this is a picture from jj's first day. with a few moms in our ward, we have been trading off and teaching preschool. (I taught today. it was all about the letter E and by the end of the two hours with six little kids I needed some E is for Energy.) he really loves putting on his backpack and heading off into the wide world...
...and potty training!
because of preschool, we figured it was time to crack down on potty training. it has been going surprisingly well! I think he is much more ready now than he was even a month or two ago. it's not a done deal yet, but we'll get there. so many people say potty training is the absolute worst part about parenting, so I had expected it to be really awful (messes everywhere, utter chaos), but mostly life is just a little less convenient. he's my same little boy, but in underwear now (and I've already been wiping his bum since he was born, so that's nothing new).
"I pooped in the toilet!"