Saturday the boys came to play while Amanda was doing a piano tuning and I had thought we might go to the park but rain threatened so we just played here at the house.
First I gave the boys haircuts on the deck then they got to use scissors and the new cooky cutters for the play dough. We had some lunch and Charlie ate 15 fishsticks!! Afterwards he said his tummy was a little tippy. He never got sick but I did suggest that maybe next time he ate so many fish sticks that he leave a little bit of time between for them to settle? Patrick put away his fair share of fish sticks too, only he ate half of his frozen. Goofy kid.
Patrick LOVES umbrellas but the one he had here, I am afraid he had played with it so much it was broken. I told him there was a larger one on the deck he could open up and we did that. I was busy getting ready to give Charlie his hair cut and I hear little voice from the deck calling “Help Grandma!”, me….”Hold on a minute Pat-Pat” and almost immediately I hear a panicked little voice call “Grandma!!! I need some HELP HERE!!!!” I decided I better investigate a little quicker than I had planned to and sure enough, he was being picked up Mary Poppins style via umbrella with the wind. I had to laugh as I rescued him but for sure….he needed HELP when he called for it that time!!
It never ceases to amaze me what little boys like to play with. Somewhere Patrick found 2 hollow table legs off of an outdoor side table and they immediately became rocket packs, complete with flames of red paper shooting out the end, then Charlie needed some too, so we found another little side table with removable legs and I got 2 out for Charlie, which meant that Patrick needed a couple more too.
I got one out but told him the other one was stuck. “No grandma, step on it like this and PULL!” Sure enough, I was able to step on the table to pull out a couple more of the legs and that kid has learned about leverage at a very young age I say!
Charlie made his table legs into a telescope then it magically turned into a flame thrower after Patrick said that Charlie could have some of the flame from his rocket pack.
When it came time to leave, Patrick wailed “I don’t want to go home!!!” But as Charlie headed out the door, he quickly changed his mind and went galloping after Charlie calling, “Don’t leave without ME Charlie!!” He did have to make 2 laps around their rig before he could be convinced to get into his seat but they finally got buckled up and on their way.
Dale had come home for some lunch and lay down for a nap while the boys were here and their tummies were full and there was a short time of nearly quiet here in the house. With those 2 boys, it is hard to believe they are ever quiet, but once in awhile the noise subsides some.On my way home from work one night I saw Mama Moose and twins alongside the road. I slowed wayyyyyyy down just in case they decided to cross in front of me but they stayed away from the edge of the pavement. I had hoped I could snap a picture of them but mama hustled the 2 little ones back into the woods before you could say jack rabbit so once again, it was so cool and an awww nuts at the same time.
All righty....enough out of me for this day. Photo today is of Charlie taking picture of swans here last year.