8/23/2007

Plants and poop!!!!

I'm sure that got your attention!!!! We've been busy over the past few days!! I for one am feeling quite accomplished as a home maker and mom! for one I was finally able to find some affordable plants to fill my window boxes with! sorry but I wasn't willing to pay $40 at a local nursery on plants that I will most likely kill before they sit proudly on display for my neighbors to enjoy!!! I did discover my new mecca for all things amazing, Smith Marketplace...A Grocery store,hardware store, garden store, clothing and mommy fantasy land all rolled into one! Mind you the pure bliss of this experience is all taken down a notch when accompanied my two kids but you get the idea.

So there I was fighting the urge to leave my " I don't sit in carts anymore" toddler in the hamper section of Smiths when I finally made it out to the garden section! They must have heard I was coming and got out their sale stickers because there were tables and tables of still living plants all marked down to 50 cents!!!!! So $14 later, potting soil included I was well equipped to try my hand at being the next HGTV curb appeal star!

Macy and I had a good time planting even though she got more dirt on the sidewalk then in the box but it was time we spent together that made up for her flicking dirt in her three foot radius!





And now for the poop section of the post....The moment we've all been waiting for!

Little Miss Molly Blue took a dump in the potty two days ago!!!!!! It's taken this long to post about it because I've been recovering from the celebration!!! She was so sweet to tell me something was about to happen in her diaper so I quickly asked her if she wanted to sit on the potty. She's been spending a lot of time sitting on the potty with nothing to show for it but that day the potty gods must have been smiling down on her and granted her sweet success!!!! I'm sorry but there is nothing cuter then seeing your little monkey halfway falling down the toilet just after a successful bowel movement! she was so excited! she kept looking down and pointing! thankfully not touching but the joy in her eyes was priceless!!!!

I told Mike this was huge for me! it's like getting a bonus at work or a promotion. That sweet little BM is like a trophy for motherhood! Not one I'd proudly display on my mantel but you get the picture!

We had a second attempt yesterday that resulted in just barely not making it to the potty but she's catching on! Hopefully I just bought my last box of diapers!!!!

13 comments:

christina said...

ya for potty success!! im glad there's not BM photo...that wouldnt be right girl!

that lawn is GYNORMOUS!!

michelle said...

YEA! for Blue!!!! I am sure she has to be so proud!!! :) It sounds like life is going good!!! We need to chat on the phone, and catch up.

The Ohlson's said...

love the poop video I was a bit nervous there was going to be a zoom on the poop but glad you restrained yourself (i prob wouldn't have). i can't believe she's big enough to be on the potty i still feel like she is a baby. i miss her.

Mama Bear said...

Congratulations...on the planting and the poop! Very exciting week for you guys! Can you imagine not having to buy diapers anymore? Think of all the extra money you'll have for plants! :)

Jason & Megan said...

The flower pots turned out so pretty! I love all the colors you chose!

Congratulations to little Mollie Blue on her first BM in the potty! I love the video, that cracks me up that she whispers everything!

Hannah said...

That is so cute! I love the video...

And your flowers look so great! Good job!

Stephanie said...

Love the flowers! I get on kicks like that and always spend way too much money and then my plants never make it into the ground! i have just about given up completely! so much for my planters in the backyard I wanted so badly! I have one thing growing in there that i am not sure if its a weed or a plant- sad huh? its tall and green and kinda pretty, so we have been watching it to see where it decides to go!
I am so not a gardener! (among many other domestic titles!)

ahalversen (DBA) said...

The plants look great! Did you already have the window boxes, or did you guys put those in as well? They look awesome! Congrats to your baby for going on the potty...we are still procrastinating our girls'. I just don't want to do two! :o( Anyway, good job, and any tips would be appreciated!

Andrea said...

I seriously can't believe the bargains you find, it's not right, save some sales for the rest of us. Thrilled about the potty, that's awesome...

AnieCooper said...

WOOHOO for Molly Blue!!! Such a BIG deal! My niece Kylie is potty training...the other night she was going poopie and when I was on the phone with Alicia...Ky decided she wanted to talk to Auntie :) When she was done she was telling me all about it! HAHA CONGRATS!!!

Your flowers are very pretty by the way...and holy cow is your lawn big...poor Mike!! haha

Miss you guys!!

the Koch's said...

I was cracking up at that video. What a proud little lady! Also, I love the plants and great deal. You always know how to find the deals in town!

mama D said...

Rebecca,

If Molly potty habits are a promotion or a raise, you REALLY need to get out more.JK

Believe me I know how you feel. I am so proud of you and the great mom you are. I can't wait to see you next month.

MOMMY

the bates motel said...

hieee! glad to see you guys are enjoying ut so much! i hope one day carter will go poo on the potty! i can't wait! love the flower boxes too! your home looks beautiful!