Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Birthday poster


At Grayson's school, every time a child has a birthday they have a celebration of life ceremony. The parents are invited to watch, and are instructed to bring a poster with pictures of the child's life. Since Ben is an architect, he refuses to make an ordinary birthday collage like all of the other children have---he has to make the mack-daddy of all collages. It was cute last year (and I was SO embarrassed--it was three times the size of the other posters!) and it's even cuter this year (and smaller!). He blurred out Grayson's whole name for this blog post, but besides that it's the same as what we took to school today for Grayson's ceremony. Can you tell who is always behind the camera? There are several pictures of Grayson with his daddy but only one with me in it--I bet we have less than 10 pictures taken over his whole lifetime of the two of us. We need to get better about that--I don't want the kiddos to think their mommy wasn't around when they were younger! 

In other news, Grayson is doing GREAT with potty training! We're in week 3 of potty training boot camp, and he stays dry most of the time and has an occasional poop accident. He's still sleeping in pull-ups or diapers, but he's in "big boy underwear" during the day, both at home and at school. I never knew how exhausting potty training is on the parents---he uses the potty upwards of 25 times most days so we are constantly racing to the potty, cheering, and giving stickers. It will all be worth it when I only have one child to buy diapers for! :)

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8 comments:

Mandy said...

Horray for the potty training! I know you are relieved.

I need this birthday idea for my preschool classes!!

Angela said...

ADOR-ABLE! I'm so glad that the potty-training is going well for him too!

The Smith Family said...

Woohoo, Grayson!!!! I think Connor might start boot camp really soon!!!! :)

(fairy) Godmother said...

Margaret... that poster is AMAZING! I hope you frame it and display it proudly!

Andrea said...

I love it!!

Susan said...

The poster is adorable!!!! Glad to hear the potty training is getting better. That is something I'm not looking forward to with Ben!

Emily said...

LOVE the poster! Precious!

Anonymous said...

So cute!!! How did you make that poster>>?? I want to do one for jackson's 1st b-day!!! Love it! Where are your indiana pics?? did you take any???