It's pretty awesome that he is growing up and such an amazing young man, but I still can't believe it all. He is and always will be my first baby.
We were still busy with activities with the boys so it took us several weeks before we were totally out of diapers. With the boys I just stayed home for a week and were done. We weren't doing the night time yet since she was soaking wet each time she woke up. When we finally had the days down we moved to nighttime. It took a little longer than I am used to but also much earlier than I had ever done. I always waited until 3 years old. This little lady turns 3 in two weeks. And she is totally over diapers:) We've even added to the underwear collection since then. So big!
The two little ones are so happy to be able to go outside (no frostbite warning) and wear their snowshoes. It was all they talked about throughout the weekend when we were getting dumped on. I think we have at least 2 feet at the moment so they would sink if they walk. Not so with the snowshoes.
The big boys headed to the mountain today, which they said was awesome, while we stayed at home having fun in the backyard. We built forts, moved snow with wheelbarrows and played baseball! The fresh air and sun made it so enjoyable. We are looking forward to a few more days like this. Although they are anxious to get to the mountain themselves.
I was very excited to add a new pot to the mix this year. One that I had picked up at a tag sale. Well there was a reason it was at the tag sale. We could not get it to stay lit. The stand for the pot made it too close to the sterno, so it kept going out. Plus I forgot to get new sternos so we had a rough beginning but my most wonderful husband came to the rescue. First he ran to the grocery store to get more sternos. Then he rigged up a self made stand from some bricks. Once we had it set things went pretty smoothly. Everyone had fun and ate some good food.
After a bit of play we had to get the two little ones to bed. I hadn't been feeling good so I wasn't planning on staying up till 12:00. I was just about to play a game with the big boys when I was called upstairs by a crying little one. Harkin had thrown up in his sleep. Ugh! We had to tear the bed apart since it was everywhere (except on Izzy!) Then we settled back to sleep. He was fine. He had eaten about three green apples for dinner which is what I think he threw up. Anyways life was back to normal the next day.
We have been pretty much inside the past two weeks due to super cold temps and also two littles who have been pretty sick since Christmas. Colds and then a couple of rounds of throw up. Today we had a heat wave. 20*. We all were outside and enjoying the fresh air. I took a walk up the hill with the pup while the three youngest built snow forts. Will was busy on the mountain.
We are all on the upside(except Daddy now). Bracing for more colds temps this weekend!