Monday, October 05, 2009

Exploring our surroundings

Now that the warm days are numbered and winter is just around the corner, I have been trying to take the kids outside every chance we get. I am also trying to learn my way around without the GPS, so I take little road trips to see what I can find.

Today we found the most beautiful lake with trees that were in color. The kids had a blast throwing leaves in the water and making them float like little boats. Rocks and twigs were also fun. The beauty of the place was breathtaking...so please forgive me for sharing more 'fall foliage' photos. There is just something about the beauty of God's creation that feeds the soul.














This was the view from the 'beach' when we looked back at the road we had driven in on.

Within the first five minutes, Jake had managed to step slightly into the lake--enough to get the bottom of his shoes wet. I explained to him that it was too cold to take shoes and socks off to get wet and that he needed to stay OUT of the water. I might as well have asked him not to breathe.

He did well for about 10 minutes and then...


He may have forgotten, but since it seemed like disobedience, I told him that he had to sit out and could not play anymore. He was sad...and he watched the kids play, which I thought would be torture. But you know...Jake just can't be kept down for long. After a few minutes, he seemed resigned to his fate and began to amuse himself with nothing.





And then...he had to go potty. I was having fun taking pictures and since I had taken him potty in the woods several times, I figured he could handle this little chore by himself.

Or not.

He disappeared into the woods and SaraGrace soon followed him. A few seconds later she announced triumphantly that, 'Jake peed on himself! And all over him's hands!"

Aw man....

I went over to survey the damage and it became apparent that Jake, while successful in taking his pants down, had forgotten (?) that one needs to remove one's underwear before going potty. It was also apparent that his um...you know...thingy...was stuck in the upright position in his underwear because the front of his shirt was soaked. Like this...

He seems unperturbed.

So the big question is: "Did ANY of the wee-wee end up in the grass?!" I'm thinkin' not.

The good thing is that the back of his pants were dry, so he was able to wear them home. I had been thinking that he would have to sit buck naked in his carseat--except for his socks, which were strangely dry--all the way home. I could just imagine being stopped for speeding or something and having the cop look in the back seat to see a little naked baby strapped into a carseat. Sheesh...

10 comments:

Lori said...

Ok, either Jake will end up laughing all the way to the bank with the money you end up making off a book that is finally published based on all these Jake posts...or he is going to KILL YOU someday!! Heehee!!

Love it!

Jackie said...

Aww, little boys. I'd seriously not know what to do with one of them, lol

Mom Of Many said...

There is nothing like the NE for the fall foliage - gorgeous!! Share all you can for the rest of us who miss it sooooo much and the poor folks who have never lived near it!!

And as far as Jake - one of the sweetest pictures I have ever seen...what a precious look...poor little dude - he gets an "A" for tryin'....

Stefanie said...

Strangely, after seeing your gorgeous pictures of fall foliage, all I can remember is that picture of sweet Jake after trying to potty outside. Good thing he was unperturbed! And I had to laugh at the visual you created of him: nekkid except for his socks, strapped in a car seat... what a scene that would have been ;)
Reminds me to pack some spares in my car, just in case :)

Beautiful Mess said...

The foliage was great and then... the best! Man you can't make up stuff like this!

What a cutie! Thanks for giving me my morning LOL!

Gretchen said...

Oh MY!!!! How funny!!

Why didn't you tell me this last night when I was grumbling to you about my blog posts?

I hope you have a great day!

Penny said...

Oh the joy of boy....

mom2-4boys said...

Oh my!!!

First of all many a shoe has been lost or ruined in our house of 4 boys and lots of water around.

Welcome to New England were the scenery is beatiful and the laundry is plentiful!!! Just wait until spring the mud yuck, but the smiles well worth it!!!

Tracey

familyof8 said...

I love your blog! Your honesty and passion about life, adoption, Jesus is a great example for us all.
We live in AL now and boy do we miss New England falls. We are from CT. Thanks for sharing!
Have a blessed day!
Christine

victor said...

bet that was the last time he forgot and peed on himself