Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bye Bye Passy!!!

Just thought I would share how we got rid of the Passy with Caycen.

Caycen has been using his Passy just to sleep during the night since about a year old. When Caycen was a little over 19 months (this was about a month ago), we decided that we really needed to get rid of the Passy, even if he was only using it at night. {I have heard horror stories about what a Passy can do to their teeth and mouth}

So I started looking at ways to get rid g the Passy on pinterest. I saw one that really didn't cross my mind because it was just too simple; just take it away cold turkey! WHAT!?! I can't believe I didn't think of that!

So one night we didn't give him the Passy, and right before we put Caycen in the bed he actually said "Passy", like he was asking for it. But we just ignored him, put him in the bed, and he didn't ask for it again! Too simple right???? Well it's true!!!! Since that night, he hasn't slept with a Passy and we are so relieved that all we had to do was take it away. I think he was just the perfect age to take it away too (or earlier). I think if we would have waited too much longer it would have been a lot harder to get rid of.

Another reason Mommy and Daddy were excited to get rid of the Passy is the fact that we had to search for it every morning because Caycen always threw it out of the bed! Some days it took us like 5 or 10 minutes to find that stupid thing! We only kept two passies too an every now and then had to use the backup. So needless to say, the Passy was a pain to us anyway.

RIP good old' Passy! We won't miss you very much :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gender Reveal for Baby Darley #2

We had a very hard time deciding how we wanted to find out the gender of our 2nd baby. We thought about doing TONS of different things.

I finally decided I wanted to be funny and do a little "war" theme. I had planned on water balloons, but then my genius husband came up with the idea to do water guns instead.

Our appointment was at 9:45 on March 1st, and I was 18 weeks and 4 days pregnant. After our appointment, we went and loaded up on our guns that we needed, we ate lunch, then ran a few more errands.

When we got home, Chance spray painted the little guns black for the guests to use.

At around 5:30, my friend Amanda came over, looked in the envelope to see what we were having {nope we didn't take a peak ALL day long}, and then she took the guns upstairs, mixed the paint with water, and filled all the guest guns and our guns with the color for the gender of our baby.

We walked outside and she brought out the guns. The guests chose a gun from the pink or blue bucket depending on which gender they thought it was. Chance and I got our big guns and on the count of 3 it was WAR!

Our guests shot us and Chance and I shot each other. Everyone's guns shot out the color PINK!!!

looking at a picture of Caycen's baby sister :)

Looks like we are having a little girl this time!

Caycen's going to have a...

We are beyond blessed!