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Ah, there it is. We went to Magic Mountain this winter while Heidi was here with her family. It was a lot of fun.
Katya liked cheering for people while they were on the rides. She really didn’t want to ride anything herself though.
Isn’t Ella so cute and getting to be a big girl now?
Anna was finally able to get Katya on a ride by signing “brave” and making it a big deal for her. She was very happy after that and even went on the roller coaster ONCE.
Ben drug four Christmas trees at one time about half a mile or so home. He tied them all together and used two shopping carts but he got them here. I think our grand total of trees was over twenty!
They used the trunks cut up with a pyropen to make really neat burnt picture things and just plain old burned up the rest of them. Quite a sight really.
We went to Magic Mountain this winter while Heidi and her family were here.
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For the last two weeks we have been potty training full time here. We were working on Ella wearing pull ups. Katya was jealous so we put her in pull ups too. I would set her on the potty every hour or so. At first she was just happy to sit there. Then she started to go. Then she noticed she could control when she went. You should have seen the joy on her face when she figured out that was a voluntary action. You could actually see the realization spread across her face. She now loves to potty and is dry most of the time. She still wets at night but that is another problem all together. Ella is more selective with what she does on the potty and when. We told her we would be taking Katya to lunch and to buy pretty panties. Ella said "I want lunch too". The original deal was earrings. That is what Anna got, but we didn’t think Katya would want earrings or that she would tolerate having us care for earrings. She still hates having her hair done most days. So what would make Katya happy? LUNCH! We decided Wendy’s would be good. She likes nuggets and fries, ice cream and coke. Ella wants to go too but not enough to be more diligent with the potty. I don’t know if Katya can sense when she needs to go or not. She has started to ask me to take her to the potty but it is usually to get out of an unpleasant situation or just because she is bored. She goes every time though. So who knows. Can’t ask her. All in all I am very proud of our girls. We thought Katya would be eight or so before she trained due to the Down Syndrome and weakened muscles. She surprises us every day.