Friday, February 12, 2010

Big Girl Panties and a Blizzard!!

Where do I start?  We have been having a lot going on.  Nothing really different than the norm but still a lot. 

Tot school has been hit or miss as I struggle to make time.  I saw on another blog that someone had let their toddler practice cutting their own food.  I decided to let Clara try and she really did a great job and enjoyed it very much.  I gave her a butter knife first.  I then gave her our Pampered Chef cutter.  As you can see in the pics she was very supervised while doing this.   Another activity we did was place colored pom poms out and try to sort them by color into the tray.  Clara struggled with this but loved just placing the pom poms in the tray.  She is starting to catch the words of the colors but I don’t think she has realized that they are the colors of the objects.  It amazes me how quickly she is catching on to so, so very much.  I have not done a Tot Food in a while so I decided to throw one in.  The plate pictured contained raisins, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and avocados. 

I meant to post sooner but Clara got the cutest pair of shoes.  She has gotten many compliments on them and she loves them too.  They are pretty glitzy and only a young one could pull these off.  They also light up when you stomp them.  Here are some pics of her showing them off.

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OK….look close at this next pic and I mean look real close.  Do you see anything different??  Come on I know you can figure it out???  Clara is wearing big girl panties!!

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My baby girl is wearing panties now during the day and using the potty with a large amount of accuracy.  She has had one poo poo accident.  The poo poo will come later.  She screams with delight when she tee tees in the potty.  She cannot wait to empty her tee tee into the big potty and look out to anyone who tries to flush it for her.  =)  Her reward is that she gets to wash her hands and get sickers.  As of today though, she has just been pleased with the fact that she tee teed in the potty.  She still maintains the scream of delight!  As of Monday night she came in when I was on the phone with Clay as he was on his way home from work.  It had been a long day and those of you with toddlers know what I mean.  Then top that off with struggling during the day to get our schooling done.  Clara has been getting into EVERYTHING lately!  She wants to do everything we do.  She is smart as a whip!  Well, anyway back to the story.  Clara walked in while I was on the phone and said, “I tee teed in the potty!”  At first I thought, “great…she got into the big potty AGAIN!”  Well, she was not wet and she was not naked….so, what could she possibly have meant.  Well, she meant that she went into the bathroom, pulled down her pants, took off her diaper, tee teed in her potty and then pulled her pants up.  She then proceeded into the kitchen to tell me about it.  My big girl did this all by HERSELF!!!  Here I had tried and tried and finally just let it go while leaving the potty in the bathroom.  Well, she knew when she was ready.  Since this happened Monday she has been wearing big girl panties.  Today she even took a 3 hour nap and her diaper was dry.  She peed a LOT in the potty after that and her squeal of excitement was even more so that time.  =)  

On another note….we have snow!!!  We have a LOT of snow ……for Texas anyway!  =) 

Christian sat her on top of his giant snowball and she got a kick out of that.

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See Clara with her hands over her eyes.  She was cracking us up.  She wanted socks on her hands like the boys did.  She would run around the front yard and cover her face so the snow wouldn’t get in her eyes.  She just makes us smile!

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Look how much more snow we had gotten this evening.  As I type it is still just snowing away.  I LOVE it!  Although it is messy and cold, snow is the most beautiful site there is.  Snow can make anything look pretty.  We have gone on two walks today to enjoy the snow.  One we took after lunch and then another one tonight.  I am hoping that I have more snow pics to show you guys tomorrow.  I think this is the most snow I have seen in Texas since the early ‘80s.  My dad built me an igloo.  It took every last bit of snow in our front yard but he made me an igloo!  =)

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Diana said...

Awesome blog. Met you on Clicinmom's!

Ali said...

I am so glad I ran into your blog today! We are a homeschool family, and are also going through a domestic adoption. We are 8 months into the waiting period, waiting to be matched. I would LOVE to hear about the agency that you were matched through, and about how long you waited. You could email me at weetelfers @ gmail dot com. It would be great to get some encouragement as well. The waiting period is hard some days.