Potty training is in full effect in the Lawrence household. Unless you have tried to potty train three at once you will never comprehend the madness this entails. We are doing VERY well. As long as I put them on the potty to pee we are good to go. They tell me if they have to poop. Baby steps. HOWEVER, it's half hour project every time one has to go. They all take off their pants and all three are on the potty at the same time. Let me tell you, I never knew the three of them could stink up a room so quickly. They are like poopers on demand! I dont know how they do it. But today was a good day. They just went down for a nap and we have not had one wet pull up today. And we were out all morning. Cormac goes on the potty at school. Ciaran and Colin, well, they want to go in every bathroom at this point. Public restrooms are a whole other animal I wish I could avoid. Not about to happen at this stage of the game. When will I be brave enough to leave the house without pull ups? Dont know. It will come eventually. I honestly think they will be all done by the time baby girl arrives. Nice.
We are into week 5 of Cormac being in school. He is LOVING it beyond belief. After those few days of crying he has never looked back. Ciaran and Colin have settled into their preschool for 2 days and look forward to it as well. They are all growing up into quite the little men. Three three year olds with very different minds and personalities can lead to some challenging days. We are taking it a day at a time. It's weird because most days are fine. But then you have one that really knocks you for a loop. Makes you wonder who came and possessed my children and when are they leaving (LOL). Luckily, they are few and far between.
Cormac's language continues to improve. Each day he says more and more and his clarity is really improving. He has more complex language recently. Before he started school I was so always worried about making sure I did SO much with him in a day to concentrate on language. Knowing he is at Summit 3 hours every day really takes some of the pressure away. WHile our house is always focused on language and we continue to use the Auditory Verbal approach, I don't feel the need to overwhelm him with it like I did in the past.
Cormac is starting to tell us if he can't hear with one of his implants. This is a big step. The other morning only one ear had a fresh battery so I knew he was only hearing out of one ear. I asked him and he was able to tell the difference. This is great because we want him to be able to tell us if his equipment is not working.
We are approaching Cormac's two year hearing anniversary (6/21/09). Can't believe it has been two years. We will celebrate it again with cake. It's such a memorable day for our family. It also happens to be my sister Trisha's birthdday.
Our days are so busy now that we transport Cormac to school in the mornings. It seems we don't have time to do too much. Thank goodness for our backyard. They love being out their playing. Usually entails finding worms and bugs and getting very dirty but I have learned that boys equal dirt. Nothing you can do about it. It all washes off and the enjoyment they get out of it is worth it.
Have to download the camera from our class trip to the zoo and Uncle Bill's 70th birthday party.