Sunday, April 25, 2010
Posted by Courtney at 9:43 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Hannah is doing super! She is going consistently in the potty and even went in public! Twice that is! The last two days she has worn a pullup, but has kept it dry all day. We are all so very proud of her! Great job Hannah Grace!
Posted by Courtney at 9:33 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
because this sweet thang is using the POTTY! Yes, that's right...the POTTY. You see, potty training has not been my favorite part of parenting. I don't like buying and changing diapers either, but oh my has it been rough! We tried to potty train her at Christmas and it just wasn't working. Everything that you can try, we tried. Rewards, potty chairs, panties, pullups, etc. NOTHING worked. She loved talking about it and trying at school, but just WOULD NOT do it. She would sit on the potty every hour and nothing would happen. Yet, she didn't go in her diaper or pullup. Where did she go? She would hold it for six or seven hours! Scary...I know.
One thing that we have learned about our sweet Hannah is that she doesn't do anything that SHE doesn't want to do. Especially, if you want her to do it. It has been that way since she was little. Rolling over, crawling, walking, holding a bottle, learning her letters, counting, etc. I knew in my heart that she would get it. I mean I don't know any kids that go to elementary school in diapers! I will be honest though, I was very frustrated. She has known all about the process and exactly what to do for a long time now. You would ask her when she was going to use the potty and she would reply, "I will use the potty tomorrow."
On Saturday, she really wanted this lollipop from the egg hunt. I told her she could have it after she went potty. That child sat right down on the potty and went! What? She sat right down and used the potty just like a pro! So we had to give her the lollipop even though she was about to eat dinner.
Then on Monday, I told her to use the potty again. I turned on the light and left her alone. Not 30 seconds later she was announcing that she had gone potty! What? Again? Is this real? So throughout the day we kept trying and she kept going! Boy was I excited! Then on Tuesday, she told EVERYONE at school that she had used the potty ALOT. She was beyond proud of herself. Then today we did BOTH in the potty! This was huge for her as before she was scared to do more than pee.
We are not fully trained yet, but she is doing great. I don't think it will be long before she is going on her own. The next item to tackle will be public bathrooms. She is not a huge fan of the automatic flushers. I don't blame her because they are kind of scary, but we have to use the bathroom when we are out.
We love you Hannah Grace and are sooooooo proud of you! Keep up the good work.
Posted by Courtney at 9:30 PM
We had a wonderful Easter weekend! With egg hunts, church, and quality time with family our Easter was complete! Enjoy the sweet pictures of our precious girls! Hannah and Lauren waiting for the egg hunt to start.
Posted by Courtney at 8:53 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I thought Lauren looked so sweet today when she was taking her nap. She has been doing this lately when she sleeps. With her hands behind her head, she looks so comfy! Unfortunately I woke her up when I took the picture. Sorry about that Lauren! Hannah had a little egg hunt today at school and got to bring her Easter basket to school. She was very excited about the day!
Posted by Courtney at 9:54 PM
Hannah is such a lucky little girl! She went to her very first Disney on Ice. As you can see from the picture she wasn't very happy that the show was over! She was in love with the characters, especially the princesses! We had great seats right on the ice and enjoyed some quality time with Grammy. Thank you Grammy for taking us to see Disney on Ice! We love you so much! Almost everyone got into the picture!
Posted by Courtney at 9:41 PM
Great times with great friends! Happy Easter!
Posted by Courtney at 9:28 PM