Five on Friday | Halloween edition

31 10 2014

Happy Halloween! Linking up for Five on Friday ~ Halloween edition

one | Potty-training is really happening. After virtually no progress over the summer other than establishing a routine, we put the brakes on training before the baby arrived. And then E just figured it out on his own! We still need to work on overnights and public places. I found this article about potty-training travel bags last night, but I think I may look into this travel seat instead. And I’ve read mixed reviews about (similar). Any recs?? He’s been using both his toddler potty and his Elmo potty seat on our regular toilet.

10-30-14 E potty chart

Rewards – we quickly filled the Thomas chart I printed online, but the school counselor in me wanted something more “chart-y,” so I whipped one up that helps with teaching colors, days, and numbers while allowing me to keep better track of how many times he’s going, and when. He loooooves his sticker chart (and candy incentives) and screams happily after every success! Just in time to pass his cloth diapers down to baby.

two| Fall books! E begs to go to the library almost every day (we try to go once a week or so while I’m on maternity leave), but I also love collecting seasonal books for the boys. Plus our library only lets us check out 3 seasonal books at a time, although it may be different for me since I’m a teacher.


three | On Wednesday, E woke up begging to bake what we call “pumpkin scrum,” which is really just pumpkin bread. So we did. Yum! That evening, we carved our pumpkins – polka dots, Goofy, and Batman.


four | I took advantage of some good deals at Old Navy last week (sales, coupon code, and Ebates* cashback), buying up a few things I’d been eyeing earlier this season. I tried to buy everything one size up for next year, but just had to order the green plaid shirt (similar) in his current size to wear now. (When I saw it in the store, it was $18, but I got it for $7.) I paid $3 for the other shirts, $7 for the pants. I usually buy E’s clothes on consignment, yardsale, or from a friend, but these were too cute to pass up.


five | Now that my little bitty is a month old, I finally sent out birth announcements! And printed one in the newspaper. I am bound and determined to fill in my second child’s baby book just as thoroughly as my first!

announcement blog edit


 |four week pictures |


S - one month


s -one month

Linking up for Five on Friday with DarciChristinaApril, and Natasha, and oh hey, Friday with Karli and Amy


Ebates is the only link I used in this post where I’m compensated for the referral.



One response

31 10 2014
Kelly Mock

Such a cutie!

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