Monday, January 25, 2010

The Goings On

Never underestimate the power of a sticker! I have been rewarding Sugar Pie with stickers since December in an attempt to see if she may try to hold her pee somewhat threw the night. They say statistically that it takes 21 days to form a habit and it took exactly that to get Sugar Pie to go 7 days with 3 reward stickers a day. The seventh day she received a special surprise and was very pleased with herself. She is already looking forward to 6 more sleeps! We started to leave the bathroom and hall light on threw the night. Each time she wakes up at night now she will come to my bedside ask for a hug or a kiss to make sure I'm awake while she goes to use the bathroom herself. She will tell me she is done and jump back into her bed. I find she is getting more and more confident and secure in knowing that we are here and NOT going anywhere. This week has been a huge blessing to me and I'm feeling so much more rested.
The sweet lady who is building Sugar's "100 Good Wishes Quilt" sent me a tease e-mail to give me a glimpse of the progress and to see if I like it. I LOVE IT! I can't wait to see it!

Play date with Miss "N". Just seems like yesterday Miss "N" was a baby! Yesterday in Sunday school Miss "N" and Miss "F" took great care of Sugar Pie. We were waiting for Sugar to get better acquainted with some of the kids and feel more comfortable with her English before we took her to Sunday School so I took her a couple of times in the past but yesterday she went all by herself!
Speaking of school, I took Sugar to Chinese School on Saturday and she seemed to really like it once she started to play with a couple of the other children there. It is every Saturday for 2 hours and they learn phrases, Chinese songs and play games. It will be a great way for Sugar to keep acquainted with her culture, language and other Chinese children.
Play date with Nanny and Grampy ;O). She took them to her "Chicken" (Kitchen) and fed them. She is really quite the hostess you know! Perhaps she can teach her mother a thing or two!
Scrap book layout I did recently. I'm loving having a craft room where if I get started on a project and have to go do something else I don't have to clean everything up first! My cricut will be getting a workout!
Sugar playing with her Babies. I'm sure she is asking me to dress one of them in this pic. Why can't kids leave the clothes on their babies? I must dress them 10 times a day! I have a tote full of pretty much never used Barbie Dolls from when Jac was young. I was going to clean them up and give them to Sugar but I really don't want to spend half the day dressing those tedious things! Gaaww! I'll cave in you watch. LOL.
There was a truck outside of Walmart all last week collecting items for the people of Haiti, they were taking pretty much anything at all from Diapers to bedding and building supplies including tools.
Sugar and I cleaned out her closet and donated some brand new items. Threw the years we aquired baby blankets, diapers and other "baby" related items until we switched to an older child so we had lots of stuff. I tried to explain what was going on by asking if she remembers all the other children who still live with "Mamma Na" and that this was in a different place in the world. She seemed to understand or I thought so. When we left and came home she told daddy she gave her stuff to China ;O)...regardless she knew it was helping someone else and that made our hearts smile.
We found this lil' guy out in our back yard the other day. I couldn't get a shot of him facing us. There were two of them actually. Sugar called Foxes "Old Men" not sure why! I told her he was like Swiper from Dora ;O).
Hope you all enjoy your last week of January!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like the stickers are working great..
LOVE the quilt.. it is going to be BEAUTIFUL..
As for the cooking..hopefully she will be able to help me..
Can't wait to play..
Have a great week..
Love ya..

Lesa said...

We too have been working on potty training. Yeah! Evan has accomplished pooping in the potty now. Stickers are great! What did it for him was what he calls Poopy candy.

a Tonggu Momma said...

That quilt? Is gorgeous! And the Tongginator's quilt has a square that Sugar has... second row from the bottom, second from the right. And now I'm wondering if I sent that one to you - using my real name. Heh.

Alyson & Ford said...

Loved reading all the news. I may try your sticker method for potty time at night. AA wears a pull up only at night more because I don't want to change bed sheets every morning. We have told her to be "dry" each morning and 6 out of 7 mornings she is. Haven't pushed her to every night; I am sure she won't until we stop using pull ups. She is dry through naps. You are doing great!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Adrian Roberta said...

Loved your previous post!!! Still laughing over here! We got the hair clips and we LOVE them, I'll get Adrian to post them on the blog soon!!!!

Can't fifure out the chirstmas one though lol!!!