how we are left with a burnt mark

It sure was nice to get a break in the middle of a work week. Hope you all had a relaxing holiday!

Ours was spent on bathroom remodeling and potty training. I haven't mentioned it yet, but we are hubs' dad is remodeling our master bath. When it is all said and done, our previously one-sink bathroom will become a two-sink spa! I am psyched.

And regarding potty training.... We are seriously going to give it a shot now...I think. Up until now, we only put Anna on potty before bath time (while waiting for the water to warm up). But it's time to get down to business. So far, we've had a handful of accidents, but I hope to see progress at the very least. I will dedicate an entire post about our experience as soon as we get more days under our belt.

So overall, it was a good day. Made even better because hubs' mom was here to help out with the kids. We ate tons of watermelon, corn, and chicken wings. No BBQ for us this 4th. It was too hot and muggy. And the bathroom and the running back & forth to potty kept us busy all day long. We did cap off the day with Anna's first sparklers, though.

Here is how it all went down:

We handed Anna the sparkler and told her it was a big candle. She had been asking about candles because we used them during the power outage the other day. She was excited to hold the sparkler. Hubs lit the sparkler and it started to flare. She was amused. Then it began to pop. She freaked out, dropped the sparkler, and ran into hubs's arms in terror.
The sparkler left a burnt mark on our front stoop.
We couldn't convince her to hold another sparkler for better pictures so this is all we got.
Happy 4th of July!


  1. So funny how you never know what their reaction will be to certain things. Hope you guys have better luck with potty training than we are! Ephram just lacks any motivation to do it, even though he knows how now. I guess I really can't blame him. I hate having to stop what I'm doing to use the potty. ;)

    1. Yeah...not sure that Anna has the motivation either. She really hasn't given us any indication that she's ready and wants to. We will see how it goes.

  2. sounds like an eventful 4th of July for you guys!
    good luck with the potty training!

  3. What a great little holiday. Maybe next year Will will be able to stay up late enough to play with all of us.


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