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June 2011

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Update on Potty Training

Marley is still doing well with her potty training.  She has been using the potty for a little over a week now.  She has only had one accident this week.  I'm very proud of her.   I took her to the Y and BSF this week and she did great.  I'm so glad I stuck with it.  She is still wearing a diaper at nap and at bedtime.  I will probably stop using one at nap because she is doing pretty well. 

It has ben nice to be able to get back out again.  I'm probably going to wait another month to start training Sam because it was rough having to stay home for a week. 

Last Tuesday we all went to the zoo.  I had taken the kids once before Ellie was born and it wasn't very much fun.  The kids were in a stroller and they couldn't see the animals.  This time they had a blast.  The giraffes got really close to them.  By the end of the trip they were exhausted.  It was fun to hang out as a family because we don't get to do that very often with Nick's work schedule. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Potty Training

Yesterday I started potty training Marley.  I have several friends who have potty trained their children, but I never heard them talk about how challenging it was.  Yesterday was stressful!  I knew better than to start training when I was babysitting.  (I babysit my cousin's 2 year old)  I took her to the potty every 10 minutes.  She had mutliple accidents and didn't pee once on the potty.  I would put her on there for 10-15 minutes at a time and she would pee the second I put her pants back on.  At the end of the day, she was frustrated and so was I.  My friends kept telling me to keep with it; that it would get easier.

They were right!  I had to make myself understand that she doesn't know how to use the toilet.  I am teaching her how to do that.  It doesn't help to get frustrated either.  So today we had a break through.  This morning, I put her on the potty when she woke up and she didn't go. She had an accident.  I put her back on and she went!  Yay!  She went 5 times today and only had 2 accidents in the morning. Here's hoping the rest of the week goes well.  I'm hoping she will be trained by the end of next week so I can get back to life as normal....kind of.  I have to train Sam soon.  He was tired of Marley getting Smarties, so he decided to pee twice on the little potty.  I wonder what Tamara thinks of all of this.  We had a little celebration each time one of the kids peed on the potty.  Oh the things we do to encourage our kids and make them feel special. 

Overall, a successful day.  Nick had a good day selling furniture too.  Now on to Wal Mart at 9:00 at night. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ellie's First Birthday

I can't believe Ellie is 1!  Her birthday was August 21st.  Nick's family came down to Evansville for the weekend.  They got here Saturday.  We went swimming and then to Gatti Town for dinner.  We had never been there before.  The kids loved it!  Her party was Sunday.  We had family over.  She loved her cake.  She got a lot of great presents. 

Ellie still isn't walking.  She is taking a lot of steps though.  I'm hoping she will take off soon.  She is talking a lot.  Mama, Dada, Elmo and night night are her favorite words.  I am so blessed to be the mom of these 3 little kiddos. 

I started potty training Marley today.  It has been pretty frustating.  Hopefully after nap she will go on the potty.