Friday, October 29, 2010


Last week was Lilly's Parent/Teacher conference. Yes, it's funny that we do these, but even the infants have conferences twice a year:) It's fun knowing what your kiddo is doing and learning why they may be doing certain things at home-- it all comes together and makes sense when the teachers explain what goes on at school:)

So here are Lilly's updates!

Using lots of words

Recognizes all her classmates and their parents

Cleans up well

Loves music and story time

Working on “more, please”, “thank you”, “yes, please”, and “help, please.”

Loves dress up

She just loves going to school, her teacher "Na-Na" (Tina-- still working on Kim), friends "Li La" (Olivia), "Iley" (Reilly), and "Dosh" (Josh). She named her Little People and all the bunnies in a little figurine set at home Li La, Iley and Dosh. The bunnies even have a teacher she named Na Na! Her playground has a real-life boat filled with balls and a horsey tire swing that she really loves. I think lunch and snack are also favorites! Nap time-- well, she has some really great days and then she has days when she comes home with packing tape around her shoes because she was more interested in taking them off than sleeping. But yesterday she napped for 2 hours, which I believe is an all-time record for school!

We're very proud of our Lilly Boo and just love this awesome age of discovery. She makes us laugh, sometimes hysterically, and loves making us laugh! She's a little comedian, just like her daddy. My favorite is when she purses her lips and looks out the corner of her eyes in anticipation of our laughter. Those Lilly faces... ah!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


A little update on the pottying. I don't even want to call it potty training because I'm not doing anything to train her... she's kind of just doing her own thing.

The update is that she's doing really great! At least 2 or 3 times a day she's telling her teachers or me that she has to go. Some of the time it's too late (usually pee pee), but most of the time if she's saying she has to go #2, she's waiting to go on the potty.

Friday morning I went into her room to get her up for school and she told me "aah pooped". She looked pretty saggy, so I figured she'd already done her business*. But I asked if she wanted to sit on the potty and she happily ran her droopy bottom over to the toilet. I was surprised to find just a wet diaper and even more surprised when she managed to poo right then and there on the pot!

I'm not going to make any goals in my mind or even hope that she's fully there by a certain time, but I'm really proud of her for doing this all by herself and progressing at her own pace. And very thankful too. I think anytime your child does something without a struggle, it makes you so happy and relieved you can't help but beam with pride.

*A funny story from school last week. Lilly's classroom shares a bathroom with the 2 & 3 year olds next door. There's potty training going on in both rooms, so it's very much an open-door policy, which means basically no privacy. This particular day one of Lilly's girlie classmates was sitting on the potty and a little boy from next door walked into the bathroom looking puzzled. He finally declared, "She can't do that, she has no business."