O.K. it's time to do this...I have got to get into serious potty training mode. She's ready, I'm not. Lazy about it, I guess. Anyway. I need some suggestions. I just don't know where to start. A book, positive reinforcement. What? Anything!!!! Help!
I have been a loyal follower of ABC's Ugly Betty from the first time this "Poncho Clad" gal debuted prime time TV. I love Ugly Betty!!! I record it so that I can watch it in peace when Matt is at work and Allie takes a nap. The show...a little silly and far from reality...but it is my escape and I fully enjoy it. For some reason the show had it's SERIES FINALE Wednesday night. Maybe not as many loyal followers as I would like. Anyway...I CRIED LIKE A BABY throughout the finale. My heart aches now that our weekly dates must end. Here's to you BETTY. I hope you enjoy your new job in London and I wish I could watch as you and Daniel's relationship blossoms. Love Ya!
It was prbably a fluke because we are not in SERIOUS POTTY TRAINING mode but I had a special "Mommy Moment," yesterday because my baby pee-peed in the potty. After church she stripped naked to get ready to go outside with daddy. She said something about doo-doing (sp) on the potty so she went and sat on it. After getting her ready and sending her outside I went to put it up and stuck my finger in PEE-PEE.!!!! If I wasn't so HAPPY for her I might would have been mad but I got the potty took it to the back door and expressed my enthusiasm for the job well done!!!! Until next time...
Do you ever wonder how this happened? How you went from being 18 and carefree to 30 and careful? Time has flown by over the past decade but especially over the past two years. Allie is such an amazing little girl. I could have never imagined how she would make me feel. I love her more than I can ever explain. Sometimes I catch myself just watching her and smiling. I may be biased but I think she is a "Super Smart" little girl and all of her accomplishments make me sooo happy. I just wanted to share a few of them with you along with some funny moments.
1. On a good day she can pretty much count to 10.
2. She knows things that I have never talked with her about and she remembers things that are only briefly mentioned.
3. She can point out and say without you telling her almost all the primary colors.
4. I like it when she tells me my name is "Tashia Lothell."
5. Although she is not potty trained she will sit on the potty and say "Do-Do come out....PLEASE! It won't work."
6. She sometimes tells me she has a booger on her finger.
7. I like it when I find her hovered in a corner or under the table grunting to make a doodie.
8. She calls for mommy to come get her out of the bed. If I don't come she starts yelling "Tashia!"
9. As I am typing this she is in the bed hollering..."Mommy get Allie."
10. Just last night in the tub I drew a square and a triangle and she knew what they were. I don't remember ever teaching her that.
11. She is afraid of bees, flies, the carwash, the doctor and I am sure many more things to come. While driving through the carwash she cries and hollers..."I scared. I scared."
12. She likes to do things herself. If I try to do things for her she says "Allie do it!"
13. She is so cute when she mothers her babies. Lets me know I am doing a good job...She will sing and rock and kiss them. She has soooo much love to give. I even catch her spanking them sometimes.
14. We have always sang songs about things that we are doing...the songs do not make sense but maybe she'll remember them someday. For example...
a. "I got Pee-Pee's on my tute-tute, sometimes it smells like a fruit loop. " b. "Brush, brush, brush my teeth like a little squirrel, I brush, I brush, I brush, I brush...I brush my little squirrel."
15. She likes to smell her doodied up diaper. Who knows why this has become fascinating?
I have told you of my obsession with ice cream before but it has really gotten out of control recently thanks to Publix and their Buy One Get One Free deals. If it's not Mayfield, it's BlueBell or some other brand of ice cream that they have on sale EVERY week! No I don't buy one, I buy TWO and usually eat BOTH 1/2 gallons (almost entirely) on my own. Today, I am making a vow to cut down on the ice cream intake. I don't think I can go "Cold Turkey," as I enjoy it far toooooooo much. I am sort of a closet eater. I usually start off with a whoppin' 6 scoop bowl (usually going for seconds) while Allie is down for a nap. 1. Because Matt gives me a hard time about all of the ice cream I eat and I CAN'T take all of the ridicule. 2. I don't want to share bites with ANYONE...including Allie. 3. I want to fully enjoy each bite (ALONE) and smile with pure glee as I devour my big heaping bowl.
PLEASE HELP!!! Encouragement here please. I am going to get big as a house if I don't stop. I am not the 12-year-old I once was who could come in after school and fix a chocolate mound of ice cream, add chocolate chunks and cool whip and eat until my heart's content. My body just can't handle all that action like it used to.
Apparently this has always been my weakness. My favorite flavors are Birthday Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Starting next week. I AM NOT FALLING FOR THE PUBLIXBOGOs anymore when it comes to ice cream!!!
I am interested to know what other people's "Easter Bunny Tradition" was growing up. My memories of the Easter Bunny was that he would leave a bunch of goodies in a basket and leave it on the kitchen table. So, that is the tradition I pass on to Allie. I leave her basket on the kitchen table and all of her goodies are in the basket. Is this yours? Or do you have a different one?
Here's our pics from the Easter Bunny visit this year...
...considering it has been like 15-20 years since I have been involved in this sort of thing! Friday evening Allie and I decorated eggs for the big hunt with our church friends tommorrow. Allie was actually a lot more involved than I expected.
Rolling the eggs "ever so gently" (not hardly) in the dye bath.
Blowing the eggs to get them dry.
Placing stickers with great concentration.
Loving on the egg.
This makes Mommy happy :) ...the imperfection of all this makes it so special!