Monday, March 22, 2010

Name Change?

Summer is fast approaching-- and so is our move! We are headed to Des Moines in August for Med School, and we're excited! But our blog says we still live in Rexburg....
I realize this creates some confusion. So I'm wondering-- should I change the title of this blog? Or just start a new one with a new name?

If so, any ideas on a new name?
Iowa Indlisbachers?
Just kidding. But seriously, any ideas?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fun with Graphics

As a few opportunities to create logos have come my way, I've been delving back into my graphic design experience. I'll post some of those later. But the more I work with these design programs the more I realize I am limited in how I am able to use them. So these overlays by Vol. 25
caught my eye- I think they'd be fun to work with and learn new things in Photoshop! My friend Amanda posted about a giveaway for them and so I'm entering for the giveaway as well-- but I promise if I win I'll share! :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Funny Boy

Ethan has been cracking me up lately with the things he says. Here are a few favorites from the last few days, I figured I should write them down so I'll remember them:

*After eating breakfast this morning and spilling milk all down his front, I took off Ethan's shirt and went to get him a new one. He ran away from me, so I asked him if he wanted a shirt on and he said, "No, I'm a naked boy!"

*Eric's parents have been out of town, and his Opa (Eric's dad) is pretty much his favorite person. They are coming back tonight, and I was telling this to Ethan, to which he replied, "I see Opa first, and Chase go see Grandma." Shows where his priorities are!

*The other day I was eating some tortilla chips and I asked Ethan if he wanted some. His response: "No, I'm good." Where does he come up with these things?

*Eric taught Ethan that when you ask him how old he is, instead of saying 2, he now says, "I'm almost 3!"

Gotta love it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Help Wanted: Toilet Training

Potty Training. Oh boy. I need to crack down on getting Ethan potty trained, but I need some help. I've been reading Toilet Training in Less Than a Day and it's a technique I want to try--basically you take a day and remove all distractions (including siblings), put the potty in an easily accessible place in the house, show them how to use the potty properly by demonstrating with a doll and even have them check to see if they are wet/dry and reward the doll for dry diapers, and then just encourage and reward and stay positive while they try it themselves. Sounds good, but maybe a little too idealistic that it will work in one day. Right now Ethan adamantly says "NO!" every time I tell him it's time to go potty, and is freaked out by diapers that pull up and down. Any suggestions? Any other books that you've read that helped? Anyone want to come do it for me?