Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tomato Bandit

We're having great success in the garden this year-probably because it is the hottest summer on record in Washington, therefore the tomatoes are maturing now instead of in October, like the did last year.
I'm having a hard time getting the tomatoes into the house. A bandit has been eating them. This is what they look like when I get to them. And here he is in action. This is two days worth of action-note the different shirts.
I'm so glad he is getting good food that I grew. And the dirt that comes with the tomato is supposed to be good for preventing allergies. Apparently kids today are too clean and don't ingest enough dirt to help their immune systems. Not so around here. It's not a pig farm, but we do have dirty veggies-almost all you can eat!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Interview with Ryan

Tonight Ryan picked up his keys (the valet set to our car) and announced "go bye bye Mommy".
Me: Where are you going?
Ryan: Go uh store.
Me: What are you going to buy at the store?
Ryan: Snackies!!
Me: What kind of snackies are you going to get?
Ryan: (running toward door) Um Um Um.....

Favorite snacks: raisins, carrots, blueberries, bears (crunchy cereal) and graham crackers (cookies to him)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Potty Time

We are GRADUALLY starting potty training. Ryan is very interested in cheering for me, getting stickers to put on his knees, wearing "unners" and flushing. It's getting the stuff into the potty that is the trouble. He's great at telling me "poopie mommy" AS he is filling his pants. Tonight we practiced wiping on the potty. He likes to wipe the front too. :)

Last night we found the perfect stool for Ryan at Target. When we brought it home, he cried until we brought it inside. He's never latched onto a "thing" so quickly before.

I've read that it is easier for kids to push if they have their feet grounded. His stool has a little flip lid where we stash his flushing wipes, and I am sure it will be filled with toys soon. He LOVES to stand on this stool. Here are photos of what I went through this evening. He turned a velcro curler and tube of mascara into a trumpet of sorts, tooting around the house.

Injury Photos

For all you far away folks, here are the best shots I could get of the stitches. Look above his right eye. Ryan kept coming toward me when I had the camera out! The stitches are out now, and he's down to a small scratch on his forehead-like it never happened. I still think he should be a model. Just look at these photos!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Favorite Commercial

Every time the new Prius commercial comes on TV, Ryan drops what he is doing to watch it. So I downloaded the song for him from the Toyota website, and he LOVES it! It is one of the coolest commercials I have ever seen.

Here's the link to it on You Tube if you haven't seen the commercial yet.