Monday, January 7, 2008

He's my big boy now!


Joseph (3 1/2) has made huge big boy strides just since the New Year that I'm so excited about. I am ecstatic to announce that he is now potty-trained! Halelujah! Without giving you the gruesome details, this is something Joseph has been resisting for a long time. This picture was taken September 16, 2007. You may remember my post in August complaining about about the race car that was incentive for Joseph to pee in the potty that had sat there for months. In September, Joseph peed in the potty once or twice and earned it, and that was the end of that. So frustrating! When we got home from our holiday Oregon trip a week ago, I told him when he woke up that he wasn't going to wear diapers anymore. We had a couple of accidents, and that was it! Now a week later, he tells me, "I feel like I need to do a pee pee, Mommy!" Hooray! This was Darren's idea months ago, but I was scared to do it, and didn't want to do it with the holiday craziness and traveling. So, yes honey, you were right. (Those are his three favorite little words.) I'm just so excited, and Joseph is very proud of himself too.
On top of that, Joseph is also now a Sunbeam and graduated from Nursery at church. I can't believe it. It was so sad to see his teacher take his name and picture off the wall to give to me. I'm gonna be a wreck when he goes to school! He ended up loving his first day of Primary, even though he made Darren stay with him for the first half hour. My little boy is growing up! I know, I'm pathetic. Thanks for letting me have my moment.

10 comments:

Jon & Michelle said...

GOOD JOB JOSEPH!! I am so excited for you guys, and extremely jealous!! Mom had to tell me yesterday that he was a Sunbeam now because I still think of him as being so little too!!

Emily said...

You are not pathetic! I kept meaning to call and congratulate the potty trained boy! That is so great, and I'm happy for everyone! It's so weird that he is a sunbeam...he's getting way too big!!!!

Jennie Minor said...

POTTY POWER! How awesome! I have heard that its harder to potty train a boy than a girl so good job Jolley's! I can't believe that he is a Sunbeam. We are getting old! ahhh...haha

Ben & Diane said...

I am so happy he finally did it for you and him. It seems like yesterday we were there and talking about it. Amazing how quickly it went. I'm gonna try that on Dallin before the baby comes. He only just turned 2 in Nov. but I am so ready. Too bad he's not. We miss you guys already!!

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

way to go guys!!! ya, potty trained kids are one of the best things EVER. but don't tell darren he's toooo right. ;)
and sunbeams are awesome. so special.

Misha said...

Jill you look beautiful! What adorable pictures! Talk about a professional blogger, I love your site! Mmm, I hope you don't mind but I was taking good notes of what I could do with my blog! :-) Congrats with the potty training! I've heard such horror stories, but you've given me hope of a happy ending!

Angie Fellows said...

Hey! I don't know if you remember me from Wyview. It's me, Angie Fellows. Your boys are so adorable!! I found your blog off of Lori Qian's. Check out ours at
http://benfellowsfamily.blogspot.com/. I'm so jealous that he is potty trained. That is so great. We're still working on Danny.

Katie said...

Tay is in nursery too, and it is sad to see them grow up. But nice when they are excited about it and do it like champs. Hurray for Joseph!

caroljolley said...

Wow, Jill! Your site is awesome, I love it. I am so happy about Joseph being potty trained, what a good boy. Be sure and tell him how proud of him we are. I hadn't realized he would be a sunbeam now though, that kinda threw me for a loop. It makes him seem way too old. What fun though, hope he loves primary. Those photos are beautiful, I just put mine in frames today, I love them.

Jenni.Jolley said...

YAY!!! congrats my joseph! i'm so happy for you all, JILL-the new pictures of the boys on the blog are so cute! i was looking at the one of joseph and thinking... oh man, he really is getting so big and i was even tearing up so I don't blame you at all!!! anyway- I'm real happy for him.

i miss you guys!