It's been suprisingly warm this week, and we are loving the 60 and 70 degree temperatures. I took Leo into the backyard yesterday, and he was having the time of his life! This was the first time he's really been outside to roam around since he started walking, so he was thrilled to be exploring everything in the backyard. He picked up every stick he came upon, waved it in the air, and then carried it along until he found another stick that he liked better. He crumbled up leaves, dug in the dirt, felt the rough bark of all the trees, and picked blades of grass. He was in little boy heaven.
Today I was outside working on a project during Leo's nap. (I'm sanding off the old finish of a coffee table I bought for $20) When he woke up a while later I brought him outside with me and he was fascinated by the sander, and the whole sanding process. I put my ear protectors on his head, and he looked so cute with his chubby cheeks squished together. And I guess he liked wearing them because he toddled off to explore the backyard while they were still on.
Leo is all boy. He loves dirt, sticks, and power tools.
In our 12 years of wedded bliss, "Always an Adventure" has become our mantra. It's helped us laugh at whatever 'adventures' have come our way: lost luggage and missed flights, home renovations, final exams, art shows, thesis writing, infertility and adoption, long commutes, and 5 moves to 4 states. And the adventure continues...