Monday, March 24, 2008

Update on Connor's money jar!

OK, so we just finished our first week of the money jar for fingernail biting. I think it is going to be a success. Connor had five dollars left in his money jar. He was very upset he didn't have enough money to buy a game, but I explained to him that he chewed on his fingernail to many times for the game and that he could try again next week. So I explained the three things he could afford and he chose an ice cream cone. He was really excited once he was eating his ice cream, and he just kept saying, "I get ice cream because I didn't bite my fingernails!!" I am optimistic for the future. I defiantly recommend everyone to apply this to whatever issue you have going on at home. Let me here how it works for you.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Connor's money jar!

Ok so let me explain the pics above. I am so tired of trying to get Connor to stop chewing his finger nails, we have tried everything. We have tried timeouts, taking privileges away, and even that bitter nail stuff which he says taste good. So we decided to try something new. First you must understand that he doesn't just chew on his nails a little bit, No he has nothing but fingers left no nail. He chews them till they or bleeding. I don't know how are why he has developed this nervous habit, but it is driving me crazy so I decided to pretend at being super nanny. We sat Connor down and let him pick some things he would really like to get are do and make him a treat menu. Then we put prices for those things. Then we made Connor a money jar a filled it with 20 one dollar bills (not real ones) and explained to him that every time we catch him with his fingers in his mouth he has to come take a dollar out of his jar and what ever is left at the end of the week he can use whats left to buy something on his treat menu. So we started, and let me tell you he really hates losing a dollar. This is the first week, but I am really hopeful that this is going to be just the thing we need! I will let you know.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My big boy!!

Connor started T-Ball this week, and he loves it. I must admit it seems really weird that I have a child old enough to start playing sports. It seems like a milestone for some reason. Is it just me?? I certainly think it takes a certain kind of person to coach T-Ball. I watched Connors coach try over and over again to just get the kids to understand the concept of running from first base to second base in order with very little success. All I have to say is God bless him! Connor did pretty good stopping the ball, but hitting was another story. He tends to hit the T instead of the ball, but he's having a blast. I love watching my kids do things fun they get so excited. The joys of motherhood!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm Growing!

My little Cole is 5 weeks old today. He is starting to get control of his head. He is awake more often (about 3 to 4 hours a day). His eyes or very expressive and you can tell he is really starting to focus in on things around him and people who or holding him. He weighed 7lbs. 6oz. as of last week and he was 19 1/2 in. long. Cole is doing pretty good at night time. He only eats once a night at 2:00 a.m. and we are starting to wing him off that one. He overall is pretty easy going.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Snow day!!

I am sure a few of us will be blogging about the wonderful snow today. We really enjoyed it. It kinda made me feel like I was back in Virginia. I was so excited because I didn't know if the kids would ever see snow living here in LA, so as soon as I saw snow I bundled up the kids and went outside with the camera. They had a great time. Connor really wanted to have a snowball fight with his sister, but she was not fond of being hit with the snow, anyway they loved it and then we ran in and they took warm baths ate grilled cheese and we all snuggled up and watched a movie. It was a nice winter day!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm baby kahlan!


Ever since I have been home Kahlan has been attached at the hip. I kind of expected her to go through some jealousy issues with Cole coming home, but I was not prepared for this. Not only is she attached to me at every moment, but she is also going backwards with her potty training all the sudden. I had read that might happen, but I was hoping not. The other day Kahlan climbed in my lap and started talking to me saying the following:

Kahlan: Mommy am I your baby kahlan
Me: No your my big girl kahlan that goes potty and helps mommy (trying to reiterate pottying)Kahlan: I am tired of being a big girl, I'm baby Kahlan!

Do you see what I am dealing with!! PRAY!!