so much summer fun

We’ve been soooooo busy with summer fun!!! I honestly can’t even remember all we’ve done this past week.

On Thursday we went to the Pensacola Kids Place with Elias’ friend Jack (and his mom!!). The kids had so much fun..it started to get a little crowded after about an hour and the boys decided they needed a doughnut so that’s just what we did. Then me and E had a few errands to run before we came home, so we did that and then had a nap when we got home!

 

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Friday we spent just about ALL day outside either in the pool or on the water slide. SO much fun. This is probably my favorite part of summer. Just staying home and having fun outside.I love not having to load up in the car. I feel like this water slid was possibly the best investment we made for summer fun this year. unfortunately, it has RAINED nearly every day and we haven’t gotten to play on it as much as we would like.. 🙁

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Finally, I worked all day on Friday I worked on busy boxes…Elias needed some new fun things to play with while I needed some time here and there where I didn’t have to constantly entertain him. So, I got together a bunch of materials from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, my personal collection of “stuff” at school, and our playroom! I ended up with five busy boxes. So far he has enjoyed playing with these BUT he still needs a little guidance with them. I am really hoping that as summer goes by he will become more independent with them and they will help his imagination grow, help him learn, and give me a little time of quiet ((without sticking him in front of the television)).  Over the next couple of weeks I will explain what is in each box.

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PS: iPhone photos will have to get the job done for this post…..little blurry..ugh.

Also, soooooooo super proud of how well E has been doing with potty training. We have even worn undies out in public…which for those of you who have went through potty training, you know how that is a huge feat. 🙂 I’m so proud of him. However, night time potty training isn’t something I even know how to tackle…..eek.

I’m sure this will jinx us….

But, hopefully not! So, potty training has been an ongoing journey in this household…since….like March. I really even hate to admit that. But, this is what it is. Or has been for us. And probably will continue to be. E started showing signs of being ready to potty train probably in like February. But, life is BUSY!!! Right?!? And, let me just very candidly said–I wasn’t thrilled to go through the process. So I kind of gave it half effort from March until now. I told myself for the last month of school that when summer got here I WAS going to get him OUT of diapers (at least during the day)! BUT—then there were so many things we wanted to go and do. So I kind of have continued to give it half effort. I am so proud to say that he’s had ZERO accidents all day. I am even going to attempt to just put him in pull ups while we have a play date tomorrow! We will see how that goes. But it’s TIME. I mean–he’s almost THREE!!!! EEEK!!! So, here’s to being OUT of diapers!!!!!! (Even if he has eaten like 10 suckers today–whatever it takes!!!!!!)

A friend shared this meme with me today regarding potty training..so true!!!! WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!!
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Also, this was us a few weeks ago.

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And I’m sure this will be us tomorrow….hahaha…

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PS—any tips to get boys to stand to potty—E will only potty sitting…….