This week has been a special week for Emma. My 1st little princess is growing up. She started wearing panties this week instead of diapers. She has been potty training herself for the past couple of months which has never happened before with my five boys! In fact this will be the first time that I will have three under two and only have two in diapers when the baby comes. When Tate was born, Cade was still two and I had three of them in diapers. All of the boys have been potty trained by the time they were three but she has been really easy. She won't be three until the end of November.
We had only one problem...pooping on the potty. That was the only thing she hadn't and wouldn't do. The other was easy but since we had nothing going on this week, I decided that we would go for it. On Monday, she had a few accidents including the dreadful one. Tuesday, same thing. On Wednesday, there was a break through (it probably had to do with the fact she didn't want a spanking for the dreadful thing). She tried three times to make it to the potty with the dreadful one but she didn't fully succeed. No, I didn't spank her for these mistakes because she tried really hard. That night at supper she complain and showed some signs that she might need to go again so I made her go sit on the potty. SUCCESS!! She did it:) She didn't really know what was going on and if it was a good thing or not but we all cheered for her and she got her treat.
The potty training tradition at our house is that you get to go get ice cream for the first time you poop on the potty. No one else gets any...you get to eat it in front of everyone because it is your special treat. Each boy has done this and they all let her know that she was going to get ice cream. We had church that night so I told her I would take her the next day for her treat and she said, "OK!"
We decided to go eat lunch at Sonic on their outside tables for lunch. I called Rob and he met us there for lunch which made it even more special because daddy was there too.
Big Girl Emma
Big Girl Emma
Dishing out the food!
Cade munching down
Excuse the way I look because I had no make-up on and it was hot outside!
Abram hugging on Cade