Saturday, November 10, 2012

potty training

we went for it. stella's been ready to ditch the diapers for months but i wasn't.  
the idea of my smaller toddler loose in a public restroom while i helped my bigger toddler use the potty was scary. as was the thought of finding a restroom in this beautiful city that can accomodate a massive double stroller. was i supposed to leave the stroller outside? and what if Anton was asleep in it?  
then i thought i had missed the magic window of BIG GIRL excitement. 
and i did (a little) but window or not, stella is buying into our* excitement (that, or the m&ms) and figuring it out.   

potty training isn't really what this post is about. today was day1 and i'm not silly enough to dispense advice, act like i know what i'm doing, or say something ridiculous like, "it went so well."  i just couldn't think of a better title @2a.m.  
(and don't even let me get started on how i'll be paying for this late nighter tomorrow 
and possibly for the rest of the week).  
 what i am slowly getting to is how my amazing, supportive family took Anton for 36 hours so i could spend the entire day with stella. thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! "just mom & stella" she kept saying. that doesn't happen often. 
{yes, i know how blessed i am to have family close} 

stella & i built houses for pretend worm with signage for visitors, made a rainbow cake, and practiced using vacuum suction to move dolls around.  
we cleaned out the car.
we drank chocolate milk and watched for dogs.
we played memory. we painted.  
and we read.     
the best part?  we did it all at a leisurely stella's pace. 
*thanks Angelique and Mom, and Matt and Noelle.  
when we move to east of nowhere will you come too?


Beth, Cody, Morgan, Pepper, Hazel said...

That is awesome that you were able to spend that time alone together. I have always had a few months old baby while trying to potty train but managed to have alone time as well thanks to friends. It makes the whole miserable process memorable in a good way. Stella has such a sweet face! Good luck with it all.

noelle regina said...

my ABSOLUTE pleasure! we had so much fun dancing with tony.


Oliver & Margy said...

her bangs are soooo cute! I can't believe how grown up she is looking.

Dr. LaRisse Skene said...

She is a wonderful little girl. I cant believe how big she is. Time flys when you're having fun!!