Monday, August 1

It's Potty Time!


In the past I have given half hearted attempts at starting potty training with Hanalei. I had my excuses: New baby coming, a big family trip, horror stories from my friends own potty efforts. Well, the time has come.
We started last week and Hanalei is a champ. We watched some videos on YouTube. She was pretty excited about elmo being on the potty. I made a sticker chart that we both decorated. It was time. That first day was pretty messy and lots of tears. We got through it.

Can you tell which part I decorated and which part Hanalei did?
She often gets herself up on the potty and
comes running out to me screaming,
"I did it!"
Outside is where she prefers to do number two
Getting rid of the evidence

If we stay home and just hang out she is 100%. Two Sundays in a row she has been accident free at church which is a huge accomplishment. She gets a little distracted at friends houses and has had some accidents in those situations.
We are still working on poop. She has done it probably three times in the potty. Her preferred spot is out in the yard somewhere. I don't recall getting a dog, yet I am constantly picking up poop. She has come a long way. Not too long ago she would cry when she needed to poop, so I am just happy that there are no more tears.

She is pretty proud of herself, and so are we.
She loves purple anything,
and purple underwear are now at the top of her list.
This might be my favorite picture of all time.

8 comments:

Crazy Black family said...

Hahaha about the pooping in the yard. But way better than wiping it all off her bum! Congrats!! Yay for Hanalei.

Ben and Summer said...

Oh my, I love this. Anyone who's gone through potty training will laugh, cry, and sympathize through this post! I giggled pretty good at that last picture - priceless! And congrats on getting through the worst of it!

PS. I agree, we should have our next getaway in HI! I WILL get there someday!

M. said...

that is a pretty rad photo! lil' miss hipseter.

Artsy Aut said...

She is doing great! I love her hair in the picture with the stickers!

Katie said...

Way to go Hanalei!!! Yipee for not having to buy diapers for her as well.

Carissa said...

awesome Hanalei! and good for you lala, can't be easy to train with 2 kids!!
it took kennedy about 4 months to get comfortable with #2... she would hold it all day until I put her diaper on at night.

Kelsey Kamauu said...

LOVE the last picture!! great job little hanne! :)

Lindsey Graves said...

hahaha!!!! I LOVE that last picture!