Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Day 2 of potty training, success! One accident, when we got back from dropping off the babysitter and he had clothes on; none while he was naked. We went out 2 more times, once to get the oil changed and the car washed, and he was able to hold it until we got back; and once on a stroller walk to 7-Eleven to get a slurpee--he drank it on the way home and still managed to wait to pee until we were at home. He even did #2 in the potty, yay! I tried to jump start his system with chocolate milk and a Fiber One brownie; I think it worked!

After I tucked him into bed, I heard him reading to himself, "A Potty For Me," by Karen Katz. He's been obsessed with it the last 2 days, which is funny to me because we've had it for over a year and I've read it to him practically every night at bathtime and he hasn't really cared. But I guess now that he's going thru it, it makes more sense to him. He was reading the book out loud, word for word, from memory, and he even said the phrases just how I say them. It was SOOO cute! My favorite part is when the kid pees his pants, "But Mom says, 'That's okay!'"

As I went up to check on him in bed just now, after I put Savannah to bed, he said, "Mommy, I want to go to heaven." Random. I said, "Me too." He said, "You know that ladder on my firetruck downstairs?" "Yes." "I will use that to climb up to heaven." Precious!! "Then, I will jump out of heaven onto the floor." Fun! He is so cute. Of course I told him we only can go to heaven when we die, if we believe in Jesus, but that Jesus is in our hearts right now, so we can talk to Him there. What a cutie, melted my heart.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Diaper Fairy

Well, today was day 1 of Potty Training Boot Camp, with your host, me. I'm off this week and I decided it would be great time to bite the bullet and "get 'er done." The diaper fairy came last night and brought Jackson 2 new cars and took all of his Pull-ups. We went nude all day, fluid-loaded, and he actually managed to pee in the potty 25 times, evidenced by the number of stickers in his new sticker book. That means he also ate 50 M&Ms. Man. Bad momma. I need to move on to apple slices. :) No #2 yet today, but I'm going to try chocolate milk tomorrow and see if that can stimulate things. I also ordered a hedge trimmer that he's been dying to have, and it is scheduled to come tomorrow, hopefully in time to reward him when he finally does #2 in the potties. And best part about today...no accidents! I'm so proud of my big boy, he must have been ready, and God is blessing me today because it didn't have to go this well. I'm so tired of asking, "Do you have to go potty?" I need to make a recording of myself saying that and play it every 10 minutes. :) Way to go, Jackson!

11 Months Old!

Dear Savannah, you are 11 months old! Amazing. You are growing so fast! You still only have 1 tooth, which limits what you can eat. You've started making raspberries at me when I try to feed you baby food, which doesn't make me a very happy camper when you splatter me with golden-colored slop. You get into so much trouble! We had to buy a gate corral to keep you in one place. You don't walk yet, but you cruise like a champ and are getting more and more bold with balancing on your own standing. You have NO FEAR, which scares me. Just tonight, you managed to climb up into Jackson's bulldozer bed and were about to just leap off the other side. Heart attack, me. You love Jackson's cars and trucks. You will NOT let me put bows or hats on your head anymore, darn. You still wear size 4 diapers and 12-18 month clothes. You babble a lot, but you are starting to point to people when I name them and to things in a book. You like to look at your books a lot, especially when Daddy is reading to you. You still nurse like a champ, and you smile at EVERYONE. You are so sweet, I can't believe in 1 month you will be 1 year old! I love you, munchkin!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daily Fun

Savannah is sooo close to standing! She'll let go for a sec and balance for maybe 10 seconds before chickening out and falling down. It's really cute. Or she'll let go to transfer from the couch to the table or to me. She's so funny, if she wants me to hold her (or nurse her) she'll LEAP onto me from way too far away so that she practically face plants into my, uh, milk. It's hilarious.

Jackson makes me laugh so hard every day! We're working up to potty training in a week or so. Wish me luck! The diaper fairy is coming to take all his diapers. It worked with the paci, we'll see how this one goes. He is one stubborn kid.

We started new prayer together at bedtime:
"Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Guard me thru the starry night
Awaken me at morning's light.
God bless..." and then we list all of our friends and family. He's getting the hang of it, it's cute.

Also, he's starting to share more with Savannah, giving her something and saying, "Here, Savannah, you can have this toy." He makes her laugh so much, it just melts my heart. They actually crack each other up, and I have no idea what they are laughing at. It's great!

That's all for now, just wanted to write a few memories, this time is the beset!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Tooth!

Savannah finally has her first tooth, at 10 months old! It's on her bottom right side. Yay!