Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bridget Updates

Bridget has always had a way of making us laugh...she knows just when to use her sweet little smile to lighten the mood. She is now nearing three years of age and the things she says sometimes are just precious.

My kids all have a really good vocabulary (and please don't think I'm taking any credit for this, it's just something they've all possessed from a fairly early age), but Bridget still cracks me up with her words sometimes. The other night Sam had given her a bath and gotten her pjs on her and she went running away before he could comb her hair. When he asked her to come back, she stopped walking away, pointed her pudgy little finger at him and said, "No Dad. I'm going downstairs to have a conversation with Mommy." It was just the cutest thing.

This afternoon I gave Bridget a glass of milk. While she was drinking it I asked her if she knew where milk comes from. She shook her head no. I was holding a little foam cow that she had gotten at the library this week and I said, "We get our milk from cows." She responded by saying, "Oh!" and then saying, "Oink, oink!" followed by hysterical laughter. What a weirdo. Then I said, "You know cows say moo, right?" to which she replied, "And sheep say 'Baaa'!"

In other Bridget news, Bridget potty trained this week! On Tuesday I woke up and realized we hadn't made any plans (which is unusual since we've had a VERY busy summer thus far!) and spontaneously told Boo that she was done wearing diapers. She reacted fairly positively, so we proceeded to work on it. That first morning I sent the boys outside with instructions NOT to come in for anything other than water breaks or emergencies. They complied quite nicely, which allowed me to give my full attention to Bridget.

She did wonderfully! She wasn't sure about it at first but had only one accident during the training. She had zero accidents yesterday and only one today, so I'd say she's officially done! (And to be fair to her, the accident she had today happened IN the bathroom while she was trying to get her shorts down. She knew she had to go, but she just waited a moment too long!)

I'll still put her in diapers at night for the time being, but the last two nights she has woken up dry. Way to go, Bridget! It's amazing how this simple act has made her seem so very grown up all of a sudden. While I'm ready to be done changing a two-year-old's diapers, I wasn't quite ready for her to seem so independent all of a sudden! Goodness, the time goes quickly, doesn't it? It's like the old saying goes, "The days are long but the years are short." SO TRUE! :)

8 comments:

Shanygne said...

awesome!! Katie has just started getting interested... doing pretty well, but with all the change in her life, I didn't want to push anything. Funny how she has been doing it herself on this trip to WI!! Travel seems to be bringing it out of her!

Hey, we watched Jonah's video and the kids wanted more... what's your youtube site??

Lisa H said...

Hey Shanygne! It's elmercricket, I think if you google that with youtube you should be able to find it. I haven't posted many new ones lately, just Bridget swimming--but maybe they'll find something funny. :)

Heidi Jo said...

very cute update. she sounds like a jewel! congrats to you both on the potty training!

in_his_footprints said...

So proud of Bridget! She is definitely the smartest 2 year old I know! I still love when she told you at dinner the other night that you were her favorite mommy...good thing to know you made it to the top of her list...even if you're the only mom she's got :)

Leslie said...

She and Grayson would have a lot to talk about!:) SHe is just precious...

Marybeth said...

How cute! Yes, Lisa...I give you all the credit for their vocabulary! You have talked and talked to your children since they were in the womb in adult type vocab and they just mimic what they hear. You are such an amazing mom! I love you! Yea for Boo...no more diapers!

Jennifer said...

what a sweetheart...those little ones can melt your heart! So...what's your potty training technique on GIRLS?? YIKES...boys are easy!

~Ginger said...

Such a great milestone to be done with the diapers. My youngest decided to train herself. Go figure, she always has been one to step out and just do it! My kids were all very early talkers. I always thought it was because their mommy talked all day long and they thought that was normal ;)

Can't believe your baby is almost 3 years old. Seems like you were just waiting for her to be born!