Saturday, June 30, 2012

Potty Boot Camp AKA 3 Day Potty Training

A friend of mine is constantly posting and talking about "3 Day Potty Training" on Facebook. She has two little boys, and they were both potty trained earlier than most boys and both via this method. So, I asked her about it, and she sent me all of the information. I quickly read through the information and I decided to do it with Weston when I knew he would be out of daycare for almost two weeks.

We started on a Friday, and I took the day off work. Friday was a mess, and he had many accidents, but we didn't look back. We threw away all of the diapers in the house, temporarily, then I got them back out later for William to use. ;)

He has done great, and I would recommend this method to anyone; however, don't think that they are going to be completely trained in three days. Weston is still having trouble with doing #2 in the potty, because he doesn't want to sit there and go. He is doing great with #1, and he can hold it almost always even during night and nap. Also, he was out of daycare for almost two weeks...on his first day back, he had five accidents, yes, FIVE.

I was not anticipating that it would be so bad, because he'd been home and doing so well, but it was bad. I didn't even pack enough clothes and underwear for him, because I never imagined it would be so terrible. Since the first day, he hasn't had any pee accidents, but he has had a poop accident. I hope we can get him to figure that out soon. Any suggestions?

Big Boy in his Underwear! :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

A Best Friend

Today, I want to give a shout out to the person that growing up, I never thought I would call my best sister, Amanda.

Growing up, we had our fair share of arguments and disagreements. We had different interests, and we were two years apart. I thought she was a 'baby', and I don't know what she thought of me. I can clearly remember us being so mad at one another one time that I told my parents that I wanted her or myself to move out.

We made it through those middle/high school years, and I went on to college, and I honestly didn't think much about our friendship during those years. I had my friends at school, I dated, and I didn't come home frequently. She was doing the same...graduating from high school, attending college and making new friends. We spent our holidays together, and we were cordial, but we didn't have much of a 'relationship'.

Fast forward to now, and we are the best of friends. I talk to my sister at least a couple of times a week, but more often than not, daily, even if it's just via text or email and not a phone call. No matter what happens and how I'm feeling, I know that I can rely on her to pick me up when I'm down and listen to me I need her. She was there for the birth of both Weston and William, though she didn't quite make it for William's arrival, but she was there shortly afterward. As soon as we told her that I was in labor with William, she hoped in the car and headed to Athens from Augusta, so she could be there. That meant more to me than I can ever express!!

This week has been a trying and very tough week in more ways than one, and I just wanted to take the time today to thank my sister for being my best friend. I love you, Amanda!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What happened?!

I was all over it, blogging that is, and I had planned to get back into the swing of things and blog regularly, as well as, schedule blog posts. I did great for oh, about a week, then life got in the way. So, here I go again...I'm going to make an attempt at keeping up with blogging more regularly and try to make it part of my everyday life. It's something I truly enjoy...

So, what have we been up to lately...
  • We celebrated our 3rd fell on a Wednesday, so we didn't get to go out mid-week, but we did get to spend the evening together, and we were grateful for three years and two awesome little boys.
  • We spent a very busy Mother's Day weekend back home with family...
    • William ran his first high fever (104) over the weekend
    • Grant spoke at his Alma mater's Forestry school graduation, the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, as the 2011 Distinguished Young Alumnus
    • Attended the wedding celebration for a friend of Grant's that he grew up with
    • Attended the dedication of one of my very closest friends baby, Giles, who was born in January
    • Ran in a 5K with my whole family...Dad, Uncle, Sister, Brother in Law, Cousin and Husband
  • Attended UGA Day in the Golden Isles
  • Attended membership classes as a precursor to becoming apart of the new church family that we've gained here in our new home
  • Grant and I spent the weekend out of town at his best friends wedding while my mother, aka Gram, came down to stay with the boys
  • Spent Memorial Day weekend with my parents and sister and brother in law in St. Augustine, as well as, had a sick little boy over the weekend. 
  • Celebrated the birthdays of Grant, Gramps and myself

  •  Spent another long weekend back home with family...
    • Both Weston and William got to stay with our favorite daycare provider, Ms. Mary
    • Weston had a follow-up ENT appointment
    • Weston got sick with a high fever and no other symptoms on the second evening we were there and was fine within 24 hours
    • We did POTTY Boot Camp and spent three full days at home and didn't leave the was a bit tough! :)
  • Weston spent a full week in St. Augustine with my parents, and Grant and I came down mid-week
  • We attended the Cannington Family Reunion that occurs every other year for a long weekend
  • Our air conditioning went out for the 4th time this year...hence the photo below. William says "It's hot!" 
  • Celebrated the birthdays of Aunt Amanda and Gram
And that brings us to this's been crazy busy, but I'm going to try to update much more regularly. :)