We've been finding ways to fill our summer days. Honestly, this staying at home all day stuff is hard for me to get used to. It's just a lot of...well, being home. Luckily, we have fun things throughout the week, like playdates Monday morning, women's Bible study Monday nights, story time at the library Tuesday mornings, and then usually other playtimes with friends during the week. But it's hard for me to find enough things to feel like I'm keeping Ollie (and myself) busy. Okay, let me rephrase that: besides cleaning. That gets old. And it all gets dirty anyway!
Anyway, the point of this post was to update you on Ollie. Here are some ways we've spent our time:
Climbing! Ollie loves to climb. He climbs on stationary items, like chairs, stools, and (tries to climb on) tables. As illustrated here, he also likes to climb on not-so-stationary items, like his car. This makes mom a little nervous. Luckily, he seems to have a high pain tolerance!
Trying to fill daddy's shoes. This week Joel hasn't been quite so busy at work which is nice--he gets home a bit earlier. That's also good for me--since I watch the clock like a HAWK at that point in the day!
Cleaning. So we try to do some during the day. At least to keep things from smelling. This is one of Ollie's favorite past times--sweeping the kitchen floor! Hopefully this continues into his older years!
Playing. He has a new-found interest in these old toys of Joel's. They're pretty funny! Especially when he makes his giraffe-dog.
We also play outside lots--Ollie wakes up in the morning and says "aass?" (which means 'outside') and then in the same 'sentence', "bubba?" (which means 'bubbles') He doesn't care that he can't blow bubbles (or neither can mommy, for that matter--these bubbles don't work well!) He just loves to be outside.
Another highlight: Thursday we met mom and dad and they picked up Ollie and kept him for the night. That was so much fun for him, us and I think, them. They had the funniest video of Ollie wrestling with one of those blow up punching bags--you know, with the sand in the bottom. It's hilarious.
We do love these summer days together. We have lots of fun. And I'm still strongly encouraging the two-nap thing!!!
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