That's the way. UhUhUhUh That's the way. I like it! Uh Uh Uh Uh I like it! This weekend we had a Potty Party. We did the Dr. Phil Potty Training in a day approach- basically, show a doll going to the bathroom, have a party for her, practice going potty with your kid 10 times (pull down pants, sit, etc.), throw a party for your child once they go, call a super hero to tell them (we called Kipper the dog- thank you neighbor Darcy), and most importantly when they fail, do the practice thing 10 more times. SUCCESS! Victoria is now wearing big girl diapers. She's pooped in the potty twice and she has gone on her own- without telling me she walked to the bathroom, turned on the light, used it, and washed her hands. Grandma Carol and Granpa Dick came over to congradulate her. Then later Gary and Deb came by as well. It was a home weekend, but a good weekend.
We have had a fun two days. Friday we went to the Bounce house with Chris, Nikko, Marly, Quinn, Tanner, and Tessa. Such energy! Then we came home and napped. Darcy called us up and wanted to know if we would go to Gattyland- of coarse. So Victoria and Kate played the night away- rode he merry-go-round, bowled in a mini bowling alley, rode a rollercoaster videogame with Daddy, rode a giant boat, and got a balloon. Did I mention eating lots of pizza- even Bella liked that. Then we went to go see Julie's new baby Braelyn- cute as a button. The next day we went to our neighborhood's family picnic. Victoria got to jump in a bounce house again, eat hotdogs, have a waterballoon fight, run around with Kate, and get her face painted like a princess. Later that night, Victoria was playing dress up. She put on her purple dress shoes, walked over to me and said, "I buy my shoes at Walmart." I had to laugh. She is too funny. Bella also is coming into her own. She's just started pointing at everything that she wants you to notice or take her to. Her favorite thing is to touch the dog painting as she tries to say Woof, Woof- it comes out FFFF, FFFF.
My Dad came over today and we went to a splashpad to cool off. These things are so neat and great for the kids in this summer heat- I'm surprised there's not more of them. For those of you who don't know what they are, they are basically large areas that have 4 or more sprinkler type devices that spray kids with water. Victoria had the biggest smile and ran around squirting Pappap Joe with a squirt gun. Darcy, Kate and Abby enjoyed in the fun as well. On Saturday, the Lunntriumphant (Josh's family, Carol and Dick, and our family) went to Olive Garden to celebrate the August birthdays- Renae, Carol and I. It was so nice to have a room to ourselves to let the kids run and play and be able to eat and drink while some one else makes it and cleans it up. If you've never had a Italian Margarita there, then I highly recommend you try one soon. We went to Renae's house after dinner and jumped on the trampoline, opened presents, and took pictures. Cutest moment- Before the party, as we were getting ready to leave the house, I told Victoria that we were going to see Renae, Josh, Caleb, Chloe, Grandma and Grandpa at a resturant. Her reply- "Caleb... Caleb... oh, I love Caleb soooooo much." It's the first time she's said the words "so much"- I cracked up soooo much.