Friday, January 18, 2008

What could be better?

I've been looking forward to this all day! What could be better than pudding, food coloring, kids, moms, and messes? Sounds awesome doesn't it? Yeah, it was loads of fun. I got the idea from my friend Trista Teeter (she's a good parent and actually plays with her kid). So I invited some friends over so their kids could finger paint with pudding. And just so everyone knows, vanilla pudding does dye well with food coloring. The kids didn't really get it at first, especially when I told them that they could eat it too. But they got it after a while, and it was just fun to get a little messy. Actually, they all stayed relatively clean..even my kitchen floor stayed pretty clean. I was expecting really big messes, but you can see for yourself that they were just too cute.

Kasey Bott, Madi Harper, and Maeli McLain (she didn't get to play in the pudding...Caden didn't either) and their moms came over and they all had a lot of fun. I think they liked eating it more than anything else though.

Today was just a great day all around. I took Maeli to play group in Moscow and stayed there until it was time for Beth to pick up Maeli. Dan was home when I got back (he had a break before his test today). Then it was lunch time, nap time for Kember, and Caden and I just played (well, he ate his lunch...he's an eater...look how happy he is about eating).
Anyway...Dan got home from his test (I think he did okay) and we got out the new potty I bought for Kember and her big girl underwear (thanks grandma J) and the plastic underwear I got. She was very excited about the underwear, not so excited about the plastic stuff (by the way, the only reason we got the stuff out is because Kember found the plastic stuff and wanted to wear it...we are not potty training yet, but I figured it couldn't hurt to get her used to it), and very excited about her new potty. I turned on a movie for her while she sat on it, and she actually did a little poop in the potty. When I say little, I mean little, but hey, it's progress. Anyway, here are some underwear and potty pictures I thought were too cute to pass up.


Grandma J. said...

You are such a good Mom! This has become the highlight of my day!

Rorie said...

As Joey would say, "teeny-tiny poop." But it is something. Yay Kember! I showed Joey some Elmo underwear at Target and told him that when he starting going to the bathroom in the potty instead of his diaper, we'd get him some.
Great idea with the pudding painting. Someday, if I ever get up the energy, I might do that.

Andrea said...

You definitely had me laughing at the end!

You neglected to write about the blast you, Dan, and I had playing scorched! Perhaps it wasn't as fun for you guys. :)

Jer and Jules said...

That post was too funny. I did want some pudding, but then I saw that last picture and changed my mind! I love Kember's bag dress smock, very smart and stylish!

Teeter Family said...

YAAAYYYY!! Tarah has the internet!! The world is now complete. :D

I'm glad you guys had so much fun with the pudding!! And great idea with the bag aprons! I just layed down a nasty sheet on the floor (which I was surprised as well that it didn't get that messy), and did a bib...yeah, all the clothes needed to be washed...and the girl. :D

Yay for Kember and the potty!! We tried training before we moved and gave up since we figured she'd just revert...well she didn't. Doh. She'll go, but won't tell you WHEN! hey, maybe Kember will decide that it's time to be a big girl!! Yippee for one less butt to change! :D