Monday, March 30, 2009

Monumental Weekend

So, it was a monumental weekend at the May Home. That is, in terms of milestones. I'll start first with our youngest! Little 11 month old Cambria took her first steps this weekend, and, boy, was she proud!!!! She's been practicing her stand for a week or two now, but had yet to take a step. And Saturday was the day. We saw 2 steps at first. And then an hour later she made it 1/2 across the living room all by herself! How exciting! And, oh, how cute!!! :)

And then there was Valie, our 3 year old! (You should stop reading now if you don't like the word "poop") For those of you that know us, Valie has been potty trained for a long time now. However, she decided at one point that she just would not poop in the toilet. It wasn't going to happen. "I'll do it when I'm 4, Mommy!", she would tell me. So, rather than fight her on it (which I learned long ago, does not work with this issue) we kept a supply of pullups in her room for her, and would change her whenever she needed to go. Well, I don't know what did it, but we were at Target on Saturday and she decided she needed to go potty. When we got in the Family Restroom (which I love, by the way) she said she was going to pee and poop.... in the potty. I didn't want to make a big deal out of it so I said, "OK! Go ahead" and it happened!
She did it! It was at that point that I made a HUGE deal out of it - yelling and clapping and hugging. You would've wondered what was going on had you been standing outside the door! But it was awesome and we are SO excited and proud of out little girl! And if you don't understand the hugeness of this, you will when you become a parent!!!

4 comments:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

How is that baby walking ALREADY?! Exciting times.

And you that I know the struggle of the pooping on the potty thing. I know the celebrating must have been JOYOUS. YAY VALIE!!!

Kristen and Dave said...

yay for both girls!!!

the mccann clan said...

Lots of accomplishments in the May house! :) They'll be all ready to show off their new skills with family at Easter, huh? Miss you all!

Jennifer said...

Yay, for Cambria...that is great! Oh, and Valie...well, she ran right up to me after lunch at MDO today and told me all about her new accomplishment. (I think she knew HOW proud I would be of her--and of course I was!) She got a BIG hug from me!