30 January 2008

Dry Two Days in a Row!! WOO HOO!!

So we've been making the potty training journey with Sweet Girl the past couple weeks. She floored me the first weekend we tried it with her success so I was so pleased. Now yes I know that it probably wasn't the smartest thing to do before a big move but it had to be done. The preschool she is going to in AZ requires them to be potty trained to be in the Preschool class, if she wasn't she would be stuck in a class with just turned 2 year olds. I knew this would not be good for her so we made the decision to do a potty training marathon over a weekend.
We gave out A LOT of M&M's and stickers and bribe toys, and we were blessed with success. She's hasn't had any real accidents since that initial weekend so I am like I said blessed with success.
We only started with the day training, I figured we'll wait for night time until after we've moved and settled. But Sweet Girl may be more ready then I thought. She's woken up dry for two days in a row and goes right to the potty after she wakes up a bit. So while I'm not all gung-ho about her going to sleep in panties just yet (mostly b/c I am cherishing my sleep right now and don't really feel like changing sheets at 3 AM) so we'll encourage her to continue that trend and keep on with the M&M's.
As one of my good friends said to me after telling her of Sweet Girl's potty success, Sweet Girl will probably wonder why every time she goes to the bathroom as an adult she has a serious M&M craving!
Send us good potty vibes that our dry mornings continue!

27 January 2008

First Post

Well this is my initial post to get us going. I started this blog as a means of allowing everyone to keep up with me and our family as we make our move across the country. We're moving from Brentwood (Nashville), TN to Chandler (Phoenix), AZ. Big and exciting move equals a lot of stress for us. But it's worth it as Leo starts his rock star position at the new company. He's worked hard to get where he is and thanks to someone who completely missed the boat with him he has this kick ass opportunity.

The current state of affairs:

The house is on the market, we've found a house in Arizona that everything seems to be moving forward on (although I am still skeptical until those keys are in my hands!), the closing date is scheduled, the movers are scheduled and we have our tickets to fly out there. Seems like everything is under control so hopefully it stays that way!

Leo will be leaving the weekend before us and driving the big truck out there with my dad (Sweet Girl will be VERY disappointed that we are not able to drive it for a week, she's very attached to it and will probably ask me 100 times where it is). This leaves me a week of being single mom (kudos to all you single moms out there!!) including one night in a hotel. That should be fun.

So now I'll close and report back tomorrow with any house updates. I'll try to post daily but until we move I might not have anything exciting to share!