April 08, 2012

Sunshine Sunday - hope, number two, and Easter

I'd love to say that this week was wonderful, but that wouldn't be the truth.  It was a tough one for a lot of different reasons, but I'm trying to focus on the good.  Sometimes, when things seem pretty tough I am so grateful for hope and faith.  I am thankful to really know that things will get better.  While challenges make me painfully conscious of my faults and failures, am I grateful that I have the desire to improve and to change.  Hope, faith, and love are great anchors.


On a totally different note and mood, I was ridiculously excited that Baden did #2 on the potty.  He's been perfectly potty trained with #1 for 2 months now, but we couldn't ever convince him to do #2.  Well, he did and I screamed and danced with joy.  It's the little things, you know.  I don't have a picture - nor would you want one :)

Lastly, I am thankful for Easter.....new life, new beginnings, new hope.  I hope you have a beautiful day.

Thanks for reading.

20 comments:

  1. I celebrated big time when my son started potty training finally at the age of 3. He refused until then, and then suddenly wanted nothing to do with diapers! He knew when he was ready. :) So happy for your "small" victory...btw, no victory is too small! Just wanted you to know that I read daily, I love your blog, and as I am a mom of a son I am both inspired by and jealous over your projects (i.e. Superhero bedroom) :) I appreciate the time and effort this takes for you and your family so I thank you. As my son would say, "You are supercool!"

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  2. Ah yes, had an identical experience this week (potty training) and jumped for joy. He had no idea why I was so happy!

    Happy Easter to you and your brood.

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  3. That's a cute picture of you & Jeffy! He's not even pulling a grouchy face one bit. :)

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  4. Congratulations on the potty training. My daughter is 2 and she demands to wear underpants without a nappy. Only problem is that she has a lot of hits and misses. The other day she wet her underpants 6 times and then she got upset because she'd run out of underpants. We are also renting at the moment so I'm trying to teach her to use the toilet but at the moment she is getting the messages a little too late.

    Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter.

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  5. Congratulations on your son achieving this milestone!

    Sorry to hear it has been a tough week...I hope this coming week is a better one for you.

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  6. CONGRATS! I admit to being totally jealous. my 3yo daughter refuses to even pee. I love the pic too. So far everything I have ever read on your blog says you have an awesome family who you should be extremly proud of!!!! God bless! Happy Easter!

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  7. that is a huge accomplishment! my almost-3 year old little boy is doing great with peeing but does NOT understand that poop goes in the potty too! have a great EAster

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  8. That's a really nice picture of you and the Hubbs. And remember, whatever it is...this too shall pass.

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  9. I'm one of those people who reads your blog daily, but never comments,..even when you challenge us to. I'm sorry you've had a tough week, and I hope next week is better. I really enjoy reading your blog, you post a ton of fun ideas and I enjoy your writing style. I add you to my prayers tonight that next week will be better for you.
    Thank you for always inspiring your readers to do positive things and be creative.
    I hope that this rare comment has made you feel a tiny bit better to know that there is another prayer being said to help you!
    You rock! :)

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  10. We had a tough week over here too! I do love the honesty you bring to your posts here. Its what keeps me coming back! And yay for little milestones! I'm so ready to be done changing my man-child's diapers! lol :)

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  11. I totally get your excitement over a #2! I have one who's pretty great with #1 as well but no #2 yet! When it happens I'll be doing the happy potty dance!

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  12. Yay! Potty training is my most stressful mama moments....ugh.

    May this week be tons better! : )

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  13. my little boy has been potty trained for about a month now- but not for #2, I have cleaned out so much dirty underwear I can't count anymore, he has used the toliet about half a dozen times but I can't get him to stop hiding to do #2 and tell me he has to go. Any helpful tips or hints? what was the break thru with your little guy?

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    1. I'm not sure what caused the break through, to be honest. We were putting him in a diaper at nap time and night time and that would be the only time he would poop. We kept talking up the fact that he could stop wearing diapers at that time if he would poop on the potty. I guess he finally decided it was worth it. You just never know with two year olds! I wish I had a magic tip, but I don't really. Hang in there!

      Cheri

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  14. my little boy has been potty trained for about a month now- but not for #2, I have cleaned out so much dirty underwear I can't count anymore, he has used the toliet about half a dozen times but I can't get him to stop hiding to do #2 and tell me he has to go. Any helpful tips or hints? what was the break thru with your little guy?

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  15. Hope, faith and love ARE great anchors, on which I've been depending SO much in the last two weeks. As always, thanks for sharing and for being so "real".

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  16. Girl! I broke down and CRIED when my little girls managed to poop on the potty. Literally, tears running down my face. My 2nd child (only about 6 months old at the time) was probably a bit confused, to say nothing of my husband's face when he returned from his morning run to find me smiling and crying... probably thought we were pregnant again!! (ha ha). So I get the excitement. Congrats! Hope this next week is better!

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  17. You're right about the little things. Sometimes it's the little picture (or things) that bring perspective to the bigger issues of life(not necessarily the other way around). Hope your week is fantastic!

    Congratulations to your little one (and to you) on this awesome milestone!

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  18. Cute photo of you and your husband.
    And we just went thru the SAME thing and had the SAME breakthrough just this past week with #2....oh, what a hard-fought battle that I thought had no end in sight, but this week we are all QUITE joyful!
    Hope this week is lovelier for you than last...

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