Friday, July 30, 2010

Problem Solving

I captured AnnaKate doing a little problem solving this week. I love that she is trying to be independent and figure out how to undress by herself. Obviously, she gave up with the shirt but she was very persistent.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Special Cousins

AnnaKate absolutely adores her cousins.
She is lucky enough to have 6 cousins of various ages to play with.
A few weeks ago went went to play with Katie and Sarah. They are so sweet to AnnaKate and it was a real treat!

Katie and Sarah teach AnnaKate how to play the piano.

AnnaKate teaches Maggie the dog how to play the piano.
**Notice AnnaKate guiding Maggie's paw...

Just being silly.

Playing in the pool is so much fun...

Especially when you can dunk Sarah!!

What a fun summer day! We can't wait to do it again.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Big Step for a Big Girl!

It's Big Girl Bed Time!!!

I have been debating moving AnnaKate to a big bed for a while.
I thought summer would be the perfect time to give it a shot.

Today I took down the crib(which was kind'of sad...) and put up AnnaKate's precious big girl bed. It is an old spool style bed that was given to us by a special family friend. I just love how it looks!

I talked with AnnaKate about the bed and when she walked in the room she ran right to it and kissed it! She played and played on the bed which seemed a good sign to me.

At bedtime she went right to sleep. I kept going in to check on her and it surprised me at how big she looked in that bed.

I am anxious about the rest of the night and the morning. I will let you know how it goes!

**Update...AnnaKate went to bed perfectly and woke up the same way! Yippee for night one...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Problem or Progress???

Ok me decide if this is a problem or great progress??

This morning I came back from my run to find AnnaKate in her usual spot in front of the tv. I saw her bare bottom and figured that she had taken off her pjs and her diaper which she has been doing lately. Then I saw the problem...poop in the floor. Smooshed and disgusting! I quickly scooped her up and headed to the bathroom. Because I am a loving wife I gave Billy the option of bathing a poopy child or cleaning up the mess. He opted for the bath...nice.

As I began to clean up the mess, I started to look for AnnaKate's pjs and diaper. They were no where to be found. After further investigation, I found both of them in the dirty clothes hamper. Here lies the problem or progress....

I am proud of AnnaKate's acknowledgment of the poopy diaper because that means that potty training may be beginning in the future...maybe distant future. I also think it is great that she disposed of it in a pretty smart place. (I don't put them there but I can see her logic...) BUT...we can't have this "poop fest" happen again. I talked with her about and she patted her bottom (sign for dirty diaper in our house) and seemed to understand that she needs to come get us and not handle it herself.

So what do you think...problem or progress? Do you have any similar stories or advice?