Sunday, June 27, 2010

Potty Training

What we have been up to lately.... Potty training

It is actually nothing like I imagined, no agony or frustration, just a great new phase of no diapers, thanks to a very helpful email I got on potty training in a day.

I knew it was time when Maya started hiding poop under her bed, I couldn't handle that for long. So we made a big deal of it, letting her pick out big girl undies, have a sticker chart and telling her all about her big "Potty Training Day" coming up. We also threw away every diaper, including swim diapers. She was so excited! It only took peeing in her big girl undies once to realize she didn't like that and she started telling me right away when she had to go. There have been accidents, but not like I anticipated. She has adapted so well and I am very proud of her, my big girl!
Of course we couldn't let potty training get in the way of making pizza with daddy

We also did finger painting on potty training day, it got a little messier than I thought it would

It was harder for he to adjust at the babysitter, but I did not allow the sitter to put pull-ups on her and after just a few days she was down to almost no accidents.

She gets so excited after each visit to the potty, even if it's only pee she says, " Maya poo poo potty!

I love her so much right now, she remembers everything! If I tell her we get to have family movie night tomorrow, she wakes up in the morning saying "Family movie night!."

Papa told her he would take her to the zoo and now everyday she says "Zoo, Papa, Animals"

She even told me a whole story that happened at the sitters house with one of the boys taking the toy car she wanted to ride in. It went something like this:
"Maya sad Molly's house. Kids play deck. Christian take my car. Maya sad and cried."

Maya also has this thing with pointing directly at certain men and saying "bad!" Sometimes we will be standing right next to them. It is usually pretty awkward and sometimes slightly funny, so we just pretend she is saying "That.

We have had a great summer so far, with lots of time at the pool, library friends houses and just being outside
Here are a few fun photos of our summer so far.
Dress up time!

Cooking time, she does this everyday

Pool time with Bennett and Jackson

Pool time with Taysen, Maya's new best friend (everyday she asks to go to Taysen's house)

Hanging out at Villa with Jackson

More to Come

1 comment:

  1. How adorable! Sounds like a very fun stage! And I'm so happy for you that she potty-trained easily. I've heard horror stories from other moms. :)


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