Naomi's Ten Step Potty Process:
Step 1: Remove all clothing from the waist down.
Step 2: Place potty seat on the potty.
Step 3: Climb onto the potty.
Step 4: Wait for about 12 seconds to see if you really need to go.
Step 5: Grab about 1/2 the roll of toilet paper and shove it in the toilet.
Step 6: Jump off the toilet, run upstairs, and grab a new pair of clean clothes.
Step 7: Attempt to re-diaper and re-dress yourself. (If this doesn't work, no worries, just run around naked instead!)
Step 8: Step onto the stool to wash your hands.
Step 9: Rinse thoroughly.
Step 10: Grab the towel off the holder and dry your hands.
After proceeding through the 10 Step Potty Process clean and re-dressed, you may leave the restroom. Four important reminders:
1: Do NOT flush the toilet.
2: Do NOT turn the water in the sink off!
3: Do NOT return the towel to the towel hanger (You can't reach it anyway!)
4: If you accidentally make a mess on the toilet seat, grab the toilet brush and the strong smelling "bleachy" stuff, and make sure you clean it yourself!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
On our way home from Virginia Beach, we stopped off at Jamestown (America's earliest colony) and Colonial Williamsburg!
Tate is walking a path on Jamestown Island:
Friends on the beach, sharing the umbrella...as the song goes,
"I'll be your friend, gonna stick it out to the end..."
Emily called this a "Click Moment." You know, the kind that you miss if you're a second too late? Tempted by exhaustion and a slew of other excuses not to drop everything and run to the beach for our third sunset, but knowing we only had a couple more sunsets to see, we dropped everything and sprinted to the boardwalk, over the dunes, and all the way to the edge of the world...to see God's Masterpiece. But what we really found there, was family...
The Goode girls, Dallas, and Naomi wait for a stingray! Tate-having no fear-pets one like he does this all the time!
Tate, Margaret-Jane, and Naomi securing the entrance to the beach!
We spent 5 days in Virginia Beach and were so excited to have our friends, Emily and her daughter, Margeret-Jane Aishu Goode join us! We were friends reuinited from our small group in Frederick, Maryland!
We recently returned from our Virginia Beach trip! We spent some time one morning walking on the beach, looking for shells!
They didn't find any shells under this little sandwall, but it sure was fun!
What we really liked about Daddy's graduation was watching him get "Hooded" in the "Hooding ceremony!" (And then we got to play with his hood)
Dallas finished his MBA from Mount Saint Mary's University this Spring! Here we are at the oldest Grotto in America right before his graduation ceremony!
We signed Tate up for "Parent-Child Soccer" at the YMCA. We expected him to be pretty athletic because he's always loved to watch and try new sports. We did not, however, expect to see his MAD soccer skills they way they were expressed! He smoked all the 3-4 year olds on the field! He scored 6 or 7 goals every time we met! He was making up new soccer tricks! He was stealing the ball from opponents! It was AMAZING! The kid seriously has some SKILLS!
We signed him up for Waynesboro Soccer this fall...look for more pics later this year!
We went on a hike up Chimney Rock in Maryland, which was over 2 and a half miles roundtrip. Half of it was almost straight up. Tate made it the whole way. Naomi made it to the part where it got really steep. Naomi and I both looked up the hill. She said, "Up!" I said, "Yep, it's really steep." When I turned around to look at her, she had her arms up for me to pick her up. So she rode the rest of the way in the backpack.