The last couple of days have seen my youngest instigate potty training. After months of encouraging him and trying him in pants once a week or two with no real success and almost constant accidents I decided to call a halt to it. The next week, as if a switch was turned on, he just 'got it' and has started learning to use the potty/toilet (this is still early days though, *knock on wood* all goes smoothly for him). My eldest has been fantastic in encouraging him too; each time he does a wee on the potty/toilet she bursts into praise and applause, telling him how proud she is and how clever he is. It's really helping him :)
We moved house almost a year ago and hadn't done very much, if any, decorating since. That all changed this week when I made a start on re-painting the entire house (I'm aiming to get it done by the Summer!); I began with our youngest's room. He chose a nice apple white paint. It looks really fresh and bright, a definite improvement on the marked and mucky magnolia that he had previously. I'm planning on buying new furnishings for his, and his Sister's room too, once I've painted the both of them. It's all very exciting, I love decorating and the kids are looking forward to enjoying their new rooms once they are complete.
GROWING OUR OWN
This is our third year of growing our own veg. Each year we've branched out a little and increased the amount of seeds we sow and vegetables and plants we grow. This year we are growing peppers (chilli's, bells & barancios), sunflowers, phlox, miniature marigolds and garlic (from kitchen scraps..more on how to do that soon!). We're also awaiting a tomato plant from my Mum & Dad's garden, it's become kind of 'a thing' that they grow an extra one for the kids to plant and care for. My two have had lots of fun sowing their seeds, caring for them and watching them grow. Fingers crossed we get some lovely flowers in time for the Summer and lots of tasty produce to cook and enjoy.