Sunday, April 25, 2010

Potty Training Update

We interrupt this potty training boot camp currently in progress for diarrhea. Please stay tuned :(

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Overheard at Speech this week

Little Philip receives speech services once each week with his beloved Miss Taryn, who has worked nothing short of a miracle with Philip's speech these last two years. As the session was ending on Tuesday, she showed him a picture (I think, I was listening from behind the partition).

Miss Taryn: Philip, what are these?

Philip: Mommy has those.

Miss Taryn: Does Mommy lift weights like these?

Philip: No, I never see her use them.

Potty Training Boot Camp

Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of characters:
The plot - potty training in a weekend. In a phrase - potty boot camp.

Helen will officially go pantless at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow when she awakens. She will remain pantless until she gets it. I have multiple bottles of floor cleaning solution as well as several bottles of Resolve and Woolite Rug Cleaner. We are ready, mom is willing, now is daughter willing?

Please don't let this be a repeat of a year long process with her brother. (click here for recap)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Are Little Boys/Girls Made Of

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And all that's nice
That's what little girls are made of

So true. Helen is definitely not cut out for a life with bugs which, among other things, is her latest fear. Don't even get me started on trying to get her to step over the threshold of an elevator door. Thank goodness for big brothers for rescuing us from violent and unpredictable dead ladybugs.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Two Down for the Count

We just returned from Leland, MS where we attended the beautiful wedding of Leah (Big Philip's cousin) and Judson Williford.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous for a memorable outdoor wedding and reception.  We would have enjoyed the celebration so much more if not for Little Philip who fell asleep before the reception started.  We draped him across three chairs on top of Daddy's suit jacket and danced with Helen for a few songs and enjoyed catching up with family and friends.  When we arrived home that night, Little Philip had a fever.  We drove the long drive back to Birmingham on Sunday and arrived home to check on both Helen and Philip.  Both had fevers.   And Big Philip is working at MSU until late Monday night.

So, with a substitute arranged for my sweet little 4K puppies, I'm tending to my own flock at home, hoping it doesn't get any worse than this.  Little Philip threw up at 3:00 a.m. last night but his fever had risen to 103 so with Motrin, we are keeping it around 100 and preventing anymore yuckies.  It looks like a full day of Nick Jr. at the Moss house.  Maybe I can finish Helen's smocked Easter dress (please note the date of this post). 

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter Sunday Celebration

This past Sunday we celebrated Easter Sunday.  Little Philip made a rugged cross in children's church that was so beautiful.  We made it the center piece of the table.  While he was very excited to hunt for eggs, he truly understood the true meaning of Easter Sunday and was thrilled to find out that the children's church activity was to tell the story of Jesus with Resurrection eggs.  If you've never seen these, they are a very special way to explain a difficult and complex story for the typical four year old.  Each egg has a small object in it (dice for casting lots for Jesus's robe, crown of thorns, etc) with an accompanying story segment of the week leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection.  The last egg is empty to symbolize the empty tomb.  He is risen!