Friday, February 19, 2010


Will woke us up really late on Sunday night crying. For one of the few times since he has been born, he awakened Patrick, and I did not hear a thing. Patrick came back and told me that Will had had a nightmare about Jack. A few seconds past and Will started crying again. So Patrick went back in to check on him. This time Will insisted that they go into Jack's room to make sure "Jacks otay." So Patrick took him in, and Will made sure Jack was in his bed asleep. Once he was assured, he went right back to sleep and didn't wake up until his usual time.

I'm so happy, that at least for now, Will wants to look out for Jack and make sure he is "otay."

Monday, February 8, 2010


I think I'm finally safe to say, we did it! We made it through Potty Training. The first couple days were pretty rough, but by the 5th and 6th we had made lots of progress. Around day 14 I finally was able to convince him to poo in his potty. We bribed him with new Thomas the Train underwear, a Maglite flashlight, and a bowl of ice cream. After a couple weeks he finally started to tell me when he needed to go. And we have now been accident free for a week! I'm really hoping announcing it to the world does not jinx us in some way. So now I no longer have to clean up dirty 2 yr old diapers, I just occasionally step in urine that didn't quite make it into the toilet...nice.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2 Weeks

Patrick got the Bridgestone job! He is so excited, and I'm feeling overwhelmed a little bit, but extremely grateful.