Monday, October 8, 2012

Potty Training and Stuff

I haven't posted for a while.  One day Tanner was playing Angry Birds on Stephen's phone and Porter hopped on the chair next to him with his snack to watch.  So cute.

Porter was being cute playing with this Apatosaurus.
Vance has daily homework which includes reading at least 10 minutes to me, a super speed reading where he is timed on sight words, super speed math where he is timed on a math card, then he practices his spelling words for the week.  He can also write his teacher a letter about the book he read that day for extra points to go towards a game they play on Fridays and Vance, who is always motivated by rewards does a daily letter.  Here he is working on a letter.
A cute picture of Tanner, Porter, Elliot, and Jillian when the Gallands were at our house one day.  I was actually taking a picture of Porter and Elliot being cute together and Tanner and Jillian were eager to be a part of the picture taking too.

 Vance and Tanner participated in the primary program this particular Sunday.  They did a great job.

Last Monday was the big day.  Potty Training day!  Oh boy, my least favorite thing to do, but boy is it nice not to have to change or pay for diapers.  We had a rough three hours, but then things started to click in his little head and it got easier.  The dinosaurs actually ended up being a huge help.  I had them talking about how cool the potty was and he made sure they were all turned towards the potty and when he would use it the dinosaurs cheered for him.
 We talked about different kinds of dinosaurs for a week and a half during preschool.  Here is Tanner with a stegosaurus.
Porter bonked his head on the wall and left a sad bruise on his head.
Porter was having fun playing games.  I let him hang out just in a t-shirt and underwear the first few days he was getting used to potty training.
 Tanner with an apatosaurus he made with a paper plate.
Conference Weekend!  Yay!  One of our favorite weekends of the year.  We enjoyed it and even had Rose, Glen, and some of their friends down here for a little bit of it.
 Vance built a temple using legos during one of the conference sessions.
 Stephen was so tired at lunchtime he laid on the floor and fell asleep.  When Porter was done eating he came and laid by his dad.  I told him that it was time to nap and he insisted he should nap on the floor with his dad, but I said no.   He has gone 3 days with no accidents so I think things will only get easier on the potty training route.  Yay!

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