No photo today as I forgot and didn't get a chance to upload the photo I wanted to use. However, here is a linky for the latest request from the toddler. He wants a bulldozer. He found one last night at the Little Treehouse for sale, but I told him no. It is really cool, though, right? Maybe for his birthday...
We went to the Little Treehouse for dinner and playtime last night because it was just two of us and we needed to get out. They do not charge for playtime in the evening if you order food, so it was a good value. Toddler refused to stop playing to eat. I managed to get him to eat two apple slices and a handful of blueberries. Let's just say he had a blast and didn't want to go home. We will definitely have to go back at that time again since it was practically empty. The last time we were there it was the morning/mid-day and was so crowded kids were arguing over toys. This time the monkey was able to play with whatever he wanted. It was very pleasant.
Today we had a house full of kids and moms for playgroup. The toddler LOVED having his friends over to play and didn't want them to leave. It was fun and he even helped clean up all of the toys that were everywhere by the afternoon. He took a great nap, as he was exhausted. He woke up to discover that the lawn guy was here. This completely rattled him. He was mixed with fascination and fear. He loves yard tools--mowers, weed wackers, leaf blowers. He is almost obsessed and has turned some of his toys into those tools (the popper is a weed wacker, the digger is his mower, the wagon is his snow blower, an old cell phone charger cord is his leaf blower.) He ran from window to door to window watching Gardener Drew, as we nicknamed him, work on the lawn. When lawn guy got too close to the house, the toddler would become frightened and would run to get me to watch with him. He finally agreed to let me make dinner as long as he could sit at the kitchen table to draw. He was curious as to why Gardener Drew's weed wacker did not have a cord but Daddy's has a cord. I didn't try to explain gas vs. electric powered tools...He also wanted to know where Gardener Drew's barn was. We have a two story shed in our yard that we call the barn, which is another toddler obsession: Daddy's barn. Toddler's barn is a pop up tent that he stores way too many toys in for fun. What an exciting afternoon for a two year old!
This weekend is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Four of us from my knitting group are traveling together for the day on Saturday. The weather forecast is good, even looking like it might be hot out (upper 80s!) I am excited! I only need sock blockers, and am not planning to buy much, but I can't wait to see the sheep and all kinds of yarn. Tess' will be there so I need to fondle her yarn. I have to remember my camera so I can take lots of photos!