Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pretty Ballerina

Katelyn went to her first Ballet/Tap class this week. She had so much fun. Last week we went and watched through the window, then we drove by the preschool we're looking into sending her. She was so excited at dinner telling Kyle all about her day and how she wanted to be a ballerina and go to school. Kyle agreed with her that it would be fun, but mentioned casually that it's for big girls who tinkle in the potty. Guess it was just the "motivation" she needed! She was tinkling in the potty and raring to go yesterday morning.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Our Big Girl is Tinkling in the Potty!

You have all heard my potty training whoas over the last several months. I've gone through frustration, disappointment, confusion, a state of wondering what I'm doing wrong... and then I just gave up. Around Christmas time Katelyn started peeing in the potty all on her own. Of course, she did this the night before we left on our 4 hr drive to Big Bear. So naturally we went out and bought her pull ups the next morning and packed her little potty in the car for the trip. I think all of the excitement from our family, turned into too much pressure for poor Katelyn and she refused to use her potty the whole time we were in Big Bear and then didn't even want to talk about the potty when we got home. In fact we got to the point where she was saying, "stop telling me to go pee pee in the potty." So we did! We put it away and vowed not to mention it until she was curious again.

So this past Tuesday I took Katelyn to watch {through the window} a ballet class at a local studio. I've heard great things about this studio, but didn't want to sign her up for classes unless I knew she was interested in taking them. She loved it! Then on the way home we drove by one of the preschools we've been looking into. She was so excited we had to drive by twice. I explained to her that when she's ready to go pee pee and poo poo in the potty she can go to school. That night she told Kyle all about her fun day watching the ballerina class and going by the preschool. She told him she needed to tinkly in the potty to go to school and he told her she needed to pee in the potty to go to ballerina class too.

That was it. On Thursday night Katelyn started peeing in the potty again. Ah, it was awesome!! Well we had a birthday party that next morning and dinner with friends that night. Instead of panicking or putting her in a pull up I gave her the choice. She choose panties and I went with it. I packed 7 changes of clothes and off we went! She pee'd 3 times at the party, once she even told me she had to go and then that night she pee'd at the restaurant. So ever since Thursday night we've been diaper free, except at nap time and bed time. Although she has not pee'd in her pull up during nap time. We are so proud of her. She's only pooped in the potty once, the 2nd time she had to go she had an accident, but we told her not to worry, it was fine!

Our baby girl is growing up. We are so excited for her and so proud of her making this big decision. In the process we've decided that if she's comfortable going places we're not going to stay home just because we're potty training. It's important for her to learn to go wherever we are and not just get comfortable going in her potty at home.

Great job big girl. Mommy & Daddy love you so much!

Hello....hello.... hello

I can hear the echo, can you? I'm so sorry that I've neglected this blog. I've been blogging, I've just been doing a lot of blogging over at my other blog, Rags to Stitches. I'd love for you to check it out. I'm actually thinking of making a switch soon and combining both my family blog to make it easier for me to keep everyone updated. Here's a little update on what's been going on and I promise to try and be better about updating till I make the official blog switch.

We had a fun, but tiring Christmas vacation. Brayden was extra clingy to Mommy and would only sleep in bed with me. So poor Kyle was stuck sleeping on the top bunk of the bunk bed so that Brayden could sleep in the bottom bunk with Mommy. Katelyn did great and although she was woken up a couple times in the middle of the night she would go right back to sleep. She's such a champ! She had started peeing in the potty the night before we left for Big Bear so we made a big deal and bought her some new panties and some pull ups. Unfortunately I think it was all too much for her and she preferred the pull ups and wouldn't use the potty while we were up there. So we put the potty away again until 2 days ago when she asked me to take it out again. That's a story for a different post. It's an exciting one so stay tuned.

Here are some pictures from our fun Christmas vacation.

 Family Bowling - it's a tradition

 Gigi, Auntie Yaya and I took Katelyn to see "Tangled" in the movie theater. She loved it, but she didn't make it to the end. Poor thing passed out!

 We baked cookies for Santa

 Played in the Snow

 Went sledding for the first time

 Katelyn built her first snow many with Daddy.

In other news I have some brand new products in my Rags to Stitches store.
These are my new Hoots line of owl boo boo bangs. You put them in the freezer and when you fall down and get a boo boo you can use this instead of an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas.

This is my new line of Infant Car Seat Canopies called the Peek a Boo Canopy. I'm so excited to debut this. It has three snaps that open an close allowing you to keep your little on safe, but allow them to see you too.

Kyle, Alissa, Katelyn & Brayden