Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Monday, April 20, 2009

the weekend of potty

Presley's Potty Training Rules

days 1-2: naked booty 
afternoon of day 2: introduction to panties
evening of day 2: practice pulling down the panties (we still haven't gotten that completely)
day 3: stay outside most of the time so mommy doesn't have to clean up any accidents (she didn't have any, by the way!)
days 1-3: the almighty M&M reward

So, I was pleasantly surprised this weekend...we potty trained Presley with little problems at all.  She was obviously "ready" because it was fairly simple.  I just hope she stays this way through our welcoming the little boy...i've heard that they sometime revert back.  Now, we will be transitioning her to her big girl bed next weekend...oh, how my baby is growing up!

1 comment:

aimee said...

I am so proud of our "BIG GIRL"...I cant believe she is old enough to be potty trained! Tell her we are so proud of her and that I will be sending her a surprise in the mail next week! give her hugs and kisses from us--love, Aimee