Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lake Powell in October

Gilbert and I couldn't stand not going to Lake Powell at least once this year so we made a quick trip. (I should say I couldn't stand the thought of not going. Gilbert didn't know anything about it. I packed us all up and totally surprised him with where we were going.) It was cold and in the middle of the night it rained like crazy. When we woke up it was so muddy everywhere so we decided to not stay any longer but it was still worth just being there for a night.
Gilbert was so excited to make dutch oven potatoes for us so we set up camp, made dinner and then hung out until the potatoes were done.

It is always so fun to sleep in a tent.
We started potty training Andrew a few days before our trip so I was so worried about making the drive all the way down there. I wanted to make Andrew wear a diaper in the car but Gilbert said lets just try it. He did so awesome. He never had an accident once. He always told us when he needed to go and he was so good at holding it until we made it to a bathroom. When we got out to our camping spot he had to go poop, but when he pulled his pants down he was really worried about the cold air and no toilet. He would not pull his pants down again to go. Finally we saw a rock and told him to try and poop on the rock. That was the trick. He thought it was such a fun idea to poop on a rock that he had no problem after that going outside. I think he spent an hour that night going to the bathroom. I am so proud of him.
And finally the potatoes were done. They were so worth the wait. They were the best potatoes I have ever had. Even Andrew ate a whole plate full. We had so much fun camping together. The next day we drove to Monticello so see Gilbert's family.
I am so happy to say that Andrew is 100% potty trained now!!! :) He did so awesome! One day he came up to me and said "Mommy, I want to go potty in the toilet." I was so excited and jumped on it. That was it. He has been potty trained ever since. He loves being a big boy and wearing big boy underwears.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I took Andrew into nursery yesterday and he sat right down on a chair started playing with some playdough and said, "bye mom." I was in complete shock. I didn't know what to do, I was so happy. For those of you that don't know Andrew's past with nursery it has been like we are pulling his teeth out to get him to go. He screams bloody murder the entire time. Not just for the first five minutes, he really cries the entire time. He is the one that is crying so hard and loud that he makes the other kids start to cry. The leaders started to just take him to his own room from the beginning so he wouldn't make the other kids sad too. I knew that if we were faithful with making him go he would someday be okay with it, and that day has come. When I went to pick him up the whole room was swarming with bubbles and Andrew was loving it. He wanted nothing to do with me. It took me five minutes to get him to leave nursery. I never thought the day would come. It truly is a miracle.