We're not quite ready to let go of fall. Fortunately, we've been enjoying the balance of outdoor adventures and cozy time inside. We spent a weekend with all the grands and great-grands.
|Helping Honey with laundry|
|Checking out one of PopPop's radios.|
|Reading with Happy|
|Granny sleeping? OK, I'll just take her walker out for a spin.|
|PopPop's tractor is fun, too.|
And we're enjoying some new games at home:
|Hide-and-seek. He's amazingly patient waiting to be found, so we employ this often|
to get small tasks accomplished upstairs.
|Hangers. He likes to ask for one of each color from Daddy's closet.|
This is "dark green" and "REALLY green."
|"Legos." (Duplos.) He has amazing focus-he built all of this|
(except the base Daddy added for stability) at one time.
But mostly, by Nate's choice, we read books. Books, books, and more books. He quotes phrases, sentences, sometimes several pages, from his favorites. Right now, the (roughly estimated) top ten:
Even patient, book-loving parents could get tired around the 20th book of the day. But it's tough to say "no" to this:
In between books and games, Mama sneaks time for holiday elving and plans for two parties. You gotta have something to get you through "cold wintertime, when belly buttons hide."