Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!

The Church had a pumpkin carving contest for the community. It was so much fun getting together with everyone to carve. Kinsey didn't like putting her hand in her little pumpkin. She was happier with a spoon.
Very hard at work.
I asked Kinsey to "smile ice" next to her Cinderella pumpkin and this is what I got.
Mommy & Kinsey with our masterpiece!
She LOVED her Cinderella pumpkin.
Daddy did the Charlie Brown pumpkin.
And here's my little Princess Cinderella trick or treating!Walking around Galloway with her Daddy. Kinsey found her favorite buddies out trick or treating.

Kimmy and I stayed home to hand out candy so Brendan and Tim took Kamry and Kinsey out. I'm told Kinsey was all business. Had it down to an art. Knock knock, "Trick or Treat", they'd put candy in her bag, then fill Kamry's, then Kinsey would put her bag out again and say "More Candy?" and she'd get more. Then it was on to the next door. :)

Loved dressing up my Princess. She sat and let me curl all of her hair. And she loved the make-up and sparkles. She makes me smile!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Potty Magic!

Kinsey has totally rocked this potty training thing! For months now she has been using the potty here and there. I wasn't trying to potty train her, just get her used to the toilet. So she would always pee before baths or before putting a fresh diaper on before bed and times like that. I wasn't ready for the potty training thing when we lived in a holiday trailer. But we're feeling pretty settled in our new house so Kinsey and I went to town and bought some special panties. She was excited.

We started with pull-ups and candies. This did not work! I think the pull-ups just felt like diapers to her and candy isn't really a prize for Kinsey (she gets to have treats anyways). So we stopped for a few days. Then we started brand new with panties and Princess stickers. Amazing! We only had 3 days of accidents (which is pretty amazing cuz Kinsey drinks so much and she also poops 5-7 times a day). And by day 4 she was fantastic all day. And she's never had any accidents at night. The first few days she woke up early (for us) cuz she said she had to pee, but no she sleeps her normal schedule and still no accidents. She's really got this figured out! I'm so proud of her. Princess stickers were the best. She loved them!

Then it was time to leave our house. I was nervous. But on day 6 we headed to Kalispell for a day of shopping. No accidents all day! Awesome eh? Like I said...Kinsey has totally rocked this potty training thing.

She gets the "reading in the bathroom" thing from her daddy. The princess dress over top of her mis-matched pajamas is just a bonus.
And sometimes when you fall asleep on the drive home from Kalispell it's very hard to stay awake and pee on the potty before getting into bed.
She had to have a little rest while peeing. Mommy held her head up. Her potty chart is full of Princess stickers. And now we're making up spots on the chart to put the stickers. She loves it. I honestly would've thought that candy would have worked better than stickers. But not for this princess loving little girl.

So I'm a bit worried about her trick or treating with no potty nearby. I hope she does well. She's so good at home now and it's only been a week and a half. I remind her lots to go, but every now and again I walk by the bathroom and see her with her pants to her ankles doing the shuffle walk to the potty all by herself. We have a lot of leftover diapers and pull-ups. Guess I'll just put them in storage with the outgrown clothes. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Life at Our House

Painting, unpacking, painting, cleaning, and more painting. The paint fumes in this house are insane. But it's much better than what the house smelled like when we bought it. We're getting lots done. We're finished painting in the entrance, living room, dining room, and kitchen. It's been a lot of work. And I'm actually getting stuff put away and finding a "home spot" for them. It's really starting to look and feel like home.

We had some helpers come over for a painting party.
And Kinsey was so excited when Mommy finally gave her a paintbrush!

There was so much paint on the floor. :)
And we're exhausted. But loving our new home.

Now I'm off to scrub the floors and stuff a turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Getting Settled!

Well we're getting settled. Got a TON to do still, but it's coming along. Still working on cleaning, unpacking, and painting. Some days the house looks like a complete disaster! But we're loving it. I was surprised how quickly Kinsey is adjusting. It was only the first 2 nights that she asked to go and sleep in "Kinsey trailer" and then we got her room set up and she loves her new bed. Anyone that comes to visit she asks "You see Kinsey room?" And she's loving that we found all her toys's like Christmas. haha

We went to the parade for the Jaffray Fall Fair! Kinsey got way too much candy. We didn't stay for long cuz it was freezing and we had to go to town that day and pick out carpet for our new house.
Way too happy to have her Dora couch back. Felt like "home" I suppose and she fell right asleep.Kinsey can't get enough of her new big corner bathtub. She loves it. I have a very hard time getting her out. I keep asking her if she's done and she replies, "My still swimming Mommy!"She was very helpful when I was trying to put all her clothes away. And occasionally I find her hiding in there with the stuff all pulled out of the bottom shelf.We love the island. I want a bigger one (one day) but for now we love love love having an island. And Kinsey loves eating her breakfast up there while watching cartoons. (Just like at Auntie Jenn's house.)Having cousins near by is THE BEST! And we're working on the potty thing. It's coming. Some days are much better than others. :)And we got to go to "Jayda and Parker School" and join them for the Terry Fox Run.
So the house is getting put together. We're so happy. Took us a week and a half before we got our satellite tv to work. Too many trees around here to get a good signal. But we finally found a clear shot and it's wonderful to have tv again (just in time to watch Grey's the other day). And last night we finally got internet. Wohoo! I'm painting the living room and kitchen today. I'm so excited.

To me it doesn't quite feel like "home" just yet, but I'm sure that'll just take a bit. Cuz living in Jaffray really feels like home to me!