Ade, you can’t potty with your pants on.

Do you have any idea how many times I have heard/said this statement recently? More than a bajillion. Ever since introducing Ade to her new potty chair, that is about all that she wants to do. Especially when we want to use the bathroom.

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So true. And often she just sits down on her potty without taken her pants off because she is so excited. She is big you know. (We are working on it.)

For those of you who might not believe me about how much she loves her potty I have a video for you. Warning: There is an adorable little nakey girl in this video. If that offends you, then don’t watch, but she had just finished with her bath and we weren’t about to put her PJ’s on just to take them off so she could go ‘potty’.

Oh, and the first thing she says is “No, Ima goin’ potty. Bubye” and at one point she signals ‘more’ other than that you are on your own. We don’t understand her  90% of the time either.

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15 Philosophies To Live By

By: Little Miss Ade-Tude

  1. No matter how sick you are, always find time to get out your crayons and draw a picture (it doesn’t have to be on paper).
  2. The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but the food is always better off of someone else’s plate.
  3. If it is on, I must turn it off. If it is off, I must turn it on. If it is folded, I must unfold it. Always be very proud that you can help mommy with this.
  4. “NO!” is just a really fun, new version of peak-a-boo.
  5. Also a fun game, running around with sharp/pointy things like pencils. For some reason Mommy always wants to play the “NO!” game during the running game. Weird huh?
  6. If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried. If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone. Plus, holding an adult’s hand just slows me down.
  7. If it can’t be eaten or make a cool noise than I don’t want it. Unless someone else wants it, than it is mine.
  8. If something upsets/scares/angers me it is obviously the adult who is closest to me’s fault. Obviously.
  9. Bedtime does not always mean that you have to go to sleep, it is also an okay time to stand up and yell things at your bedroom door. Also, you can throw things if you want, but it you throw your pacifier that is mommy’s fault, not yours.
  10. The more potential food has to stain, the greater the coverage area when it is hurled.
  11. Each day you should have a new favorite toy/food/stuffed animal/blanket/nap schedule, while completely despising the previous days favorite.
  12. The intensity of your tantrums should always be directly proportional to the amount of people around to witness.
  13. The amount of sound from the other room is inversely proportional to the amount of trouble you will be in when Mommy/Daddy walk in.
  14. Phone calls are the best time to do something EXTREMELY naughty.
  15. The best time to ruin an outfit is when you are out of the house and your parents have forgotten to bring along an extra set.

Update on AJ

For those of you that have been interested in her ASD I thought I would give a general update.

She is doing great, besides being a cranky little brat. She appears to have at least 6 molars coming in all at about the same time, so I guess I would be a cranky brat too. We love Hylands Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Gel ($1.02 on Amazon, check it out! (this is an affliated link just so you know)). They are a great natural way to relieve the pain and calm her down (and from what I can tell, they really work!).

Anyways, we believe she has finally hit 20 lbs (according to a home scale). I can’t decide if I think this is good or not. She was approximately 18lbs 14oz at her cardiology appointment at 12 months old. She is now almost 16 months old, so in 4 months she has gained 18 oz. That just doesn’t seem like very much (especially compared to the amount of food she eats!!)

Of course it is a constant worry that she isn’t gaining enough, I hate having what feels like a ultimatium hanging over our head about her surgery. It makes me get all panicky if she isn’t eating well (because her teeth hurt, isn’t in the mood, etc.). Of course most of the time she eats more than I do it seems, but occasionally she doesn’t want to eat hardly at all. Not something I deal with very well. On those days though, we usually give her a liquid ‘meal’ type of product. A fruit smoothie (has to be all natural, with no added sugars or homemade) or PediSure for instance.

Of course, she doesn’t notice a thing when I’m worrying. She is to busy being herself and investigating everything. Little stinker thinks she is pretty big stuff. Not 100% on what her verbal skills are ‘suppose’ to be, but I think she is doing pretty well. She has a lot of very involved, complicated conversations with herself. They are just gibberish to us, but she is so much fun to listen to.

Bran and I think she knows somewhere between 15-20 words that she will use on a regular basis. Of course her vocabulary grows bit by bit every day. I can’t wait to hear her say ‘I love you’.

I meant to take some pictures of her to put with this post, turns out there isn’t much time to snap pictures when I’m chasing her around. 😉 The truth is I often just forget my camera. I promise to get some pictures up soon, plus I finally finished one of the crafts on my first Top Ten list that I can’t wait to show you. It’s the melted crayon one, so it totally pertains to this post since it’s for Miss Ade-Tude.

Well, that’s it from my household today, I hope you are having a Blessed Day!

Heard in My House

“Phew, Ade-tude? More like Ade-tooted!”

— Bran

Weekly Top Ten: Words for Adelyn

This week’s top ten started out so simple and seemed so easy, but as I kept digging into it I quickly found that it was extremely hard to narrow down to just ten things. These are sayings for Ade and yes Pinterest did have something to do with this 🙂 


Heard in my House

“Crap, I just googled ‘can you freeze ice’. It’s been a long day”

          — Me, trying to google how to freeze yeast.

Heard in My house

To our friend’s dog who we are babysitting who was chewing on computer cords:

“NO!”  ::squirts her with spray bottle of water::

To AJ who is trying to climb up the living room lamp:

“NO! ::squirt:: Hey, it works on you too.”

— Bran

Heard in my House

“So when is this fun laundry experiment thing going to crossover to our real laundry?”

quickly followed by:


— Bran

Heard in my house

“Get that out of your mouth!! That is the dog’s toy!”

quickly followed by:

“How do we disinfect her mouth without it seeming like a punishment?”

— Michele

Heard in my house:

I would spank you, but your butt is covered in poo!

— Bran