For both kids, it was a big weekend in terms of milestones.
After about a year and a half of trying everything within our means to coerce her into potty training, she finally seems to be getting the hang of it, and for about a week, has spent 90% of her time in underwear (she's still going to bed at night in a Pull-Up, but is staying dry at nap time in undies), and her BIG news is that for the past 3 days in a row, she's pooped on the potty.
If you have, or have ever had, a 2 or 3 year old, you know that this is EPIC.
We pretty much threw her a ticker tape parade and have been making a big hoopla over it all. As rewards (bribes), she's been getting candy and princesses -- so she'll be potty trained, but spoiled and have rotten teeth, I guess, but whatever! Huzzah, she might actually get potty trained!
This little dude took his first "real" steps yesterday.
He's been getting SO close lately, and we knew it was just a matter of providing him with the right motivation, and that also took the form of candy (so, his measly 4 teeth are already doomed), and he took about 2-3 small steps toward Jerry yesterday evening.
He repeated it a couple of times, once I even got some decent video, but I can't find either cord that I need to download the video from the video camera to the computer (I figure I'll eventually locate it; we once lost a TV remote for about 6 months, but it was eventually re-discovered), so I can't provide the proof. You'll just have to take my word for it.
I imagine it'll still be a few weeks or a month before he's for realz walking around (at least that was the timeline for Norah from her first steps to her actual assurance that walking was a legit mode of transportation), but it too is an EPIC milestone.
Man, I've got one who's theeeeese close to walking and one that's theeeeeese close to being potty trained! Goodness, I can't believe it. I'm gonna have to do a lot more running to be able to chase after both of them now!
That, or duct tape them to chairs.
We'll call it a draw.