Friday, March 09, 2007

ok, so...




...the potty training really isn't going THAT badly...I'm very surprised! First off, I just wanted to say a big thank-you to all those who posted and shared advice. I've used a little bit of everything over the past couple days and have figured out what works for Payton. So, thank you so much! You can see we made a chart. I actually did this back in November, too, but we never kept up with it...so I decided to try again. Payton is all about stickers, so this has been awesome. And you can see by the stickers....that is a lot of successes she's had...I didn't realise how much one little kid could pee! haha! So anyways, I bought her a little princess potty and we just have it in the family room where she plays and watches her shows and stuff and I found that this was the BEST way to do it. Running up to the bathroom was just way too much of a hassle...this way, whenever she needs to go, the potty's right there. I'm actually surprised how FEW accidents she's had...so I'm happy. We make a major big deal when she pees on the potty...singing, dancing, a sticker on the chart...so she thinks it's great. I am understanding though, that at least for Payton, the hard part wasn't getting her to actually go on the potty...it's me as a parent keeping up with it and being consistent and keeping that pull-up OFF...so there's no turning back now! Of course she wears her pull-up when she sleeps and when we go out right now, but we're definately on our way. Whew!! It has been a busy few days! If I would give anyone advice about potty-training I would pass on what my friend Chelsey shared with me...just let them run around bottomless! It makes things totally easy and fast when the time comes that they need to go to the bathroom...and it's pretty cute, too!

So my mom has the girls today...I'm having my friends over tonight for a major scrapbooking night...so I've been busy cleaning and getting ready for that. So excited!! I still don't know what I'll work on....hmmm...I better get thinkin'! My house feels soooo quiet right now...it's always a shock when I am on my own...Gray even took the dog with him to work today, so the house is feeling very empty. Kinda nice for a few hours!

Like I said, the past few days really were just centered around the potty so I didn't do too much else. I talked to my sister-in-law, Maurita, on the phone yesterday, and it was awesome to chat and catch up. We were on the phone for an hour and a half!! Haha!! We get talkin' and can't stop...we covered everything from our kids to scrapbooking to babies to pregnancy to who knows what else. It was so fun! Maurita just had her third baby...Forrest Tim. We are so happy for Mo and her family and Forrest is definately a little cutie. Congrats, Maurita!!

So everyone, have an awesome weekend, hopefully I'll have some more scrap-stuff to share after tonight!

8 comments:

Lindsey Loo said...

I am potty training my boy after his huge box of daipers is gone. I am really nervous but I am going to use the chart idea, he will love it. Keep up the good work Mom!

Jenay said...

I am glad things are going well for you!

Anonymous said...

tal glad should found away to potty train. it looks like she is doing really good. your pics are so good and your little ones are so cute. i can not get over how big payton and gabby are. i hope that when sean and i come home for christmas we can see you and your family. take care sunshine. love and keep up the good work on the potty traing

Krainik Family said...

I am glad the potty training is going well. It gets easier and easier as long as you stick with it. Good luck!

Maurita said...

AHHHH Tal, so great to chat with you... was it really over an hour... how the time flies, I must really be needing some ADULT conversations. Hope you had fun scrappin'. Better post what you did. xoxoxo Maurita

chanel said...

good for you girl ... that is so so so cute that chart, made me laugh.
enjoy your scrapbooking

Anne Thompson said...

Glad the potty training is going well! Cute little chart. Have fun scrapbooking!

Kim said...

So good that Payton is doing good with the potty training! She probably loves her chart! And I had so much fun scrapbooking!!! We need to do that again!