Sunday, June 14, 2009

blog momentum

Bunna and Biff have had some requests to see Mattie's hair.

One with her eyes closed.

One with her eyes open.

Mattie and Biff hanging out at home.

On another note, Zoe is starting to think about potty training. Well, at least Bunna and Biff have started thinking about it. They bought her a few different potties to pique her interest in all things potty and to encourage her to someday go sans diaper. In Zoe's mind, diapers are for babies, like baby Mattie, and big girls don't need them. Bunna and Biff are skeptical. Case in point: Zoe was sitting out on her picnic table enjoying the warm summer afternoon. Bunna asked her if she needed to go potty. "Do you need to go number one or number two?" he asked. "Number three!" she replied.

Zoe showing number three.

Bunna didn't know that was an option and after conducting extensive research in the potty books Zoe borrowed from the library, he's certain number three is exclusive to Zoe's potty lexicon. Maybe one day she'll show them what number three is. This prospect frightens Bunna.

The potty research project was, however, not fruitless. Bunna came across some material that rounds out his considerable knowledge in all things poop. One noteworthy text titled Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot: Songs & Rhymes for Toilet Training features potty poems to popular childrens' songs. Bunna has two favorites.

The Tushy Pushy
(to the tune of "The Hokey Pokey")

You pull your undies down.
You take the potty out.
You sit your bottom down,
And you push the poopy out.
You do the Tushy Pushy
Till the poop is in the pot.
That's what it's all about!

Indeed. That is what it's all about!

Itsy-Bitsy Poo-Poo
(to the tune of "Itsy-Bitsy Spider)

An itsy-bitsy poo poo
Was floating in the bowl.
I wiped my bum with paper
And flushed it down the hole.
I washed my hands with soap,
Then I walked right out the door.
And I'll return again
When I have to poop some more.

Bunna was a little disappointed that the rendition did not include hand gestures.

As Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D., coauthor of Discipline without Shouting or Spanking, says, "Now, you and your toddler can sing, dance, and laugh your way through toilet training!" So far it's a regular Sound of Music of potty training over at Bunna and Biff's. Bunna is Capt. von Flush. Biff is Fraulein Floater.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

welcome mattie mae

Mattie was born Thursday, June 11 at 10:36 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 1/2 in. She's a cute girl.

Zoe stealing the spotlight. Bunna suspects Zoe needs corrective eyewear. Here she is squinting to find the camera.

Just the girls.

Big sister. Happy, but near sighted.

The new and improved Snow family.