Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Braces and potty-training?

"Brace" yourself, this may be TMI for some of you. haha You read that correctly, I not only have the pleasure of enjoying the beauty and wonder of a toddler, but the loveliness (eh hmmm) of teenagers at the same time. Smile. I have told many of my friends and family that it's not the baby that keeps us up at is definitely the teenagers!

So for the first of two huge milestones at our house this month. The little pink potty-chair has been a fixture in the hall bath for about 6 months - and while she would occasionally sit on it and "act", for the most part she stood on it to brush her teeth and wash her hands. Elise has shown quite a bit of interest in it lately, and then it happened...on 5/6 she told us she had to potty, so away we flew down the hall "running like the wind" as we now call it to peels of laughter from little missy. But, as with so many things, she has her own way of doing them and didn't want to sit on the cute little pink chair. NO! She pointed to the big potty, and thinking "why not", we unlatched the removable seat from the little pink chair, snapped it onto the big potty and voila - there has been no looking back. With the exception of a few minor mishaps, and nap and nighttime, she IS going on the potty. TMI??


And the second huge milestone, I am happy to report - Lane finally got her braces on the morning of 5/11. Yeah! That darned crooked front tooth will be a thing of the past in no time. Lane was trying not to act excited about it, but a few smiles broke through on the drive to the orthodontist. Here is the new look (of course HOT PINK bands):


Here are a few pics of little missy enjoying the great outdoors (in our front yard) and walk around the block with her baby - who, she claimed, made poo-poo in the last picture.




And a few random bits of loveliness - Diablo, the wonderdog (and Elise's best bud) and the cleaning lady. :-)




Please excuse any strange looking, overly small or overly LARGE photo's - I am still playing around with the various features on Photobucket to upload onto the's a work in progress and I thank you for your patience!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the 2 milestones!! Elise is now a big girl! I think Lillian has will be ready to start soon. I bet having Elise in the cloth diapers helped a lot. Yah, for Lane getting her braces. When she gets those off you will never sleep at night. She is a knockout already. LOL!!! Lovin' your blog and your pictures are awesome!!


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