Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday can be a fun day, too

And we had a very fun Monday. I tried something new with Whitney's hair this morning.
I French braided it. (Andrew would probably call them Freedom Braids.)
You can tell it was my first time. I need some practice. They didn't last
very long. They were too loose and she looked a mess before lunch time. Darn.
Speaking of lunchtime, we got a special treat. We met Andrew
at McDonalds for lunch.

It was so nice. We used to meet him for lunch once a week, but things have been so hectic at work that we haven't done it for several months. It was kind of weird to not have Brandon with us, but Whitney sure enjoyed the attention.

After school, we had a Family Home Evening on following prophets and then we drove to Chuck E Cheese!

It was a blast.

Here's Brandon on one of his favorite rides there


In big and exciting news... Whitney won her first BONUS!

She was playing one of those games where there's a series of lights that turn on one at a time and you have to press a button to stop it at just the right time. They are impossible. I can't win on them. Andrew can't. Brandon can't. But, Whitney had beginner's luck and the magic touch because she won these 75 tickets all by herself! Way to go, Whit!

There were a couple of other games that were generous with the tickets and we ended up with 434 by the end. I thought that was pretty good considering I didn't win the 250 skeeball bonus this time and we were only there for about 45 minutes.

Brandon wants to start a new incentive calendar to fill in for good behavior in the mornings. I was hoping it was just a habit now, but we'll see what happens. When I woke him up this morning, he did say, "I'm not going." and I hadn't heard that in a while. He got over it pretty quickly, though.

Potty training for Whit is going surprisingly well. I can't believe it. She wore a pull-up all day yesterday and only had one accident before we went to Chuck E. Cheese's. Then today she stayed dry all morning even though we were out running errands. When I put her down for her nap at 2:15, she was in the same pull-up I put on this morning. Amazing.


grandpa hiatt said...

Way to go, Whitney ! :-)

Amy said...

I bet Whitney will be potty-trained in no time. If she can win the Bonus, she can do anything!

Laurie said...

Wonderful news about Whitney. How exciting for you!! How nice to have a girl to train - they are so much faster I hear.