We're potty training Miss B. As most of you know, she has a mind of her own. We've been trying since the beginning of the summer but haven't pushed it. When we got the tuition bill for Preschool, I realized we only have a couple of weeks get this done! So, we started hitting it hard last week. We went straight to Dora undies and it hasn't been so good. I spent the other night searching the internet for tips about potty training. Leah and Kami were done in a week...not Brooke! Soooo, with the help of microwave timer, Nick Jr's Dora potty chart, lots of suckers and books...we're on our way!
By the way...according to Brooke, those are her bathroom books. ;)
We can't have ALL seriousness at CHA or we would got crazy! Ahoy there matey!
The whole crew...we look thrilled, don't we. :) Karen - what's up with that face? Thank you chicas...appreciate everything that you do!!!!
Clean up....you think I'm happy? Actually I was thrilled because our crates showed up right away! Last time, it took 3+ hours for them to arrive and we sat around waiting and waiting. Teardown went soooo quick in Chicago! I had lots of help too - thanks girls!!!!
Brown paper scarf? Little loopie at the close of the show? Check out Kimber in the background. Peace!
And here are a couple of cards of mine that didn't make it into the booth. Not a big deal. I would rather use the team projects before mine. I always make some to stick in here or there but we didn't need these.
I really enjoyed the show this time. It's always a TON of stress but I had more fun giggling with the girls this time. Poor Kristen and Carson over at Lilybee had to put up with us during set-up. During the second day, I burped out loud and I burped soooo loud that everyone was shocked. I was even embarassed....so much so, that I bent down behind Jen to hide so that the Kristen and Carson wouldn't know how disgusting I am!
If you looked at the Bean Talk blog then you saw this pic of Jarred...
I kinda feel bad for this guy. We had SOOOO much fun harassing him! It was our last night in Chicago....show was done...no stress...just good fun. I decided we were celebating at Gibsons. Mind you, Gibsons is a bit pricey - $42 for a steak. Anyhow, this poor guy. We (the crew) all decided we were going to guess how old he was, so everyone wrote a number on their hand. The next time he came back to the booth we asked him how old he was. He said "take out a sheet of paper and write down your guesses". We all showed him our hands - I think he was beet red (low lighting - couldn't really tell). Anyhow, we just had so much fun on that last night!
Really? June 15th was the last time I posted? Oh my...didn't know it's been that long! Sorry. I just can't seem to keep up. It's a good problem - right? I also have this preconceived notion that I need a photo every time I post. So, here's my photo...
This is a photo that Tracy Thompson took of the crew in our visit to Maine (back in late June/early July). Quite a colorful family - aren't we? We had a really nice visit with my in-laws in the York Harbor area. Beautiful beaches, trolleys, birthday parties, lobsters, quaint little New England towns, vintage finds, family time...what more can you ask?
I'll get more photos up of CHA later this week.
Thank you to everyone that keeps checking in - I appreciate the support!
What do I put here? I'm kinda boring. My days are filled with diaper changes, packing lunches, processing orders, returning phone calls, researching new uses for paper, carpooling and bedtime stories. I'm constantly trying to find a way to balance life between my business and family. If you have an tips, I'd love to hear them! In my spare time, if I had any, I like to spin, dance (in my dreams), check out new movies, find new restaurants and create.