Thanks to all who played my mini little game on my previous post....
I might have to do that a little bit more often -- it's kind of fun to see how my readers interpret photos or what my readers think we would pick or like....
But, the answer would be C....Double Fudge Cookie Dough. The winner, and claimer of bragging rights to my game, would be Sarah L.
Quite a few of you answered Mud Pie. I do really enjoy the Mud Pie Blizzard -- even though I'm not really a coffee drinker. So, that was a good guess.
Again, thanks to those of you who played as well as to my friend, Lori Ann, who played on Facebook. (And Lori, I am not forgetting that your 35th birthday is coming up very soon, but I also know I'm not far behind on the birthday).
I have a post or two lined up in my head. But, they'll have to wait for a bit. In the meantime, here are a few photos of Mr. Luke -- a nickname he sometimes gets called. I actually think that nickname might have originally come from my friend, Andrea. But, it sticks here in this home as well.
1) Luke sits in a booster seat to eat at our kitchen table. We still ALWAYS use the seatbelt. Luke can most certainly sit without one, but Luke is one wiggly kid. We're afraid he'd wiggle his way on out. And, our kitchen floor of tile is hard. For now, for safety reasons, the seatbelt must ALWAYS be fastened.
Awhile back, Luke learned to buckle the seatbelt himself. I finally captured it on camera the other day. It's neat to watch him accomplish something and be VERY PROUD of it each and every time.
2) Luke's not at an age yet where he will sit for extended periods of times to watch movies, DVDs, etc....And, that's O.K. Those days will come when I have a hard time preventing him from just "zoning out."
We're getting ready to go on a driving trip in a couple of weeks or so. The plan is to borrow a DVD player for the vehicle. Hopefully, it'll keep his attention for a bit. Last weekend, we were at Target. I found an Elmo movie for $5, and since Luke seems to have taken to photos of Elmo or "stuffed" Elmo toys, I purchased the movie.
Luke really likes the movie, though it only keeps his attention for about 5 minutes.
The other morning, I was attempting to make some cookies with a very grouchy Luke in tow. Finally, out of desperation, I popped in the Elmo movie.
After a few minutes, I went and checked on him.
This is what I found....
Luke was lying on his stomach, watching the movie, with his feet in the air.
Now, Marc and I NEVER watch TV like this....So, where did he get that? Or, is it just instinctive?
It cracked me up how adult-like (or at least teenager-like) he looked on the floor.
3) This weekend, here in our town, the Harvey County Fair is going on.
Marc and I, at least together, have never done anything with this fair (Marc did quite a bit as a kid). But, this year, we decided we should do something since Luke is now 2 and a bit more aware of what is going on (at least for a 2 year-old).
So yesterday, while Marc was working, Luke and went to Ag Fest -- an event designed with kids in mind.
As an added bonus, our local Parents as Teachers was having a booth -- which Luke is a part of.
It was fun to be outside -- even in the extreme heat we've been having. However, Luke pretty much NEVER left the Parents as Teachers area. I think all of the other kids' activities were geared to kids older than 2.
So, Luke decorated a little barn (which I don't have a photo of).
He then played inside a little barn.
And, for the BIG fun -- Luke pushed around and pushed around and pushed around some more a plastic wheelbarrow.
Tonight, we have plans to "brave" the heat and go and see all of the animals. Perhaps next year, we'll do the rodeo, the tractor pull, or something like that.
Can you tell we live in Kansas -- even though neither Marc nor I are farm people AT ALL. Perhaps I'll change out of my white pants to go and see the animals tonight. See? I'm not a country girl -- white pants :)
Joyful and a little silly
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