Painting With Poop: How I Knew My Child Was Ready to Start Potty Training

Yesterday I posted about our adventures at the state fair. Well, she fell fast asleep on the way home because we were out during her nap time. We put her down as soon as we got home and she went to sleep with no problems. Later that night before I went to bed I checked on her to see if she was comfortable in her bed. I was NOT expecting to see what I saw: Poop. Everywhere.

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We Conquered the Fair!

Steele’s only day off where we can go out as a family is Thursday, so we’ve tried to make an effort to spend quality time together this day. This week it was the State Fair!

I was a little nervous bringing my 3-week-old baby on such a warm day, but he did just fine! I made sure that he was shaded and I checked his temperature constantly. A few times I took him out so that he could feel the breeze and he really seemed to like that!

Emma loved the “ani-mo-lo-los” (animals)! It is so fun to see a child’s eyes light up as they discover new things!

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Walking with daddy looking at all the sheep!

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The Picture Perfect Introduction

First Family Picture
Our first family picture. Can’t you tell how thrilled Emma is?

I’m a Googler. Is that a word? It should be, because if I ever have a question I look it up on the good ‘ole search engine.

In the months leading up to Emma being born I did a lot of Googling on how to introduce our dog, Cooper, to her. I knew what I wanted to do and everything went exactly as planned.

Then in the weeks before Jake’s birth, I Googled how to introduce an older sibling to a baby. I even Googled baby dolls that I could get her so that she could play with her baby when I had to take care of Jake.

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