Friday, 24 June 2011

Driving me potty

We have been potty training for a few weeks now, we have good days and bad days and I think it is going to take quite a long time. I think people say boys do take longer.

As a reward for his potty training we have been moving little OB into his big boy room this week. I was more excited than him. Before he was born I felt like I couldn't get excited before he arrived as I suffers from a few problems so I never got to do the nursery decorating in case I jinxed it. So I have really indulged in everything I ever wanted for him. Though firstly we had to do boring stuff like replastering and painting and lots of dust and mess. And clearing up a room that was used to dump stuff we didn't know where to put. The whole of the upstairs has been a real mess and it is great to get everything neat and tidy for 5 mins at least.

We bought his new bed and furniture from ikea which looks really good. It has a tent over the top which makes it looks like a den, we could hardy remove him from the Ikea's display. When he was little I bought his bedding from Babou and it turned out to be lovely quality. I love having well ironed sheets so I bought from there again new curtains, quilt and sheets. The overall look is very fresh, soft and cosy. Hopefully he will be able to use them for years and years.

I also invested in stickers to make a mural for one blank wall and I am really impressed with the overall result. Helicopters, diggers, dumpers and sky scrapers all the things he loves.

We have my nan visiting this week which is lovely she is 86 buts still seems alot younger to me she has a positive outlook on life which continually inspires me and she has so many interesting nostalgic stories to tell. I could listen for hours about where she used to live in London with her parents and sister and aunt's family living next door. The parties they had and fun even in the dark days of the war. She tells me about the clothes they used to make sewing and crochet which is were I get my interest from. So far we have gone shopping, had lunch in a country pub, visited Ikea for the umpteenth time and been to the boot sale. So a great week so far and the weather hasn't been too bad either.

More progress on my springtime throw its almost finished I just need to crochet 436 squares together wish me luck.

What happened here? Are those little feet I can see in the corner?

Have a great weekend may it be filled with pretty things and sunshine.


pangaloon said...

Don't worry at all about potty training- the worry just perpetuates and then your babe may pick up on it. I know it can be very frustrating, I tend to put it like this in my mind- your child walked, slept, fed, and spoke in his/her own time, no pressure- He will get there. My 6 year old daughter still has the odd little accident in the night x
Love your blanket by the way, the colours are spot on xxx

Amanda Makes said...

Oh your blanket is sooo beautiful! I love the colours. I've had to take a break from mine as my wrist is getting a bit painful. Does yours get sore ? Can't have a hairdresser with a bad wrist can we? xxx

Hearthandmade said...

oo looks awesome!! I love all the squares. I cant wait. I get Crochet Cramp Amanda! rsi

Your blog is lovely ^_^


bears footprints said...

blanket will look fab when finished but boy you have a lot of sewing to do x well done xx

Annaboo said...

Ahhh, the joys of the potty! My son managed it all with no problems, but my daughter is looming, and I reckon we'll have our wits tested!!

Loooove that blanket, btw.

Squiggling About said...

Yes I do get pains in my hand I have carpel tunnel which doesn't help but after a few rows my thumb aches so it takes longer.

Mummy Spud said...

Ah i too am decorating my 3 year olds bedroom in army style and I am more excited than he is. We finally finished putting the flat pack furniture together last night so just got some finishing touches to do today. We have recently moved so my daughter has a bedroom of her own now and i cant wait to start on that next. She is only 8 months so she wont be bothered what it looks like. The worst part is getting them to keep it as tidy as is possible haha.
Love your blog and i cant wait to see the blanket finished. X

Cuckoo said...

I love that last photo!

You are lucky to still have your Nan and for you both to have much in common. Enjoy her. Very special Nannies are. I'm off to see my one remaining Grandparent on Wednesday. I'm taking her the Twighlght series, some Chanel nail polish and a manicure kit. She's my glam nan!!


Cuckoo said...

ps good luck with the potty training. My no1 son was a nightmare but my no.2 was pretty good. The only advice I can give you is to not use pull ups. I wish I could give you a magic answer to get it all sorted swiftly.

pps. Bedroom looks great! Where are those stickers from?


Jane said...

hello..I agree with cuckoo, pull ups not good and also don't worry... the later you do this the quicker it will happen... honest :)
I love your little squares can't wait to see them all sewn together x x x x x x