Potty Training Success!!! (Well, mostly!)

Two weeks ago Graceface turned 2 years old and subsequently started pre-school. We have had toddler potties all over the house in the playroom, bathroom downstairs and our room upstairs - and occasionally Gracen would use them - usually incentivized with JellyBeans. 

We had heard the old adage, "If you try to potty train them at 2, they'll be potty trained by 3; if you try at 3, they'll be potty trained at 3" so I was half hoping to wait another year - since I am changing diapers and everything anyways.

BUT being the youngest in her class at pre-school, means many of the other kids who are now almost 3 are potty trained... and there is no better form of imitation than that 2 year old peer pressure! Grace started coming home from school asking to use the potty. It was great, though still somewhat sporadic... until this weekend when she decided herself that aside from bedtime and nap time, she was ready to be a big big girl all the way! The funniest part of this whole situation though is Grace is still working with a speech therapist and cannot verbally express her need to go, so instead points to my bottom every time she needs to use the restroom. Very interesting when we are out in public...

I wish I could share some tips or tricks of what worked, but aside from bribery (we had a Fisher Price Pink Bubble Lawn Mower that we mentioned for the past three months she gets when she was potty trained) and a sticker chart, we really just let her do her thing. We did find that giving her toilet paper to hold while she was going for some reason made it all happen a lot faster. Go figure...

Anyone have tips or suggestions on what worked for your family when it came to potty training?!