Oct 28, 2010

Thank you Father

I am feeling very blessed. I have the most precious little girl and a loving husband, a good home and food to eat. I have been blessed to be raised in the Gospel with knowledge of why I am here. As frustrated as I get sometimes with the stages of my life, ( I was interrupted in typing this to clean up Jaylie's potty accident, poop and pee, and Maddox's pee accident... evidence of my frustrating moments) I am grateful for the little troubles I have, and the lack of big troubles.

I absolutely adore this little angel Heavenly Father sent to me. She is spunky and funny, tender and loving. She melts my heart and makes me laugh. I love her voice, wit, charm and giggles. I love the smell of her hair after bath time as she snuggles on my lap. I always imagined myself having 5 boys, but I cannot imagine that now. She is perfect for me.

I married my best friend. He frustrates me, teases me, makes me laugh and he understands me when I cry. He makes me feel beautiful and special. He is hard working, supportive, and I don't know anyone who can liven up a moment better than Josh.
It's like what Garth Brooks said, "I thank God for unanswered prayers." We don't know what is best for us, we only think we do. I have been given the best, and I thank Him everyday.

Oct 12, 2010

Potty Training...

IS THE PITS! I would rather change poopy diapers than clean up accidents all over my house. It is so frustrating that instead of making potty time a fun and positive thing for the kids (Jaylie and Maddox, a little boy I tend), they run away or cry when the potty timer goes off again. I have decided you cannot teach a child how to go pee, they have to figure it out themselves. Jaylie can make herself go pee in the potty when she needs too, but she hasn't figured out how to tell me when she needs to go pee so we can run to the potty. Now I just want to run away and cry when the potty timer goes off. If there is a better way to do this, by all means please let me know! It is one thing to have to potty train your own child, because you can do it your way and when you want to. I get to potty train on someone else's terms. I really don't think he is ready, but what can I do if they drop him off with only undies and no diapers? I need a potty training genie. blah.