Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catching up

Here are a few updates from the Dalbey Trio. First, Preston continues to be a happy boy and just loves playing with his train set. Sometimes I can't pull him away from his trains or he insists upon bringing one his trains wherever we go. If he doesn't have a train in his hand he is telling me about the trains and their various adventures. He is super sweet and very creative. Here are a couple pictures of Preston playing with his trains the other day.
Second, Preston is making progress on potty training. He usually has about 1 accident a day but stays dry the rest of the time. He likes his big boy underwear from Grammie and Papa and goes willingly to the bathroom when we ask. The phrase that seems to work with him is "clean and dry". We ask him frequently if he is staying "clean and dry" and I think he understands what we are asking. We are still working on potty training when we leave the house and when Preston needs to go #2...I am sure we will get there in time. I am learning that potty training is simply your child to do something new and it just takes time. Some people have asked if we are trying to get Preston potty trained before Peyton is born. While that would be great, I am not counting on it. I just want Preston to learn what it means to be a 'big boy' and encourage him to start doing things himself - perhaps a little bit of healthy independence. I will admit that we would like to have him completely potty trained by the time he is 3 (in August) so he can go to pre-school. Thankfully, we have plenty of time.
Finally, the big news of the week from the Dalbey family is that Steven passed his NCE or National Counselor Exam on Saturday. This is huge! Steven is now one step closer to being a Licensed Professional Counselor (no longer a Counselor in Training). We are very proud of him and thankful that he will not have to take anymore tests! We love you!

Well, that is all for now. I have some other random thoughts but I will save them for another day. Happy Snow Day!

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