Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stars of the Week

Jackson is definitely the star of the week. But, goodness this cutie actually holds still for pictures, so she gets most of the photo love. Can I help it? Holy smokes. I still just want to eat her all day.

We are definitely loving the semi-gender neutral pj's. Pink backgrounds are essential since I accessorize her as much as I personally accessorize--at least 1/year.

Allie is full on chew toying. She loves her Sophie giraffe, plastic bags (sorry kid), and my fingers.


 She is also half rolling and shimmying all over the place. Her tummy roll (documented last week) can be seen in action at the bottom of the post.

And, back to the star of the week. I happened upon a gem of a potty training book by Teri Crane, that takes an insanely fun approach to potty training. It's based on the original "Toilet Training in Less than a Day" book by Azrin where the kid teaches a doll to use the potty. Teri just adds a party. Talk about Jackson's dream! We had a crazy day of goldfish, gold stars, potty movies, book, and games, with Jackson hitting nirvana after receiving more concentrated positive attention from me than he has ever received. [We're still recovering...] Mr. Monkey (in the pink bumbo) learned how to use the potty most of Friday morning, complete with a few accidents and many successes in the toilet.

After an hour of not napping, Jackson got to get up and put his awesome new Thomas undies on.

I was completely paranoid of an accident. We kept the picnic blanket under us the whole afternoon. We went and sat on the toilet at least 2 of the 5 hours we were potty training. Thankfully, every child's potty book from the library said the first time the kids tried, they "sat and sat and sat and sat." The accident came--right outside the bathroom the first time. Then... he figured it out. It was amazing, and I still can't believe it. Even today, a week later, he's amazed by it himself. His face is lights up with excitement as soon as his pee comes out. Jackson has done phenomenally, averaging less than one accident a day. I am aware that his siblings will be completely different when training, but I can't believe I'm not dreading it! The whole day was quite fun, and completely enabling for both of us. Keep it up Jackson!

And the Allie roll:
(This was only her second roll... you'll have to excuse the lack of fluidity)


  1. We are thrilled about Jackson wearing real underwear. Congratulations. Allie will be rolling everywhere very soon.

  2. Way to go Jackson! We are so proud of you - AND Shaunel!


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