Here's a little tip in case you should find yourself with a a heap of rice or sticky spaghetti on your hardwood floor. Sprinkle cornmeal on the offending food and it sweeps right up.
Besides the big rice clean up we spent a lot of time outside. We played and tried to plant grass where there is only dirt....we'll see what happens. While we were outside I happened to look up from what I was doing to see Lucy doing her business in the yard. I shouted "No Lu! We go in the potty!!" and she responded "but I a dog, woof!, and dogs poop outside". It could be an interesting summer.