Tuesday, June 30, 2009

another update

Wow ... the combination of summer and the move of the office downstairs really has done a number on my ability to get blogs out on a regular basis. I still think about blogging all the time, but I just don't have to opportunity to do so! So until the drab winter comes again I will just have to be patient with myself, and give as frequent updates as I can.

(I know, I know this should be a given ... but lets just say I learned my lesson)


So I asked around to a bunch of parents who have children with SMA to ask about potty training their little ones. I know the techniques of potty training a toddler who can get to the potty by themselves, but had no idea how to potty train an SMA toddler. Everyone that I talked to said that you do it the same way, it just takes longer because they have to learn to recognize the feeling early enough to be able to ask you to take them to the potty. I decided that since it took longer and I am taking him regardless I would just start now. Well my pride and joy is totally getting the hang of it! He isn't even 2 years old yet and he already asks me to take him 50% of the time, and he always goes when I put him on his big boy potty! I am more than proud of Evan! Good job Bud!!!!

Daddy had to work so it was just Evan and I that got to go camping with my cousin Kari and her husband Barrett. It was really fun! Evan totally became addicted to biking! We got borrowed my friends bike and got a bike seat for it. I really think that now I need a bike, because he is still asking me everyday to go :-)

He was holding on to Mack's leash, but wanted to suck his thumb ... he decided this was easier

trying his first roasted marshmallow ... p.s. it is 9:30pm (do you see how light it is outside??)

On our way home we stopped at Frank Slide ... it is really creepy to see all the rock and think about the tragedy of this rock slide.


Gladys said...

Way to go Evan withthe potty training. Keep up the good work! It looks like you 2 had a great time camping. I love to go camping! I miss you too and I am glad to see you all are doing well. Love you!

Michelle said...

Woohoo Evan! That boy is very smart! And I am loving the cookie-in-bed picture! He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Lynn said...

Congrats on the potty training! That is the hardest hurdle to get through at that age I think. Way to go!

Ang said...

MMM look at that lobster(my mouth is watering)!! Happy anniversary to you two!! And way to go Evan! Looks like you're doing well! I hope we'll see you guys sometime soon!

Debbi said...

I LOVVVVVE Frank Slide, because, it's exactly as you say-- creepy. Just thinking about everyone UNDERNEATH such a big mountain. *shudder*
And, I'm not with it. What's SMA?

Peter and Mandy said...

The cookie picture is cute. I can't believe it is so light out at 9:30, that's crazy! And yes we'll have to go to the zoo sometime when you're here.

Christy said...

Super impressed with the potty training progress! I haven't even thought about it yet, but I guess I should be. What a big boy!

Kristen said...

The town of Frank is about 5 mins away from where my mom grew up. Good memories of snow deep enough to jump in!
Congrats on the potty training sucess so far!

The Meyers said...

Way to go Evan! What a smarty pants! Happy 6 years!

Lisa L said...

Love the pictures and update!