Saturday, January 30, 2010


James is officially potty trained! I know! I can hardly believe it myself! I don't think I can use enough exclamation points to express my absolute overjoyed state of being right now!!!!!!

Anyway, it's been a whole week in underwear at school and everything, with multiple number two trips a day, all on his own. Phew. It started last week when he asked one of his preschool teachers for some regular underwear (he was having a bit of trouble getting the pull-up back on after peeing). So, his teacher gave him some "loaner" Star Wars underwear. When he got home, I told him we needed to wash them and return them the next day. James: "No, they give it to me." I had to explain that when someone gives you something to borrow, it includes giving it back when you're done with it. He wasn't too happy with the situation. So, we struck a bargain. I told him I would buy him his own Star Wars underwear if he pooped on the potty. And he did it. He did it Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night, twice Wednesday afternoon and twice that night, and too many times to count on Thursday, including twice at school. (What do you get for the preschool teacher that has wiped your kid's butt? A gift card just doesn't seem good enough.)

This is what James has to say about it: "I'n a pooping 'achine!" A pooping machine indeed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eye of the Tiger

James just requested (and I obliged) "Eye of the Tiger" for his bedtime song. Thank you Rock Band.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Love My Dad

Mike was gone on business for a few days this week. James missed him. He found a pair of Mike's sunglasses and put them on along with his own Mariners hat and came to tell me, "Wook, Mom! I'n Dad!"

Then, later that day, James talked to Mike on the phone. After handing the phone off to Genevieve, he told Genevieve's friend, "I was talkin' to my Dad. I LOVE my Dad!"

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cooking Mama

Upon building up his confidence playing “Cooking Mama” on the wii, James attempted to make his own scrambled eggs this week. Lucky for me, Gramma Lisa caught him just before he started cracking the eggs. He said, “I know how ta do it.” So, we had to have a little chat about virtual cooking vs. actual cooking. He’s going to stick with the wii from now on and let me be the cooking mama of the actual kitchen.