I've been unintentionally gone for a bit, eh?
We are STILL working on the fence, which is taking a lot of time. And of course, the weather is warm and wonderful, so we've been outside a lot. And garage saling a lot. And flea marketing.
And going to baseball games! Twice this week. Although not the greatest photo of him, I love how this photo looks like Jack is standing in front of a picture of the stadium.(I had him stand on a chair in front of me.) The new camera does interesting things.
We've seen a double rainbow.
And I've been buying things for the new house at all those yard sales/flea markets/etc. Which means "projiks!"
I drove by this dresser twice before I decided to get out and buy it. What was I thinking?!? (I have no idea what to really call this style of furniture. That door on the bottom opens to reveal an armoire type space, with a bar for hanging clothes. Clearly it is meant for little people clothes, it's pretty petite.)
It's been freshly painted in a soft green (Martha Stewart LemonGrass*), had new knobs and has replaced the dresser that Jack was always complaining about. (The bottom drawer was hard to open and close.)
Speaking of the Jack attack, he was watching Peep this morning and he asked me if Quack (the duck) was an amphibian. I told him no, that Quack is a bird. "But mom, the teacher said that amphibians live on land and in the water. Like Quack." "Well, yes Jack, but it's more complicated than that. Birds have wings and feathers and 2 legs." "WAIT! I have an amphibian book , we'll look it up." He returns with the book, flips to the index (!), looks up amphibians and then brings me the book. "Ok, we need to read page 116 through 118."
It ALWAYS amazes me when I discover little things he knows. When did he learn to use an index? As a middle school teacher I was *still* teaching my kids how to do that!
For kicks we asked him who won the baseball game two days after we went. "Them," he said. (He was right.) What was the score? "5 to 2." (Right again.)
Silly me, I didn't think he was paying any attention at all. :-)
Ok, I have a bazillion messes to clean up, loads of things to photograph so that I can, you know, actually blog again, photos to collect from Costco and so forth. See you soon.~~
*I wish I had chosen a bolder green. The color is a little too pastel for Jack long term. And I really wanted silver knobs instead of glass for him, but I had too hard of a time deciding, so I went with the old standby. It works for now and I can change when he gets a little bigger.