Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Got A Big Treat!!!!

Okay so as a lot of you know we have been trying to potty train our beautiful little Zoe for quite some time now. She wasn't openly against potty training she just wouldn't do it. Number 2 was the hardest for us so that has been our hold up. I will have you all know that after many pleadings from me, Mike begging and Zoe saying "Oh man, sowy mom" We are officially on our way. We still have an accident here and there but I feel I can official say we are potty trained!! YIPPEE for me. Now I just need to figure out how to tell her she doesn't get a "BIG TREAT" every time she goes!
Isa's newest favorite thing is to put on sunglasses (actually any glasses her favorites have no lenses). She always pushes them up in the middle like a little old grandma.
Our sweet little Isa has finally decided that she would like to start walking. We have only had a sequence of about 4-6 steps so far but as we all know once that happens there is no stopping them. I am so excited for her to be able to play like her big sister which has really been the reason why she decided to start venturing out! She gets so excited everytime she takes steps and usually falls over due to her celebratory giggling and clapping! What a doll this little one has turned into!Okay so for all of you competitors in Utah who have had a lot of snow this year... check out the winter we have had. They haven't had this much snow since 1916 (literally we looked it up). There has been 51 inches of snow so far this winter with a promise of more to come. It may not sound like that much but when it never (and do I mean never) melts it creates quite the problem. Our roof isn't covered anymore because Mike climbed on top and shoveled it off. Just to let you know how bad it is even Wal-Mart closed for a full week for snow removal from the parking lot and their roof and in the process a man fell through the ceiling because the roof had been weakend by the snow. The K-mart roof collapsed as well as many homes here in good ol North Dakota. I never knew how hard it was to not have a Wal-Mart until last week. Haha embarassing I know but seriously this is non sense. Check out all the snow we have in our yard. I think we are going to hire someone to come move it away from our house because as you can see this is a job for more than just a snow blower and snow shovel. We need some seriously heavy duty equipment. On the up side we have finally had a week above 0 degrees so I would say we are making some progress
Zoe put on her own hat to go play in the snow. Umm excuse me Zoe I think its on backwards!

10 comments:

Lori said...

i wanna cry for you

Dan said...

Wow dude!! I have so much sympathy for y'all and your enormous snow problem!! Two words, snow fort!! Oh ya! Thanks for dropping a line on our blog. Hope you guys are enjoying Minot. We totally understand the weather below zero thing. I always thought it was funny when we could go into Malmstrom's commissary and look at the frozen foods section as some kind of tropical paradise. Make sure you enjoy being there while it lasts. We are quickly realizing just how much we miss it. You never really appreciate just how good of friends you make there until you have to leave them.
See ya!
Dan and Janiel

Britt said...

Way to go Zohwee!!

Meg and Terr said...

Kinda cool Blog mcgee, but I have seen cooler :)

Mitchell Family said...

Oh so jealous your little one is potty trained... if Savy would just get the hang of it my life would be a lot better! Hope your girls are feeling better and tell you hubby way to go on the shoveling!

Meg and Terr said...

So i saw your snide remark and I must say you might fall in the top 847 of priorities, right in front of hanging out with Kinohi...I thought you might like that reference. Check out all the cool adventures we have had and all without kids!!!!

Karina said...

have some questions for you. make it short. what branch of the military is your husband in. how long has he been in? does he like it? do you like it? is he active duty or reserve? my husband is looking into joining the military as an MP to get free tuition to get his degree and get experience so he can get out and become a cop. so we are weighing the pros and cons. i am basically just worried about him having to go over to iraq for a year.

The Schooley's said...

Dang I wish I was there for all that snow!! I am jealous!! Three cheers for both of your girls. What major accomplishments. I can't believe Isa is walking. That makes me a little sad.

Heath said...

WOW I have never seen so much snow! You have us beat. My entire lawn was exposed last week! Congrats on the potty success. Isn't it such a big deal to get back down to only doing 1 child's diaper? It's like Heaven. Way to go Zoe.

Laurie/Mom/Grandma said...

This year is even worse than 1996-97, which was the year we arrived in Minot. That year was bad - we didn't see zero for the first three weeks after we moved in, and snow was piled to the eaves. I've been watching the weather every day and moaning for all of you. I can't say that I'm sad we moved last summer.