Sunday, November 14, 2010

Victory Ice Cream

Last night I saw Addison in the corner giving "the look". Well lately she has been very interested in sitting on and flushing the toilet. So I asked her if she wanted to sit on the toilet, to which she replied, yes! She sat there for a minute or so and I could tell she was tense so I started singing Twinkle twinkle little star with her. I could see her relax and then all of a sudden.... SUCCESS!! She went #2 in the toilet! I was so excited I screamed and I think I scared her a little. But I let her flush the toilet and she was pretty excited. Then I asked her if she wanted ice cream for her reward! Off we went to Baskin Robbins! I am sure we still have a long way to go, but I'm excited for her anyway!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Following in his Uncle's footsteps

The kids and I got back last night from a long weekend at grandma and grandpa Tolman's. Addison loves it there. She follows around my mom saying, "Dama" (grandma). It was very nice to spend some time with my brother Jordan who just returned from his mission to Africa. Libby took this adorable picture of Austin and Jordan. We did pictures of the kids for Christmas cards and since I have yet to get a good one of both kids together. They came out cute, so when I get those from my sister in law, Libby, I will post some! I would be very pleased if Austin followed in his Uncle Jordan's footsteps. Jordan is such a wonderful young man and I am very proud of him!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Dorothy and the cowardly lion
Austin, the cowardly lion

Miss Dorothy (Addison) would not pause to take a picture. She was too busy playing Wii with her cousins.

We had a very busy Halloween weekend. We headed down to my parents on Saturday for my nephew Tanner's baptism followed by family pictures with all 32 of us! (yes 32!) Then we went to Trunk or Treat with all the Tolman cousins. Addison had a great time. She kept trying to get the candy as soon as it would hit her bucket. On Sunday my little brother gave his missionary report at church and then after church we had a carnvial for the kids. It turned out so fun. We had bobbing for apples and donuts, balloon darts and balloon toss, the fishing game, face painting, fish ping pong, and a pinata. The kids had so much fun and it was fun to watch them! We had such a fun time with our family.

Pumpkin carving

We had a fun time carving pumpkins this year. Addison was old enough to help clean the pumpkin out but she got bored when daddy was actually carving the pumpkin. So I gave the kids a bath during that time and when we were done the pumpkin was finished. She loved it! She kept wanting to go out on our porch and see it. And she would say, "punkin". This girl has got some crazy hair! Here she is helping clean out the guts. Which she tried to eat several times!! :)
I have a picture of Addison and I last year just like this one, so I thought it would be fun to have one of Austin and I. Although it looks like he's pushing me away!

Addison showing off her pumpkin.

The finished product. Matt is really good at carving pumpkins. He usually does the really hard ones that are spooky, but he thought something simple would be better for Addison. It turned out really cute!