Thursday, February 26, 2009

Potty Funnies

Last night I sat on the toilet and sat Adi on her potty. I was going to the bathroom myself and Adi decided she needed some privacy. She took off, no diaper, into the living room. I washed off my hands quickly and went after her. I got into the living room and she had squatted down by the bottom of the stairs and peed and began to poop on the floor! Thank goodness it is not carpeted there. She just looked up at me and smiled and clapped just as if she had just gone in her potty chair. I couldn't help but laugh. I think she felt like she had done something to be proud of. I of course told her that was a no-no and showed her again where the potty was. When I told her dad about it, he wanted to know if I had rubbed her nose in it. ;) I had to ask myself if I was doing the right thing by introducing the chair to her so young.

Then, tonight she let me know that it was ok to teach her now. When she got home from Shelly's we tried again. She didn't have to go. We just put her diaper on and didn't worry anymore about it. After dinner we played for awhile, and when I asked if she was ready to get a clean diaper and go to bed, she headed for the kitchen. James thought maybe she needed to potty. I followed her. She took my hand, and she walked right into the bathroom and lifted the lid. I took her diaper off. I sat down with her and I went. She clapped and I told her it was her turn. She stood up and had already gone. I was so excited. This may just be a fluke, but it is fun to think that this is the start of the real deal. Is this how your kids potty trained???

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1000 Word Thursday!

This is what my belly will potentially look like again someday! This was taken about 16- 17 months ago.

It may be happening in the next several months.
Enough said!!! ( sorry to anyone that i fibbed to the last few weeks :( )

Friday, February 20, 2009

One Going on Sixteen

This was Adi Maree on the phone with her daddy while he was gone. She wasn't really talking to anyone, but she would open it and say, "Hi Dad!" She just looks too big here. She loves all the big girl stuff; clothes, hair, lip gloss, shopping, and talking on the phone. THAT'S MY GIRL!

Potty Chair Princess

We bought Adi a potty chair for Valentine's Day. We thought that we would just let her get used to sitting on it and seeing it in the bathroom. I had really no intention of really getting serious about it until she was at least 18 months old. Tonight I sat her down on it before I gave her a bath and she pottied!!! My 14 and 3/4 month baby pottied in her little chair. We did a potty dance and clapped and sang, " Pee Pee in the Potty, " from Look Who's Talking. She was excited whether she realized what she had done or not. I didn't get a picture of her on the chair, but I got one of her closing the lid after her pajamas were on. Maybe we will start a little sooner with training than I thought!

She's back

Here's a quick glimpse of the last few weeks. Sorry that I haven't posted.
* James is home!
* I got over being sick.
* Adi is having allergy issues.
* Had a fun Friday with good friends.
* Had a great Valentine supper with my sweetie.
* Adi now likes to tell us that she is a pretty girl. :)
* Got sick AGAIN!!!!
* Busy weekend ahead.
* Only 12 weeks of school left!?!?!?
* Happy Birthday Bree Shaw!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 things...

My friend Erin tagged me and I am going to try to think of 25 interesting things about myself. It might be a stretch. I'll try to keep them short.

1) I have been with my husband since I was 15 years old. He is amazing and i love him more everyday. Seeing him as a father makes me love him even more.

2) I am a certified 1st-9th grade teacher. I always thought that I would like to teach middle school, but I have recently decided that I would like to be a school counselor someday.

3) I am scared of the dark. I have to sleep with the T.V. on, and the light above the stairs also has to be on.

4) I had a room in our basement growing up, and I am so scared of the dark that I slept with my little sister, upstairs, until the day I got married.

5) My parents were 17 and 19 when I was born and they are still married and happy 24 years later.

6) I have a beautiful baby girl and she amazes me everyday. I love her so much and can't wait to give her a sibling.

7) I am a shopaholic. I can't keep from buying. I am really good at finding awesome sales, and now that I have a little girl my shopping problem has not switched from me to her. It has just gotten twice as bad.

8) I love to sing. I sang in high school and college, and I really miss getting to sing with a large group.

9) I went to New York City as the drum major of my high school band, when I was a senior.

10) I hate pickles and macaroni from a box. I know that makes me un-American, but I don't really care.

11) I can't stand clutter. The less stuff the better. I am really bad about just throwing things away. It makes my mom crazy.

12) I have two sisters. One is 8 years younger and the other is 10 1/2 years younger. It is very interesting to be that far apart in age, but I think that is the reason that I want my kids to be close together.

13) I have never broken a bone or had stitches. (knock on wood)

14) If I won the lottery I would open an ice cream parlor. I was the manager of an ice cream shop when I was in college and I loved it. Ice cream makes everyone smile. :)

15) I feel that having my daughter made me rethink my spirituality. I feel close to God and I want Adi to grow up knowing him.

I am tired and I think I will have to save 10 more for a rainy day.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's a ...

...GIRL! Congratulations to Seth and Sarah. Alyssa Jo Visser was born on Sat., Jan. 31 at 12:42 A.M. She was 9lbs. 4oz. and 21 3/4in. long. I went to see her today! She is beautiful and healthy. I usually can't really tell who babies look like, but she looks an awful lot like her daddy. She is dark like Sarah though. Everyone is doing well, and Sarah looks and feels good.I only got a glimpse with her eyes open. These are the letters that I made for Alyssa's nursery wall! They were fun to make. I wish I had done something like this for Adi.