Thursday, February 25, 2010

36 of 52


Forever In Blue Jeans



********************52 Weeks*******************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!

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Last week was gorgeous down here. Sunshine. Temps flirting with 70. And best of all... Daddy had some free time, which meant.. FAMILY TIME!! We decided spur-of-the-moment to surprise the kids and take them to the Nashville Zoo. It's obviously off season and with the temps in the 40-50's, none most of the animals were not outside in their displays. (We were given discounted prices for that reason).
Despite not seeing many animals, the kids had a blast. I can't remember the name of these animals.. something similar to a groundhog/prairie dog.. anyways.. you could crawl thru this tunnel and pop up in their display! (It was one of the few animals we spotted outside) Such funny, little creatures! Despite not being overly impressed with the Zoo (even if all the animals had been in their spot), we may go back just for one reason. The Jungle Gym. This picture just shows a quarter of the playground. It was HUGE. And since it was cooler (50*) and during the week, we had it to ourselves! Watch our family blog for more photos of our trip to the Zoo. (And to see surprise #2 for our kids)Despite being nearly 2-1/2 yrs.. he's not interested in potty training. He's getting close.. but after fighting #1 to train by a certain age, I vowed to let the kids tell me when they are ready, no matter how old they get (within reason). The theory worked great for the girls.. both were a little over 3 yrs, and trained literally over night with minimal accidents. He thinks he big stuff sitting here. He does more talking and goofing around than anything so far. But if he wants to sit. I will be more than happy to obliged!

**Don't forget to wish CARIN a Happy Birthday today!!!**

15 comments:

  1. He's one cute dude.
    G'ma J

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  2. I did the same thing with Nolan. waited until he was ready. One day he told me he wanted to wear underwear and that was that.

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  3. I too as you know did the same thing with Carter...he let me know. That is really great though and CUTE pics:)

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  4. TNT and I were in Florida last week and 3 of the big exhibits at Sea World were closed. I was not very happy. Why open at 9:00 if the animals won't be public until 10:30.

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  5. That playground looks so cool! Also wanted to let you know that we are still potty training. He shows some interest but is not always self motivated. Just have to keep trying! :)

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  6. That looks like such a neat place to go play! Waiting until they are ready is a great idea, we're getting close here. ANd last but not least.... THANK YOU for remembering my day! =) You are so thoughtful!

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  7. How fun! To bad the animals weren't out to play...but glad you got to have fun on the playground!

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  8. That is an awesome playground...makes up for the zoo. I also waited to potty train. They will tell you when they're ready then it happens so fast. Good luck!

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  9. Wow that is a play scape. HOw fun. Cute picture at the zoo. Good luck with the potty training. I let mine decide when they wanted to be potty trained too. One day to potty train all three of mine. So easy once they are ready.

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  10. Looks like a fun place to play. Good luck on the potty training. I'm waiting to potty training after failing earlier. He'll tell me when he is ready.

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  11. Oh, I remember my boys seemed like they would NEVER potty train. I assumed they would just train overnight when they turned 2 like my girls did... boy was I ever delusional! They got around to it in there good old time when they wanted to. I remember on the day of Sam's third birthday looking at him and saying, "I give up. Your wife can potty train you." That night we had a family in that we are friend's with and their daughter, who Sam adores, went inside to use the potty. She was just a little more than two. I looked at Sam and said, "Suzanna uses the potty." He went in, used the potty and never wet again. Just took the right motivation I guess. Ha.

    Anyway, that groundhog deal looks really neat! It will be a while before we can attempt the zoo yet, but watch out when spring arrives, that's some fun times.

    Have a great night,

    kat

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  12. What a fun day at the zoo, even without animals! fun picture of you in the prairie dog hole. Congrats on the potty training too, he looks so cute sitting there!

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  13. I love this concept! YOU are the prairie dog! :)

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  14. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  15. that playground looks really interesting :)

    sorry for the late visit!
    u may view mine here

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