Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birthday Fun!

*few more birthday pics! Rhenda sent some cute ones of Emma! :) Thanks!!





Last night, Jay and I took the kids to their friend James' 4th birthday party. It was held at a local bouncy house and we all had a blast. Somehow, this was Jay's first trip to one, which is surprising, being that Harry and I frequented the one in Tampa (or Brandon!) often, and the kids and I go here pretty often as well. Anyways, he had a great time and promised to come back with us soon. The party went great, all the kids had a blast. Emma is finally old enough to climb the slides by herself, coming down is a little fast for her, but my girl isn't afraid of anything!! hehe.... Btw, I stole these pictures from Linda, Rhenda, and Sandra- idiot mom that I was last night didn't even bring my camera! 
On other news, Harry is going through some stage as far as potty training. He's waiting until the last possible second to go, and, of course, then having an accident. He's to the point where he's only peeing twice a day and both of those are in his pants. I'm afraid that he either has a bladder infection or is going to give himself one. We just can't get through to him that whatever he's doing will be there when he gets back. Jay suggested teaching him to pee outside, but as teaching him to "point down" was such a challenge, I'm not ready to work on "point out" or whatever it is you do to pee on a tree. Jay did get him to pee at the party last night, but only after he'd been dancing for 20 minutes and was told that he was going home if he didn't pee right at that second. So, he did. Amber is trying the chocolate chips in a bag trick (10 chips, lose 1 for an accident, whatever's left, kid eats), I'm thinking we're going to try the ice cream tickets (he gets 2 per day, if he has an accident, he loses it, if he has one left, he can trade it in for an ice cream cup at the end of the day). I hate to give him that much ice cream, its a super special treat for the kids, but that also means he LOVES it, so we'll start there and work down to 1 ticket and see how it works... Wish us luck! And if anybody has any other ideas, I'm SO open to suggestions at this point... 
We also had Harry's dentist appt yesterday. He did GREAT, as always, despite the his fiercely clenched legs and wiggly bottom throughout the whole appointment. Yup, he refused to go there, but at least he didn't pee in their chair, which was my biggest worry!! The kid loves to brush, we got him a Dora vibrating toothbrush, so he had very little plaque and NO cavities! The dentist said he rarely sees such healthy teeth in a 3 year old boy. I was so proud! :) I have a super cute picture from my phone, I just have to figure out how to upload it onto here...

4 comments:

coco-ono said...

if he gets a bladder infection you will know it...he will start going about every 10 minutes, it will sting pretty bad, and smell funny. sorry if that's TMI, lol. zeke gets bladder infections fairly regularly because of his kidney problems and i almost always catch it right away.

Linda Holbrook said...

Glad I could help out with the pictures :) The dentist one is super cute too!

Jeannette said...

With the potty training I'm no expert but what worked for us was making it super fun. We put Cherrios in the toilet and let him "aim". We bought about 20 books from the thrift store and let him pick one every time he made it. After going 20 times it was pretty much a habit and he no longer needed a "reward", he just did it.

Poop on the other hand we have not mastered. He prefers to poop in his underwear which just kills me. My husband thinks I should rub his nose in it like you would a dog and that will cure him. Since that's just disgusting I haven't resorted to that just yet, I'm close though :)

Good luck!

Marty, Rhenda and Anna said...

I have also been frustrated with these period of regression that seem to happen during potty training. You think they've mastered it since it's been weeks without accidents, etc but then you have a whole week of constant accidents and mishaps! What's the deal?? The good news is that it is only a small step back and then they seem to go right back to doing everything great again. Hope it's over before you know it and he's back to normal! good luck!