Monday, August 31, 2009

Potty training

Several weeks ago Drew’s daycare moved him up to the 2-year-old room. It’s a few months early but they think he’s ready and he loves it. The good and bad thing about the 2-year-old room is that all in that class must start potty training. At first, I thought this was great and his teachers at school said he was doing wonderfully. He would go at school and I only need to reinforce it at home…no problem, right? So we started, with a potty seat and he was doing OK, but day after day he refused to seat on the seat…I had no idea what was wrong. Then it hit me. The seat we have at home is a freestanding little potty. At school, the have a cushion insert that fits in the real toilet. Drew had decided he was too big to mess with the knockoff little potty and he wanted the real thing…so we got it and so far…SUCCESS!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shaq vs. Albert

Last night, Mike, Drew and I went to T. R. Hughes ball park in O’Fallon, Mo. to watch ABC tape a new reality show featuring Shaquille O'Neal. The show, called Shaq Vs., has the NBA star squaring off with other top athletes in their own sports.

So it was only fitting that a trip to St. Louis involved Shaq facing off against Albert Pujols in a home run derby. Shaq needed a handicap, so they created a shorter, homerun fence for him, he had former Cardinal utility man John Mabry pitch to him and current Cardinal outfielder Ryan Ludwick stand at his side coaching….but he was still no match for El Hombre.

The night was a lot of fun. Drew cheered, almost as much as Mike did. There’s a good chance we might be captured on the show, since Mike and Drew clapped and cheered every time the camera was on them---almost like they had just won a trip to Disney or something. So if you’re not doing anything on the evening of Sept. 1, tune in and watch for us!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pool and Popsicles

Mike worked in the yard on Sunday so Drew and I decided to join him. It was a fun day between the hose, the pool, the yard toys and sugar-free popsicles! Here are a few photos from our day.

Monday, August 3, 2009

First Cardinal game!

Saturday Drew attended his first St. Louis Cardinal game and he was great! We had great seats thanks to my aunt, right above the Cardinals bullpen. Drew chatted with the players, watched a little of the game and was amazed by all the lights and people. He made it to the end and we didn't have any major meltdowns...which is a total plus!