Sunday, April 06, 2008

A Milestone...

I should totally be catching up on my zzz's, after all that is one of my bad habits. I'll wait until tomorrow to work on it though. Instead, I want to share some very exciting news!! This isn't BRAND NEW news, but I can now announce it with certainty....

JD IS POTTY TRAINED!

I wanted to wait until I could announce this and then say, we've gone 3 weeks now with NO accidents (not even at night) so it's official!!! We are so proud of our big boy. It's still so strange to us that he really is potty trained. We've been on the brink of this for about 6 months but could never get there. Then with our new addition it was hard to really stay on top of him about it. I think we made the right decision in not pushing him though because by waiting a little longer he really had the ability to go longer without peeing. He can have a juice box and then wait an hour or so before needing to potty. Whereas before, it was literally 15 minutes later that he had to be reminded!!! Anyways...this is super exciting and we are so glad to be done with this for a while!!! I wish all of you (especially those mommy's with little boys) best of luck in your future potty-training days!!!

Allow me to share some of my favorite potty-training quotes and stories...

"Mama, I poo-pooed on my fort! It's like a circus up there!

Everyone in my playgroups (both) know that JD is a bit of a nudist. He's been known to streak at playdates and undress in the Chick-Fil-A play area. This is something I have just had to come to terms with. The boy doesn't like clothes and I have accepted that. But, we hit an all-time low at our Playgroup Easter Party. I hosted this one and things were really getting going. The kids were all outside playing and us moms were doing what we do...talk...and eat! I looked out in the backyard to catch JD at the top of his fort, pants off, and attempting to pee down the slide! AWESOME! I caught him before he actually peed, but not before I was utterly embarrassed!!

Because of my awful staph infection, I was on 2 different heavy antibiotics for 10 days. One of these antibiotics turned my sweat, tears, and urine orange. And since we are obsessed with all things potty-related, JD was also very intrigued by my orange pee. Every potty conversation went something like this...

JD: "Mama, you got oraaange pee pee?"
Me: "Yes. Mommy's on medicine and it makes my pee pee orange."
JD: "Oh. I have yellow pee pee. And brown poo poo. But sometimes I have green poo poo if I eat wa-ca-mole (guacamole)."
Me: "Your right. My pee pee will be yellow again soon."
JD: "Oh. Mama, what's a pirates favorite color?"
Me: "I don't know. What?"
JD: "Orrr-aaannngggeee!"

We were in the car the other day when JD started hollering "NO!" and "Stop it!" at something. I asked him what was wrong...
Me: "What's the matter?"
JD: "My weinker is squished?"
Me: "Huh? Your weinker is squished?"
JD: "Yes, the seat is smashin' my weinker!"
Me: "Ok, we'll be there in a minute and you can unbuckle!"
JD: "Good. And my weinker won't be squished no more!!"

A few pictures of my BIG boy...he sure is growing up fast...

Sometimes we have a hard time remembering which way our underwears go...


Pure handsomeness before spring pictures at school...


...and totally trying to watch Handy Manny!

A daddy's boy for sure...


...Who lives to get dirty...


...and eat pa-sghe-tii!


And is VERY serious about his Longhorns!! Hook 'Em!!!

4 comments:

Amy said...

Hands down best blog ever!!! I'm still laughing with tears streaming down my face. I have no doubt that I will have similar stories to share in the future with my little man on the way.

The Hulett Family said...

Oh I so remember the days and am not looking forward to potty training another little guy...lol, altho it makes for the best stories!! Ha.... and the basckwards underwear.... yeah, I guess it's a boy thing cuz Hank still loves to do that.... boogles my mind cuz us girls are always trying to get our underwear out of our rears and they don't seem to mind! hahaha. JD is so cute and ALL boy!!! SO MUCH FUN!! and you gotta love the nudist in him. Hank loves to drop his pants in the FRONT yard and just pee as far as he can....fun stuff when the stuff up nost neighbors come out! Go ahead and call us white trash. =) lol

Melissa said...

I just loved reading this! JD is such a hoot! I love him more and more each day. Those pictures were to die for! Congrats on the major milestone! Like you say, there is never a dull moment with your little guy!!!!

Janelle & Ella said...

That is awesome! Okay, we are just now entering that stage and I'm so don't even know where to begin. I need some serious help. Do you have any books or anything you recommend that helped you know what to do?