Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Hanukah!

Happy Hanukah!  It's crazy that we're celebrating the first night of Hanukah the day before Thanksgiving!  I'm looking forward to latkes and turkey tomorrow!

Tonight the kids each got a sticker book as a present.  Ian got one with all the Avengers in it.  And Sammy got a Disney princess sticker book.  I guess they're living up to certain gender stereotypes but I had two very happy kiddos!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Potty Training Success for Sammy

I'm happy to report that Sammy is officially potty-trained at the age of 2 years, 7 months.  She has been consistently peeing in the potty with very few accidents.  And, for the last 5 days in a row, she's pooped in the potty.  And we didn't have to lurk and spy on her to make sure she wasn't squatting and pooping in her pants.  She actually said that she needed to poop on the potty.  And she did!  We're so proud of her and she's so proud of herself.  Smiles all around!

I feel like we've been in some sort of potty training mode for Sammy for so long now.  Daycare started putting her on the toilet very early and so at 18 months, she was sometimes peeing in the potty.  But it's been on and off since then and we certainly didn't have any consistency.  And she CLEARLY did not get the pooping thing.  But I think the long haul is over.  She gets it now and I am psyched that we only need diapers/pull ups for nap time (although often she wakes up completely dry) and night time sleeps.