Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 227: From the kitchen window

Since we lived with Maile for a month and she is 6 months older than Charlotte, our two learned so many new things.  They both learned to talk better, and more importantly Maile seems to have nearly potty trained Charlotte!  Do you want to know how to make potty training easy?  Let a 3 year old do it for you! 

She would prompt Charlotte every time she went to the bathroom herself and tell her ‘Come Shawyotte, let’s go to da potty.  You just have to twy.’  Then she would cheer her on when she went and explain what comes next, ‘Ok, just a wittle papeh.  Now time to fush.  Ok wash your hands now.’  Both our two now ask to go to the potty several times a day and generally will go.  Once we are a little more settled and can focus on it, we will probably go full potty training mode.  They are growing up so fast!

Here’s Charlotte after going potty and washing her hands.  She still can’t reach the faucet even with her little stepping stool!DSC_9215_edit_wm

This is one of my favorite features in the house.  Being able to look out my kitchen window and see my children enjoying their new backyard.  It has been entirely too long since we’ve had a real yard and I didn’t realize how much I missed it.  Even our dog Scout is having the best time with all the space!DSC_9220_edit_wm

1 comment:

Niffer said...

We purposefully picked our house for the walk-out basement feature. Not many houses have it in this area. It wasn't until after I moved in and found myself in another house (parents are realtors) that I realized how nice it would be to see the kids playing in the backyard while we were in the kitchen getting stuff done. I'm jealous. Oh well... Perhaps next life time. There is no way we're moving any time soon and by the time we do move, the novelty of such a thing will be gone. Enjoy!