Friday, May 28, 2010

Cowboys and Pirates...Oh My!

April 13, 2010 - Kalli was in the Higgins 2nd grade Texas musical. Her class danced to "Tideo".

May 20, 2010 - Tad was in the Higgins 4th grade production Pirates the Musical.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Zoe's 11th birthday party!

Zoe turned 11 on March 30th. The weekend before her birthday she had her birthday party at Tyler Skateplex with a few of her best friends. We had pizza & cake, skated & skootered ~ lots of fun! She got a soccer ball, basketball, Webkins peace puppy, zhu zhu pets, Harry Potter book series, & video games! Happy 11th birthday Zoe!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

No diaper bag!

That's right! For the first time in 11 years (with a tiny break between Kalli & Sophie) I don't have to carry a diaper bag everywhere we go! Miss Sophie is potty-trained!! She still wears a Pull-Up at naptime and bedtime, but it is dry about half the time.

How did we potty-train her? It was very difficult, probably our most difficult child yet. We just had to wait until she was finally ready. We let her choose whether she wanted to go on the baby potty or the big potty with a potty seat on it. Once she went on the potty several times, we put panties on her regularly, and she would go on the potty more often until she had no more accidents. Even now, if I forget to put her panties on right away she will still pee in her Pull-Up, but as long as she has her panties on she goes on the potty!

The main thing we have learned with 4 children (though it was hard to remember during the hard times) is that all children have a different time table, and it was finally Sophie's time to potty-train!