Friday, October 30, 2009

Week in Review

Charlie spent Monday at my girlfriend Karla’s and came home with a bunch of unrecognizable gunk all over the sleeve of her shirt. I wasn’t sure if it was yogurt or something else from lunch, so I asked her.

Mom: What’s all over your shirt?
Charlie: Dinosaur poop!
Mom: Dinosaur poop huh?
Charlie: Yeah, Maddie has dinosaur poop too.

The things kids come up with! It’s so dang cute!

Turns out it was snot all over her shirt and the beginning of a cold. The rest of the week was spent wiping noses, coughing, and being crabby. I have the same crud, nothing major just sick of blowing my nose. And in the middle of being sick, she has decided she is done napping. We fought both Wednesday and Thursday to get her down for a nap and she won both days…no nap! I didn’t even try today.

Monday Night Pizza Making

We are in the process of getting rid of the diapers. I can’t wait!! Really we should have done it awhile ago, but I was being lazy about it…didn’t want to deal with accidents when we are out and about. I put Charlie in undies about midday Thursday. The first day started pretty well…a few minor accidents and peeing in the toilet a couple of times. A little bit of bribery and a whole lot of praise seemed to do the trick. She got a dollar and got to call her dad for using the toilet the first time. The only major accident was my fault. We were in the car on the way to the bank and stopped about half way there because she said she had to go…and didn’t go…so on the way home she was talking about pee and I thought she was retelling me what had happened earlier not that she needed to go. When we got home and I lifted her out of her carseat, she was soaked. On a side note, carseats are a pain in the butt to pull apart, wash and put back together.

Today started out really bad. She peed on a kitchen chair, the basement carpet, the treadmill, and the kitchen floor…no where near the toilet for the first half of the day. When she finally actual went in the toilet this afternoon, she was so excited and proud of herself. That really seemed to help for the rest of the day. There were no more accidents for the day and she even pooped in the toilet tonight! Yeah Charlie!

Cori had a great night of sleep last night. She was only up once…went to bed and slept for 5 hours, up to nurse and then slept another 5 hours before waking up for the morning. I don’t notice it so much, probably because she is with me all day, but Joe came home last night and thought she looked bigger than that morning. She is wearing 3 to 6 month cloths; definitely 6 months if I have her in cloth diapers (onsies need to be longer). I have been very inconsistent with the cloth diapers, but after numerous blowouts in disposables, we are going to do cloth most of the time from here on out. It seems illogical but she has never had a blowout in a cloth diaper, but seems to all the time in disposables.

We ended the evening tonight with pumpkin carving.

She wasn't too excited about the 'guts'. I ended up gutting both pumpkins.

Cori was so excited about the evenings activites...she couldn't contain herself.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Last week, Joe said the sweetest thing to me..."I feel sorry for you."

Let me backtrack a little. It had been one of those days...crabby baby, naughty toddler and just no fun at all. The weather had been horrible, so we had been inside for days and it just wasn't working between the girls and I. Joe got home and had very little time between then and when he needed to leave for a meeting. He told me to take 30 minutes to myself while he watched the girls. I jumped up and ran to the shower, being sure to lock the door! It was maybe 15 minutes from the time I got in the shower, dressed and was back down stairs...and Cori was crying and Charlie was still whining. As soon as I got to the kitchen, Joe said "I feel sorry. They were whining the whole time." Welcome to my world!! Oh well at least it's nice to be acknowledged.

October 12, 2009 - Snowfall. Charlie had a blast in the snow, even though she will not keep mittens on. Funny little girl says "Mom, snow is wet." Such a smart girl I have!

The weather here has been horrible...wet, rainy, gloomy, snowy, etc. I am still hoping for a few nice days this fall. We have yet to make it to the pumpkin patch...praying we can make it happen tomorrow. It is suppose to be dry at least, so we will have to see.

The girls seem to grow and advance more and more each day. Charlie just talks, talks and talks...really cool some days and really annoying others. Pretty sure that Cori is up over 10 lbs now. It seems like she nurses all the time. Charlie was the same way, more of a snacker. It's just harder this time because I'm parenting a 2 year old also.

The longer I am a parent the more I catch things being said here that I never thought I would hear. I mean seriously, who says "you can't go outside naked." on a daily basis. Me, that's who.

Hope everyone is well! God bless and lots of love from the Neatons! Holly

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Like Mom and Dad

We have a lefty...just like mom!

We have a remote hog...just like dad!

Cori - 9 weeks old

It's hard to believe it's already been 9 weeks since Cori was born. They grow up so fast. She already seems like such a little person to me, not a baby so much. Children are such a gift and we are so blessed to have our girls. Praise God!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Charlie's New Necklace

So, what to do with all those "fancy" (as Charlie calls them) undies that never get worn? Just ask her and she will make you a necklace too!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I have a confession. I'm blog obsessed. Not with my own but everyone else's. And the more I read other's, the more I feel ill-equipped to do my own. Everyone else seems so organized, witty, creative, better photos, etc. I want to make this my own, but at the same time I think it would be easier to steal borrow other's ideas...there are some really good ones out there. So......I don't really know what my plan is of now, but check back it may just get more interesting.

As promised, here is the photo of our garden this year.

Amazingly there were things that actually grew amongst all the weeds. Here's some proof.