a house that has nothing in it. Hopefully she will come over and play and go on walks with. Even though you feel a place isn't for you and your not happy. God can change things and make good things come out of bad things.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fun pictures

Little man with his favorite woman in the world

Trying to get out of my arms, but I got a good hold on him!!

Who says babies are the only ones that put their fingers in their mouths!!

WEEEE!! His having so much fun. as he is falling alseep

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nothing is going right!!!

Our family has had it shares of its bad luck here in Hawaii. Since we still don't kwon how to get around and know where things are. Where still using our GPS on our phones. Since our cars license plates are from Idaho and my husband doesn't want to get Hawaii ones. Going through the process is harder then we though, There is just so much you have to do to just drive your car on base. Even though we have military decals. But I guess that's not good enough, my husband just got a bike after selling his old one. He has only had it for 1 month, and now there is something wrong with it so now he cant even ride it. Me deplaning what's wrong with it, not going to happen, Cause I don't know! lol. He got his truck back from his parents that he let them barrow. Stupid idea but any who, he got that back. His had that back for a month as well and now there is something wrong with his truck. So on base he wont be able to take his truck to get inspected. One things after another and another, bad luck or just Hawaii. I don't know you tell me,

Getting all stressed out because of everything braking down. Makes us forget to think about God because where so busy being frustrated and being mad. I told my husband that Bad things happen so Good things can come out of it.

Everyone we live by on base is all in their 30s and about to get out and we have yet to meet someone who is young and goes to church. But the best thing about having them near us. Is they are so much help with Conner when we need it and Great, Great friends we have meet.

God is so amazing and we tend to forget that his there. We all need to remember that God is always there for us in time of bad as well as good. Don't be mad or sad, frustrated. Leave all your worries up to God. Lean on him to help you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Potty Training Tips

Walking, learning to say mommy and daddy. Eating out of a spoon for a first time. A father and mother couldn't be prouder when their little one learns something new. But when you hear " Mommy, Daddy I gotta potty" our faces turn to a blank and where out finding books of how to teach your kids to use a toilet!! When it comes to kids everyone knows, kids learn at different times. The trick of potty traning your little one not to use their pants as a toilet is to not force them to go. If you force them to go to the bathroom when the are not ready, It will make them not want to use the potty and that means more wet paints!

One of my good Friends Heather Kelley has a little boy who was ready to go like a big boy. But she didn't know how to go about of teaching. She gave me the list of things she was doing and its my list of


1. Pushing them to go if they aren't ready

2. begging your child to go potty

3. Taking your anger out on your child

4. Calling them a baby and not a big boy or a big girl. Makes them feel like they will never be ready.

5. When going out refuses to use Public bathrooms

These are the top 2 parents use all the time. They don't notice they are until they read a article and then you say " Yes I've done that." I know a lot of you are shaking your heads yes. lol

Don't start pulling your hair out yet, There are a lot of ways of making it fun to go to the bathroom as funny as that sounds! but its true if you make a game out of it or make it fun potty traning will be easy.

Here are a few ways of making it fun
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1. Potty Song songs - Come up with fun songs that your little one knows while she is on the pot. But a list by the potty so she know which ones.

2. Potty Book- Toddlers get bored on the potty, so why not keep some of their favorite books right by the potty so they have something fun. There is not harm in your little one learning as they do number 2.

3. I Spy - Toddlers love to take a long time in the bathroom if its not making little toilet paper puppets with their hands. ( like I did when I was little ! hahha )

Having a little conversation with themselves. Before they go try finding little items to put around the bathroom for them to seek. Add new ones each time they go to keep it fun.

For a boy - Hitting floating targets - Try using some colorful cereal like Fruitloops. Throw them into the toilet, ask them to shot for the loop. This will help them learn control, so the pee goes in the bull and not all over your walls.

So the next time your potty traning. Try making it fun, The funnier it is the more they will just go on their own and they wont even release it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Today was Conners Birthday party, Since we live here in Hawaii and All our neighbors are older then us. Inviting them I thought the party was going to be a sleep feast. But it was different from what I thought It would be. Here is a look at our awesome day of being 1  
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Conner eating luch in his high chair

Future Rock STAR!!

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Family birthday party picture

Birthday Cake is every where!!!

Our Military Family

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Conner had a big big day of laughter and surprises. Now his sound a sleep. Our little boy is so love and has so many people in his life I know he can count on. This was an awesome party for him. And he has many more to come.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yard sale on line.

Hey everyone. I know how hard it is to sell all your items at yard sales at home. Most of the time Things don't get sold and your stuck with your basket of junk again. Well I just wanted to share with you an awesome webiste I found when I was just helping my sister with her blog last night. I cam across this yard sale website where you can sell anything you want.

All you need is a PayPal account. Its the same as any selling website. You need pictures, set your prices and talk about your item, but the only different in this one is that's its TOTALLY FREE. You can also check out to see what other people are selling and check back to see how many click you get on whatever your selling.\

I'm selling things on there myself. For me I'm going to sell my sons baby cloths. So look for my page. Its under my husbands name ( Jacob ) and he has a military picture of him shooting.

If you don't like it you don't have to do it. Just simply delete it and move on. There are no hidden fees or anything.

So Happy Yard Sales

Sunday, March 7, 2010


New project coming soon your way for Easter. Cute little bookmarks will be made and up on my website at Go check it out and all the other cute little things I have to offer