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Monday, July 09, 2012

Red Letter Weekend

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.


LeahC said...

wooo on the potty training. We are also in the potty training situation. Yes we have bribed her with M&Ms :). She gets three for pooping :). And knows it...as soon as she goes she says, "3 m and ms pleeeese" :)

Erika . . . with a K said...

Awesome - you have lots to be proud of this week!

fancy nancy said...

We always have a party for poop!!! Such a big deal!! Kudos to Caleb too!!! Big week!!

Nikki said...

Oh man don't even get me started on potty training! Marcus is doing awesome but poop and nighttime are our final frontiers. A whole friggin bag of m&ms won't get that kid to poop ON the potty! Ha ha.