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Friday, January 6, 2012

Potty Training

Brooklyn seems to take to things really fast, so back at Thanksgiving I decided to try and potty train her over the long weekend. It ended up frustrating me and made me realize that she just was not ready. She would go to the bathroom if she was sitting on the potty but she just did not comprehend telling me when she needed to go. So after 3 days I opted to put it off for a few more months. Then came the week before Christmas. We got home Monday night after work and she asked to wear panties. I went along with it to see how she would do. She did fantastic. She went in the potty all that night...really could it be this easy? So every night that week we got home after work and she would ask for her panties. She had about 2 or 3 accidents that week but pooped in the potty and was telling me when she needed to go. So Christmas weekend I went at it full force. We said goodbye to diapers and put her completely in underwear.

We have had much success with this process. I would say that she is about 95% potty trained. She stays dry at night (I put her in a pull up because I am not brave enough to make the leap, what can I say I like my sleep), she tells me when she needs to go and she even poops in the potty. I say 95% because she still has her few accidents, this is mainly when she is too busy playing and forgets. But at 21 months I cannot complain. I kind of feel bad because I hear of so many horror stories of people that fight with thier kids for months with lots of bribes and tears. Brooklyn is a bright little girl. It amazes me how fast she picks things up. Kellan and I really do have our hands full with this one!

Here is a picture of how we spent many days when we first started. Brooklyn just wanted to run around in her panties. Now she wears clothes with the panties!

Christmas 2011

This Christmas season was filled with lots of parties, time with family and friends and a puzzle! (Oh yeah and we threw potty training into the mix).

We joined the Langford's on a trip to see the Zoo Lights! It was a very chilly night but we bundled the kiddos up tight and they had a blast.

Mindy's cute little Hadley

Brooklyn and Kenzie snuggled together in the stroller

Notice the BIG girl panties!

Brooklyn and Cassie

The puzzle Kellan and I did in 2 days



Brooklyn's Loot The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
This year we got super spoiled. Kellan got an awesome bonus at work that he was able to get himself a new ipad 2 and my work gave me a new camera. I ended up with a Nikon D3100. It takes awesome pictures and with it I hope to have a more updated blog. This has been a very eventful year and I can't wait to see what 2012 brings. I am so grateful for all that I have and could not ask for anything more! I wish everyone a very happy new year!