Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tiernan is Potty Trained!!

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! It's been almost a week and a half now since Tiernan starting going on the potty! Last Sunday morning, Nathan made Tiernan sit on the potty until he went and since then he's been going ever since! I didn't think it was going to work because a couple weeks prior, we had been trying to get him to go and put him in underwear, only to have lots of accidents. Well, he's hardly had any accidents since last Sunday and he even wears underwear to bed too! I'm sure he'll still have his share of accidents but this is WAY better than changing his diaper! He likes the whole routine of going too. He'll run to the bathroom, go potty, flush, put his underwear and pants back on, wash his hands, shut off the light and then run back out and say "I did it!" It's cute :) We also took his nuk away about a month ago cold turkey. And for those of you who know Tiernan, this was a big deal! But he did much better than I thought. He only asked for it that first night when he went to bed and we just told him no and by the next night he was much better. So now we finally feel like we are starting to have a little boy instead of 3 babies :)
We went to St. Cloud last Thursday night so Nathan could plant trees again this year on our land. Well, not exactly the nicest weather to plant trees in, so that was kind of disappointing. He was out there by himself on Friday morning for a short while and got about 25 trees planted when the rain was just coming down too hard that he had to stop for the rest of the day. (I took the kids garage saleing...not the nicest weather to do that in either, but the kids were such troopers! They just sat so nicely in the car while I ran in the sales quick...I found a lot of good deals! ) Then on Saturday it snowed and the wind was about 30 mph but in the afternoon him, Tom and my dad went out and planted a bunch more. Then on Sunday morning, Nathan, Tom and Mary went out an planted the rest. It was a much nicer morning, but still plenty chilly! It was about 275-300 trees in all. Now if the gophers don't eat them all.....
Many people are asking what's going on with Nathan's job, etc. Well, we don't know yet :) All we know is that we were praying for a clear direction in the way that we should go and we were wondering if Nathan should take the lay-off so he could go sign the union books in other states to get on those jobs starting in May. They seemed to be giving most anyone a layoff who wanted it, and Nathan decided he should take it. He told the guy in the office that he was going to take it but then when he told the forman, he said that they had plans for Nathan until the end of the job so they wouldn't lay him off. Sooooo, at least that was an easy decision since there was no decision to be made! :) So for now the job has gone down to 4 days a week 10 hours a day (instead of 60) b/c of it getting close to the end. He doesn't really do too much at work and there's not really much to do so he's curious as to how long they can drag this out for. Some people have said that this current job will last until June, others have said another month (mid to end of May) so we are just taking it day by day. There is still the Iowa job that is a possibility that is supposed to be starting May 15 (that's the 7 day 14 hour job that would last a couple months) and there's talk of a job in Fargo that would be a possibility. There are also jobs in Colorado, California, Utah....and the list goes on. It is just a matter of time before we know where the next job will be, (and we will be sure to update you when we know!) but for now, we wait..............
Caedmon and Brayan playing together

Before our date to the movies

Tiernan on the potty! :)

Cool Dude Brayan

Brayan with Grandma Mary at their house

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