We had a very busy weekend! Last weekend I knew that I wanted to tackle the boys' potty training this weekend. I started on Thursday by giving them multiple vitamin C tablets. That may seem like an odd way to start potty training, but I had my reasons! We had two boys with "issues". Jedidiah has been number 1 trained for some time now, but number 2 freaked the poor boy out. Jonah insisted he was terrified of the potty and would scream bloody murder if we tried to get him to wear underwear or sit on the toilet. Sigh. So all week we talked about how their diaper days were coming to an end on the weekend.
Well things went pretty much like I thought they would. Jonah was fine about the underwear...for about 20 minutes! Then he went bonkers when he realized that he couldn't have a diaper on. He screamed, and cried, and screamed and cried. I had to put the diapers up high, out of his reach. Oy. BUT that being said, he only had two accidents for the whole day. On top of that he stayed dry both nights! Which is weird because during the day he was running to the toilet every 5 to 10 minutes, but could hold it all night. Jed on the other hand could hold it for hours during the day, but can't make it through the night. Either way, both boys are going potty all day long! Yay!! They got a ton of stickers and fun tatoos for their efforts. Even Aubrey has taken interest in trying to go on the potty again. He had the unfortunate incident of coming down with a bladder infection the day after he decided he wanted to be a big boy and wear undies, and the pain freaked him out and he has been scared of the potty since. But he wasn't about to miss out on all the sticker fun! He still has a long ways to go, but I'm just glad that he is taking interest in it again.
This past week Saoirse took to making a list of all the foods she wants to try to dehydrate. Her first attempt was an apple and some bananas. She set right to work, and is checking off her foods as she accomplishes dehydrating them. Too cute.
Above you can see my very special veggie markers. Um, yeah. This is called, wait till the last minute to plant your seeds and write out the veggie names with marker and run the paper through the laminator. I had tried to paint rocks, but that wasn't working. Currently the rocks are holding down the above marker in place at the beginning of each row.
Speaking of sticks...some may remember that I had a stick, from the mulch above, stab me in the foot about 9 months ago. The doctors who saw my foot insisted that nothing was left inside. Um, yeah, tell that to my foot! About 2 months ago I noticed that the area, which has remained raised since the accident, was now pink/red. Then it started to itch, and get a bit painful every once in the while. Not two weeks or so ago it began to blister! There is something in there...trying to get out!!! I think I will head to the doctors as it still seems to be lodged, but clearly my body is trying to get rid of it. Isn't the human body amazing?!