Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We are making it happen






We are making it! We are surviving! I know I haven't posted about potty training in a bit, but I just want to let you know that we are succeeding. We are down to about one accident a day! We were so close to not having any accidents today, but we had a friend over and I think she got distracted. (She loves this friend SO much) I am so happy that it is working! Happy Birthday to me.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Potty'ing Rules!

SHE DID IT!

My precious, awesome, super grown up girl is going regularly on the toilet! Whoop! She had two accidents today, but had lots of successful number 1s and 2s on the toilet today. One time when she started to have an accident, she stopped peeing, walked over to the toilet, sat down, and finished her business. Nice! (Actually every accident she had has been like that today) Her mouth was covered in chocolate a decent part of the day, yummmm. We are SO so thrilled. I can't believe we have survived to even get to this point. Praise the Lord! Maybe I'll start letting her wear underwear again soon, who knows.

Birthday Week!












So this week began birthday week! My super loving husband took me to the world's most amazing food truck park (well the food was amazing) and then we saw Green River Ordinance in concert at the House of Blues (Houston)!! This song is actually 6+ years old, but I really like it so I am gifting it to y'all! This was such a fun surprise, and a great night out. He had planned every detail even to booking a babysitter for the kiddos. Here are the pictures of our amazing night below!





Bernie's Burger Bus!






Truffle infused french fries with Parmesan and green onion


The Home Room - Claire


The Cheerleader - Cal




I had to basically dislocate my jaw to eat this - sooo good
Foreign Policy American food with international flavor (we got dessert here)


Cinnamon Sugar Donut stuffed with Bunuelos and drizzled with glaze




Worth it.


Tim Halpern


Jillian


GRO






This was such a special night and a perfect way to start out the week! I have the best husband!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Keep on Trucking






Well Thursday and Friday have brought even more success! She has begun to voluntarily use the bathroom for number 1 & 2! I'm just so thrilled to not be cleaning up pee everywhere. I am not joking when I say by the time Thursday night rolled around, I had no clean pants left because I had been peed on so much between my two kiddos. She has been loving the increase in chocolate now that she is mastering her new skill. She is still only getting to the toilet about 50% of the time, but that is way more than before! Exciting times.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another Manick...oh my goodness its Wednesday

So I just realized its Wednesday and I thought it was Tuesday!! Whew, what a relief. We went to just one nap today to try and make the kiddo go to the bathroom (she could hold it between naps). How do people do this? It was so difficult and now I sort of want to hide in a dark closet alone (or sit out in the sun alone because it feels nice outside).

Well today we convinced RB to pee in the toilet a half time. She is sitting on it more often just for fun which I suppose is progress? Church tonight which means a diaper. So...yeah.

I'm going to go be alone now. Sorry.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Victory!






We had a victory today! Besides the fact that she seemed to enjoy sitting on the toilet for fun, she actually decided to use it. At first she kept telling me she had to poop, but then would just toot into the toilet. Then we were hanging out in the kitchen doing dishes and playing with magnets when she decided to sit on the toilet and read....and poop! She didn't even say anything until she was done, she just did it! No drama, no crying, just going to the bathroom. Whoop! She got lots of accolades, chocolate chips, and a multitude of other fun rewards. It was incredible! So, for now, my faith in potty training has been slightly renewed. Never thought I would say a prayer of thanksgiving for poop (unless I was in a foreign country).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Back on Track

So I skipped a day posting, but Sunday is sort of a wash. She had to wear a diaper at church and then had to wear a diaper during her super long nap she always takes on Sunday afternoon. So she was completely able to hold it the entire time she was diaperless in the evening.

Today, though, we had a break through! (sort of) She started to go and I was able to get her onto the toilet in time for most of her...business...to make it! She was so excited! She kept pointing at it and saying "peepee!" She got her reward (read: bribe) and to do some of the other things she loves (like flush the toilet). So I am hoping that this will help her. I have really felt like if she could be successful at it just once, she might understand more thoroughly what I was asking her to do. So, here's hoping!