|DAY 1 OF POTTY TRAINING MISHAPS|
After some research I decided that the "cold turkey", "no turning back now" route was the way to go. Since there would be 2 kids to teach at one time, I thought it would be much like ripping off a band-aid. We used a method called the "3 Day Boot Camp Potty Training". It went like this: I bought them big-kid undies; an illustrated book to read to them; candy rewards for successfully going #1 & "poo-poo prizes" for #2; Two, yes two, floor-style potty chairs; PLUS 2 potty seats to fit on top of the toilet. We rolled up the area rug in the Family room & kept a watchful eye... or, so we thought. On day 1, for the ENTIRE time they were awake, one of them was constantly peeing on my floor!!! Day 2 was just as bad w/ the exception that by the end of day 2 they were realizing that it made a "mess". Then, on day 3, it just clicked... less accidents; less messes; less tears (mine, of course:) & more treats.
Jett & Delilah have become very good friends w/ Amber & Emily, neighbors from down the street. We've had several play dates over at their house & even went to an awesome b-day party for Amber that included a water slide!
In an effort to beat the heat we let the kiddos play in the water sprinkler & the slip & slide. They absolutely LOVE playing in the water.
We did a few other fun things during our trip... We took the Twins on their very first ferry boat ride. It travels from Galveston Island to Boliver. We also rode the choo-choo train on The Boardwalk in Kemah before eating at The Aquarium. It's always so neat to see all of those fish in the tank!
When it's just TOO warm outside we stay busy with arts & crafts, playing with cars & from time to time we head to Target to look through the toy aisle & eat popcorn!
This summer we added a new outside playscape to our menagerie of kid-clutter. Jet & Delilah have thoroughly enjoyed it especially when we tape a water hose to it & place a pool at the end of the slide. Good times!!
We packed up the the Anderson grocery-getter & headed to Galveston so I could celebrate my b-day with my Dad. It was a very nice visit & there was no sight of the dreaded jelly fish so we were able to make a couple of trips to the beach. In fact, on our way there Rich just happen to spot an actual water spout occurring over Galveston Bay.
And, while some...ok, a lot, of our days look a little more like this next picture (versus the deceiving photos above)...