I feel like I haven't written in forever. I just haven't had very much to say, I guess.
Another year, 2010 - the time is going much too fast for me, and my babies are not babies anymore. I had a bunch of New Years 'resolutions' - or as I like to call, them "Bad Mommy: Things I Need to Work on in 2010".
1. No more bottles. Yes, my two year olds still used a bottle for milk before bed. OKAY and first thing in the morning. Charlotte especially was so attached, she loved her milk (we would refer to her as Milky Cabrera), and I've tried (half heartedly) to get her to drink it out of a cup in the past with absolutely no success. And it made me sad to think of my girls as too big for bottles.
Current status: I forced myself to throw all the bottles away a week ago. It hasn't been easy - Charlotte is not happy, she won't drink the milk out of a cup, and asks me for a bottle every day. But at least I can say we are finally bottle free. SO CHECK on this one.
2. No more highchairs. My girls are so tall they were literally getting stuck going in and out of their highchairs. But again, I didn't want to let them go.
This seems like yesterday....
Current status: Today, finally, we put the highchairs in the garage and the girls sat and ate at the kitchen table (in booster seats). This one was easier than the bottles because they were thrilled with their 'big girl' chairs. so CHECK on this one too.
3. Start potty training. Um, yeah, well... dreading this. I wrote months ago about buying the potties, but haven't done much with it since. The girls both give signs of being very ready, they want to sit on the potty, they tell me when they poop (and will frequently tell me when the OTHER one poops), Katie is dry after most naps... but I just have no desire to do this. I don't even know where to start.
Current Status: Okay, well, I bought them a book about going potty that makes flushing sounds. And also some Pull Ups at Costco yesterday, if that counts for anything. I guess this is my next project. CRAP. (literally...lol)
There were more, but this is enough bad mommy humiliation for now.
Other things that have been going on around here this past week....
Charlotte hit her face on the bookshelf and scared me to death, I thought she cracked her head open she hit it so hard. Poor baby.:
Katie's tea parties continue, even in restaraunts:
We went ice skating yesterday (without actual skates). Katie and Charlotte both loved it, and keep talking about how it was slippery and so cold. We even made a little local news website:
And of course, we remembered and missed Jack. Thank you all for the kind words, and for thinking of him (and us). For me, New Years will forever mean just another year further away from Jack.