Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving. I'm slacking on my picture duties lately...and well-aware that this is a no-no for any blogger. ;) So, no pictures today, but I wanted to say that I feel so blessed to have such amazing family and friends. Thank you all for being such a big part of our lives. You are truly loved!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Potty Training Success!!

We have an official BIG BOY in our house.

We struggled through attempting to Potty train WAY before our little guy was ready. I selfishly wanted him to be potty trained before the end of the summer - when I would have to return to school. He was barely 2, and although he understood the concept of #1 about 80% of the time, he couldn't (or didn't want to) give #2 a try.

Then...3 weeks ago, on a Thursday night, we pulled out the underwear again. He has been staying dry through the night, so we thought it might be time to attempt it again. He's now 2.5 and has seemed (slightly) more interested in the potty. His #2's were pretty consistent, to the point that I could put him in a pull-up most of the time (instead of his undies), but of course we had the occasional accident.

We started with pull-ups at night and at daycare, then one week later, were in big boy underwear full-time. We gave him one M&M per successful #1, and he consistently went. Once he got the hang of that, I remembered some trucks I had tucked away for a special occasion or a rainy day. Perfect for incentive to go #2 in the potty. That's all it took! We had 4 trucks, then bought a package of 5 hot wheels. He got 1 per #2 success. By the final truck, he was saying that he was a "winner" when he went, and he did an AMAZING job! He caught on so quickly.

Now he even stays dry during naps & overnight. At daycare last week - he used underwear & has had 0 accidents so far.

I'm so proud of him, and kind of in shock at how easy it was - once he was ready. He's going to be such an AWESOME big brother. He loves his new independence and Daddy & Mommy are so very proud!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Play kitchen craft-along

I have a fun project to work on...and hope some people will join me. I *may* not get it finished along with the rest of the group, but I will pay close attention the tutorial, and hopefully end up with a new play kitchen eventually.

I wanted to share this great craft-together workshop from "Out of the Crayon Box".

What do you say? If I get good at these, maybe I'll try to do what she does and sell them to raise $ for charities. Sounds fun huh?