Monday, January 19, 2009

Make good on a Promise...........

Well, we had to make good on a promise to Zach.  Potty training has not been the easiest thing in the world because of me having to go back to work.  So over Christmas break, I knew the time was here to potty train once and for all.  I set my mind to it, and we were going in full steam ahead, never looking back.  And that is exactly what we did.  Zach needed a little extra motivation for the hard part.  Getting one m&m just wasn't enough.  So, after some friendly advice from a neighbor, I decided that a good old fashioned reward was just what he needed.  I obviously don't remember my own potty training, but I'm willing to guess our mothers never went to such extremes!!  Anyway, the big reward was going to see Mickey Mouse!  Zach has been twice, once at 5 months old to see the Wiggles with Brandon.  And again, thanks to Jennifer, who let us in for free one day!  He was too little to remember either trip.  So, this was a BIG day!!!  (Sorry about the pics being out of order, I'm still trying to work out the kinks of the blogging) :)

This is about 5 minutes before they both fell asleep.  It was pretty cold by Florida standards on Saturday, but we went to any measure to make sure we made it happen.  This is the boys totally wrapped up at the castle.  We arrived that morning about 9:30 am and left about 9:45 pm. Mom and Dad were completely zonked the next day.
Who can go to Walt Disney World and not splurge on the gigantic lollipops!  Of course the inevitable......Zach dropped his on the ground and it broke into thousands of little pieces.  I thought for sure a melt down was moments away, but he took it like a big boy.  No tears!
The whole family with Mickey and Minnie.  The whole day depended on this.  Zach had been saying for days that he was going to tell Mickey that he went .......  on the potty like a big boy.  Luckily, he was so overwhelmed that he forgot to mention that. :)
This rivals Mickey Mouse for his favorite character!  He is in LOVE with Buzz Lightyear.  Zach spotted him a mile away.  "I want to go see that Big Buzz," he said.  So, he did.  With much delight, he hugged and hugged Buzz.
The best showcase of the day.......best friends.  We had such a wonderful time and are so glad that Brandon got to share in this special day with us.  I think Zach had a better time with Brandon around to share it with.  We all had a "magical" day with memories that won't be soon forgotten!  Of course, he's already asking when are we going again?

3 comments:

Kim said...

Way to go Zach-we are so proud of you big boy! I love the pictures...especially the one of him and Brandon with the hats on-Zach looks so happy! We are taking our kids to Disney on Feb 11th-Kacie was a toddler last time we went so she will be thrilled!

Dena said...

You definitely got your money's worth! The kids look like they really had a good time. What a long day! We stayed til 3 the last time we went and I was wiped! Heath wants to know what's up with Zach wearing a Gator sweatshirt?

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

oh what a fun day!!! I tell you, Amelia loves to go JUST FOR THAT BIG SUCKER!!! seriously. Glad the potty training went so well. I need to start on Tommy soon, ugh.