Monthly Archives: March 2013

.:Let’s Potty!!:. – Part II

Hey Buggy, just adding to the memories here…..

Two more funny things to add to your potty stories:

March 21, 2013 – You went Number Two on the potty at home tonight! You were so excited when you were done, you looked at the Two and then ran and told Daddy, “Daddy, I pooped a pine cone!”

March 25, 2013 – You went Number Two on the potty at Staci’s again today – I know this because at 2:55pm, I got a text message from Staci that said “Sawyer: I did a banana poops!”

You had a really great weekend in regards to the potty. One “wet” accident and one Number Two accident. You’re doing so well, great job Sawyer!!

Your biggest Number Two fan,


.:Let’s Potty!!:.

Dear Sawyer,

Well, we’re in the thick of it. Potty training, that is. So far I’d say that this experience has not been as bad as I thought it was going to be. Or rather, as bad as I’ve heard other people describe it.

You have been REALLY good about going….uh, number one on the potty but there’s still some work to be done with number two. You still like to find a quiet place and do your business on your own and I can’t blame you, we’ve just got to get your quiet place to be in the bathroom…….on the potty.

The point of this update is to share with you a funny little tidbit from yesterday. You were at Staci’s as you usually are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day. You are still wearing diapers at night, and so before we left the house yesterday morning, i changed you into a dry diaper not knowing if it was going to be a “good day” or a “bad day” in terms of potty usage. I received a text message from Staci at 10:13 a.m. that had me laughing hysterically and so VERY proud of you at the same time. The text said:

Sawyer just told me she had to poop. Sure enough, she did! After she was done she told her friends to come look at it. Lol!” (As you get older and get to know more about your Auntie Laura, you will definitely SEE more humor in this!)

Today, at Grandma Freed’s, you were in another room when Number Two was coming, and you yelled to Grandma to “Come here, Grandma, faster! faster!” Grandma didn’t make it in time and you told her, “Oh no, dere’s poops in my jammies. I sorry!” Its all part of the process and with this like everything in life, we’ll have successes and we’ll have oopsies. Whats important is that we’re getting there, and with every oopsie we learn a little more.

I’m so proud of your potty accomplishments! I know that looking back one day, these little things will seem unimportant and yes, I realize that they are just a part of your growing up – like every kid does and that at some point every kid has similar potty training experiences. But they are monumental as I watch you accomplish them and I am so honored that I get to share these milestones with you.

I will ALWAYS be your #1 fan, even when that means being excited about your #2’s.

I love you, kiddo. Keep up the good work!


.:Pet Shop Buys:.

Dear Sawyer,

About every three weeks, it becomes necessary to make a trek to the pet sotre for food for Tess and Ella. Usually, i would go right after work just before I picked you up from Grandma’s or Staci’s. Well, the last two times, I’ve picked you up first so that we can go together. You LOVE it there! We go in for dog food, and ineveitably walk out 45 minutes later with dog food, AND a new Beanie Baby toy that the pet store staff brilliantly places next to the register. 😉

We see birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, giant spiders, fish, lizards and turtles. You are fascinated by all of them and frequently refer to the furry ones as “soooo caaaa-ute!” One of my favorite moments from our first trip was when we were walking around looking at the rabbits and guinea pigs. They are in little huts so we aren’t able to touch them but right across from them in a cage that we CAN poke our fingers through, is a furry little animal – the likes of which your were immensley curious about. It doesn’t look quite like a rabbit, and so as soon as we saw it you immediately asked me what it was. I read the sign next to the cage and told you “Its a Chinchilla!” You studied it for a moment, and then looked back at me and said, “No Mama, its a possum!” I quite literally almost fell over from the crouched position I was in next to you and the cage. I have NO idea where you’ve seen a possum, or even heard the word but you were certain thats what it was, and I was once again SOOOO impressed with you. I know I say it often, and you’ll get sick of reading it one day when you are reading this – but your little brain so so amazing. We can literally watch you figure things out, study people and situations and the sum of all of that that exits your mouth in words is one of the most astounding things I’ve ever seen.

So since our first trip to the pet store, your beanie baby collect has grown by three friends, that you often refer to as “my family”. They all go with you to Grandma’s or Staci’s when you go, and we’re never without at least one of them in your “pack pack”. So far we’ve gotten an elephant, which you named “Ollie”, and a kitty that you’ve named….well, Kitty. The third one, a penguin was one that Grandma Freed bought for you when we went to Hallmark one day. When we got in the car to head home, we asked you what your penguin’s name was. You told us “he waddles”. Unbeknownst to us until a few moments later when Grandma looked at the tag on the Penguin, but his name actully is “Waddles”!! Whether a lucky guess, or you’re reading at age 2 – either way, VERY impressive Miss Sawyer! 🙂

As you’ve had your penguin for a few weeks now, several times you’ve put your penguin inside your shirt right next to your tummy. You told Staci “I have a baby penguin in my tummy” and then got on your pretend skateboard and said “I gotta go to work”.

You’re a mile a minute and I wouldn’t change a second of it. Thank you for the brilliance you bring to our lives.

I love you most,