Wowsers! It has been quite a crazy 24 hours since my last entry. Here are the highlights:
1. Woke up from her nap dry (yesterday).
2. Slept through the night and woke up dry.
3. Started the day with with two accidents - she could not make it to the POTTY.
4. Midday, we got into our groove - she completed a serious task (which I will spare the details. Let's just stay she does not have a problem with numbers one or two.
It is now nap-time. I can catch up on the chores that have been overlooked during this process. Thankfully - I ate breakfast with hubby and was able to cook his lunch prior to his departure..
Tips for Day Two:
1. Be Present.
2. Be Nice.
3. Be Persistent.
4. Think Ahead.
I slept soundly last night and woke up two hours prior to the house to complete my tasks for the day. The soreness from crouching down and sitting on the floor all day was grueling. Yet, I'm grateful I was able to get a start on the day.
My days have suddenly turned into a POTTY TRAINING Bootcamp.. Ideally, this transition will be complete this week. I read the the 3 Day Guide, googled serveral tips and spoke to my Mama Vets (aka Veteran Mamas).
To be quite honest, I didn't plan to start this process until after she turns two (April). The advice I've received is to let her decide when she is ready. Well SOMEthing came over her and last week - she woke up and said, "I want to POTTY". The next two days she began to unfasten diapers and on Friday she said,"I want big girl POTTY".
The fact that she wakes with a dry diaper is in my favor, according to the POTTY TRAINING gurus. We went to Target yesterday and she picked the following:
1. Munchkin Arm & Hammer Natural Fit POTTY
2. Princess Pets panties
I've read the importance of not using pull-ups but decided on a pack of Minnie Mouse ones (just in case).
During nap time today for the little ones I am dedicating some time to planning my upcoming wedding in June. Time is in overdrive! I cannot believe it is already almost March. My two little ones turn 2 and 4 the first week of March. Usually around this time I am planning a party for sixty or more of our closest friends and I am stressed to the max! This year we are taking a family trip to the beach instead..
When I asked my three year old if it would be okay if we didn't throw a party this year and went to the beach instead her reply made me laugh out loud! She said "Mommy this year we'll go to the beach, next year you can throw me a party....Okay?" She is so grown up!
Anyway, back to this upcoming wedding. The invitations to all of our out-of-state family have been sent out. Right now, I am waiting on those replies to give me a better idea as to how many of our in state family and friends will be able to attend the ceremony. We are on a budget, as most families of six paying for their own wedding.
The theme for the wedding is 'rustic outdoorsy' as we are getting married outside in an orchard. (This is a very popular theme this season as two of my friends are also doing the same theme!) The bridesmaids are wearing Malibu blue and the groomsmen will be in khaki tuxedos.
Today my goal is to establish contact with the cake designer and send my ideas so that we can get established.
My ideal cake is white with Malibu colored lilies as decorations. Something similar to the photo above which is absolutely gorgeous! On the wedding checklist, I still need to finalize the processional music, contact the florist, oh and find a wedding dress! So far finding a dress has been a difficult feat. I don't like the traditional wedding gown. I am looking for a shocker that is still classy.
Here are a few photos of my wedding inspirations, they were all found on Pinterest.
What about you, was your wedding your dream wedding? If you could do it all over again what would you do differently?
Bye for now,
Bride to be Sante
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