Hollyhand House

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I think she is ready...

to Potty train!!

I have been waiting for Anna Riley to really show more signs that she was ready to potty train before I started pressing it.  We are now there!  While at the beach, she could tell she had to potty and did not like her swim diaper being wet.  This really kicked it off.  Since being at home, she runs to the bathroom quite often and says she has to "pee pee" or "poo poo" but she it telling me as she is doing it apparently because when I feel her diaper, I can tell she just did it. When she has sat there a minute, she gets up and says "I all done!" She has also been waking up with a pretty dry diaper in the morning and usually request that her diaper be changed after she has pee peed.  She will say "I wet, I wet!!" 
SO...we went and bought some pull-ups and training pants.  The girls and I will be out of town again some next week so I plan to really start the training when we get back.  She seems really excited and she really wants to now! 
I am going to attempt the 7 day method but I am sure it wont be so easy with a baby that needs my attention.  Wish us luck!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Last one!

Friday, Riley only had a half day conference and he got out a little early so he got to spend lots of time with us.  We went to the beach and then after naps we went to the pool. Ava Kate discovered the sand the day before so she wouldn't leave it alone.  She ate quite a bit of sand that day! :)  Anna Riley floated in the ocean with Riley for the longest time!  She really loved the beach and the ocean this year.  She would say "bye, I go to the beach!"  Ava Kate got in the pool for a while this time and really liked it but I don't have any pictures because we each had a kid! She really loves the water!
 We grilled out at the condo that night so that we could stay longer and get everything packed up to go home the next day. 

Ava Kate playing in the sand

Eating a snack once again! :)
Finally got her to wear one of her
two pieces...her Bama swimsuit! :)
She filled it with sand and was trying to
pick it up
Such a strong little girl!! :)
I was a little impressed that she could
carry the bucket full of sand!
Floating with Daddy
Hangning out by the pool
She will swing on anything she can!

Saturday morning, we went to eat breakfast at Another Broken Egg one more time before heading home.  (I can't wait until the one in Tuscaloosa opens up!!)
Ava Kate found some creamer to be a good
alterantive to a paci!

We had a wonderful trip!  It is not always easy with two little ones but the memories we make and seeing how they enjoy it really make it worth it!  I enjoy every trip we take the girls on and I know it will only get more fun each year! 
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I promise I am almost done with Beach pictures.  I post them for me to look back on one day! :)
Wednsday was Riley's first day in his conference.  So, the girls and I headed down to the beach by ourselves.  The beach with little ones is hard especially when you are doing it alone but it really wasn't too bad!  Riley ended up getting out of his session before lunch early so he got to come by and play for a little while before going back!  That night he had to eat with some others from the conference so the girls and I picked up some Gumbo and a fish sandwhich from a place across the street. 

I didn't realy take any pictures on Wednesday since I had them by myself.

Riley had a long day in meetings on Thursday and we knew he wouldn't be coming back until later that afternoon. I took the girls to the pool that day. Anna Riley got in the kiddie pool and played with some other kids and actually liked it a lot better this time. We played for a while and then we walked down to the other pool and had lunch at the tiki bar. Their food was actually really good!

Chilling out in the stroller while we ate lunch
Lunch by the pool
Naptime! :)

Thursday night, we went to Baytowne Wharf to eat and let AR play.  I am usually not a big fan of the food in the wharf but we actually had a great meal.  We ate outside at  Marlin Grill and it was very good!  Anna Riley loved playing on the playground this year and just like always, she loved the carousel.  We also got some ice cream or actually it was gelato before heading home.  Ava Kate got her first taste of ice cream and loved it!
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beach Part 2

We spent the day at the pool.  The girls were on the cranky side so we took early naps and came back down for more pool time later and just cooked at the condo that night so we didn't have to rush to get ready.  We did a shrimp boil and it was really good! 
We found out that AR really likes the beach better this year rather than the pool.  She is currently scared of everything so she was hesitant about the water this year.  She did get in but really wanted to just run around and play.  We didn't keep AK in the pool much on this day because the water was still a little chilly and she had a cold but she did get in later in the week. :)

AK enjoying sitting by the pool with Daddy!
Shd spends 80% of the time eating at the
pool and beach!


Tuesday was a great day!!!  We went to breakfast at the Donut Hole that morning.  We spent the day at the beach and both girls really had a great time!  Ava Kate as able to last a little longer that day so we were able to stay a little longer.  Anna Riley LOVED running up and down the beach with Riley!  She wasn't interested in building sandcastles much.  She did meet some sweet little girls and they dug in the sand and filled buckets.  :) 
We went to eat at Harbor Docks that night and then went to the Track.  Anna Riley was SO excited to ride the gocarts!  She cried when we had to leave.  Ava Kate got to ride the carousel.  She was a trooper and stayed up and hour past her bedtime so her Big Sis could have some fun!
Once again with the Baby doll...
She already loves them so much! :)
Playing with her sweet friend, Ava! :)
Ready to ride the Go Carts!
Look at those precious feet!!
Pure Joy!!
This one is just funny to me...very typical of our pictures!
AK is pulling ARs hair and no one but me is looking or smiling!
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