Saturday, August 28, 2010

"It's called style"

Here Luke is playing a kazoo with a phone in his hand (yes, my old banana clips make GREAT phones) and another phone (calculator) and a truck in his pockets. This is one cool dude.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Private Pool

We've gotten Luke's baby pool out a few times here at home. He LOVES it. It's pretty cute.

Waiting *patiently* for it to fill...

Big smiles at the thought of getting his hair wet!

Here he is lying back and getting all wet. He had such a good time.

Just chillin' in the water. He really likes water a lot. It's sweet.

He thinks it's really funny to pour water over his head in the bath/shower, so he thought he'd try it here, too.

I love this kid!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Public Pool

Here are a few shots of Lukey playing in the baby pool at New River. The last day we were there was great for him because everyone decided to eat lunch right after we got there and we had the baby pool entirely to ourselves for a while. It was lots of fun for the kiddo.

He had a really good time. I wish I had gotten some pictures of us going down the big water slide. He had SO much fun! I was afraid he would be scared, but he had such a blast! We did it over and over again. He calls it the "swed." I love that kid!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Potty Training

We recently (at the beginning of July) began the journey to potty training (learning? what is the politically correct phrase now?). Luke is doing spectacularly with it, but it was a difficult start. However, I love the method we used (3 day potty training), but with the next kid I'm going to use it right! The first 7-10 days were really hard. But it was so worth it! I think if I had not messed up the first three days and then had to go back and start over (not to mention any "bad" habits I taught him in those first three failed, frustrating days!) it would have been much smoother. I decided on day three to buy the e-book for this method and it was a life saver. Or at least a sanity saver. :)

Here is his first finished chart (charts and stickers worked REALLY well for this kid!)

He was so proud of himself! I must admit, I was pretty proud, too. We went through four charts with 12-16 spaces for stickers and then I went to one with about 60, hoping he would lose interest after that cause I didn't want to be handing out smilies for the rest of his life! He did stop caring about a week and a half ago. He got one big sticker for his hand and a little sticker for his chart after every time he used the potty. Plus he started getting mini M&M's about a week or two into it and that helped, too.

Every time he filled up a chart he got a little toy. Here are the stamps he got for his first chart. He had a lot of fun with them. He also received a little matchbox motorcycle, and some Cars underwear. He was excited.

He's doing great and still gets a sucker for successful "number 2" completions. I suppose I shall start weaning him off of those someday soon. Or not. :) Anyway, that's part of what is going on in the Mackay household these days.