Friday, June 13, 2008

Vacation Bible School

We just finished an absolutely crazy week, consisting of vacation bible school at church from 5:30 - 9 and me going to work twice this week. Brad has been all over the place for his job as well. I decided to help out with the music classes for VBS, and made the plunge enrolling Garrett into the 2-3 year old class. Yeah, keep in mind he was 2 by a whopping 10 days or something ridiculous like that. He actually did better than I expected--I was ready for the teachers to ask me NOT to bring him back!! He loved the puppet shows they did and playing with all his friends. Every day we took "monies" (in this case, pennies) for their penny drive benefiting Manna Worldwide. We had over $500 dollars collected in pennies this week, which was pretty cool! Garrett would actually say "needy children" when you asked him who the pennies were for. He also walked around all week saying "Vacation bible school! Puppets!!!" He really loved it!! The downside was he didn't get to bed before 10pm any night this week. On Thursday, I didn't even SEE him until 9 when VBS was over because I went straight from work to VBS. He and I BOTH slept in late Friday, just because we could.

Apparently he is finally grasping the difference between "me" and "you" . . . for weeks it has been "help you" when he wants me to help him. He told his teacher at VBS tonight "Help me, I need truck!" He would also sing many of the VBS songs, and do the motions, but in a way that they would be unrecognizable to someone who didn't know better. But the week was DEFINITELY a great growing experience.

Potty training=rocking my world. Can I just say how nice it is NOT to have to deal with poopy diapers anymore? Garrett has mastered #2 this week, and we've been accident free other than 2 minor "leaking" incidents late this week from a combination of being tired and his poor over-wroght VBS teachers (3 ladies, 13 2 and 3 year olds, you get the picture!!) not being able to get him to the bathroom nearly fast enough. I retired the little potties this week, because I was sick of cleaning them. He'll use the potty seat on the big potty now without a problem, and will usually go without a potty seat if needed. It's awesome! Diaper duty is limited to wake-up times (sometimes he naps in his undies, if he sleeps in the car), and all I have to do the rest of the time is wipe an occasional tush and flush. Yippee!! (I will revel in this for the next three months, until we have to start ALL over again!!)

A minor side note to the whole potty training thing. I was thinking today about how much money we have saved compared to a lot of families. Cloth diapers for around 18 months +breastfeeding for 15 months+ potty trained at 2 . . . Brad should really give me a raise :-) And it absolutely warms my heart to know that my diaper expenses for this next baby will be Zero because we already HAVE all the cloth ready to go!! Anyway, I digress. . .

Garrett got to spend 2 days with the Criders while I worked on Wednesday and Thursday. He really enjoyed that (of course!), and it was a nice time away for me (Another sad comment on life when going to the office is considered "me" time). Brad also got his raise at work, which means once our stimulus check comes we will FINALLY return to being a TWO VEHICLE HOUSEHOLD. Woot!!

We saw our midwife on Monday, everything is awesome on that front. I can't believe I am 26 weeks already . . .

(ETA: I posted the only picture that wasn't terrible--Garrett in his TOO BIG VBS shirt, looking like he has ants in his pants during music class!)


Anonymous said...

Wow! You sound REALLY busy. I hope you plan on slowing down soon!
I love all the cute pictures.

Kelly said...

Sorry my comment came up as anonymous. It is Kelly in NC.

JenFen said...

Let me know if you get that raise. I think it is awesome that you cloth diapered so long and I am in complete awe of potty training so early. Again Jake was 3 1/2 so I don't win any awards for saving money on diapers but I did nurse both kids past the age of 1. Maybe I can get a bonus for that.