07 August 2013

To the victor goes the spoils

And I'M the winner this year because I didn't kill my garden! Yay!

I don't know if I will even get enough produce out of these plants to make it worth what I spent on them, but I am oh so proud of the fact that they are still alive! Besides, with my basil plant that turned gargantuan on me, I probably made back all my costs with all the basil now sitting in my freezer (in the form of both leaves and homemade pesto)!

I now present my basil (sweet and Thai), jalapeƱos, okra, zucchini, and tomatoes:
And tonight for dinner, I used the fruits ( or veggies) of my labor and made this delicious pizza:
I am so proud of myself. In case you couldn't already tell.

01 August 2013

Potty Training V 2.0

About a week and a half after Deaun was born, Dallin and I decided the girls were ready to be potty trained (for real this time).  They were so excited! For the most part, they have done really well.  There are a few accidents here and there, but overall, it's been much better than we anticipated.

Another plus (besides not having to buy diapers for them!) of potty training- Sabrina and Fiona had been having a hard time (understandably) since Deaun was born.  They were used to getting all of our attention and were a bit traumatized to be sharing it with Deaun.  But potty training gave them some extra positive attention and something to focus on, so they stopped having meltdowns over silly things (most of the time) like "She touched my cup!" or "That blankie is touching my blankie!" or "She looked at me!"

All in all, we'll call it a win!