Thursday, May 27, 2010
Selah has been showing signs of potty training readiness for quite awhile now, so last week I bit the bullet. I told her that it is time to use the potty now and put her in her "Tinker Bell" panties. The first few days were crazy - cleaning up puddles, changing panties faster more than I could count - but we also had a lot of successes at the potty. By the 5th day, there were no more puddles and she was doing great (by the way, jelly beans are a great incentive!). We took a trip to Wal-Mart and bought the Elmo panties she has been wanting. We are now only in diapers for naps and night-time!! Yay, Selah!! To comemorate the big milestone, I found a poem to share and a little graphic! Enjoy!
Potty Training 2
Written by Thena Smith
I used to wear a diaper
When I was very little
They were held on with little tabs
And gave me a bulging middle!
I didn't know any better then
And wet them all day through
Until my mommy brought me a little potty chair
And said "This is for you!"
It took a while to like this chair
And to sit there when I had to go
But one day I learned some things
That all the big kids know!
If I sit on my special chair
And do what 's meant to be
It makes life much more fun
For mommy and for me!
I don't have to have saggy pads
Hanging to my knees
And it makes me more comfy
And my Mommy it seems to please.
Yesterday she brought me something elseI thought that I would share --
I haven't had this stuff before
She called it underwear!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"Our Soldier", Justin McCleskey, made his arrival back to the states Friday evening from Afganistan. We are so proud of him and all of the soldiers fighting for us!
Since January Gabe and I have been spening a couple of hours a day on "school work". We learn a word family, some sightwords, handwriting and some simple math. He is now reading short stories. Such fun! Here is one of his favorite books so far. (Working on the "-in" word family). Enjoy his book and a little bit of his goofiness. :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
This profile shot is so precious - just look at that little button-nose! I can't wait to meet the new addition and see the details of it's features!
You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.