These are some of my favorite moments with Reed. Upon waking from his naps, he's always very slow to perk up. He enjoys snuggling and relaxing with me for a just a bit before he hits the floor running. Another one of those precious moments to cherish.
I have been trying to make a conscious effort to expose Drew to something more than television and toys during our days together at home. Using online resources, we've put together a few art projects, and he absolutely loves it! After asking to do an art project tonight, he did a little painting. I could barely get him to smile for the camera! (If you look closely, you can see Reed's reflection in the window!)
I was worried that Luci might not make it into any of our pictures for this particular project, so I made it a point to take her picture this week. This has been a constant state for her, for say, the past three years. Poor thing hasn't been the same since we introduced babies into the family. Eat, sleep, go outside. Poor girl needs a vacation!
I can usually count on a package from Amazon every 4-6 weeks, filled with a collection of new books Brad has ordered. These showed up on our doorstep today. Usually "church books," Brad is constantly filling himself with new and valuable information to help him and our ministry grow. Another one of those things I truly admire about him.
We've allowed Drew limited access to our old computer to play games on Playhouse Disney. He's navigating the website quite well, and he discovered this today. He "built-your-own-scene" with Lightening McQueen (of course) and then somehow figured out how to print it on his own. Yep. No help from mom on this one. I'm not sure if I should be impressed...or concerned.
Cooking is not my favorite thing. I have never really enjoyed it, primarily because I don't like picking the menu, and I certainly don't like that preparing and cleaning up afterwards takes considerably longer than the time we spend eating it. But I've set out to change my attitude and have committed to meal plan and try new recipes. So far, it's working! I impressed even myself tonight, as I mixed my mom's porcupine meatball recipe with Becky Higgins' version. This was delicious!
We celebrated Drew's third birthday today with some of his favorite friends. Obviously, a Lightening McQueen themed party, this is one of my favorite pictures from the day. (It was difficult to choose so I'll probably figure out a way to squeeze a few more into our Project Life album.)
(This post is linked to Jessica Turner's Project Life Tuesday.)