Dustin has gotten back into the potty training groove over the past week. Since we went out of town camping he has had a hard time, so we have been bribing him hardcore. First if he had 5 days of no accidents he got an ice cream party. He got to pick the flavor and toppings from the grocery store. This week if he went all week without accidents we had a pizza party with whatever toppings he wanted.
Friday we had our pizza party! I made everyone individual pizza crusts and we decorated our own with whatever we wanted. Dustin had an entire can of olives (he shared a little with Dave, but he really ate most of them). Logan had just pepperoni. I had hawaiian and Dave had half cowboy, half bbq chicken. It was fun! We'll probably do it again just because. So we've stopped the bribing and hopefully he will stay on track with the potty training (at least until we have a baby).
Saturday we worked in the yard all morning! Our garden is planted, the drip lines are laid down, the hammock is on the gazebo and the weeds have been pulled from the flower beds. So we're off to a good start. I've been spraying dandelions this year, and we have almost all of them eradicated (much to the boy's sorrow). Now all we have to do is clean off the gazebo and we'll be ready for summer!
That night we also had a family dinner with Dave's side of the family. The boys had fun playing with cousins and the weather was perfect to just hang out outside.
Monday we had a fun day! My friend RiKelle moved a few months ago, so the boys and I took the day off to go visit her. She now lives in the country so the first hour and a half or so we spent outside in their yard chasing around their chickens! The boys had a blast. They had three different color chickens (brown, black and white) and each boy, along with RiKelle's boy Edison claimed a color to chase.
After lunch we headed over to the local ice cream store for cones, followed by the park where the boys chased ducks and canadian geese around until it was time to head home. We got a lot of talking in while the boys were playing and chasing, and it was fun! The whole ride home both boys were so worn out they just slept. They woke up as soon as we pulled into the driveway! Perfect for me.
That night for FHE we went to the library for an owl exhibit. It was pretty cool, they had 3 experts come in and give lecture (but kid level) on owls. They even brought in a horned owl and a screech owl for us to see. Logan was enthralled! He kept waving at the owls and telling us things that pertained to the lecture and would raise his hand to share his ideas with the group. After we picked out a few books and movies and headed home. We don't often make it to the library's events, but when we do we love them!