Friday, July 24, 2009

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

When my mom got me this book a little while ago, I didn't think it would be as good as it turned out to be. It was surprisingly informative and gave me great ideas on how to better raise my strong-willed child. Connor is definately strong-willed, but he is also so sweet. This book simply gives you good advice on how to help channel your child's strong-willed personality into good activities, and how to encourage your child to do the right things. This book was written by an LDS author, so it gives some really great gospel insights as well. I would definately recommend this book to any parent, but especially to those who have strong little spirits in their homes! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

4th of July

This year we spent the 4th of July at Huntington Beach with my family. This little town is very patriotic, so it is a lot of fun to celebrate there. We first went to an amazing parade, with lots of great floats, performers, and even jets and helicopters soaring overhead. We then had a big barbeque and spent the day at the beach. That evening we watched fireworks on the beach as they shot off the pier. It was so beautiful to see the fireworks and their reflection off of the ocean. It was a great holiday! 

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Officially Weaned

We finally did it! This week Eric and I weaned Connor off of his bottle. For those of you who know Connor know that he absolutely loved his bottle. He would carry it around everywhere and I would even let him sleep with it at night (I know, I'm a bad mom!). I should have taken it away when he was 12 months, but he just got so attached that I slacked off and let him keep it. I guess I will know what to do next time! Oh well. :)
After we got back from our cruise, we decided that it was time he give it up. Our goal was to wean him by the time he was two, but we decided to do it sooner because this month we do not have a lot going on. The whole weaning process was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and I must say that he actually sleeps and eats better. Who would have thought! We are so happy to be done with this milestone and start moving on to other potty training...yikes!