Monday, November 4, 2013

My Birthday and Hudson's First Potty

Today I celebrated my 33rd birthday and the thing I will remember most about this day is that Hudson used the potty for the very first time today.

He's been showing all the readiness signs (except actually wanting to go) so today while we were out I let him help pick out some undies and a little potty.  He carried the undies with him everywhere today and tonight when I opened up the packages he begged to put them on. I told him he could wear them if he used the potty, so he marched right in there and tried so hard that he did!  He was SO excited and proud of himself.  He paraded around in his new McQueen underwear and showed them off to everyone.  The girls were jumping up and down and high-fiving him when they heard the news.  He didn't want to take them off when it was time for bed so I let him wear them under his diaper to sleep (since he usually wakes up dry in the mornings anyway) and he also wanted to sleep holding onto another pair.  Haha!  I'm just glad he's so excited and hope that I've caught him at just the right time. My plan is to keep encouraging him to go these next few weeks and then when we are home over Thanksgiving break I can do a 3 day bootcamp like I did with the girls.  If it works -- great! If not, I will just table it until after we move and are settled in our house (which was my original plan anyway).

The rest of the day was spent driving everyone to and from school and I got to squeeze in lunch with my BFF, Jen, too!  It was the perfect day.

Yesterday, Gigi planned a dinner at their house to celebrate and invited Ryan, Heather and Rylan over.  The kids had a blast playing outside together and it was fun to catch up with everyone.  I got my favorite ice cream cake and also opened some fun gifts.  The sweetest was from the girls...they had gone with Gigi to the store to pick out a few things including some nail polish, lip gloss and several flavors of gum.  They also included some of their Halloween candy and Harper stuck one of her bracelets in the gift bag, too.  They were so proud and so excited to give it to me along with the pictures they had made.
The kids were ready for ice-cream cake! 

All day today Harper kept asking if I got my new phone in the mail yet (which is my real gift) and this morning on the way to school she told me that if I went a store today and saw something I liked that I should buy it "even if it isn't on sale" since it's my birthday.


Stefanie said...

Go Hudson! I was laughing reading this. Too funny how excited he was over those new undies. Glad you had a good birthday!! I love Handley's comment and hope you took her advice ;)

Carrie said...

Yay for Hudson! That picture of him is too cute - he is getting so big. Glad to hear you had a good birthday. Missed seeing you this year!