My parents keep talking about downsizing sometime soon and moving to Rochester--I am torn, since I'd love to have them here but I worry that if something ever happened to our jobs, we'd consider moving back to Buffalo--and my mom was investigating things in the attic, where most of our old, special toys live. She had brought down a couple boxes, one with some classic old Fisher-Price toys that I remember spending a lot of quality time with, even though they were primarily John's. Jacob loved checking them out...
|The fire truck, plane, and Jeep (with sleeping bags) were so fun!|
There was also this little kitchen set that I'd forgotten about until a couple months ago when some internet thing did a list of toys all 80s kids owned. This was one of them:
|The burners got red when the knobs turned, the timer bell dinged, there was a pot, pan, pitcher, two place settings, and salt and pepper. The green gingham tablecloth was actually a bag to store all of the pieces.|
|Proud but guilty face!|
Sunday was dreary early in the day, and Carter's cold was bad enough that we stayed home from church. No need to pass it on to the other kids in the family room during church. I know one of us could have taken Jacob, but quite frankly I was not in the mood to explain to Jacob why he couldn't stay home too. He's really argumentative right now and I knew that would be a major point of contention. Sometimes I wonder if the amount of yelling that goes on to get out of the house on Sunday mornings negates the good we get out of going to church. Some days it's just not good for anyone. Anyway...the boys played Lego and Carter and I hung out and read some of the new books. I snuck out to Wegmans during naptime and came back to an awake little boy that really wanted to go outside, runny nose and all! Luckily the weather was decent by then, though still cold, so we headed out. I actually snuck out for a couple minutes ahead of time with my camera. The tree in our neighbor's yard that I can see from our kitchen is so pretty!
Since no one lives there right now, I headed over to snap a few closer shots of the tree.
Carter's favorite toy right now is still the lawnmower, and every time he looks toward the front door, he says his version of "lawnmower", in hopes we can go out to play. Yesterday he grabbed his jacket and put on a hat, then stood by the door and whined. At least he got a lot of mowing time today!
I took Carter into the neighbor's yard to see if he wanted to play in the leaves, since we don't have enough in our yard (thank goodness...I had enough of that at our old house to last me forever).
|He mowed through them but didn't really want to play :(|
|Little boy, BIG trees!|
|The front left tooth is the loose one, loose enough to be slightly out of alignment. You can see the new one right behind it!|
The boys played lacrosse and Carter wanted to get in on the action...
Jacob switched to hockey after that and he liked that I caught him mid-shot!
I'm not ready for this colder weather, but the sun helps! We've got one more shot to get to a pumpkin patch, so fingers crossed the weather is decent next weekend!