Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Potty Miracle!

Tristan is holding a knife behind his back trying to open this box of diapers that he was desperate for, just last week!
We've been dabbling more with potty training the Trist-man, but not doing it consistently makes it hit and mess.  Swim lessons have gotten in the way of training, since we all have to leave every morning for them.  This is the eighth and final week - whew!  So today must have been the day.  He was all about the potty, going to the bathroom himself, undressing himself (often closing the door, which is more than Hunter does - even with company over), climbing up on the big 'un (with the padded seat insert) doing the deed, then redressing himself!  I've been giddy all day over it!  He is 25 months.  I knew he could do it!  He only had one accident at the end of the day.  I never have re-done the one-day method since the first attempt before Cambria was born. 
Kyler is dressed in his swim attire.

As for swimming lessons, Kyler apparently doesn't like diving - says it hurts his nose, and didn't want to go this week since his class has been working on it.  He lost his second front tooth today.  It looked awful dangling there by itself, and I was going to get a picture but he yanked it before I could.  The boys have been learning to keep track of their swim goggles this summer, as they desperately want them every day for swim lessons, which is remarkable for them to keep track of anything!  Hunter is getting quite tan from being in the sun every day.  Kyler's fair skin doesn't tan much, and fortunately hasn't been burning much either. 

We blessed Cabria Rose a week ago Sunday in church.  As always I only seem to do projects when I have a deadline, so I was hand sewing the crushed fabric roses on the bodice as we drove to church.  She was an angel and slept through the whole meeting, including her blessing.  She did manage to poo at the end of the meeting, which of course blasted right through her new size 2 Huggies diapers and sullied the dress.  I put a onesie on her just for that purpose, which did contain most of it, along with her tights.  Huggies fail!  I got it all out by brushing liquid Oxyclean on it and washing on gentle.  My mom made most of the dress while she was here, so I finished it (hemming, buttons/holes, closing the lining, roses, etc.)  We'll get more pictures soon.

We got the game Settlers of Catan in March of this year, and have been playing it like crazy since, with anyone we can.  Hunter and Kyler can even play, and Hunter has won a time or two.  We highly recommend it, and would love to play with anyone who is inclined! 


KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Congrats on Tristan potty training! That feeling is still fresh in my mind:) Cambria's dress is SO beautiful. I tried clicking on the picture to see the details you were talking of but it was just a small picture. I'm sure it was stunning!

our big bus said...

Yay for potty training...
Beautiful dress yes can't wait to see more pictures.
I might have to look into the game you mentioned. With no TV going we have become a game family. It's a good thing.

The Merrills said...

Cute developments in the Lavallee household

Misty said...

Yay, for potty training successes! I love the blessing dress. You're so busy!