Micah and I haven't been able to get enough of the sunshine this week. Yesterday afternoon I took the kids to the park across the street and I was pleasantly surprised that Micah is able to manage the ladder all by himself now. It was nice to just sit back in the sun and watch him play while Keziah napped in the stroller...
My newly pedicured feet... This was my very first pedicure and I really enjoyed it (Amber had me a little worried after her experience :)
Micah really surprised us last night at the supper table. Out of the blue he said "I have to go pee!" I didn't really believe him and since he was in his highchair and in the middle of supper I wasn't jumping to bring him to the bathroom. But he was pretty insistent and kind of crying and I really didn't want to discourage his interest in the potty. So I brought him to the bathroom and he was kind of crying and squirming while I got him ready. And then, wonder of wonders, he actually DID have to pee! He giggled the whole time and started asking for smarties before he was even finished (we've all been prepping him!) Where did this come from??
I've been meaning to blog about this next potty-training phase. It's something that's been looming in front of me for a LONG time already... This will actually be the second attempt at training after I had a go at it last summer (you can read about our potty adventures here and here). It was going nowhere fast, so I decided to wait until this June to try again - by then he would be 2 and a half, I wouldn't be dealing with a newborn, and the weather would be warm enough to let him run around outside without a diaper :) But now I'm wondering if I should start now... I just don't feel quite prepared for it!
My plan was to stay at home for a whole week to dedicate myself to training (as per my sister's advice). But what do I do if I'm busy with Keziah or something when he suddenly has to go? I guess I literally need to drop everything I'm doing if I want this to work right? How often should I put him on the potty? Should I limit liquids to certain times of the day? Any advice from you experienced potty-trainers is more than welcome!
And, just to clarify, Micah hasn't asked to go on the potty since last night, but I know by his full diapers that he's not just holding it in :P So, I guess he's just being selective about when he wants to!
Anyway, that's all I have to say today, but I couldn't post without including a couple of pictures of my other child - ha ha. Here's Keziah being her cute little self...