Monday, November 22, 2010

Potty Success!

So on Saturday, we really worked on the potty. After a 'bribe' of a little kitchen toy he really wanted, William finally peed on the potty! We've been practicing for months now- just sitting there, but he would never go. It just didn't 'click' for him until this weekend. I left the room for a minute and hear him saying ' i did it!' and i go in and there are two little drops of pee! So i ask him to pee some more for me and then we can get his present. So he did! yeah big boy!

All day long he wore underwear at home and continued to pee in the potty at least 8 more times- sometimes just a little, other times a lot. He seemed to get the hang of it completely! We are still working on the other part.....but at least we have pee pee down for now. We had to wear pull ups while running errands and probably will until after our disney trip. But then we will work on moving to big boy underwear only! Very proud of my big guy!

On Saturday night, my nephew Michael also came over and stayed the night for a sleepover! The boys had a lot of fun together, and stayed up pretty late! On sunday morning, i wake up and they are not in bed. they are both in the bathroom and Will had already gone potty all by himself!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grand Opening of the New Disney Store!

In just two weeks, Alan, William and I will be sharing the magic we love so much with my mother in law and niece Lindsey! We leave on December 4th for Walt Disney World for 7 nights of holiday fun!

Fortunately, October has been super busy, between Will's birthday, hosting bunco, 2 work trips (Seattle and San Francisco), more birthdays, halloween etc etc. So time has flown!!!! Now I can't believe we are only 2 weeks away!

So to pass the time, we checked out the opening of the new disney store located in Northpark Mall in Dallas. It was super crowded, folks lined up at least 100 deep waiting for a photo with Mickey Mouse..........of course, we didn't wait, since we will see him with much shorter lines very soon! But we did explore the new interactive store.

They were only letting a set amount of people in at a time, to control the crowds in the store, since there are interactive experiences to check out. There are amazing trees with video screens on them that change- one second there are leaves falling on them, then presents, then candy canes etc. Pretty fun.
They also gave out free mouse ears, lollipops and a keychain, Will was happy about that. They had a DJ doing trivia and handing out prizes too. It was fun, but the store was not as big as I had anticipated. Besides the video trees, there was also a movie viewing area and a castle area for the girls to wave a wand in the mirror and see a princess appear and talk to them!

There was a small section for the Ridemakerz for the boys to build a remote control car, but it was a pretty tiny section.

There was also this little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse that Will liked crawling through and pressing buttons for noise and lights. Overall a fun day to check out the new store and get in the disney spirit, but at least we won't have to contend with such heavy crowds on our trip hopefully!

Smile! School Pictures

So our little guy is well, not so little anymore! He is 38.75 inches tall according to the doc now, although we think he shot up even more in the last few weeks. We are hoping he is at 40 inches for our disney trip, guess we will see. He is still a ball of energy- loving to play. While he still loves school, he also asks to stay home sometimes and it breaks my heart i can't do that with him. But he does very well at school and just moved to the big boy class of 3 year olds! We are working on potty training, but still no success. He will sit on the potty, but has yet to actually go in it. He is starting to practice more on dressing himself, but it is taking some time. He is getting better at brushing his teeth too on his own and the kid loves washing his hands!
I don't know if it is the OCD or just the fact that he likes to play in the water!

He still loves books, puzzles and all his kitchen stuff. He is getting a big imagination and now I hear him talking upstairs in the playroom to all his stuffed animals as he serves them food or gives them a puzzle to play with, it's really cute. I also found him playing with the large Cinderella castle we have from WDW. He loves hos the little lights turn on in the bushes etc. He loves trains, but isn't into cars that much really. He is still in his toddler bed, but we've promised him a big boy, full size bed with new bedroom furniture and moving him to the bigger bedroom if he can be potty trained! We will see how long that takes.

He is into singing right now too- his favorites are twinkle twinkle, ABC and i also caught him trying to sing Baby Mine too- which I've sung to him since he was a baby - he calls it the baby song. The child still will not sit still long enough to watch a full 20 minutes of TV, much less a full disney movie- i can't wait until he does though, so i can share all my great disney DVDs! He is putting a sticker each day still on our WDW countdown calendar and loves doing it- so we will definitely do that for next year too!!

My little guy is growing up!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scary Trashman!

Well as you know, our little man is obsessed with trash cans. He has a whole collection upstairs in his playroom and he likes to pretend to throw away stuff (toys) and bag it up and move it to another trash can. So we figured, what better for halloween, than to make him a trash can! I found some costume ideas online and came up with this. now I don't sew, so this ended up being pretty easy! duck tape to the rescue! We already had an oscar the grouch t-shirt (again, since he loves trash cans!), and it worked out perfectly under the costume!
He got tons of comments on his costume at his day care fall festival! he also enjoyed trick or treating in it, although it was hard to walk far or fast in it!

and here is our spooky front porch for the big day with two fog machines!

William liked handing out candy more than he liked getting it I think. In fact, he tried to hand out some of his own candy to the kids. We didn't have a ton of trick or treaters this year, so lots of leftovers for the office! Will isn't a big sweets eater- he likes M&Ms and a few other things, but he just isn't a candy nut (unlike me!)

done trick or treating- until next year! Happy Halloween!