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Today, it's dreary, cloudy, a bit windy, yucky, rainy, and even for a bit -- snowy.
So, we've been inside all day -- really had no reason to go out (though, honestly, I'm going to find a reason a little later -- this Mama needs out for a bit).
Lily was here this morning. Lily is the almost 2 year-old little girl who stays here 1-2 mornings a week (depending on time of year). She is the daughter of some friends of our's....Joel and Kendall.
Here are a bunch of "random" photos from this morning and early afternoon.
Luke, once again, ate breakfast in his "Choo-Choo" hat. He also ate with a few assorted cars (also becoming the norm).
After he finished a decent breakfast, I allowed him to have some juice (he doesn't get juice with breakfast because that's probably all he'd have)....I actually don't mind him having a sippy cup in the family room, but for some reason lately, he's been into having juice in the kitchen. But, this time, he chose to be out of his booster seat.
Here are a few of the things the kids did this morning to entertain themselves. Sometimes, I do admire their ability to come up with things to do. Other times, it's clear they're bored, and I need to be a bit more intentional in coming up with things to do.
Lily -- playing with blocks....She actually did this for quite awhile.
Lily -- waving a flag....Luke did this as well, but I didn't get a photo. Also, if you notice that Lily is carrying a blanket -- it's one of Luke's. She insisted on having a blanket this morning, probably because she saw Luke with him blanket.
Both Luke and Lily tend to like to play with seatbelt buckles (on the booster seats). This morning was no exception, but I do think that Lily beat out Luke on this one this morning (Luke wasn't as interested in that today).
Both kids had their mid-morning snack of cheese crackers and water.
Luke, like a true boy, insisted on rolling his cars through the chair slats and making the cars CRASH to the floor -- over and over again.
Lily played with the telephone -- I think she called her Daddy maybe nothing short of 50 times -- VERY CUTE!
Toward the end of the morning, I turned on one of our Praise Baby DVDs....Lily didn't really care about it. Luke, on the other hand, settled down for a bit with his blanket and thumb :)
After Lily left at noon, Luke and I had lunch.
After lunch, Luke headed off to play some more while I cleaned up the kitchen. While in the kitchen, I heard some "racket" in the family room. I headed in there to see what Luke was doing.
To my surprise, he had cleaned out his "hat drawer" (yes, he has a drawer for his ever-growing hat collection) and was using the drawer as a basketball goal for one of his balls.
Kids and creativity amaze me....Where did Luke come up with that idea? Has he seen another child do that? Or, was that all in his mind?
I haven't shown him that. And, since basketball season is still kind of in pre-season games, we haven't had a lot of basketball on TV yet.
Pretty clever....I'm hoping ideas like that "pop" into his head throughout the winter. Something tells me I'll need to help that creativity along a bit :)
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