Tuesday, September 02, 2008

VICTORY!

It happened this evening in the backyard while Jackson was playing t-ball. The Diego and Baby Jaguar potty made it to the rescue.



Jackson finally got to have a handful of "ice cream treats," AKA Dibs. They're chocolate covered bites of vanilla ice cream. He LOVED them.



Daddy was proud. Mommy was proud. Jackson was proud. Yeah, Mister! Praise the Lord!



*Other facts about our day:
-Our breakfast toast was on super fresh bread. Yum.
-I got my license updated with my new address...five months later.
-I had blood drawn by the strangest man I've ever met. I may be writing a letter.
-Jackson got to talk to Ella on the phone. Ava, you're next!
-I got to visit with the LPM girls during their lunch hour.
-Jacks and I narrowly escaped being run over in the MDO parking lot.
-This may be TMI, but I was having trouble breathing this morning and I finally realized that I may have outgrown a certain piece of clothing that was compressing my rib cage. Dang, Gina.
-Curt got to feel the baby kick.
-Have I mentioned how much I hate politics? I'd rather wallpaper my house with pictures of Nicholas Cage, Clay Aiken, and Donald Trump with their terribly bizarre hair than listen to all the bull flying around about both parties for the next two months. Gross. Yes, I'm going to vote but this whole process is like fingernails screeching on a chalkboard to me.

I'll leave you with this silly picture of Beckham that we took last week. Jackson was cracking up about something and I looked over and saw this goober.

86 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

Many congrats!

I'm sure glad you explained those were Dibs on the plate...just sayin'!

kittyhox said...

He looks so proud and so adorable!

We're also working on potty training and I had no idea how much diligence and consistency it would require on my part. Two qualities which I lack.

Yes, I'm so sick of politics. I care, I vote, it's important. Of course. But I'm married to a news-hound who tapes and watches both conventions, in their entirety, on C-Span, and then wants to discuss with me. I'm so over it!

Congrats on your big potty milestone!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Girl, I am so glad you elaborated on what that was on Jackson's platter.

:)

acer4u73 said...

such a cute doggy! I'm a sucker for a pouty doggy face:)

Leigh-NC

Profbaugh said...

Woo Hoo for Jackson!!! And big yea for his Mommy too. What a wonderful day. One I'm sure you'll record in his baby (big boy?) book for years to come.

Oh and I love the picture of Beckham--just too cute for words.

Much love,
~Cheryl

Michelle said...

"Woo-hoo, uh-huh, woo-hoo, in here!" Great news! So happy for you!

Kathleen in TX said...

I know how exciting those victories are! Yay!
Jackson is looking SO big now! It seems like just over the summer!
I don't like this election stuff either. I had to laugh at your comment about you'd rather wallpaper your walls with pictures of people with bizarre hair!

Marc and Charity said...

Yeah Jackson! What a huge milestone!

Ok, so I'm trying not to worry but we are about the same in our pregnancies and your husband already felt the baby kick?!? I think I've only felt it a few times and this is my 3rd?!?

GratefulinGA said...

Whoop! Whoop! Way to go Jackson!

Congratulations to everyone!

The Barfuss Family said...

1. I didn't not need to hear about blood being drawn from a crazy man - does NOT help my situation!

2. I am with you on the politics - let's vote and be done with it already!

3. YEAH for Jackson. Did you get some Dibs too?

Kim said...

Woo-Hoo! That was a quick potty training.... It took forever to get our son to have success with #2. The doggy picture is too cute!!!

Heather said...

YEAH JACKSON!

I too am over all the political talk!

Longmeadow Mama said...

I won't tell you what I first thought was in that bowl!!!

Cheering on Jackson,
Kelli

lori said...

YEAH JACKSON

Lisa from Pensacola said...

My son TImmy (3 yrs) and I were just looking at your blog for the first time. He loved the picture of Jackson's potty and t-ball stand. He totally wants to come over to your house and play (We live in Pensacola, FL). This whole pottying thing is a big deal at our house too. Timmy has the pooping down, but getting him to the potty in time to pee before he has an accident is major work. He just loves to keep doing whatever fun thing he is doing and he won't say a word until he is running to the potty screaming, "I have to go potty." By then it's just too late. Yesterday we went through about 5 pairs of shorts and underwear. Funny thing is he hardly ever has an accident at school. Well, good luck on the continuing success.
Lisa

katiegfromtennessee said...

Yea! Little Momma! He learned quick! That is a big smile!:)...That is great, girl time with the LPM staff:)...Feelin' that baby kick-lovin' that!:)...I'm not a big fan of politics either. I will vote too, but, these people are not acting very adult...(Smile) That pic makes my laugh of Beckham!:) Goober (smile:)

katiegfromtennessee
Ps. 81:1-2(AMP)
"SING ALOUD to God our Strength! Shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Raise a song, sound the timbrel, the sweet lyre with the harp."

Darlene R. said...

Great job, Jackson! Enjoy the Dibs, I've been known to down a few of those myself!

Erin said...

Look how excited Jackson is in that picture. Way to go little man!

btw, I'm loving that Beckham picture.

Ashton said...

Dogs...aren't they wonderful! And I loved your little notes of all the things you did and your great dislike of politics. Yep know the feeling. And the strange man who took blood? Did he look like a vampire? I've seen some strange one's my self when I had to do this and wondered...:)
Allison

Hillary said...

YEA!!! He did it! What a proud moment!!!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

praise Him! One hill taken by the potty training crew! oh, so thrilled for EACH of you! Yes, i am a poli.sci. maj in college and *I* am getting bad headaches over all the business this year. Gotta turn off the radio! Thanks for sharing the victory with us!

Fran said...

I just did a little V-I-C-T-O-R-Y cheer in my head from the ole high school days!!! Woo hoo!!!!!

Sabrina said...

Yippee!! Awesome job Jacks!!! Such a big boy! Miss you :(

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

WAHOOOOOOO!!

You have turned the corner, girlfriend. Hope you grabbed a handful of those Dibs, too.

Way More Homemade said...

Congratulations Jackson! One small step for the boy, one giant leap... well you get the idea.

I just have to say, considering the topic of your post, the contents of his plate looks a little questionable.

Kelly said...

I saw the title and then saw the picture of Jackson holding a plate of some little dark things and I was a little concerned...........ha!!!!!!
I laughed at what you said because my parents when they were potty training me ALWAYS said "mommy happy, daddy happy, Kelly happy" and then we would all clap our hands. And it became a joke that they said on into my adult life!:-)
YeaY for Jackson!
P.S. I hate politics too!

Rose said...

CONGRATS!!!!! those pictures of Jacks are absolutely precious!!!!

AugsburgDaisy said...

Praise Him! I'm so thankful that you won't endure what our family endured!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I am so proud of him! And of you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the poop. We have been there recently ourselves. ALso - I am SO with you on the politics. SOmetimes I watch because I feel I need to be current, but it truly drives me crazy!

Gulley

Kim said...

That picture of your dog is funny. We have a golden retriever puppy (14 wks) and she loves to lay under the curtains on the AC vent. Such a rough life-ha!

Jungle Mom said...

A red letter day, indeed! My grand daughter was recently potty trained..well, mostly, anyway!

Lisa Pierre said...

I hear ya on the political front. I Facebook messaged a girlfriend with a love for C-SPAN, etc. and whose brother works in DC for her "take" and she said she boils it still down to her values and not her emotions.
Other than that, success "smells" sweet!

Patty said...

Way to go Jackson!!! What a beautiful smile and he looks very proud of himself and he should be!!

Politics, I have been over this whole campaign for months. How refreshing it would be if the bashing would stop.

I love the picture of Beckham. What a cutie!!

MITZI said...

Oh Amanda, too funny, when I saw the picture of Jackson's treats I thought he was showing off his proud achievements!!

Gabby said...

That is the cutest smile ever... success is so sweet!

I also love the strategically placed bowl.

Holly said...

Rejoicing!!!

And that Beckham's a funny fellow.

And, I love politics--it's in my blood. My Chris and I watch the whole thing like a good sport (where your team wins! Come on now, Aggies!) I hope you still love me.

JayCee said...

Hipp, Hipp, Horray!! PTL!!!

P.S....Thanks for explaining the "Dibbs" ice cream. ;>)

Lauren said...

Woo hoo! Go Jackson!

Anonymous said...

Amanda, you made me think of Paul with all this politicking goin' on...he had to keep travelling and revisiting places, sending letters,sending representatives,arguing..etc....to keep the True facts of the matter before the people who were so easily mis-led by false prophets or backslid to their old ways/beliefs...but enough about that....Beckham seemed to be saying:"Hey, LOOK AT ME!!! I am not getting any respect around here what with all the chocolate dibs and fig talk!!!! LOOK AT ME!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures and stories of your day/life and i'm especially tickled to hear how fresh your breadtoast was...i remember as if it was yesterday your stale toast day at the beginning of this blog!!! Give Beckham a treat for me! p.s i also got my license "updated" with the right address....but 11 years later and had to change the State's address...does that make us twins?

Jan said...

Way to go Jackson. I saw the pic of Jackson proudly displaying something in a bowl--so glad I read the rest of the text :) I was beginning to wonder if the Hormone Monster had taken over...

Jan

beckyjomama said...

I am so glad - for a sec there I thought you had pulled a "Jon & Kate Plus 8" ... so very relieved that that was icecream in the green dish.

Potty training is a CHORE - keep up the good work!! You too Jackson!

And, yes, politics - BLAH!!!

lavonda said...

what I wouldn't do for some Dibs right now... I haven't had those in almost a year!

gonna add those to my grocery list for later today.

Congrats Jackson!!!!
WAY. TO. GO.!!
(no pun intended)

jennyhope said...

YAY for POOP!! He sure looked relieved and happy!! Go diego Go!! Girl, Curt felt the baby kick? You weren't even showing a couple of weeks ago...for realz!

We are all about the B.M.'s!!! Just ask my room in San Antonio!! LOL

Kelly said...

Yay! Dibs are a great motivator, way better than the skittles we offered:-)

I'm with you on the election process- yuck! Love to vote, hate the process up to it. (Although I could listen to Laura Bush and her sweet Texas accent all day- love it!)

The picture of Beckham is just too funny. That would be posted on the fridge for sure... guarantees a laugh no matter how wild the hours between 4 and 6 are with a toddler and mommy trying to make dinner!

Honea Household said...

YAY!!! Go Jackson!

Did we ever think we were going to be so proud of some poop? I know I didn't, but I sure was VERY proud when it happened for us!

Three Fold Cord said...

YAY!!!!!!! That is the best time. All your doubts are put away and you see he really can and will do it! So glad for this victory..I know those dibs were the BEST!
He is just getting so big , I can't get over how he is turning into a little boy. Bye bye toddler

connorcolesmom said...

Yeah for Jackson!!
I am so excited for him and you too :)
How exciting about feeling the baby move - that is such a fun milestone
The Beckham pic is so funny - he looks so GUILTY - hehe!
Blessings
Kim

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Congratulations! The first one is the hardest, now you can keep reminding him how easy it was and how yummy those treats were!

Heather said...

I know I've said it before, but it makes me laugh out loud every time you blog and say "Dang, Gina!!" :) I love it!
Congrats to Jackson and to you! The worst is over- it's smooth sailing from here!

courtney said...

The title of this post makes me so happy.

Kelli said...

HOORAY Jackson!! :)

I am NOT a big fan of all the mean politics that are being thrown around... why can't we all just get along!

Toknowhim said...

Congrats... Hope the trend continues :) The dog picture is adorable...

Blessings Amanda!!!

Dionna said...

Yay for mom, dad, AND Jackson! That picture of him with his little bowl of ice cream treats is the most precious thing. :)

aggiejenn@ReflectingHim said...

How great! YAY Jackson!!! That potty-training business is tough! Good for you for sticking it out. My Caleb, who's almost 3, was basically potty-trained because of MDO. He saw all the other kids going and wanted to, also. It was easy-peasy with him, so I suspect I'll have a harder time with my next one, who's only one now!

Mel @ MCA Designs said...

Love that huge smile! Congrats to all of you on the BIG team effort!

Love that photo of Beckham!

(Glad I am not the only one that thought the Dibs were not Dibs upon first glance. Hee, hee!)

Groovewoman said...

Way to go Jackson. Yippee!!

Girl, I will definately need to get the tips on potty training here from you soon. My 19month old is right around the corner from potty training! Ugh! I can't believe how close it already is. It goes by WAY too fast!

Marla Taviano said...

Maybe that's the key to getting my little one to go on the potty. Offer her DibTurds. :)

Tamara said...

Re: politics - I couldn't agree more. My sweet hubby loves it, though, and he would be terrified by the hair weirdness x3!

Good for Jackson! And even better for you!

valerie said...

Yay for Jackson!! I love that big smile. He's mighty proud as well, huh?

jen said...

Yay!!! Lol, and I gotta agree... thanks for s'plainin the dibs. :)

Kristen said...

Yay Jackson!! And double yay for mom and dad!
That face is TOO precious!

Smelling Coffee said...

Congraqtulations on the potty victory! Way to "go" Jackson!!!
:-)

Nicole said...

i totally feel the same way about politics. i just wrote on my blog about it last night! it is already bugging me!

Sara said...

Okay, I was kind of reading fast and skimming ahead to the pictures and for a short short second I was pretty sure you were showing us a picture of Jackson and his poops on the plate:)

Congrats! I remember having about a 6 month break from diapers between kids. It was heavenly!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

After seeing that picture of Beckham, I really miss him! He's adorable.

And way to go, Jackson!!! Ava wants some of your dibs!

twinkle said...

Now THAT should have made the front page of the newspaper! Some GOOD news!
Yay, Buddy!

Mandi said...

Way to go Jackson!!! He looks so proud of himself in that picture and I also had to do a double take of what he was displaying in his bowl!

Cathy Davis said...

HA HA HA @ everyone being glad at the platter explanation, because I had the exact same thought!

CONGRATULATIONS JACKSON!!! It's a proud day for us bloggy aunties tooo!

I'm loving all the picturs and I'm cracking up at Beckham. (I say goob alot too!)

(Did you tell your sister about the snug undergarment? I'm thinking of her comment about you and the other preggers woman...I'm just saying...)

What a great day for you, even considering you had the strange man draw the blood and the near miss in the MDO parking lot.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

whoa - i was not sure what was on that plate.......hee hee

i am with you on the politics... I too will vote, but fully aware that my God is sovereign and will have His way...

love, Leigh

ocean mommy said...

Way to go momma!!! All the hard work is paying off!!! Keep up the good work....

He looks so proud of himself and he should be!!

Blessings!
steph.

life with the wisners said...

seriously? that second picture? should be displayed somewhere prominently for him to see.

way to go, mama!

and how fun that 50+ people are celebrating with your little man's pooping victory.

3girlsmom said...

There's nothing like the feeling of VICTORY! Especially in the sense that you're talking about! Maybe Jackson could teach my middle daughter that it's NOT SCARY!!! We can't get that through her head. Oh, sweet mercy, if I can ever get my kids out of diapers.....
I was a little glad to find out that Jackson had ice cream on his plate. I mean, the victory was so sweet that I wouldn't blame you for taking a picture of it. Because I never did that with my oldest daughter so I wouldn't have any idea what that would be like.....

Krista said...

Yes, your analogy for the current politics is quite appropriate. Amen, sista!

Tiffani said...

Glory, glory, hallelujah!!! I know you're proud and wow, does Jackson look like one proud boy!!!

This election is really making me nervous...I just don't like it when our country changes hands..I keep telling myself there's really only ONE Man in charge...THE Man! And I am so thankful to know Him b/c otherwise, I'd seriously be really stressed about all of this "stuff"!

That precious "pup"! I love it!

Thanks for keeping us "posted"!! :)

Tiffani

MamaCass said...

Yay! Good job Jackson. You haven given us mommies some hope for potty training. Amanda, he really does have a great smile!

Tara said...

Way to go, Jackson!!!!

(And I love the picture of Beckham too- What a life!)

Jenna said...

Jackson is the MAN!!!!

Holly said...

So I take it you did not see Sarah Palin's speech last night? I admit, it was the first presidential speech I have ever watched/listened to in my life, but it was FABULOUS! She is making me excited about this election; and I'm normally feeling the same way as you!

Michelle Bentham said...

Great Job. Jackson!

I hate when that whole can't breath realization happens. MY TMI is that I went into a store that does "fittings" and when she told me the size I should "start" with I almost dropped my teeth.

Shall we say it was triple but not quite an E!

I do not have a burgeoning baby to excuse my busty girth.

Okay. So I am oversharing - so sorry!

Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Jackson! What a milestone.

Emily

The Van Fam said...

Yea Jackson!!!! That's awesome. I see the light at the end of this tunnel!!!

I hear you on the politics. Was I the only one who didn't watch last night?! Possibly...I heard all I needed to on the radio this morning and on Inside Edition this afternoon!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Don't you love the Internet? Jackson got 81 comments congratulating him (and you) on successful poo-poo.

Bet he didn't get that many Dibs.

Julie Robles said...

Congratulations to you and Jackson! Okay, and Beckham is seriously witty.

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

Yay Jackson! You have to tell me where you got the Diego potty. Logan is having issues with sitting on the potty. He is a clean freak and it's dirty. (It was a hand me down from big brother.) He needs a new clean Diego potty.

Amy said...

Hello, I was blog surfing and came upon your awesome posts. I am loving the picture of your dog! I just had to leave a comment, because I have a golden retriever who does the wildest things! I always have to keep my camera ready just in case he decides to "pull a funny."
Amy-TN