Thursday, May 30, 2013

3rd Birthday and Potty Training

I am a few weeks behind to write about Zachary's 3rd birthday. He turned 3 the day after we moved to the new house, so he was the first birthday celebrated on the ranch! We invited over our "old" neighbors Dustin, Karlie & Paisley to help us eat the cupcakes. It was a nice evening with family and a few friends. Zachary and William both helped me make the cupcakes and decorate them too. They LOVE to help me in the kitchen whenever I am making (especially baking) something.

Now that Zachary is three I decided it was time to get him going on the toilet! He is very aware when it comes to his business and knows he shouldn't be in a diaper anymore. So, last week we began the switch to underwear and he is doing great! He is doing perfect in the pee department .... loves going outside on a different tree or bush every time he feels the need :) The business is still in the works of perfecting. He does recognize the feelings and runs to tell me that he has to go, but he is still learning how to hold it in until he can get to the right place. Needless to say I have been doing a lot of laundry :) But at least my washing machine is hooked up now! I am very proud of Zachary, he is doing great. When he does good (or at least tries to) he smiles at me and gives me a big hug and says "I love you Mom". He is such a sweet boy.

Hurray for only 1 in diapers!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New House

It has been a whirl wind over here with birthdays, moving, mothers day, property management and fires. Life is down right crazy right now. Jameson and Zachary both enjoyed very intimate birthday parties with the family and some neighbors (to help us eat cake!) I can't believe that Jameson is 1 and that Zachary is 3. I need to get going on the potty training with him!
The move is finally over except that we still have a ton of stuff at the other house. Mostly in the sheds and back yard. There is still so much work to be done on both ends and now fire season is upon us. Billy has already been to 4 fires and fire "season" technically hasn't even started yet! Oh yikes. I'm in trouble. In fact, I was supposed to work a cater job in Santa Ynez on Saturday and now I don't know what I'm going to do because Billy won't be back yet.
Anyway. I took a few pictures of the house today to give an update. I am SLOWLY getting the house put together.

 We still need to get rid of the last section of the fence in front. I hacked down the bush archway today.

Our bedroom
Laundry Room and pantry


Kitchen and Dining area

Front room from Dining area
Boys room
TV/ Toy room
The office- where all the unsorted boxes and things are hiding!
We are getting more and more settled everyday. Zachary a few times has looked out the window and quietly said " Mom, I just want to go home". Aahh. What can you do.