Sometimes it's just easier to slap up 7 Quick Takes, you know? Thanks to Jen at Conversion Diary for hosting!
-1-We are a week into potty training Dominic! Woo-Hoo! Seriously, I was resigned a couple of weeks ago that he may get to be the age of 3 before we got around to really doing this, but I'm pleasantly surprised that I think we're on our way now.
You know, I had two babies in diapers when Dani was a baby. But Dani potty-trained four months before Helen was born and Helen potty-trained 2 months before Dominic was even conceived. So this business of buying two sizes of diapers and changing two boys' diapers regularly got old really darn fast. :)
-2-School starts on Tuesday. I have three school-aged children this year. Wow. Let me say that again, I have three kids in real life full-time school this year. I know it means we are busy, but it also means my family is growing up. It's happening so fast, but not so fast. (I know you people who have kids whose ages span 0-10 years will know what I mean.)
-3-So, back to potty-training. When we were making a big deal and partying for Dominic Sunday night when he had success going in the potty, I called my Dad to have him make a big deal (we were calling everyone). And Dad says, "Oh we're just trying to make them grow up as fast as we can, aren't we?" See...I don't want to rush the growing up process, however, I DO want to stop changing a 2.5-year-old's diapers. And personally, I don't want to completely rush the baby process...but at the same time, the goal IS to get the kids out of my house someday, right? And the first step seems to be independent potty-ing.
-4-I won a giveaway! Maggie, at From the Heart, reviewed the book, The Invisible World, and had a giveaway of a copy and I won! How awesome is that?!? That is TWO (count 'em, TWO!) giveaways I won in 2011 (so far). I never win stuff like this, so I'm more than excited.
-5-Speaking of Giveaways...
My parish/school does a fundraiser each year called the Guardians Gameday Giveaway. The fundraiser happens throughout the NFL football season. A person could buy a raffle ticket for $25. You hold on to your ticket for the 17 week NFL football season. Your ticket has three-team combinations each week and you want to watch and see how many points each of your three teams scores each week. After all the football games are played, there are payouts as follows:
- Highest Three Team Total $500
- Second Highest Total $250
- Third Highest Total $100
- Fourth Highest Total $75
- Lowest Three Team Total $50
- Second Lowest Total $25
- Third Lowest Total $10
I won last year! One week I had the Fourth Highest Total so I got $75. Better yet...LOTS of my tickets won prizes last year (you know, because I'm lucky like that). So, let me know if you want to buy a ticket from me.
One more thing about it...You can buy one ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100.
Okay, I'm done.
-6-I never posted any pics from my Aunt Bea's 100th birthday celebration. Well, here is a picture of Aunt Bea holding Vincent. The oldest member of our family holding the youngest. I love it. Of course, Vincent has a cousin who is due in October...but for now, he's the youngest.
-7-I have to take our van in for some work today. Boo. Our automatic sliding door hasn't worked for awhile, so we're going to see how much it will cost (and will probably) have it fixed. I hope it's not too terribly expensive.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Be sure to visit Jen for more Quick Takes!