Monday, December 15, 2008
Wow, what a day, week, month, year...I could go on and on. Today we celebrated what we here in the Garff home consider major milestones! Today was our wedding anniversary, 7 years!!!! Matt stayed home from work but mostly because we are all sick. It was nice to spend the day together however, sick or not. It is so hard to have him gone everyday. I must be a very needy person because I would be perfectly content to have him home all of the time. The thought of him going to work tomorrow is very sad for me. We did not get to go out on a date but tonight as we were fighting children into pajamas and bandaging bite wounds that they had given one another I told him that next year we are definitely going on another cruise. We are going to enter every contest we can to win a cruise so if you know of any, send them our way! The other milestone that we celebrated is that Ivan is FINALLY potty trained! No accidents in almost 2 weeks now! He still wears "Big Boy Pull-Ups" at night but during the day he is in real underwear! This is a huge deal for us. I thought it would never happen. Claire was an extremely hard child to potty train and so I was dreading the deed with Ivan. Truth be told, after we moved into the house he just sort of did it on his own. He wanted to go to Chuck-E-Cheese to celebrate a completed potty chart but changed his mind and went for a toy instead. We took him to the store and he picked out a Triceratops Diego Tree House. He is a huge Dora and Diego fan. It made for a hard night because the other kids wanted to take over his toy, especially Claire but he is so proud of himself and I am so grateful for a lower diaper bill each month! So it was a good day in the Garff house and after a week of being completely sick, I am starting to feel like joining the land of the living again.