Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guess Where....

Well, we have just found out that we are moving to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. The kids have had this as their number one prayer request for weeks now, so they will be thrilled to know as soon as they get home from school. I believe the Lord does care about the desires and dreams in the hearts of our kids just as He does about the ones in our own. It will be a blessing for them to be able to be so near to Christian, Cassidy, and Cameron as they grow up.

We are excited to see what God has for us there, and glad that even though it is quite a little car ride- we can still go see our family in Florida as well whenever we want (and get a little beach tme in). And I expect them to come see me often as well!! :)

Love to you all!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More adventures in the Potty Training Chronicles...

Well, very sadly I do not have a picture for this update as it happened so fast. But I just had to share the story.

So we did decide to do Lora Jensen's "3 Day Potty Training" and will start soon. We have to get all the supplies (20-30 pair of underwear, prizes, etc.). We decided to do that probably next week, but until then we are still encouraging him to sit on the potty, be a big boy, etc. Well, it doesn't take much encouragement, as he is quick to want to be out of his "bipey" (what he calls his diaper) whenever he goes potty. We have to watch him closely because he takes it off very quickly as soon as he goes. I think he will be the easiest one to potty train yet!

Anyhow, yesterday I was sitting at my desk working on a couple of things when I look up to see David in the middle of the living room, no pants or diaper on, with the wipes box open. He was standing there bent at the knees, holding up his shirt with one hand and wiping himself with the other with a wipey. I said, "David! What do you think you are doing!?!" To which he responded very clearly, "Wipin' my butt!" Needless to say, we were all cracking up for awhile. That was my definite confirmation that my little man is very ready to be potty trained!

I am also attaching a hilarious little comic strip that reminded me so much of our house. As if we aren't having enough potty adventures, David is also found of putting whatever he can down the toilet. Recently, he got ahold of the stainless steel drain plug for the bathtub and flushed it. He has also put a cell phone in there, and has been caught numerous times heading that way with various other objects. We really have to keep an eye on Pippin (our pomeranian puppy) because of this! LOL

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Potty time

Well, we have begun getting really serious with the potty training situation, mainly due to the fact that David is inclined to strip down and remove his diaper everytime he has the slightest tinkle in there. We got an Elmo potty, and so far he sees it mainly as a toy. It has gotten frustrating because if you take your eyes off of him for a second he has removed the diaper and thrown it (and its yucky contents) onto the floor somewhere. So, I think I am going to try Lora Jensen's "3 Day Potty Training." Even though it takes alot of time and dedication those three long days, most kids end up potty trained by the end of it (of course, with the exception of accidents here and there as they get used to it. I will be sure to keep ya updated. Here's a pic of him sitting (completely unclothed compliments of himself) on his "Mo" potty, and the other of him and Kaylee sharing some luvies.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

To Korea for Daddy...

Just a quick update for those of you that I haven't spoken to yet.... Paul received his orders to Korea. This happened to be the last place he was wanting to go, but after some research we have seen some good things about it, so we know God placed him where he was supposed to go. :-) As for our follow on assignment (where the kids and I will go and then Paul will join us after his year in Korea), we should know something by the beginning of May at the latest.

Although we are anxious to find out, we have peace that we will end up exactly where we are meant to be, and it will be great (of course we have our!

I will keep you all updated as we get any news. Either way, it looks like we are scheduled to be leaving here the very beginning of November. Wow! Our first Thanksgiving at home since 2000!!!

By the way, Paul felt that his test for MSgt went really well. His boss has said he is confident he made it, but we will know for sure by June. He says a BIG THANK YOU for all the prayers!

Love you all!