Friday, February 16, 2007

A Big Week

Hayley decided this was going to be the week to potty train! I've been working with her on it for several months but I have let her just go when whe wanted to. My plan was to take year #2 to familiarize her with it and by this summer if she wasn't potty trained I would hit it harder. I think it was peer pressure at her school/BSF/church that led her to this decision. She has had dry pull-ups every day this week! Today she wore big girl panties all day (except for our trip to the mall---pull-ups) . It is a big adjustment for me trying to train myself to start asking, "Do you need to go potty?" everytime we leave the house.

Jack decided tonight was the night to start self-feeding! The boy will NOT put anything in his mouth on his own---until tonight. I put a piece of cheese on his tray at dinner thinking, "Maybe tonight will be the night." Sure enough, he just picked it up and put it in his mouth like he had been doing it his whole life! My jaw hit the ground! I gave him another piece and he did it again! WE CELEBRATED in the Willbanks' home this evening!

So that is 2 pretty major milestones all in one week. My children have this thing with wanting to do things their own way in their own time. We're not sure where they got that! : )

Jack's latest weird quirky behavior is wanting to be up on the couch and bury his face in the pillows. He is not happy anywhere else. He'll just throw his head in the pillows and lay really still for a few seconds and then pop up and look at us with this look like, "Am I not hilarious???" He'll occaisionally laugh at himself. What a stitch! Oh---he has also started crawling on his hands and knees over the past couple of weeks too! The army crawl is still his favorite, but if you watch him long enough he'll bust out into a full-on crawl! It is wild to watch the transition from baby to little boy!!

The other day, Hayley randomly said, "I like your earrings, mom." It was the first time I had ever heard her voice her own opinion on something. So cute! Actually, I take it back. One day in October or November I went in to wake her up one morning and she said, "I not like that shirt, mama! Take it off!!" I'm sure that won't be the first time in her life that she doesn't like my outfit! : )

Tra came home from work early today with a stomach ache. It has turned into an UGLY stomach BUG. I'm PRAYING it doesn't get me, Hayley, Jack, or anyone else at Anchor. YUCK.

Last thing: Hayley's latest thing is going into Jack's room when she wakes up and getting into bed with him. It's so sweet to see them play together and love each other!


jettybetty said...

That is a huge week!!!

I love the pics with the kids playing in Jack's bed--so cute!!

Courtney said...

Wow, there's so much going on at the Willbanks'! I'm so proud of Hayley, and Jack, and Momma! I'm missing you ! I'll see you Thursday, if not before.

Chesley said...

Yea! GO Hayley GO! You have the cutest kids! How fun to see them play together! They remind me of me and Cade. We were about as close in age as they are.

Chesley said...

Not "were" about "are" about as close in age. Cade and I.

Shelly said...

Ches---you're a crack up!

Jennifer said...

Shelly- Thanks so much for having us over today. I'm so excited that you live so close and I can see that our kids will be fast friends. I look forward to many more play dates together!!!!

Your blog is precious!

TedTracie said...

Shelma... Potty traing is such a celebration!!! I have one more to go and I am hoping it is REAL soon... she has NO INTEREST what so ever and turned 3 last week. The only time you wish they were still in diapers is when you have a basket full of groceries and you are in the check out line and they say "I have to go potty - BAD!!!"

Loved the pictures!