Tuesday, May 19

how can i stay mad at you?




thanks for the comments on the last post,  it's nice to know that i am not the only person living with crazy little people.  if a three year old can get to me, what am i going to do when i have crazy little 12 and 13 year olds running around acting all nuts?  i think that is why little people's bad behavior gets to me- i get really paranoid that they are going to be crazy teenagers and i feel like i have to teach them now so i am not kicking myself later.  make sense?

anyways, i tried really hard to catch velzy doing good things today and give her lots of praise. just like we learned in the school of ed: 7 praises for every 1 correction.  glad i learned something there...

anyways,  i have nothing else to talk about.  

oh wait, yes i do!  drumroll please.....

ivy is potty trained! 
she has not had an accident in almost a week and she even tells me when she has to go now.  i didn't want to type it sooner for fear of jinxing myself.  that and i didn't really think she was potty trained cause she just clicked with it one day.  last tuesday she was fighting me to sit on the potty and the next day she was running into the bathroom and doing it herself.   so it's safe to say she is good and potty trained.  yippee!  do you know how happy i am to not have to buy diapers?  so stoked!

21 comments:

chanel said...

wahoo! that seems fast- cause i wasn't doing it probably. ;)
nice job mama and Ivy!

i know what you mean always thinking 10 years down the road- but its the way to be, cause they are going to drive us nuts NO MATTER what, but if we can at least get through to them NOW that we love them and expect the best from them, it might be a little better in good ole' 2019, right? lets check in then and see. -k- im sure we'll probably just lament about how cute and sweet and easy they were "back then"... just gotta live in the moment. :)

McLove said...

Oh to not have to buy diapers...that would be awesome! Those 2 picture are darling!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

oh so jealous. i dont think amby will get the whole potty training thing for a while..... he sits on the toilet now like it is some sort of hilarious game.... sigh. :)

haha!

congrats ivy! i will tell ambrose of your accomplishments and hope he gets inspired! :)

Melissa said...

i know what you mean. kai has so much attitude now, and I am scared to see what it develops to when she gets older. So I am always trying t one it down.

I am so glad that ivy is potty trained now and you don't have diapers anymore!!

i guess you need a new baby now. ha ha!

Melissa said...

i meant tone it down. oops

Denae said...

Congratulations guys! Although I am super jealous... my son's almost a year older & still not there.

Mahina said...

all i can say is, four girls! yup i'm scared!

liko said...

yeah, um, can my kids skip the whole teenage thing? please??
and yay for ivy!!! i tell ya, girls are just so much sharper, and less lazy, than the guys...malik is, too, but it took him for-e-ver.

Greg and Diana said...

That's awesome!! I am ready to potty train Karyl but am not quite sure which method to attempt! Someone sent me the 3 day potty training book and that was good in theory but seemed extreme...how did you do it??

Kaity said...

I could have written your last post. It sounds like my life. Good job moving on and focusing on the positive. I need to remember to do that. I can't believe Ivy is potty trained. Good job! I need to work on Zeke. He's slacking!

heidi said...

good work ivy--i'm getting pumped up for cruzer...
i am freaked about teenagers too, i'm hoping to get karma for the type of teenager i was, but i trip about if they don't listen, talk back, etc. now--what are they going to be like in 10-15 yrs? ahhhhh.

Aubrey Jane said...

Awesome Ivy! Isn't that a relief!

Balance and coordination are exactly the reasons why we put Islay in ballet. It has really helped her which makes it worth it. Gymnastics or hula would probably do the same thing though.

Shannon said...

dude you are diaper free. wow. go ivy!!! We miss you guys, we def. want to come to your pool soon! I'll call you .
Yes Oahu 2010 is on! Get ready for us to crash...

Smiths said...

Sometimes on the really long hard days I think that these are the days and years I'll sit back and play, "remember how sweet/cute/wonderful/easy it all was." cuz word on the street is it only gets harder. Yikes. I hope whining is the worst of it :)

Smiths said...

And what a gorgeous mom! Nice picture Ash.

BOWDENS said...

Oh! Your last entry made me laugh!! It is really true...it should be the terrible threes!
Congrats on the potty training though. Diapers are so stinkin expensive(esp. newborn diapers!!)

betsy said...

Yay Ivy! Maybe when we are at your house Niki can watch by example. Congrats.
Love your pictures. You are so perdy.

The Trotter Family said...

Ditto on your last post. Twos are a breeze compared to threes! By the way, I love that picture of Velzy. You have to put that one up in the house somewhere. Seriously adorable!

Molly Malia said...

yay iv-chic!
way to go!
ash... we are going through the same thing with jo... i hear alot of 'no, i don't have too, and i can do what i want' lately.
grrrr!

Lacey said...

ash that is a gorgeous pic of you and yeah for no more diapers, that is that hardest thing having a baby, i have realized i have to buy diapers for at least 2 more years! aah

Katie Hatch said...

You don't even know how jealous I am! Mia will be three at the end of June and wants nothing to do with it. UGGG! She's gone on the potty, but only when SHE feels like it. I hope she gets it soon!