Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our Smart Daddy!!

Donnie sure is a smarty pants! He was invited to join the Computer Science international honor society Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). There was a introduction ceremony last week which we attended. It is nice to have something to say "hey good job!" He works really hard in trying to keep up his GPA and spend time with the family.

We are off of school for the summer and Donnie will be putting in some hours working for his parents. In addition to that he will be working on his web site. He wants to build one so he can get some experience as well as have something to show when he goes in for interviews.

Here is a picture of Donnie at his UPE ceremony!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Potty training time!!

Wow! It is that time! Time to tinkle in the potty. We were trying everything we could to get Emma potty trained. We tried stickers (no luck), we tried just going all day bare bummed (with no luck again but with lots of muck!) and we finally resorted to suckers. That was kindof working though I hated the thought of her getting a sucker first thing in the morning before breakfast. We had a friend suggest doing a prize box filled with goodies that Emma would love. So off to the dollar store we went and had a family fun filled day of potty prize pickings! LOL
Donnie was just as excited as Emma, He was the one that wrapped the box up and printed the little sign on the box! We spent about an hour unwrapping boxes and packages and put everything inside. There were a few things she absolutely wanted. She wanted the flute so bad and we kept telling her no, not until she went on the potty, boy did she cry. She kept running to the potty and sitting on it with no success, which upset her. But we stuck to the plan....no prizes unless you tinkle in the potty.

Then the next day....SUCCESS!!

Emma went on the potty! YEAH!! She was so excited and of course she picked her flute and a sucker! I didn't mind her getting both this time....LOL

Emma with her flute, sucker and in her panties! She's a big girl now! So far she has earned 5 glitter bugs (bugs like dragon flies, flies, beetles, but with glitter on it!) 3 pinwheels, 2 flutes, barbie laptop, sillie puttie, shrek puzzle and a squishie ball. We try everyday and now she goes at least once a day but I know that we still have a long way to go but we are so proud of her!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Our Brief Summer

A few weeks ago we had gone over to our friends the Kennar's with the Weight's for a BBQ and some swimming fun! The kids enjoyed splashing around in the pool together!

Emma and Bryce enjoyed splashing around in the little pool!

"What, no mail?!" Bryce here enjoyed playing with the mail box!

Just a little video of the kiddies playing around!