Mason is completely disinterested in potty training. We have tried several times and have backed off when it is not working and Mason is not responding. As of right now we are trying to "catch" him going potty. Then suggesting sitting on the potty and once he denies us, we then take the opportunity to talk about BIG boys using the potty and trying to convince him to give it a try. So today he started to go and I said "Mason lets go sit on the potty!" .......And he said no (like always) then I reminded him that if he starts to go on the potty he will get a new remote control Thomas for using the potty....well that was all it took, up we ran, off the diaper came AND he SAT on the potty!!!!!! Best part there were no tears, forcing him to sit or screaming. OK that may not seem like a big deal but it IS! I will take it. It is a starting point! Without grossing anyone out lets just say he had finished his business in the diaper but he tried and it was a GREAT effort. As promised we decided that after his nap we would go to Target and get his new toy.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
So we have been laying low this week with some chores around the house and rediscovering some toys that have been hiding out in the bedroom closet.
Had an after shopping treat. Which while we were eating our after lunch cone a little old lady came over and told me how well behaved Mason was during while they were eating their meal. She did not even realize that there was a toddler one table over!!! It always feels good to be told those things from complete strangers!
We hope everyone is have a great week!!!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I had decided that today we were going to go to the zoo. Earlier this week I had checked the weather and it was suppose to be beautiful all weekend.......well this morning was a different story....it was windy and a bit chilly. Of course that was not going to stop us! I packed our rain jackets just in case the 30% chance of rain was WRONG! During the winter months the zoo cuts back their week day activities and continues to have more on the weekends. I have been promising Mason for weeks that we would go on the weekend so that he could see the birds fly.....so off we went.
To start all we needed was a hat.....
The zookeeper was cleaning the water with a net and Mason thought it was so cool.
He wanted to touch the glass
He did not want to take a picture with me!
Then there was a light drizzle.
Putting his vote token in the Elephant slot!
He was SOOOOOO excited that the zoo worker gave him a token to ride the carousel for free!
The otters were sleeping.
Mason learned to read the map.....like he does not know the zoo like the back of his hand!
Hiding out under cover waiting for the bird show to start....eating cotton candy
And as soon as the show started so did the rain!!!! We were soaked by time it was over BUT it was well worth it!
Friday, February 28, 2014
As promised with weekend is full of fun. This morning we enjoyed the sun and warmer temps and played outside. (Mommy even cleaned her car!!!!)
Mason helped me vacuum....which is a big deal since he still thinks it is LOUD!
Then Parker came home and played some hoops with Mason.
That was until I got the hose out and Mason wanted to play with the water.
After the car was clean, we headed in for a bath and a nap before Tate's birthday party......and what a party it was!
Parker, Jackson and Mason
They had kid balls that were only 4# and they had 5 finger holes.
Mason did really well and had a blast. He bowled the WHOLE time we were there.
Parker and Mason as Best Buds...
He sat long enough to drink some water and take one bite of pizza. Then he was back out bowling.
He then found the ball shooter thing and used that for a bit.
Once the party was over we walked across the street to the trains.....
And ended the night all smiles driving the trains.