Jun 1, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Monday morning, Reagan had to work. So, Sara Madalin and I stayed around the house. She played in the yard and I just pretty much watched. When Reagan came home, we had lunch then headed over to Susan's for the evening. Reagan had brought home some water balloons for Sara Madalin to play with at Susan's. She decided she wanted to throw one at Mitch. So, when she got there, she ran over to him with a water balloon and tossed it at him. Only, she needs a little work with the strength of her pitch. Instead of it bursting, he caught it. That surprised her.
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But not as much as him throwing it back at her did.
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She was not expecting him to retaliate. Nor was she very happy about it.

She did A LOT of swimming Monday. Reagan said it was as if a switch has been turned on and she was really starting to practice all she'd been learning in swim lessons. She was non-stop swimming and jumping. Here she is swimming from the step into the pool out to Reagan.
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She was so proud of herself. And we were proud of her as well.
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She and her Daddy played quite a bit.
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Here are a couple pictures of her jumping into the pool. We had to keep an eye on her. After a few tries, she didn't care if someone was there to catch her or not, she was ready to jump either way.
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She loved it.

After a good bit of swimming, David started grilling dinner. We had fish and hamburgers and tons of vegetables. It was all very good. SM supervised the grilling from atop her Daddy's shoulders.
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Mallory and her 4 sisters were there as well. Sara Madalin enjoyed playing with them.
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After we had eaten and everyone was full, dry, and tired, I looked over and Sara Madalin had made her way back into the pool. Lucky for her, her Momma packs extra clothes. For SM, that is.
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Mallory's sisters changed back into their swimsuits and she played with them awhile longer. She was exhausted when we left. And I think she has been since. We've also had dance camp this week, which has added to her restful sleep at night. I'll have pictures of that later in the week. She's so cute dressed in her leotard.

So far, she's done pretty good with the potty training this week. She has only had one accident this week, and it was during a nap Tuesday. She's even gone #2 in the potty for me. And she's stayed dry at camp. One of her little church friends told me today, "She went potty all by herself today." Obviously, this potty training is a community effort. She's got a little chart we are keeping. She gets smiley faces for going in the potty, and frowney faces for accidents. She is getting way more smiley faces. If she has more of those than frowns by the end of the week, she gets to go pick out a toy at the end of the week. And we are only using pullups for nights now. She's still wetting in the night, but goes in the potty first thing in the morning. I've been told it takes a little longer for children to stay dry at night. I'm proud of her. She is really doing well. It seems like the last couple weeks - with potty training, and swimming so well, and dance camp - she is just growing up so quickly. I can't wait to see who she becomes.

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

I love the idea of a potty chart with stickers. Where in the world did you find this? Allie Claire (and Momma) need all the help we can get!!! Ha ;) Glad to hear SM is doing so good!