As I read the book it became apparent that Everett is ready to train as well. The book suggests making several changes before starting the potty part. I put him in a toddler bed, which makes changing pee-pee sheets much easier and gives him a sense of freedom. I cut slits in the tops of his binkies (with much trepidation) to start the process of weaning him. He is such a good sleeper I hate to mess with sleep! Friday night was not so fun. He rolled out of bed about 7 times and decided that his binkies were not working properly. Last night was a bit better. I got a bed rail to keep him from rolling out. I think we can start potty training next week or the week after, once he adjusts to his new bed and sleeping sans binkies. Everett even got a hair cut, he looks so big now! Darn it!
Amelia got to play with a new friend, Avery, this week. The Hills moved to Nebraska from Virginia, I wonder if they suffer from culture shock! Other than that we pretty much stayed home. Amelia hosted a tea party on Wednesday with her friends Katelyn and Bryn. Phillip had a rousing time annoying the girls! I got some sewing projects completed and three photoshoots in between the potty madness. Phillip was such a sweetie with the babies during the photos. He helped me make them smile by growling and jumping like an ape. Kids love him! I think my photography commitments made from last year are finally drying up, the last of my newborns are turning one. Just in time! It will be nice to take a break and clear my plate. My favorite piano student moved to Colorado so I will not do lessons this coming school year. Somehow I don't think my time will stretch even with two big commitments removed. Justin and I enjoyed a date night. We had a QUIET dinner at Mi Ranchito then watched The Wolverine movie. Heaven. I really needed to get out and away from the kids for a while. Justin is good company. He he.