Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playing in The Rain

Potty Training

Potty training has been a long time coming. Molly is almost 3 and a half and up until Friday if you even tried to get her to sit on a potty she would arch her back and scream like she was being abused. I have been so worried about how to help her get over her fear but on Friday she decided she was ready.

We have offered every bribe in the book including this baby doll that she really wanted. It has been sitting on a shelf for four months. She calls her "baby Claire" and every time I would try and entice her with actually getting to play with the doll she would tell me, "Baby Claire will wait". It was very frustrating, but she made it. She finally earned baby Claire and she is in love with this doll. It hardly leaves her side.

I never thought I would want to shout from the roof tops that my kid can go potty in the toilet, but that is exactly what I wanted to do. I love seeing how proud Molly is of herself that she overcame her fear. It is such a cool feeling as a parent to see your kid progress.

My favorite quote from the whole process was the first day she wore big girl underwear. One of the bribes we had tried was 5 coins. Molly LOVES money. I overheard her say,
"I love underwear on my bum, and money in my hand!"

Puffy, puffy pancakes!

Nathan and Molly have decided it is a Sunday tradition to make German puffy pancakes after church (Molly calls them, "puffy, puffy pancakes"). They both love making them and enjoy eating them even more!

Whenever either one of us is being silly if you look at Molly for her reaction she always shrugs her shoulders and smiles and announces that we are koo koo la crazy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Event in the Park

Last week we went to a little event in the park (I am not really sure what it was for!). They had pony rides and face painting and a bouncy house and lots of little things for families to do.

Molly was a little hesitant to get on the pony, but ended up really liking it!

She chose to get her hand painted instead of her face.

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