Two days ago, Luke was officially twenty-one months old. I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had forgotten to take a photo on the actual day -- OH NO!
Don't worry because last night, when Marc was home from work, we captured an "official" photo -- a day late.
So, here it is....of course, with the "bwankie" in hand.
And, just for fun (as we have each month), here is a photo from a year ago -- at 9 months of age.
Many people have told me over the years that I should NEVER stop learning.
And, I can say that, in my life, I think that is true. I truly do think I learn something each day.
Today, for my education, I learned a bit about water. This learned thing today is actually something I've heard about but never really have seen for myself.
I learned about how water puddles are magnets for little boys.
Yes, I'm sure little girls get into water as well, but my frame of reference today involved two boys....specifically Luke and Oliver.
(Oliver and Lily were at our house this morning -- I watch them 1-2 times a week).
And, before I go on any further, in case you're wondering, Lily was peacefully sleeping when all this occurred this morning....
Anyways, it rained here yesterday and I think, a bit last night.
Around 10:00 or so this morning, Oliver, Luke and I went outside to play. The sky was clearing. I knew we'd be safe from downpours.
We were outside for a bit -- playing with bubbles, balls, a kid golf set, etc. We also visited with our neighbor, Willis, where Oliver got to watch Willis load a lawn mower into the back of his pick-up (BIG FUN)!
Then, I noticed that Luke discovered a water puddle by our garage door (water tends to collect right there thanks to the way the concrete is layed).
Very soon, Oliver was right over there with him. Yes, I can say that Luke was the leader in this one (Sorry Kendall).
Then, they both had to "check out" the water -- I'm not really sure what they saw (I'm hoping nothing was "in" the water).
After a bit, Oliver saw something else that apparently looked more interesting (I'm not sure what).
So, Luke proceeded to sit down in the COLD water and play some more.
After that, Oliver suggested we go and play in the sandbox...We just got a "new" (used by another family first) sandbox. The family gave us a great deal -- including a bit of colored sand and sandbox toys. Joel (Oliver and Lily's dad) was able to get some other sand for us at no charge. It was a great way to get some inexpensive entertainment for the backyard.
Fortunately, neither boy wanted to sit down in the sandbox. Wet clothes and sand would've been even more of a mess.
After a bit, we needed to go in because Lily would be waking up soon.
Luke was stripped down to a diaper to go inside. Oliver took his shoes, socks, and pants off in the garage. Fortunately, I have a few clothes that don't yet fit Luke, and so, Oliver wore some of Luke's "too big shorts" home. Oliver went home without shoes. Luke got a new outfit on.
And now, if you'll excuse me, Luke's taking a nap. I must go back outside and hose down Luke's shoes to wear later in the day. They're FULL of mud.
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