March 5, 2010

SUCCESS!!!

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand."
–– Bruce Barton

That quote could just as well have been said by Little Oliver, right??:) I had a mission companion who, EVERY time she came out of the bathroom, would throw her arms in to the air and yell, "Success!" It must be noted that most Filipinos (who live in the Philippines) talk very openly about their bowel movements. This was somewhat alarming to me at first, but that's another post for another day... now back to Oliver. Yes, he did it! He is officially POTTY-TRAINED!! Ok, not officially, he had a little- no, a BIG accident (for which both his underwear AND his jeans are the dumpster right now) during his quiet time yesterday, but all of his pee-pee's have made it in the toilet. And, here's the clencher: it only took half of a day for my 3 1/2-year-old to get it down. I am sooooo proud of him, as well as relieved that I no longer have to change my child's man-poo diapers (hopefully).

Now, on a MUCH lighter note, here's some of the pics we got back from Amelia's latest photo shoot with Liz Evans, photographer. Liz was commissioned to take pictures for an Etsy shop, Bowtique, that makes little girls' bows (I don't own any of these bows). So, she asked a bunch of moms in our ward to bring their girls over for a photo session. Excuse me if this is a little overboard, but I really can't resist.







Sidenote: Liz is an INCREDIBLE photographer. I was super impressed the entire session. So, if you're looking for someone to shoot you, your kids, or your family, I HIGHLY recommend her. She can be found here.

14 comments:

Jenn said...

Hooray for Oliver! I love that picture of him. He looks so excited. And Amelia ... she is so beautiful. All of those shots of her are so cute.

Jami said...

Amazing pictures! She is such a doll.

Macy said...

wow! Love those cute photos of darling Amelia. The second to last is my favorite.

Jess & Jessica said...

YAY oliver!!!! Addison is potty training right now too and I must say it is so nice not changing man poop diapers. :) Amelia looks so cute!!! I have only gotten one picture back from Liz and I can't wait to see the others. When did you get them? She is a doll!!!!!

Jake said...

the black and white ones are my favorite! congrats on oli! nothing like seeing a little boy in undies. makes my heart skip:)

Jo said...

Oh my goodness-- better keep Amelia away from the model scouts. She is gorgeous and those pictures are SO cute!

Congrats to Oliver and mommy for an important achievement.

Rachel said...

A-Dorable. So dang cute.

Eliza said...

That picture of Oliver is cracking me up, what a darling, funny kid. and yeah congrats on that, that is a huge achievement.
Amelia IS TO DIE FOR!!! Have I made myself clear enough on how scrumptious and beautiful she is and how in love with her I am? good. ; )

shelley said...

Wow! She looks like a little doll! Beautiful. :)

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Oh man... I can't even imagine changing a man-poopie diper! Sounds awful, so congrats on this big milestone! And Ameila's pictures are SOOO Cute! She is beautiful!

davis@dontdodumbthings.com said...

I love those picture. Such pretty eyes.

Andrea W. said...

Love that pic. of Oliver and so excited for all of you on his success!!!! Yay! I don't know how I would ever choose which pics. to get of Amelia they are all amazing. What a doll!

Greg said...

Congratulations to Oliver...and to Mom. A great day in life,

Amelia's pictures are stunningly beautiful. Good enough to eat!!!

Jamie Jensen Hill said...

OHMAGOSH those pictures are soooo stunning of her. Like the most perfect little doll EVER.