Getting Back in the Groove

I almost called this post, “Poop in Pants” because ever since we’ve gotten back from vacation Owen has regressed a bit from potty training. He did great on the drive down and the drive back, but now he puts up such a fight when we suggest that it’s time to try the potty. Last week, when we were playing outside, I ran in to get some water and by the time I got back outside Owen was standing funny and he said, “I pooped in my pants.” Gross! As parents who have gone through potty training know, it’s a lot easier to clean up poop in a diaper than in undies. Today he has somewhat told me when he had to go, and his underwear has been dry, so maybe we’re turning a corner.

In other non-potty news, Owen has been doing great at his new school. I’ve had to pack a lunch for him  (which is new to me) and he has been eating most of it so that’s a plus. To keep him interested I got him a Bentgo Kids Lunch Box. It has fun little compartments that I try to fill with healthy food.

When we moved into our neighborhood over a year ago we had 2 sets of neighbors give us baked goods when they introduced themselves, so I thought I would do the same for our new neighbors that moved in a few weeks ago. After one failed attempt with them not being home, we were able to meet up the next week and deliver some muffins. Since it is almost fall, I decided to make some pumpkin muffins. I hope they like pumpkin.

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A trip to the Outer Banks

This summer went by so fast with all of the fun things we’ve been able to do. Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to go on vacation with family to the Outer Banks. It was such a different beach experience for us. We stayed north of Corolla, which requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle to drive 20 minutes on the beach to get to the house. Our CR-V couldn’t cut it so we had to park at the rental office and have the family drive us to the house. The beach itself was very pretty and secluded – with wild horses roaming around. The only downfall was that you had to look both ways for cars, or horse tours, when you left to walk down to the beach. After the first day we got used to it.

You know what they say about vacationing with kids – it’s just parenting in another place. Owen definitely had his good and bad moments. For some reason he was afraid of the ocean this year. He did enjoy playing in the sand though. He also really liked the seafood boil that we had for our last dinner from Outer Banks Boil Company. He liked it so much that he gave our cook, Matt, a high five when he was done :).  Maybe we have a chef in the making.