Saturday, April 28, 2007
My parents had tons of fun, and thanked me profusely for the party.
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Yesterday Kasen and I went to go see his first movie! I was really nervous during the day not knowing whether he was going to sit there and watch it, or be loud and crazy.
He is able to sit at home and watch a movie, but he can also talk when he wants to. Go get his juice, go potty, that sort of thing. So I wasn't sure how he would do without being able to do all those things.
I tried to tell him we were going to the movies. We were going to see a movie. He knows movies and loves them, but doesn't understand the concept of going to SEE a movie. When we pulled into the parking lot, he knew right away where we were and kept saying "go see movie" so I was happy that we made it that far. We got out of the car and started walking towards the theatre. Kasen told me he wanted to "go upstairs to see a movie" there are stairs in front of the ticket counters. We bought my ticket since Kasen isn't 3 yet, and I gave it to him. He handed it to the guy and got the stub. We went and got popcorn which he was super excited about and then we walked to the theatre. Still carrying that ticket in his hand. We walked in and he looked at the screen and said "WHOA! Big TV!" My parents have a 61" tv and he doesn't really realize that the one he has at home is huge as it is! We went and sat in the front row of the theatre section. Not the front front row. SO we could put our feet on the poles. Kasen STILL holding his ticket. We got a small popcorn to share so I got him a box to pour some for him to eat out of. Still holding his ticket. Like it was his ticket to Heaven or something. It was funny. He sat there and ate with popcorn in one hand and his ticket in the other. He got excited when the lights went off and the movie came on. They had a Shrek preview and Kasen was sooo excited about it! He thought that was the movie we were there to see. He was sad when it ended. "Shrek go?" "Shrek go" then they started an old fashioned Mickey Mouse show. He was excited about that too!!! He loves Mickey Mouse and wants to watch the clubhouse all day long. So, the movie finally came on and he just sat there. He ate his popcorn and watched. He did climb back and forth from his chair to my lap a couple times and with a half hour left he fell asleep in my arms....when the movie was over I knew he would have to go potty. So without telling him we got up and went STRAIGHT into the restroom. I tried to sit him ON the potty, but he wasn't havin that, he felt too unstable. So I stood him up and he wasn't tall enough. I knew he had to go so I wasn't going to give up. I picked him up and held him maybe like a foot off the ground and told him that I was holding him, he wouldn't fall and to go potty. He leaned forward in my arms and rested his hands on the toilet, gross I know...but I wanted him to be comfortable to go potty. So he started leaning even more forward then he already was and I looked and he fell asleep! lol...I woke him up, told him to go and he did. He watched as his pee pee made bubbles and I made a big deal out of the bubbles and he took a "daddy pee" the longest one I have seen him take since being on the potty. EVER! It was really funny!
Anyway, our first movie experience was great, and it will for sure happen again in a few weeks when Shrek comes out!
Posted by Brittany at 9:06 AM
So this has been the hardest week EVER. Tons of emotions, from one extreme to the other. No, I am not pregnant. I am trying to potty train my 2.5 year old son. Monday started out with tantrums everytime I tried to put him on the toilet. Tuesday was the same way, still making accidents in his diaper. Wed was the worst of all!! Holding it while he was sitting on the potty til I gave up and then put his diaper back on then would pee in that. OR...he would go pee pee on the potty and then I Would give him his treat, and 10 minutes later he would wet himself. I understand there is a process that goes along with potty training and this is totally normal. BUT, that doesn't mean I have to like it!!!!! So Wed, I decided to go out and buy some of the COOL ALERT Pull Ups. Thinking that when he wet himself it would get cold and help him realize what was going on. Oh no, still wet himself and didn't even bother to tell me. That was the most frustrating part. What an annoying, frustrating process. lol...sorry this is more of a vent blog. So let's just skip to yesterday.
I am proud to announce that Kasen went poo poo in the potty for the first time yesterday. I think when I heard him grunting I might have scared him by saying..." Are you going poo poo?" He immediately jumped up from what he was "doing" and moved away. You can imagine the mess. I couldn't get mad at him though because he was actually trying to do what I was telling him to do ALL WEEK LONG! I was really proud, hopefully he will do a repeat today.
Also, I am proud to announce that Kasen didn't have a single accident yesterday in his pull ups. IN fact, he is starting to milk the system. He does this all by himself and then repeats the process. Well he did last night anyway. He would walk over to his potty chair, pull down his pull up, sit down and dribble. Cut off the stream, pull up his pull up then come get candy. Then that repeated about 5 times in a row, all the trouble for a single peanut butter M&M. LoL...isn't my kid cute? It was kind of annoying though. But I had to look at it positively. He knows when he needs to go potty, and is going all by himself!!! Which is a HUGE step in my eyes.
So I just wanted to vent and brag about my wonderful son who now goes pee pee and poo poo on the potty!
Oh wait! Another cute thing! When he dribbles, he calls it a "baby pee pee" and when its a long one, he calls it a "daddy pee pee" ....I have no idea where that came from. But I thought it was funny. Sometimes he will try to compromise and say in question looking at me..."a mommy one?" so I agree.
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Friday, April 27, 2007
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SO the picture didn't turn out too well. You can see the bruising better in person. You might be able to see it a little below his freckle.
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So since Kasen is getting older, and talking more I have noticed him copying things and picking up on things that I say. Which is fine, I don't think I say such horrible things that my 2 year old can't repeat, and if I do, I am VERY good about saying them when Kasen isn't around. But like I said, it's rare that I say anything Kasen can't hear. Kasen's little cousin Brielle has been doing this for a while and I have always wondered why Kasen never repeated what Jeremy and I said. Well apparently it's not that he didn't listen, he was just saving it for the right time.
The other day in the kitchen, Kasen was walking around and twirling and being silly while I was making dinner. He kept losing his balance and falling. On one of his attemps to stay standing he ran into the trash can in the kitchen and bumped his arm. He grabbed his arm, looked at it and said, "Oops! My bad!" Then went about his twirling business! I dropped the spoon, looked at Jeremy and said, "Did he just say what I Think he said?" Jeremy confirmed and I just started laughing. Of all the things he is going to repeat, OOPS MY BAD? How funny! I thought it was so dang cute I had to share!
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Sunday, April 15, 2007
Yesterday the whole family (mom, dad, jeremy, kasen, zac, crystal and brielle and I) went to the park and played. Jeremy was trying to fly a kite that one of my dad's clients got for him. It was really funny watching jeremy run with a kite flying behind him. The wind wasn't consistant enough for the kite to STAY in the sky. It would fly for a few seconds and then fall. I was attacked by it a few times while trying to take some pictures of it.
And Crystal was there too, SO.....
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Friday, April 13, 2007
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Monday, April 9, 2007
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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Sunday, April 1, 2007
This morning a couple of my friends...Amanda, and Crystal and I went to Mimis Cafe for breakfast. We decided to leave the kiddies at home and go as just us girls. Boy was that a good decision! It was so nice and peaceful. There were other kids around us talking, laughing and yelling, but we didn't care, they weren't our kids! We totally had a blast. We should do it again soon girls!
After breakfast I went to Old Navy and bought Kasen some new flip flops. His only other pair turned up missing and I really have NO IDEA where they went. We all searched everywhere. They are 2 pairs for $5 so I scrounged up some change and bought him 2 pairs. We has the most grateful little kid when I brought them home to him. He was so giddy and totally smiley and kept profusely thanking me for the flip flops. So sweet!
Jeremy and I got free tickets to go see a new movie out in the theatres called "The Peaceful Warrior" we took my friend Autumn and her Husband (they were on their honeymoon in san diego) to go see the movie with us. They movie itself was just ok, had a lot of good lessons, but to me it felt more like a motivational speaker, than a REAL movie. Jeremy rated it a 4 out of 10, and one of those points was because it was free. I gave it a 6 out of 10, and also one of my points was cause the movie was free. During the movie, Autumn was sitting next to me and she pulled out her phone and held it low in her lap just to see what time it was. She had it on silent so it made NO noises and she flipped it open QUICK. THEEEEE second she opened her phone, coming from a few rows back, some old lady yelled at her "TURN OFF YOUR PHONE!!!!!" She quickly and quietly shut her phone with her tail between her legs, just like a puppy dog. It was the funniest thing ever. All through the movie I kept thinking about the lady yelling at her and I couldn't stop laughing. That made the movie memorable.Below is a picture of the two of us after the movie was over. We went to lunch afterwards.
Jeremy can't take a picture with his eyes open, for the life of him! So funny, but frustrating!Overall, I had a good day yesterday. With a few minor complications, it was good. Yaaaay!
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