Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So this week they've had little baggies of Cocoa Puffs on the way to school. They *love* them right now, and I like that I can put just enough in the bag so that we finish by the time we get to the day care center.
Of course, gotta love that Lily calls them "Cocoa Pops."
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Since we started potty training, she's been waking up many times in the night asking for diaper changes. Usually, she's not even wet. She doesn't want to pee/poop in her diaper, so she's really asking to go to the bathroom. She doesn't understand that it's okay to pee/poop in the diaper sometimes and not others.
Also, she's been pooping around dinner time every night for a week, and it's been tough on her. She really wants to do good and go, but she doesn't understand why she doesn't always go right away. She's impatient and doesn't want to sit there a while, so we end up going to the bathroom every 5-10 minutes for about an hour every evening.
Poor Madeleine's pooping just to get in on the attention.
Monday, May 19, 2008
But not so much in the food. They enjoyed their Bella Monica pizza, but were not interested in cole slaw, mac and cheese, or the other food from inside. They did each have quite a few Oreos.
The bathroom situation went okay. I'd brought a little potty to use outside since I knew there'd be a line for the women's room inside. But Lily's infatuation with real bathrooms continued. She didn't want anything to do with the little potty, just the big one in the building, no matter how long we had to wait.
We left about 5:45 as storm clouds approached.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I'd heard some other parents talking about the ducks and stuff, so after about 45 minutes on the playground, we headed down to the lake to check it out. They were only mildly interested. Apparently the duck pond near the day care center is way more interesting and the ducks are closer.
But afterwards we went for Goodberry's, so that made up for it.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Molly S. and Baby Darren came over to play around 10. Molly really likes Mardi Gras beads. The girls don't really play together with Molly just yet. She kind of does her own thing, and they move around her. They seem more interested in what Darren is doing.
They took another long nap on Sunday, and we went to the grocery store in the afternoon. We spent a lot of time coloring. Madeleine is doing more than just scribbles now and actually trying to color-in things on the pages.
Lily and Madeleine made me photo albums in day care. They had decorated the covers with a glitter pen, and then the day care staff had taken pictures of them at school to put inside.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Lily had her first big girl poop in the potty last night. The poor girl had been constipated all day and been complaining of having to poop. They put a diaper on her at day care just in case, but she still wasn't able to go. Finally last night, after 5 trips to the potty, she managed to get it out. Boy did she look pleased with herself! She yelled for daddy to come look.
But poor daddy was busy getting Madeleine downstairs ASAP because she had to go poop too, and we were on the upstairs toilet. Poor Madeleine didn't make it in time though.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Madeleine was pretty much day-trained in about 2 weeks, and has been doing well for months now. She still wears a diaper at nap and bedtime, but she very rarely wets herself. Just poo occasionally, but she's mostly having bowel movements while she sleeps. I'll cross that bridge later I guess.
But Lily's been more difficult so far than Madeleine. She initiated the change and asked to wear underwear, but after a few days with a lot of accidents, she has asked to go back to diapers most mornings. I have to trick her into the underwear, but once they're on, she's fine.
Both yesterday and this morning she's been telling me she has to go poop about every 5 minutes. But we go sit on the potty, and nothing. I feel like it's the boy who cried wolf. If I ignore her, that will be the one time she's telling the truth!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I decided it was finally time to get a family blog to update everyone on the latest Lily and Madeleine adventures.
Here's a picture from our latest "stroller walk" - the March of Dimes March for Babies on April 26.
We got there around 8:30, and that was way too early. While it made for easy parking, it made for a difficult time finding something to do until 10. The music from the stage area was too loud, so the girls didn't want to head near there. They were starting to feel sickly, so they weren't interested in eating.
We did get their faces painted. Madeleine got a smiley face, and Lily got a tarheel.
I met up with fellow twin mom Cathy H. for a bit. She had left her kids at home on Sat. Kelly S., Lindsay A., and Wendy F. from TMOTT were also there.
The race started around 10:20, about 20 min later than advertised. That was kind of a drag since we'd started lining up around 9:45. When we took off, the girls were ready to go.
Some highlights from the race:
- Madeleine's "We're helping babies" song
- "People! Wait up for me!"
- "Faster Mommy!"
- Post-race popcorn from Cary Kiwanis
- Matching Wonder Twins T's