Thursday, January 21, 2010

Toilet Trouble

Not of the potty training type, I know what you're thinking. No, Nate likes to flush the toilet. We let him do it once or twice since it is a good way to introduce the subject of "the potty" what its for, what we put in there, etc.

This morning while I was blowing my hair dry I was, admittedly, not paying that much attention to what Nate was doing. He wasn't trying to swim in the toilet so I figured he was ok.

Apparently, what he was doing was taking vast amounts of toilet paper off of the roll and putting it in the toilet. Then he did what he LOVES to do and that was flush. This is when I took notice of the goings on (unfortunately, not the goings down, if you know what I mean). After exclaiming "Nate, what are you doing?!" (as if that was going to do any good), I noticed that the water level in the bowl was slowly rising. I was dressed for work and, as always running late, so a flood in the bathroom was not on my agenda for today. I watched for a minute hoping that the situation would just resolve itself, but as the water approached the rim of the bowl I knew I was going to have to intervene.

So, I plunged my hand in and pulled out the massive lump of toilet paper. The water went down, crisis averted. Now, let me just state, for the record, that everything was clean. There was nothing in the bowl but clean water and paper (OH THANK GOD!!!), but it is still a little unnerving having to put your hand in there.

The moral of the story... Nate and I are not allowed in the bathroom without supervision!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I'm not feeling very creative today so I thought I would provide a snap shot of what Nate is doing now at 23 months:

-- Says "No" (alot!)
-- Is out of a high chair and into a booster seat. He can climb in and buckle himself in without any assistance
-- LOVES to climb on anything and everything
-- He has started speaking in sentences (albeit short ones)
-- He can climb onto mommy and daddy's bed
-- He can climb in and out of his crib if the side is down
-- When he picks up any phone he says "HELLO!"
-- He has started to "fake sleep." He finds a spot on the floor, covers himself with a blanket, and starts snoring. I don't know where he learned it, but it is hysterical.
-- When he does something surprising he says "Ta Da"
-- Loves to dance (and loves dance music)
-- Is only using a binky when he is in his bed. He has adjusted pretty well so far.
-- Tells us when he pees and will sit on his frog potty.
-- Like to flush the toilet for you
-- Is completely obsessed with Thomas the Train, Buzz LightYear, and Doc Hudson from Cars.
-- Loves our dog Jax more than anything else in the world

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Nate occasionally strings two words together like "Nate up" or "down please" but that is really about it. Yesterday I was going upstairs to get his juice and told him to stay in the family room with daddy, and that mommy would be right back. Nate had other ideas and declared, "Nate-Nate go mama!" (translation: "I want to go with mama!")

Now whether or not you consider Nate-Nate one word or two, that is a real sentence!