Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We did it!!!!!

I have always said that potty training is one of my biggest challenges as a mom. Aidan was about 3 and 1/2 before he was finally potty trained and I thought we would never get there. I had always been told that girls are much easier and usually do it much earlier. I was counting on this! Sure enough before Baylee was even 2 she was showing interest in potty training. I took the cues as best as I could and we started geting her used to the potty. Unfortunately around this time we got a puppy, I found out I was pregnant, and potty training just seemed like too much for me to deal with. I didn't stick with it and we would work on for a day here and there but never made a whole lot of progress. It was so frustrating for both of us. For those of you that know Baylee well you know that she talks like a five year old. I knew when she would come up to me and say "Mom.....I need you to change my bum" or "Mom....where are the wipes? I am poopy" that it was time she learned to use the toilet. lol
Anyway..... I am happy to announce that my baby girl is potty trained! Once I finally got serious about it last week it really didn't take long. I am still having a hard time dealing with my baby girl conquering this milestone. Why is it that with our first kids we are so anxious for them to learn how to crawl, walk, and talk? I am noticing that I am holding on to the little milestones more and more as they come. I can only imagine what I will be like with this next little guy. Anyway...congrats my little Baylee Boo! I am also giving myself a big fat pat on the back for conquering my potty training nightmare once again!

This is Baylee during our first "Potty training boot camp" back in April. We basically sat in the kitchen and drank juice and sat on the potty and played with dolls and read books all day. lol

And here is my big potty trained two year old! When she goes potty and I tell her I am proud she gets the cutest look on her face and says "thank you mommy!" I sure do love this girl!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I love this time of year!

I reall do love Fall! Unfortunately I don't think ours is going to be nearly long enough once again this year. Here in Utah we seem to just get a little tiny taste of Spring and Fall which are both of my favorite seasons. But we have been trying to enjoy it while we can. The other day I got a surprise phone call from an old friend Dani. She was going to Gardner Village to look at the witches. Luckily we live just a few blocks from there and happened to be free. Aidan was in school so he wasn't able to go with us but we had a great time. Baylee LOVED seeing all the witches. It was so fun to be able to spend some time with Dani and her girls. I had never met her youngest and she had never met Baylee. Thanks for the fun day Dani!
Baylee and Isabel. I love the look on Baylee's face....she was so excited to see the witches!

Paisley, Baylee, Isabel

Notice how Baylee has her hands in her pockets and is trying to pose just like the witch. Silly girl!

Some of the displays really are amazing. They do a great job! It's ridiculously crowded there but still worth going.

This picture cracks my up becasue Baylee is holding onto a big old bag of Taffy that she wouldn't put down the rest of the day. Her mouth is also completely full of taffy! Paisley was just really interested in the cat chasing a mouse underneath the witches skirt.

They also have a little petting zoo and pony rides. The girls all thought this was a blast. Baylee's pony was named Pal and she kept saying "Giddy-up Pal!" So cute!