Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kynzie's Potty Training Experience

Well, I had last week all planned out one way but Kynzie had plans of her own. On Tuesday evening, the girls and I were supposed to go back home for a couple of days. I had Wednesday off because of Veteran's Day and I had taken a vacation day on Thursday. Unfortunately Kyzie decided to get sick right before we were ready to leave. This changed our plans for the rest of the week but it actually ended up being a good thing. I got to stay home with both girls on Wednesday and lounge around the house. That evening I got the brave idea that I would start potty training Kynzie since I was planning on staying home with her on Thursday without any other distractions in the house. So......Thursday morning came and we took Kynzie's soggy diaper off for the last time and waved bye bye to it. Took Maddie to school and came back home and got into major potty training mode. Basically for the next 4 days, we ate, slept and breathed potty training. I am SOOO happy to report by Sunday evening, she was accident free, telling us everytime she needed to go and had even pooped in the potty. On Saturday I finally got brave and ventured out of the house with her to Matt's basketball tournament. She did awesome. I had to take her to the bathroom at every halftime and in between games but she stayed dry the entire time. Saturday night, Matt and I had a date night and some of our friends came over to watch the girls. I was a little nervous about leaving her with someone else because I didn't know if she would tell them when she had to go or not. But, she did really well and stayed dry all evening just having one incident right before bed but I think that was because she had on a pullup and not her big girl panties. She still has to wear pullups at night and naptime but during the day, she is only in big girl panties and she loves it! I think that that was the one thing that really seemed to help her because she HATES to be wet and she could actually feel her potty with the big girl panties on. The pullups and diapers would just soak it up and it didn't seem to bother her.

The one thing that had me a little worried was that since we had started the whole potty training business, she had not pooped. I would catch her trying to go a couple of times and run her to the potty but then she would never go. It had been about 6 days since she went poop. I was afraid she was going to make herself really constipated so on Saturday I started giving her some miralax. Sunday evening, it finally kicked in. I knew she had to go so I took her and set her on the small potty and we started reading books, I told her I was going to leave the room to go get some more books and while I was gone, she POOPED!!! She was sooo proud of herself and she just kept staring at it saying "BIIIIG POOP!"

Monday was her first day back to daycare and her first day in big girl panties at daycare. I was a little nervous not knowing if she would do as good for Rita as she had been doing for me. I gave her a pep talk before I left and told her that she must tell Rita when she needs to go potty. She said okay and said, "I big girl." About 3 pm, the curiousity had gotten the best of me and I had to call Rita and ask how she was doing. Rita said, so far so good! She ended up staying dry all day. When I picked her up at the end of the day, she was still in the same big girl panties as that morning. I am so proud of her......and myself, ha ha!!

Maddie's Gymnastics

Last Monday Maddie got a certificate at gymnastics for completing Level 1 Trampoline. She is doing so well. It is a lot of fun to watch her get better every week. The first gymnastics meet is coming up on December 5th but we decided not to enter her because we know that she would be too shy to get out in front of all those people. We are still going to go and watch the other kids compete and maybe that will get her used to the meets and she will try the next one.

Maddie's Thanksgiving Dinner

Last Tuesday was Maddie's schools Thanksgiving Dinner. I got to go eat a yummy dinner with her and then her class went on stage to sing two songs. Of course Maddie was extremely shy and stood at the very edge of the stage as close as she could to wear I was. I tried to take a video and picture of her but she was not happy about that. Whoa, if looks could kill!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kynzie POOPED!!

She did it!!!!! I finally got that girl to poop in the potty. You'll never guess what did the trick............. Pepsi!! She really is my daughter. Now if I can just teach her that she has to wipe before she gets off the potty. Ha ha!

At dinner, I asked McKynzie about pooping in the potty. Maddie was sitting at the table being so good listening to the spotlight NOT be on her. Then, she had finally had enough and watch what happens, too funny!


On Saturday, we were all supposed to go to the K-State/KU game with our friends that have moved away. They have season tickets and asked us to go. We were so excited to go and get to see them. Unfortunately Friday night, Matt started having bad diarrhea and vomiting. He was in no shape to go to a football game on Saturday so he stayed home. The girls and I still decided to go since Matt was sick and we really wanted to see the Pekareks. Us girls decided to meet at the mall and shop and eat, then went to the park, got ice cream and back to another park. We had a great time catching up and letting the kids play.

Sunday was church all morning and enjoying the nice weather. When Matt had to teach his classes that night, I took the girls to the Rec. to go swimming again. We did this last Sunday and everyday last week Maddie asked me if it was swim day yet. Apparantly I have started something now and it looks like Sunday nights will be our swim nights. The girls love it and have so much fun. Maddie is able to swim by herself and I'm working with Kynzie on getting her to swim alone unfortunately she swims like a fish out of water in the water! ha ha

Maddie's night at the movies

Last Thursday one of my co workers asked me if she could take Maddie to a movie at the Granada Theatre. They show classic movies there on certain nights and they were showing "It's a White Christmas." I told her that I would ask Maddie if she wanted to go and then let her know. I asked Maddie and surprisingly she was very excited. I told her she could have some pop and popcorn if she was a good girl for Liz. Liz met us at Maddie's dance studio that night and when she was done with her class, her and Liz headed to the movie. At about 9:45 pm, they finally got home. Maddie was still very excited and said she had a great time. She was bouncing off the walls and then Liz told me what she ate. 1 Full Box of Popcorn, 1 1/2 Root Beers, and a Bag of Skittles!! All was well when she went to bed. However, about 1:30 am in the morning, I was awakened by the splattering sound of vomit on my bedroom carpet. This was followed by a very bad night of puking until about 5:30 am. Matt and I don't give the girls a lot of pop and other junk food and she clearly had had waaaaaay too much of it that night. After she got it all out of her tummy, she felt fine and even went to school that day.

I should note.....Liz does not have any kids!! ha ha

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Well we had an interesting Halloween. I had mapped out this big route for us to take the girls to. We were going to start at the zoo and then do the church trunk or treats and the mall and some friend's houses in between. Unfortunately that didn't all happen. I got Kynzie all ready in her costume and as I was getting Maddie ready when I heard a weird sound from Kynzie and looked over to see her getting sick all over the carpet. UGH!! After she threw up though she seemed to be better so we decided to go ahead and go out since Maddie was all dressed up and pumped to get some candy. We skipped the zoo and went to some friends house first. While we were there, Kynzie got sick again in their bathroom. We did manage to hit a few church's but called it a night pretty early. Luckily Kynzie started feeling better once we got home and then she was fine the rest of the night. Poor girl, didn't even get any candy on Halloween. Here are a few pictures of the girls in their costumes.

Kynzie before she got sick (notice the BLACK tights)

Managed a smile out of her before she got sick

Kynzie after she got sick (had to change the tights)

Maddie striking a pose

And another......

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Monday, November 2, 2009

The day before Halloween

On Friday, Maddie's class did not get to dress up in their Halloween costumes so she wore some Halloween attire. Kynzie's daycare did get to dress up and go tricker treating at a nursing home but I let her daycare lady get her dressed. This was the girls that morning before they left.

Maddie showing off her Halloween socks

Kynzie doing her classic "Cheese" look

Kynzie apparantly telling Maddie a big secret.

Black and Orange Day

On Tuesday, it was orange and black day at McKynzie's daycare. She got to wear her boo shirt.

Little Momma

One of those days that it was really cold outside, I had to break out my warm coat, scarf and boots. Maddie thought it was cute and that she needed to try it on too.

Another quiet time

Another day, both girls were upstairs being very quiet and I should have known to go check on them after 5 minutes but I was busy making dinner and didn't want to. Guess I learned my lesson. I went up there and this is what I saw. Kynzie had some makeup on her face but her nails were the prettiest. Maddie had makeup caked on her face but she didn't want me to take a picture of her. After I got mad at them, I couldn't resist taking their pictures.

Kynzie in Maddie's Clothes

One day the girls were upstairs in Maddie's room for a long time being really quiet and when they came down, this is what Kynzie looked like!

These are all Maddie's clothes and shoes and the shirts on backwards. She just looked so cute and innocent, she really thought she was cool.