Saturday, October 29, 2011


Archer has been randomly and sporadically using the toilet for a few months now, but to be honest, I haven't been very consistent with it. Yesterday I decided to put him in undies and see what happened...well, lots of accidents happened! But, I think he is on the right track. We're on to day #2 now, still with some accidents but less so far. We'll see how it goes.

Here is Archer in his potty-training gear...

He looks so cute and innocent, then he goes and does something like pee inside a ride-on school bus toy. (He put on the boots when I was cleaning out our coat closet, but I made him take the boots off after I took this picture - I was a little concerned about pee in the boots!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

It has been way too long since I blogged. We had a small computer issue (Archer pulled the cord out crooked so it doesn't want to charge properly), so I sent John to Best Buy to see if they could fix it and he came back with an iPad. Blogging from the iPad = a little bit cumbersome. The other computer still works on occasion, but it's no longer convenient since it has to stay in one place.

Anyway...the formatting on this might be a little wonky, but here are some pictures from the boys' field trip to the pumpkin patch.

Archer, on my back during the hayride

Preston racing around with his friends

B and Carter

Contemplating which pumpkin to get

The search for the perfect pumpkin

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Preston: Mom, that makes me so mad. It makes me want to say a bad word.
Me: (a little shocked...wondering what things he is learning in his tiny, sheltered, Christian school) What do you know about bad words?
Preston: I know one, want to hear it?
Me: (unsure if I should agree to this...) ummmm, okay, tell me.
Preston: Dumb. That's a really bad word.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Preston: ...and Archie is going to be a crocodile... (for Halloween)
Archer: No, I'll be an Archie-dile!