Friday, October 24, 2008


I realized today that I have not spoken much about how we are doing and little Jaybird. I thought I would take this opportunity to boast about my little man :) He is officially potty training. I bought him a potty off of ebay a while back just to get him used to it. I had this fear that he would be scared to death of it, due to the fact that I was when I was a toddler. When I took him for his 15 month check-up, I let the doctor know that I had introduced the potty. He said that it was a little early, but he said that with Jayden advancing so quickly with other things that he should be able to handle it.

I kept it in the bathroom for a while, but the pamplet that the doctor gave me about potty training said to keep it where the child plays. It is supposed to be their "new best friend". For a while, Jayden thought that it was a new chair, and then he started putting his cars in it. Today, he kept going over to it so my Mom(Nana), took off his diaper and sat him down. The potty has a little blocker on the front for little boys, but his was not "guarded" well enough. You can imagine what happened. Either way, he had officially used it. Later on in the day, he acted like he needed to do something else, so I sat him down and he sat on it for a good while doing his "thing". It was so cute because he clapped his hands afterwards.

Jayden has also become obsessed with tractors, mostly John Deere. Our neighbor was on his John Deere tractor out in the field one day and Jayden had a fit wanting to see it. He now says "tractor" everytime he sees one and no one can mow the yard without him wanting to ride on Poppy's John Deere lawnmower. We bought him a little John Deere tractor at Target, which his Dad said would be the most expensive car he ever got(hehe), and he sleeps with it.

On another note, we are also moving soon. Jake's papaw has a mobile home across the street from his house and the people renting it finally moved out, so he is going to let us rent it. It is taking some time because we are having to paint the walls, replace the carpet, and they added a tin roof to the top. Hopefully this baby will wait a while about coming out, but I'm afraid it is going to be pretty soon.

My best friend Clarke recently celebrated her 22nd Birthday and we were there to celebrate with her. Jayden made a new friend, whom he actually met when he was a few months old but does not remember it. Clarke has a little cousin who was born a few months before Jayden so she arranged for them to get together. Hopefully Jay can get together with Eva's little boy Avery again soon as well.

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