Pronounced BAH-CHEW-CHEE, it was a nickname my sister called her first-ever niece, Miss C-Jaz. According to urbandictionary.dom, this term is used to express "an absolutely wonderful bum". And that she is, myBachoochie, my little bum cheeks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Broccoli Trees in Haystacks & 'Operation Re-Newed Potty Poop-N-Pee'

It was indeed another great weekend in Sverige, filled with lounging, walking through Sickla Galleria, eating good food that I made - potato skillet, feta spinach lasagna, beefsteak with onions - and drinking great Cabernet Sauvignon.  Miss C-Jaz and I continued our experiments of Silly Snack recipes, and on Sunday night we made 'Trees in Hay Stacks".  It was cute and tasty but a little more involved to make also requiring a bit more patience with a two-year old wanting to mix mix mix!  Miss C-Jaz didn't want to eat it, but Daddy said it's the best recipe we've made so far.  Agreed!  It could use a few more ingredients to give it a fuller taste.  Maybe then Miss C-Jaz would eat it.  She does have taste buds that enjoy sushi, seafood pasta, and fine chocolates.

Weekends are always great for Miss C-Jaz and Daddy.  She had a great time with J, "Daddy, 'oh-nee'!  Daddy, 'oh-nee'!"  She loved walking hand-in-hand, but she loved walking on her own too just like today as she chased down a pigeon.

Being Monday, it's our withdrawal day from Daddy.  Miss C-Jaz and I went for a walk in the somewhat bright day.  She chose her Gap fuchsia pea coat with striped detachable hood and matching Polo fuchsia loafer-like shoes with green Polo embellishments.  Of course, she had to have her Carter's sunglasses to finish off her look.  She even carried her own backpack that contained my cell phone and her "Pretty a-Pencess" toy camera. 


We had a nice walk, but in the end it got windy.  We did our grocery shopping then headed home for her "two two-teen" nap, which didn't really happen til 3:45ish.  I didn't have much time to do my thing today but I got in some laundry and sweeping.  Miss C-Jaz finally passed out on the couch after I made yummy skagenröra with little messy helping hands.

Miss C-Jaz was more refreshed after her short, but late, nap.  She was more cooperative in the evening helping while I made dinner, reading while I washed dishes, and sitting while we decorated letters of her name for a surprise J and I had planned for 'Operation Re-Newed Potty Poop-N-Pee'.  All last week I've been considering what would get her more interested to do her business in a potty and to wear 'big girl' pants (diapers) - Miss C-Jaz likes to consider it as 'little girl' pants since she's not a baby or a big girl, as she describes.

J and I surprised her after dinner, and she was shocked and totally loving it.  This is what Miss C-Jaz saw as she came into the washroom, then we moved it to an area she wanted, just under the sink by the rug where we put her potty (so her feet wouldn't get cold).

It was so cute!  Right away Miss C-Jaz wanted to wear her new pull-ups, and she sat on her new pink Baby Bjorn though nothing happened at first.  I think it might be a little too small for her, so I might check out the potty chair version. 

Miss C-Jaz gets the whole concept of potty-ing, but we'll see tomorrow just how much it sticks.  Tonight, before falling asleep she peed in the potty then drank 5 ounces of milk and is sleeping in a pull-up diaper.  Hopefully, J and I wake up with NO dried pee areas on the bed, or worse, on our clothes.  Yes, we're in a shared bed, for now, since our current Swede loft has no practical area for a toddler bed.  Unfortunately, Miss C-Jaz can't use her Ellis convertible day bed back home...but it won't be long...5 months and counting.