Sunday, January 31, 2010


This weekend is a big weekend for the Riggall family: it is Jaron's Potty Training Intensive Weekend!

Don't worry, I won't be posting any photos or videos....

Day One, Saturday, went very well without any major problems, except for during naptime, which is to be expected. Jaron has been on board from the beginning, thankfully, mostly because he now gets to wear big boy underwear. And that is a huge incentive because his favorite characters are plastered all over those things: Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Tank Engine, Lightning McQueen, Elmo, Mader, etc.

The start of Day Two has been much the same as Day One and that's primarily because we've not yet come across a "Number Two". There is a bit of resistance when it comes to the terrible number two; it's not as easy as it used to be. We, of course, expected this and have the proper incentive program in place. What we haven't figured out yet is how to keep a boy from not holding it in for two days. Prune juice?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's been a long time, Bloggers. Here is what you missed since Christmas:

"Aunt" Carole (a beloved babysitter and friend) made us a Gingerbread house while babysitting one day back in December. It was yummy.

This is the same santa costume I put on Jaron two Christmas' ago.

Christmas was a little rushed for us since we had to pack up the car and drive to NY to visit Mary's parent's that afternoon, but it was still alot of fun.

I absolutely love this picture of Jaron and his cousin Eli. This is at Nanna & Pappa's house in NY. They had such fun playing in the snow. It's hard to capture the moment of the picture when it's this small.

Our sweet Abigail (now 14 months) sleeping.

Desperately trying to entertain ourselves inside the house. My, how we can't wait for Spring!

Pillow fort

Thomas tatoos!

My sister, Geniene and I posing before we head out for a double date with our hubbies to see "Avatar."

I wanted to upload a video for you, but I couldn't get it to work. Later.
We're pretty much all caught up now. We will post again soon, updating with details of our lives.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Photos

We wanted to post our Christmas photos that we had taken this year for those of you who may not have seen them yet. The photos are courtesy of Bob Simrak Photography; Bob did an excellent job this year, spending the time with two picky parents and two cranky kids to get some excellent shots. We only have positive things to say about Bob's work, as he is a master behind the lens of a camera.

Bob took our engagement photo when we were first engaged (I included it below just for fun) and Bob did our wedding photography as well. You can visit his website at and you can even see the pages of our wedding album, which are still posted on the site!