You Capture – A Happy Story: Potty Training Razz

Perfect timing for this post b/c I finally am participating in the YOU CAPTURE challenge again. This week’s theme? TELL YOUR HAPPY STORY. The Holidays, of course, make me happy (for the most part), but I will not let Razz’ Potty Training get overshadowed any longer!

We got Razz a potty over the summer, but Razz was always scared to go potty for some reason or another. She would sit, but needed her diapie on. Then, there were days she just wouldn’t deal with it. Here was where I tried back on 10/21/2009 – short lived!

pDaddy started seriously potty training Razz on Saturday, November 7. He was downstairs with the girls while I continued the “Great Cleanup of 2009” upstairs. He let Razz go around w/no diapies, no undies, no pants. He’s brave that hubby of mine! Good thing we have only rugs and hardwood floors (I think I would freak out if we had wall to wall carpeting).

She was a big ‘ol mess, as expected, the first day. A few more accidents on Day 2 and 3. But, by the 4th day, she was PERFECT!

She still has a few accidents here and there. I think she went 5 days with being perfect, then had a couple of mishaps. Then perfect again for a few more days and then another mishap. Still, she’s doing well and has to have been the earliest potty trained kid I know of. She was at 2 years and 2 months when she hit her first few days of perfection πŸ˜‰

Here she is on 11/14/2009 – 1 week after (sorry it’s blurry!):
razz on the potty w/big sis coaching ;)

The other night, she did have some accidents – mainly happens when she can’t get her pants down fast enough (and she won’t always ask for help – Lil Miss Independent that she is) or when she’s really distracted (aka EVERYONE around on Thanksgiving), but she’s done did good πŸ˜‰

So PROUD of my lil’ RAZZcal πŸ™‚

PS – I’ve been meaning to post this for so long, but feared I might jinx her progress. I’m still scared it might, but whatevs, she deserves her recognition!


We’ve been so busy round these parts for the past couple of weeks that it’s taking me forever to go thru and sort pictures that I want to post.

Just a quick run down –

  • We’ve been Potty Training Razz.
  • We went to Disney on Ice.
  • We spent a weekend in Atlantic City.
  • We had Thanksgiving at my sister’s place.
  • I did some major damage on scrapbooking materials/tools on Black Friday.
  • We’ve been spending time w/my SIL and her family who are up here from Texas visiting for 3 weeks. I can’t believe this is actually their LAST week here!
  • Had some fun times w/friends and family w/get togethers.

As you can imagine, that’s a lot of pictures and updates! Work’s not been so crazy, but there’s decorating to be done, Christmas cards to be made and mailed and pictures to sort through.

The easiet post will come up shortly – showcasing my Black Friday deals on Scrapbooking tools πŸ™‚ I’ll have to work backwords from there πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a wonderful, filling, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Back to Reality

We got back from vacation late Tuesday night (flight came in at 11:35pm after travelling for over 24 hours)and back to work on Wednesday. We’re jet lagging like crazy – 12 hour difference takes it’s toll, you know! I have tons of pics and vids to sort through and hopefully will do a “travel” blog recapping our adventures for 3 weeks in the Philippines…stay tuned.

But first things first, I’d like to announce that Little Miss Razz poopied in the pottie this morning! She peed once before we left for vacation and didn’t really attempt it again until this morning! She just gave 9/11 a happier meaning πŸ™‚

To those who perished, RIP. To those left behind, stay strong.

PS – WHERE did the summer go? I know before we left, we were finally feeling the summer heat, but I’m hearing it lasted all of 2 weeks? Today, it’s 60s and raining???


That is how many days Beans has been:





The girl, she makes me proud!

Her continuous potty training began on January 17. She is “potty trained” (crosses fingers) as of 5 days ago which is February 21…not bad, not bad. Of course, there was about 2-3 weeks of constant “accident” induced laundry (omg…the loads of laundry!!!), but it has slowed down. I’m not sure if she’s really “trained”, but I will take it πŸ™‚

She wakes in the morning – dry. She wakes up from her nap – dry. We go to family functions / parties and get out of the car – dry. I’m almost ready to say she is potty trained! Sometimes I don’t even put Pull-Ups (aka “big girl shorts”) on her anymore and just use Dora and Mickey/Minnie Undies. She still stays dry (and clean)! Of course, I probably just jinxed it b/c she has been napping for over 2 hours now and she will probably wake up wet. Let’s just hope not.

Here’s what she says to the whole thing:Β  “no more diapies…i’m a big girl now.”

edited to add:

she just woke up after a 3 hour and 45 minute nap…DRY!

A glimpse in my mind today:

Haven’t posted in a week…let’s just say, the girls have had off schedules with napping (as in one would nap and the other would wake up) and I refuse to stay up late or wake up extra early to blog. But, today, they are actually napping at the same time. So, what’s been going on in our neck of the woods as of late? A lot and not all connect so I’m going to bring on the bullets.

  • Well, besides the girls having an off schedule, we’ve been busy preparing for Razz’ Christening. Yes, finally. Beans was baptized before she was 3 months old. Razz is going to be 5.5 months by the time she gets baptized.
  • Trying to figure out how to go about the reception of said Christening. We have the place from 12-4:30. The Christening is at 2pm. We finally figured it out last night that we’ll be at the reception from 12-1:30 and then head off to the Church and then come back. Sounds lame, but we have to do what we have to do. We were hoping that the Church had an earlier Christening – like in the morning, but nope…
  • Work has been crazy busy for both me and the pDaddy.
  • Razz has caught herself a cold / cough. I have no idea where she could have gotten it, but I’m going to blame the weather.
  • Beans is not so far behind that cold / cough. She woke up this morning w/sniffles.
  • Razz has become really playful – I shall make an entry for Razz’ 5 month update.
  • Beans has been doing pretty well w/her potty training, though I probably just jinxed it again.
  • Actually went out for dinner and drinks w/friends last Friday for my cousin’s 25th birthday (25 seems like ages ago to me now). Had a pretty good time, but it must have been a full moon b/c, at the end of the night, things were not so lovely. One of our friends got into a spat. Ok, more than a spat, a fist fight. We were gone already, but really? I thought we were too old for that, but guess not.
  • We also actually went to the mall on Sunday. That is rare. I think the last time we were in the mall was when we got the girls’ pictures taken for Christmas. Even then, we didn’t really walk around except dinner and the photo studio. Anywho, we went to the mall, but guess who forgot her wallet? Yup, moi. Guess that’s a good thing.
  • The laundry is piled up. Now that Beans is potty training, I really can’t keep up. I have to literally do laundry daily and more than 1 load per day.
  • I’ve been going to the gym at least 3x per week (except last week) for almost a month now. I have gained weight. I’m telling myself it’s because muscle weighs more than fat. I know I’m lying to myself b/c the Cookies and other snacks are almost all gone.
  • I don’t know how to stop myself from eating sweets, but I really need to. I really need to lose weight. Snacks and sodas and other sugary things are not helping my cause.
  • I’m getting fitted for my “Matron” of Honor dress tonight for my sister’s wedding. “Matron” sounds so…well, matronly. Anyway, I’m hoping that the next time I try the dress on, they’ll have to take it in…wishful thinking. I am so not looking forward to tonight. I am also not looking forward to walking in heels. Ever since I had Beans, I think can count the number of times I’ve worn heels (maybe 10…Beans is 2 and almost 4 months).
  • I’m re-thinking my stance on blogging. I like it for record-keeping purposes, but I stop myself from blogging more often and thus miss out on milestones and record keeping anyway (like Beans’ 1st monthsary for her potty training and Razz’ 5 month update).
  • I want to cut my hair b/c I hate this growing out stage,but I need to grow it out for my sister’s wedding.
  • I really want to go back to school, but I have no idea how I would pull that off right now.
  • I needed to move parking spots and 2 bozos took up 3 spots.
  • I’m hooked on VH1 reality shows – Scott Baio, Chris “Brady”, Bret Michaels and now Gone Country. What in the world has happened to me? None of them are quality shows by any means, but out of all of them I find the Scott Baio show the LEAST annoying. “Rock of Love” wouldn’t be so bad except some of those girls’ faces annoy me (especially Daisy). “My Fair Brady” is just ridiculously dumb, but you can’t help but watch. And PS, Adrienne’s voice is so annoying. And today? I saw my first episode of “Gone Country”. Bobby Brown was emotional and Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) loves everyone. But, I don’t watch them when they first air. I catch them, if I can, while the girls nap during the weekdays. Still, seriously, what happened to me? So help me God if I start watching that Flavor Flav show.

Let me end it here and spare you anymore glimpses in my head.

fyi – it took me over 3 hours to publish this and that’s with the girls napping!Β  now, off to finish folding laundry…

Potty Progress Report

Beans has been doing really well…For the past few weeks, we usually just bug her to pee first thing in the morning. Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn’t.

Last Saturday, she pee’d all morning – a total of about 4 or 5 times. She even took her own diapie off. We were happy.

But Yesterday? Yesterday? We were ECSTATIC! Except for her first morning pee and her poopie, she went on the potty all day! I had her bare bum or wearing shorts. She would just tell me she had to go or she would just go on her own. She was doing well so I decided I would introduce undies to her, but I guess it was too much too soon. That’s where she poopied =/ Maybe she thought it was a thin diaper? All good though, I know it comes with the territory! She used the pottie a total of 10 (or was it 11) times. yesterday No bribery, just lots of praises, clapping, kisses and hugs! Hope we can keep it that way.

Today’s progress so far? Well, not as good as yesterday. She wet the floor 2x already. The only difference between this time yesterday and today is that she is wearing shorts whereas yesterday, she was bare bummin’ it. If she makes another mess, then we’ll just leave her bare bum all day again, maybe?

2 steps forward 3 steps back? Actually, no…I give her more credit than that πŸ˜€

Progress feels so good…