Thursday, February 28, 2013
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
3/4 C cocoa powder
1 C soft margarine or coconut oil
Cream above ingredients in mixer.
1 tsp vanilla
Add to mixer.
4 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
Stir in the above.
Kneading in all flour; chill. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees F for about 9 minutes.
Lilia decided to help Elayna take all her clothes and diaper off and wear big girl panties (they were Lilia's). I had a bag ready with Elayna's panties, two dolls that wet and potty chart. I just was not ready myself to train her. I got the cute picture and then she wet all over. She was surprised. We got the dolls out and had them drink water and pee in the potty. Elayna loved this and Lilia did too. We drank a lot of water and had a lot of wet panties. Sticker chart had few stickers for sitting on potty but none for peeing. I think she did once. When lunch and nap came along we put diaper on her. At dinner Elayna threw tantrum and insisted on sitting in daddy's lap to read the newspaper.
She peeded twice in panties and then Pooped on the potty! I bought more of the Gerber training pants. We took a break potty training yesterday to go visiting teaching for church.
Elayna woke up with dry diaper! Okay never happened before. Elayna decided she wanted to wear panties, not the training panties but fairy panties (do not absorb anything). Great :) She pees and poopes in the potty! Yeah! She wears diaper for nap time and diaper is dry. This girl can hold it. Yikes! We also gave up on the sticker chart. No interest. Reading books on the potty--very interested. "Things that Go" (Same book Lilia loved and it is all about cars, boats and things that go. Not a word about potty.)
Elayna woke up with dry diaper from night time. She decided to wear her fairy panties. I know I should be happy but I am trying to finish up birthday party preparations for Lilia's birthday. I don't want to spend all day in the bathroom. Elayna wanted big girl panties so we went for it. She did great, told me when she has to go, "poopy". This means pee and poop. She also likes to take panties all the qT off when sitting on the potty. She stayed dry during nap time but I had a diaper on her. She loves reading the "Things that Go" book. She was in panties till bedtime and we were all up late.
I think this child trained herself to go potty. We are very proud of her. Church will be fun on Sunday!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Last night was a memory I don't want to forget. I asked Elayna what song she wanted to sing. She said, "wise men". I repeated the song name and she said, "good idea". (This is her first time saying this phrase) We sang the song. It has hand motions and she loves it. Then we asked her again what she wanted to sing and she said, "kind and dear". I said, "I Am a Child of God" (this is the real name of song) and she said, "good idea". We sang the song. Lilia loves this song as well. Daddy asked Lilia to pray (in Korean). Lilia prayed really fast. She was sitting in my lap. Elayna was sitting in front of Lilia. Daddy asked Elayna to pray. Lilia quickly started to help her. Lilia would say bless and then name mommy, daddy, Lilia, Elayna, Annie, doggie, etc. Elayna repeated each name. Blessed prophet then Lilia said, "name (Elayna repeated), Jesus (Elayna repeated), Christ (Elayna repeated), Amen (Elayna repeated)". This was a longer prayer and Lilia helped Elayna to pray. They hugged and cheered at the end. We are so blessed. We love our girls. They are learning to pray and why we pray.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lilia we love you!