Heading toward Potty Training

I think Lucy might be getting ready to start potty training. The other day, she pulled off her diaper, and when I asked if she had to go potty, she ran into the bathroom and pointed at the toilet. I sat her on it, but she didn’t do anything. However, I wonder if that means she’s inching toward being ready to start potty training.

We’ve talked about getting a potty to keep in the bathroom for her to sit on, but as we thought about it, we realized we’d have to clean poop out of it, which isn’t really appealing. đŸ™‚ So, we’ve been thinking recently about getting a potty seat to put on our toilet and then get one of those step stools with handles so Lucy can climb up on it. I wonder how feasible that would be, though, since our house only has one bathroom.

What did you do when you started potty training? Did you use a little potty or a potty seat on your toilet?

In the next few months, we’re looking at getting rid of our old desktop computer and getting Joe a laptop so we can get rid of our big oak desk and free up some space in our back room. Joe had looked at getting one of those tablet netbooks, but now I think we’re going to get him a regular laptop. Do you have a netbook? Do you like it?

Being 13 Again

There’s nothing like being 13 years old again with a stadium full of 30-year-old women doing the same thing.

That’s how it was at the NKOTBSB concert last month. New Kids on the Block have always been “special” to me, so to speak, because it was the first concert I attended. My dad took me as a reward for getting straight A’s on my report card, and he sat through the entire concert. Then, after the fact, he found out there was a parents room where the other adults spent the time eating and watching TV. But, he says he wouldn’t have joined the other parents anyway because it was our daddy-daughter night. Yep, he’s a great dad. So, at the last two NKOTB concerts I’ve gone to, I’ve called him and let him hear one of the songs to reminisce. It’s fun.

But, I digress. The concert was all kinds of awesome. I went with my sister-in-law, and one of my friends brought her friend. My friend actually got the tickets for us from a friend at Ticketmaster, so we had fabulous seats. And, when I mean fabulous, I mean we were in the second row at the secondary stage that sticks out into the audience. Oh.my.gosh.it.was.awesome.

And now, the pictures.

The girls! And, yes, this is us standing in front of the stage.










Yes, he’s looking right at me in this picture!


Loved the jerseys they rocked out at the end of the show, including the ATL jerseys!!




I already can’t wait for the next concert.

Celebrating the 4th

We celebrated the 4th of July by having Lucy participate in her first parade! My radio station co-sponsors the parade with a local civic group, so I had to be there for the festivities. And, this year, they included a wagon parade for kids at the front of the parade, so we entered Lucy. We decided on that at the last minute, so the decorations on her wagon weren’t great. Oh well…we’ll do better next year!




Lucy was pretty enthralled with everything going on.


Tigger and George came along for the fun. There were hugs.


Apparently, they were not very well-behaved.


Get back in the wagon!


We got there about an hour or so before the parade started, so by 9 a.m., Lucy was D-O-N-E with the wagon.


Daddy had to hold her. And, yes, he had to carry her for the entire 2-mile parade. Best Daddy ever.


I have a lot to catch up on. Next, I’ll tell you all about the NKOTBSB concert!

Day of Deals

I really have been slacking on posting my shopping lists, but today was such a great shopping day that I had to make sure I posted about it. I made one trip to Target, two trips to CVS and a Publix run (well, Joe made the Target run and one of the trips to CVS) and I got some GREAT deals.

(2) Schick Hydro razors
Total before coupons: $12.98
Total after coupons and $5 gift card: $1.98

CVS trip 1:
(2) Oral B Advance toothbrushes
(2) Oral B Pulsar toothbrushes
(1) Always infinity
Total before sales and coupons: $24.55
Total after sales, coupons and ECB: $4.95

CVS trip 2:
(1) 14 oz. bag Starburst tropical
(4) Pantene products
(2) Aussie styling products
(1) Kashi granola bars
(2) Dawn dish soap
(2) Bounty Basic 8-pack
(2) 20 oz. Cokes
(1) $10 gas card — FREE with $30 purchase!
Total before sales and coupons: $61.02
Total after sales, coupons and ECB: $7.06
ECB remaining: $1

(4) Ronzoni tri-color rotini (rain check)
(2) Playtex insulated straw cups
(2) Ritz crackerfuls
(2) Quaker granola bars
(4) Aunt Jemima waffles
(1) Wholly guacamole
(2) Red Baron singles
(7) French’s mustard
(1) Package soft taco tortillas
(1) Package sliced mushrooms
(4) Coke 12-packs
Total before sales and coupons: $86.70
Total after sales and coupons: $22.84

Grand total before sales and coupons: $185.25
Grand total after sales and coupons: $36.83
Savings: 81%

Formula Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

As you all know, Lucy was mainly formula-fed and I am proud of that fact. There are people who bash formula, but my child is just as healthy as any breast-fed baby.

When Lucy was on formula, we didn’t use a specific brand and found ourselves buying various store brands because they had the same nutritional content as name brand formula but cost less. One of the brands we used was Walmart’s Parent’s Choice. It was one of the main ones we used, and Lucy always seemed to enjoy it.

Now, Parent’s Choice is going to help send one person to college. The Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes, which was created in partnership with PBM Products LLC a Perrigo Company, will give one lucky winner a $10,000 college scholarship in the form a College Savings 529 Plan. This is a great way to help pay for college, which can be SO expensive!

The Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Sweepstakes launched on June 15 and ends on August 1. More information and rules on the sweepstakes as well as an entry form can be found online at http://parentschoicesweepstakes.listrak.com.

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