Monday, October 6, 2008

Big Boy!

Benjamin is potty trained! See the 'Cars' underwear, and out in public and everything! He must have been plenty ready since he caught on really fast. I had a couple days off last week for fall break, and thought now is the time. We had the timer going off every 15-20 minutes to just go and try. He only took that craziness for one day, then decided he could go all by himself whenever he needed to. On the second day, (Friday) we had to leave the house for his speech therapy so I thought we should put on a pull-up. He still wanted to wear his underwear so I said okay, let's go! And he did amazing! No accidents the whole time! We even went to the park afterwards. I should also say he was bribed with tootsie-rolls and dumb-dumbs whenever he went in the toilet. We are starting to break that because he has had a lot of candy in four days. And of course a super sweet picture of Maggie.

13 comments:

honeydew said...

Rachel~~
On the 9th of October is your B-day! Happy Birthday!!!
I hope you have a great day~~
You are such an incredible mom and wife.
We Love You!
Love,
Linus

Daven and Savanna Lake said...

Way to go Benjamin! I miss him so much. And why are all these adorable kids growing up so fast??? As far as I'm concerned, Maggie should still be in your belly!

GrahamandLauri said...

Hooray!!! That's great that he was ready and it was not a big ordeal for you!!! :)
Your kids are just so cute! I love that picture of Maggie! What a babe! :)

Mark&Noelle Taylor Family said...

good job Rachel I knew you could do it. That is so awsome that he ida did it himself

Kara & Chant said...

Yeah! That is great! Don't you love it when they actually cooperate. That is my next project for Ainsley. I find the hardest part is just starting. You are awesome Rachel!

Karen said...

Yeah for potty training success!

K. Elizabeth said...

Hey Rachel - I just found out we have some mutual friends... Eric and Amy Frasure. They are in our ward here in Lincoln, NE. I guess they know you from Idaho. Anyway... small world. Hope things are going well. Your family is so cute. (karen lovell lange)

Brett and Kasia said...

What a glorious day! I've reconnected with one of my most favorite people ;D How have you guys been?? I want to know everything. You look so happy and I hope that you are. I think about you guys often. You know, my parents sold their house in Jenks. It's been really hard for us, but I guess all ties are pretty much gone from OK for us. I sure miss you! Please keep in touch. I'll be checking your blog! Lots of love--Kasia

Frasure Family said...

hey Rachel! Well I see Karen told you we are in the same world! I saw your name on her blog and thought no way can't be the same stephensen family! Anyways! So glad to find you and everyone else from the old ward! I was so excited to see how everyone is doing! I miss everyone! Benj is looking so big and maggie is so cute! How's seth? I see your house is finished! Amazing! How's school? Karen said you are working on your masters! Wow! talk to you soon!

adorable pearsons said...

Happy late b-day! Yeah for potty training- yeah for treats- and yeah for that cute cute pic of Maggie! So fun!

GrahamandLauri said...

Rachel, I thought of you yesterday and had to tell you about it! :) My post was titled "surprise". When I wrote it, it didn't look right, so I had to look it up! Made me think of us sitting there saying, "surprise, SUprise, surprise?!?!" hahahaha. Miss you tons!

Jenn said...

Yeah for being potty trained!!! Hard to believe the last time we saw each other was shortly before Benj was born. Not to mention all of the exciting milestones that have been acheived in the mean time. I always remember your beaming smile, and to see that smile on your children's faces is just bliss.

Melissa said...

Yeah Benj, you're such a big boy!!! And good job Rachel, congratulations. Miss you.