Monday, January 10, 2011

Up Down and Potty Party!

Some people might think potty training a 1 year old is totally nuts, but in many parts of the world, early potty training, or a similar concept, elimination communication, is pretty much standard practice (though ERers don't like the word "train"). And while we aren't die hard ECers who started at birth, we are introducing Dalia to the potty and letting her use it when we think she needs to. She is an active participant in this process, saying "pee" when she successfully went in the little potty today (for the third time this week). This is not rocket science, people. Sure it takes a long time, but, what else do I have to do? It is like learning how to breast feed, learning how to eat, crawl and walk.
I guess some may think so, but this is a place where we shares the trials and tribulations of being new-ish parents. So if you aren't interested fast forward! But I have to warn ya, the first photo is a good one, if you can recognize the main event.

Now, of course we took privacy into account. I bet Dalia is going to LOVE this one day:

We are also going to invest in the snap on toilet. Anyone know of an elmo one? Oh and we spared most viewers the actual potty photo, but some chosen
unlucky family members were not spared.

So for those of you who are interested in trying this or just plain confused/shocked/perplexed here are some helpful websites, interesting stuff

Some EC links:

If my mom didn't already think I was an insane hippy-leaning weirdo, she certainly does now :) We will obviously still be using our amazing stash of cloth diapers for some time, but we are still moving toward a diaper free Dalia.

I thought I would also share a couple of cute Dalia playing photos:

Kuddos to Grandma for picking out this sweet riding toy. Dalia loves it!

Dalia is a ball of fun these days and she loves to play. She LOVES to play "up down" at all hours, including dinner time (and at three am).

Check out this video of Dalia playing "up down" with daddy:

Oh and that frame on the wall that still has the original packaging?
Yep, that is major class right there.


Sunday, January 9, 2011


Hey there! Welcome to the new design. I was seriously sick of looking at the old one,
weren't you? Don't worry, I won't be sad if you say yes.
Sometimes it is just, well, time. You know?

And with Dalia's recent haircut (yes, first haircut happened yesteryday) I am seriously remembering her in her earliest days (hence the nostalgic photo above, which I totally love for her quirky look--even then her personality shined through).

Here are some other (read: MANY) delicious baby photos (beware: unbelievably tired, super annoying mommy posting a zillion photos... yes I realize no one wants a full review of her life thus far, especially out of order, but humor me and look at them) and a few goin' on 4 years old wedding photos, just cuz':

mohawk gerber baby
a long time fav
bliss for both parties
fun times with Eilee
an obvious choice
could these pigglywigglies (dalia's new phrase for feet) be any sweeter?
first sushi
Happy Birthday, Dalia Liat
she's intellectual, and super stylish with her amber
first shabbat
3 days post partum, looking decent, i'd say
Chunky monkey
She's polish, a polish Jew, and for the record, she LOVES pierogi
quite possibly my favorite baby shirt. ever.
and look at those jellies!

still her favorite place to cuddle
look how small!
eating snow for the first time
she loves a ball
when she used to wear hair accessories
the dress looks like a picnic table, but c'mon
you know it's still cute

when she was our Del Ray duck
first vacay to florida-flew at 10 weeks
don't copy this or you will get in trouble cuz' it is copyrighted
hire this dc area photographer
i think this was her first daddy smile
that's our girl... what a smile, deux par deux and an old shoe
standing with aba
(aka daddy, breadwinner, lawyer, smarty pants...)
finally, seasonally appropriate
wishing those misha lulu pants still fit, thanks Juanita and Sandy!
another oldie but goodie
look at the light shine in on her
and ALL TIME favorite... she was in LOVE with the animals
she inherited silly face syndrome from mommy
the days of the bjorn were short lived
(don't remember? new? click on the link above)
um, not ready to sit, obviously
weird face syndrome #2
deliciously chunky #2
and there were oh so many pumpkins
for the record, i don't love the side position, do you?
it started with one blabla and ended with wink and
boogaloos and a backpack, an addiction?
this one makes me happy (it's cute) and sad (ugh, DC)
spit happens
random wedding photos:

Have you recovered from the chaos?

Fast forward to today... my toolbar says that Dalia has been nursing for 1 year 1 month 2 weeks and 2 days. Woohoo!

Anyhoo, enjoy the new look and stay tuned for hair cut photos. Dalia's hair is no longer a wild untamed beast. We have taken control of her hair. Oh, and hair is one of her new favorite words/things. We say hair and she touches her hair (and the same with nose, mouth, eyes, and, well, pretty much most things these days).