So my (Sigrid’s) parents left on Sunday night and Conrad and his partner, Marie Clare, arrived on Monday night. They head off on a 4-day trip to New Mexico/Alberquerque tomorrow morning, Thursday. Whilst my parents were here they did 2 mini trips. Their first one was round the california border with a couple of stops by border patrol. Their informative titbit is if you are going to check out Yuma the areas for sightseeing are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During their second week they took a 2-day trip across to Globe which they said was amazing with plenty to see and do. We also took a big family trip down to Phoenix Zoo on the saturday and great fun was had by all. Pictures can be see on our shutterfly site. Follow the link to the right of the page.
Kirsten finally had her head shots taken by the modelling agency last Saturday. She woke up and was bloody minded so we weren’t holding out much hope and warned the photographer on arrival that this maybe no fun. He said no worries he would take as long as needed and if required she could watch others having their pictures done and he’d just fit her in…so she was as good as gold and after about 5 minutes he turned round and said he had the perfect shot. We were out before our timeslot as we’d arrived 20 minutes early and the previous person had also arrived early.
As for potty training…yeah right. Kirsten tells us she needs to go potty as soon as she has gone. We then go through the rigmoroul (not sure of spelling) of sitting on the toilet, wiping our bottom, flushing the toilet and washing our hands before putting on a dry nappy. Every store she has to try out the restroom no matter what. If she sees a door in a wall she assumes it has to be a restroom and decides she has to go through. Please, please, please let it be soon. She goes through the night dry and although sits on the toilet and potty (yup both) before going down for breakfast it’s not until she eats that she does anything. I’ve even had her running round the garden for 5 minutes naked before sitting her on the potty in the hope that she would do something. She also goes through her nap dry. It’s eating and drinking that gets her to go. Keep your fingers crossed. I’m exhausted.
Kirsten is also learning the tricks of how to prolong going to bed…potty…you forgot to clean my teeth…not all the guests have kissed me goodnight….you didn’t read that book to me….I need the potty again.
Talk to you all soon.