Thursday, August 7, 2008

We love Hannah!

My daughter has a new best friend and her name is Hannah! No, she is not an imaginary friend but actually a little girl on the very exciting DVD - The Potty Movie, with Hannah.

Lily has been very resistant to going on the potty so I started to back-off quite a bit over the past months. When August rolled around I started getting a little more concerned that it would never happen before September when she will be starting Pre-school. I still continued to not talk about it too much and just let her initiate the conversation about the potty. One day a couple of weeks ago we were on our weekly trip to the library and we picked out The Potty Movie to watch when we got home. She already had the book but I decided the movie could be cute and maybe even more of an incentive. We brought the movie home and after lunch watched it. It is a very cute little animated movie about how Hannah is a big girl now and thinks she is ready to use the potty. She has her friend Teddy with her to help her along the way. There is also a little rock n' roll type song that they play during the movie. Lily was dancing around and singing! She loved it. We continued to watch the movie throughout the week. Lily knows all of the words and will sing right along. We also have the whole book memorized!

Throughout the week she started wanting to sit on the potty more often. She would read the book and watch the movie while sitting on the potty. One night she finally decided to actually GO on the potty! YAY!! Matt and I jumped around and cheered and she was so excited. Since that day she has been non-stop. She wears her big girl pants all day and goes in the potty! We are so proud! We are certainly not completely potty trained yet but definitely heading in the right direction!

The funniest thing about it all is through all of this she will quote the book/movie. It really cracks me up. She walks around saying these things!

~I am a big girl now. I don't want a wet diaper to get in MY way!
~I am so proud of ME!
~I sit right down and wait a bit. I look inside and then I laugh and clap!
~ I'm off to the potty, I think this time I'm ready

The best was the other night when we went shopping to pick out those special new big girl pants, she says right from the book "It's time to go buy new underwear. Can you guess who gets to choose that very special pair?" It was really, very cute.

So, that has been our excitement for the week. We are very proud of our big girl. She seems to be getting bigger and bigger everyday. In some ways it is great to see her growing and becoming more independent but of course we always think about those baby days and how she is growing WAY TOO FAST!!

Here she is proud with her sticker potty chart - ALL filled out from the week!

Here is a picture of The Potty Movie and The Bye-Bye Diapers Potty Pack! Of course I had to order this with the Hannah doll for Lily since she loves Hannah! I can't wait to get it in the mail. I know she will be excited!

Anyone out there about to embark on the wonderful world of potty training I highly recommend The Potty Movie - with Hannah OR Henry for boys! Hannah or Henry may just become your new best friend too!!


Dad said...

Way to go Lily! Pop-pop is very proud.

Kate said...

In the immortal words of Andrea Levin, . . . . Woo Hoo! Lily, we are so proud of you. You truly are a big girl.

Love you,
Kate and Bobby

Hooked on Houses said...

I have a Lily, too! Love that name. Yours is adorable.

Sure do wish I'd heard of that DVD when we were going through potty training! -Julia :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a cute little girl, Cathy. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope to see you often.


Caren said...

That's my big girl! Go Lily...literally, GO (on the potty) Lily! I'm proud of you.

Michele said...

Awesome! Congrats :) Welcome to the world of public restrooms!!!!

Darlene said...

WooHoo...yea for Lily....they grow up so fast!!

Ms. Tee said...

What a cute story about your little girl! She's just adorable. Thanks for stopping my blog. :)