Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pooping in the Potty

Rosie is awesome about the potty – as long as it’s just peepee and we prompt her to go.  She hates having poop in her diaper – and will tell us as soon as it has happened – but she has a problem pooping in a potty.

Until last night, she had only pooped in the potty once.  It was at bath time a couple weeks ago.  She was sitting on the potty and we were, for the most part, ignoring her.  Marc was bathing Charlie and I was getting the kids’ stuff ready for the next day.  When she got up and had pooped we whooped with joy.  And I’m pretty sure we scared Ro, because she insisted on a diaper or pull up for the next few days and regressed back to peeing in her pampers.

So yesterday, we were on day two of no Rosie poop. And we knew it was coming.  She had gotten up from dinner 5 or 6 times, saying she had to potty.  But as soon as she sat down she got up, claiming she didn’t have to go.  So finally, I left the pull-up off. I told Ro she could have it back after she pooped. 

Oh, she cried.  She screamed and begged for that pull-up to be back on.  I pleaded for Rosie to sit on the potty.  I promised she could sit on the potty and watch Brave or Tangled and if she pooped, we would go get ice cream.

Then finally, an hour later, Ro was still crying for her pull-up but was walking with her legs together, holding that poop in with all her might.  I sat her on the potty, hugged her and told her it was ok to let the poop go.  And she did.  I didn’t whoop with joy (not externally, anyway.)  I calmly told Ro how proud I was and what a good job she had done.  She was so proud too, wanting to tell her daddy and brother what she had done.   And asked for that ice cream!

I felt satisfaction. I had won the poop battle! 

Until a little while later, when she pooped in her pull-up. I had forgotten that two days of no poop usually lead to a two poop night.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rosie's Last Athens Gym Class

In was really proud of myself - I made it through Rosie's last gymnastics class at Georgia Elite without sobbing.  Rosie, however, had this.

Attempting her cartwheel
Donkey Kicks



Tumble Track

Rosie's Favorite - the Bars


 She even loved the foam pit this time!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Birthday Gift

This year, Charlie got a big boy bike for his birthday!

As soon as he got dressed (and we all did, too) he went out to try out his new ride. He was excited and a little nervous.  And he needed Daddy and Grandma Dot to help him gain confidence.


Then Charlie had his first fall, and needed Grandma Dot even more.

But check him out now!  This was from last week, when Grandma Janice and Papa Chuck were up to visit.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turning Four

By the time Charlie actually turned four, we were all moved up to Maryland (more on that later.) grandma Dot was here, and we went to celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese. It was a blast for the kids, and the pizza was actually pretty good. Not a bad way to spend your birthday when you are in a new locations and havent made new friends yet.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Party Hangover

Charlie and his friends were exhausted.  Sign of an excellent birthday party!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charlie's birthday

Once I took the new job in Maryland, we decided to have Charlie's birthday party a little early, so he could celebrate with his Athens friends. He said he wanted a Star Wars Bouncy party and that's what he got!


So we secured a day at Pump-It-Up and had a blast! The only thing that went wrong was that I forgot to charge my camera, and it dies rather quickly.  Luckily our phones have cameras, too.

Even Grandma Dot slid!

Lots of Charlie's friends were there, as well as some of Rosie's.  It was so fun to be with all of our pals from Little Prodigies.