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Barring any major setbacks, we have a potty trained boy in our house!!! We are so proud of Sammy for deciding that he was (finally) ready to give up the diapers and embrace undies! Today will be his fourth day as an “all the way big boy”.

Friday, Sammy’s first full day of undies (he has been working on potty training off and on for about 6 months), Eli also decided that he wanted to use the potty. So that day was pretty hectic and involved both boys trying to poo at the same time. I was holding Eli on the big potty and realized he hadn’t made it to the bathroom and we both had poo on us. Super fun. Especially when I saw that he had left a trail on the way to the bathroom. Never a dull moment here! Diapers went back on for a while after that incident (I needed a break).

We made it through that long day, ventured out for more than an hour yesterday in the undies, had our first public accident, and are still in the underwear. I’m so proud!!!

Can you guess who this is?
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Sammy and Eli were actually the inspiration for our recent tattoos. For months they’ve been having us draw batman and thomas the tank engine on their arms and legs, then running around the house screaming “Tattoos!” at each other. Tonight was our most serious tattoo session yet.
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Daddy did most of the tattooing.
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But Eli did a little work on himself as well.
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I think Sammy has a very bright future as a tough guy, but I’ll probably advise against the nipple circles next time.
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It’s been forever…I know. I don’t know why I can’t remember to take pictures and post on here any more!!! Here’s a quick recap of the past month or so and maybe I’ll get around to going into more detail on a future post.
Sammy, Eli, Mamaw, Papaw and I went to a water park about an hour away last time they visited. We had a great time, although it was too cold for Sammy.
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Eli’s very animated and loves to be silly. I finally gave in and let him run around on the couch since he has so much fun and it’s just a couch, right? I’d say the laughter was worth any potential damage to the furniture.
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Charlie and I got tattoos together for his birthday. He got a celtic cross and I got our daughter’s name and footprints. I was five months pregnant with Lilly when she passed away so it’s nice to have a reminder of her where I can always see it.
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Eli’s moved to Sammy’s toddler bed and Sammy’s moved to the floor (we’re not really sure why he prefers this). Sometimes it goes well, naptime is much better than the middle of the night, tonight Eli somehow rolled out of bed and, I guess, crawled under the bed (where we found him crying). Fun times with two toddlers!
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Sammy asked Charlie this morning if we could make donuts and, like the awesome Dad that he is, he said yes! The guys had fun trying out a donut recipe. Needs a little tweaking, but we enjoyed them!
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I’m not sure why we forgot to get a picture of Meme with her magnifying glass…
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Betty, if you send us a pic of Meme, we’ll be sure to post it here. ha ha.

Sammy was busy in the bathroom downstairs and told me, “I’m putting the shoes away!”. (He yells everything these days.) This is what I found when I walked in:
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