Thursday, May 24, 2012

Potty Update

Proceed at your own caution...

Leila now wears panties all day AND all night.  She has slept in panties the last 4 or 5 nights and NO accidents!  She has only had one poop accident - which wasn't really her fault.  Let me explain.  We had gone to lunch and she "needed to potty" twice.  Neither time did she actually go, which is not normal.  She is good to use whatever potty she is around.  So I went back to work and she went to Kohls with my mom and sister in law Michelle. Michelle took her potty there and she "peed a lot."  Then my mom's story is that "they lost her for a minute" and when she came back, she had pooped....luckily enough, she was wearing a pull up that was still dry from the night before so it wasn't a TOTAL mess.  You see, Leila does NOT poop in front of people.  So since she was in public restrooms that had to have an adult there to help her, she could never relax to poop...and the rest is pretty self explanatory. 

NOW, the problem we have it that she has graduated to thinking she can wipe herself, even when she poops.  Yuck.  Any of you who have gone through this stage with your own kids, you know exactly what I'm talking about...those of you who have not experienced that yet, you will.  Good Luck! 

All in all though, Leila is amazing.  ZERO interest to basically fully potty trained (including over night) in less than a month - with VERY minimal accidents. 

**She also got through her first bout of diarrhea without any accidents!!!  She even woke up in the night to go to the potty when the bout first started.  I'm LOVING no diapers!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

THIS is my new camera.  Kuso is out of state for work (as he always is this time of year.)  So he recruited my mom's help in getting me my birthday gift.  THIS is what I got!  I haven't used it yet, because I needed to charge the battery, but after going to the rugby tournament and using other people's cameras to snap shots, I realized how much I disliked our last camera.  So for a few months now, I've been looking at ads in the paper and stuff.  I USUALLY tell Kuso what I want for my birthday (or any other gift giving occasion) but this time, this was all his idea!  He LOVES to surprise people and the fact that he remembered I had mentioned this in the past and actually acted on it is a big deal.

My parents gave me money.
Leila gave me a garden planter and a cute card with her hand traced in it.
Leslie (Bestie) gave me LOTS of candy (not that my waste needs it, but my mouth will love it) and a slushie maker (from ANY drink - including my Diet Dr. Pepper) mmmmm...she also brought a "rainbow" cake - kind of a funny story, but she and I know that Rainbow Chip is the way to go - not confetti cake, and not a cake with a picture of a rainbow on it!
Ann (leader I work in YW with gave me a HUGE bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and an Amelia Bedelia book.  We talked about those a few weeks ago and everyone thought we were crazy, so again, it was cool to be given something that was talked about a while back. 
Lisa (visiting teacher) dropped off some home made cookies.
Card from my grandma.  Card from my Relief Society Presidency.
Lots of text messages.  I haven't even checked facebook.  A few phone calls - including one from Shawn, little brother who is currently serving our country in Afghanistan.  I got 32 minutes on the phone with him, which is special anyway, but knowing where he is and what he is doing, it meant that much more.  I just realized I got 32 minutes for my 32 years!  Awesome.
And my sister in law will be bringing my gift to me tonight when they fly in from North Carolina! 
**I hope I didn't miss anything!
This was probably one of my most "recognized" birthday's I've had in a while.  I know some people hate growing older, but at this point, I'm lovin life!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mommy, Wow!


So all of the sudden, Leila is potty trained.  (except at night, but even that seems to be progressing a bit.)

On April 25th, Leila kept telling my mom she needed to go potty, but they only had the big potty so it was hard for her to get on.  My mom told me to buy a couple small potty's (she already had one at the sitter's - not that she used it.)  So I did.  The next day was Thursday and she started using her small potty.  By Saturday, she was trained enough that while we were outside cleaning cars and such, she told Kuso she needed to poo poo, went inside, and DID IT! 

The next week she started dumping her own small potty into the big potty.  Now, a week and a half later, she is a ROCK STAR.  In that time, she has had about 5 small potty accidents - TOTAL.  She has not had ANY poop accidents (knock on wood).  And last night, she somehow climbed up on the to the "too big potty" all by herself, pooped, then called out that she "did it!"  (without the seat to make it fit her little booty - she doesn't like to use that anymore either.)

I know I say this all the time, but I truly KNOW that I have the most talented, amazing, beautiful daughter in the world. 

Mystery Solved!

So apparently my computer at work no longer supports blogger, except in a wacked out format.  So enjoy....

Well, if you are in the mind of my awesome 2 year old, both Jiminy Cricket AND the Witch from Snow White will stand.  She has been calling BOTH of them Jiminy Cricket for quite a while now.  Troy solved the case!  In Snow White, the Dwarfs say "Jiminy Cricket!  There's the witch!"  So in her tricky mind, they are calling her Jiminy Cricket!  I always thought she was just weird...turns out, she's pretty smart to put that together. (In my humble but correct opinion.)