Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Potty Training "Water" Slide

On a nice, warm February evening this week, we took Lili to the park. This park has a water play feature and she loved playing and getting wet.

When we got home, she was still quite damp so we took her wet clothes off. Well before I could get a change of clothes, Lili thought this was the perfect opportunity for naked time. There she is running around with just her socks on and huge smile on her face. It was pretty cute.

We are still having a time with the potty training, but she signaled she needed to us the potty. I took her in and we sat, she read, we sat some more, she played and sat, but nothing happened. I figured I would give her a few minutes and try again.

I didn't get that chance.

She started to play on her little slide. Next thing I hear is her slapping the platform and there is a wet sploosh sound. She had peed on the slide!

She thought it was hilarious. I was just ever so thrilled with having to clean up the slide and the floor. Matt got to clean her up.

I keep hearing about the potty training technique where you let them run around naked for 3 days and they will finally get it that they need to use the potty instead of a diaper, but damn what a mess.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Gravity...Lili's Kryptonite

Let me start by saying Lili is fine.

My little climber is bruised today. Quite visibly so, and I'm afraid to take her in public for fear of CPS being called about an abused child. I can assure you, she is anything BUT an abused child.

Miss Liliana decided to climb into an old style folding lawn chair yesterday. It seemed harmless enough at the time, but Lili had all her weight on one side and it flipped. She banged up the side of her face a bit. She has a nasty bruise and a little scratch. She was upset for about 2 minutes and needed a few hugs and some ice, but was right back to playing.

Matt has a sense of the panic/anxiety she puts me through on a daily basis. Now he understands why I freak out when she wants to climb on the big kids playground equipment. And why I get scared when she tries to balance on the thin edge of her slides' landing. And why, well, why I freak out at everything she does that is any way, shape or form off the ground.

He is afraid of becoming a Helicopter Dad, but at the same time feels like it is his fault. She is a fearless creature. She is going to fall. She's a kid and kids fall. She is only 22 months old, after all. Her balance isn't as good as she thinks it is.

She unfortunately has inherited my balance. I can fall on a flat surface when I'm not even moving. High heels are an instant broken foot (I'm very serious about that). And every time I have tried to be cute or funny and balance on something, it has resulted in damage. There was the time I fell off a low wall made of those old, cut telephone pole pieces of wood. I was pulling chunks of wood out of my inner thigh for days. I still have a nasty scar.

Just last week I thought I would be cute at the park and try to walk on the metal balance beam that was curvy. I jumped off and landed poorly on my previously fractured foot, re injuring it. It still hurts.

I hope she grows out of this and doesn't end up a full time klutz like her mom.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The 2nd Masterpiece

This lovely piece was completed this afternoon at the workroom table in my office. Lili and Matt came to have lunch with me, so to keep her busy I broke out the crayons and paper and she created this lovely piece, which now hangs proudly next to my desk.

She made our day, considering it was a difficult morning for us in the office. A well-timed Lili hug cures all, or at least makes things more bearable.

Lili's First Masterpiece

I handed her a blank piece of paper before I left today and she went to town. This is now hanging on the fridge. The first of many Masterpieces from my little artist. She is just so talented.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lili at the Park

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crayola Baby

She loves to color now.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lili had her buddy Madison over today for awhile. They are becoming such great friends. Lili even sobbed when she and Matt dropped her off at home.

How sweet is that?