Monday, November 29, 2010

November

Right before Halloween I took on a task of motherhood that I had been dreading: potty training. I had put it off as long as possible. Most of her friends were potty trained and I still didn't feel like my little girl was ready. Then one day, she suddenly hated having a wet diaper on. She would lay down on the ground holding a clean diaper while yelling, "PEED!!!" at the top of her lungs. I guess I could finally take the hint that she was ready.

Gratefully, I have 5 older siblings, all with a lot more parenting experience than I. Sharee introduced us all to a method called "Potty Training in Less Than a Day," which Laura used last year to potty-trained her twins. Like her, I am a total believer. I love how Hattie instigates going to the bathroom...I don't have to ask her every 10 minutes if she has to use the potty, nor did I waste hours with her sitting on the toilet trying to force her to go when she didn't need to. It really only took a day for it to click. It was such a breeze (at least in comparison to what I expected - months of dealing with accidents). On the contrary, she had accidents randomly for about two weeks, and has now gone about two weeks accident free. Well, I guess she did have an accident the other day, but it was our fault - she was in time-out and we told her she couldn't leave her room...at least she was obedient!

The girls have been fun this month, besides battling a little sickness. At least they are snuggly when sick.
(For some reason this picture rotated and i can't get it to turn back, so just angle your head a bit) Anna only gets chubbier...around the belly. I pulled out the 18-24 month clothes (she's 16 months) and put this shirt on. See that I can't button the buttons by about 3 inches? And I thought Hattie had a belly...this shirt was loose on her!
They love the box that our turkey fryer came in (never baking a turkey again!)
And they love it when I grind wheat...I think they think it's a mini sand box.

We also got family pictures taken, but I'll post those tomorrow...

7 comments:

Elise said...

What darling pics. And I'm excited to see the family ones!

kerri said...

Miss you & those girls! Can't believe the belly on AnnaBanana!

Julia said...

So fun, love the pictures. And, when the time comes... I will be calling you for advice. That's how it works right?

Nancy and Spencer said...

Wow, you're not kidding! That is one cute belly and two cute girls!
Te quiero!!

Chelsea Peterson said...

Oh my goodness...ANNA IN THE BOX. The cutest little fat ever!

Lisa Easton said...

Love that Anna girl's big belly and big blue eyes! But Hattie wins for best smile and curls - so cute. Congrats on the completion of potty training.

Val said...

LOve the budda belly! Do you rub it at time just for fun?