Wednesday, Aubrey and Brad and I spent most of the day outdoors. We went on a walk through the neighborhood, then let Aubrey play in the yard while I sat on the porch and read for my classes. While she napped, I watched my online lecture videos and did some studying. After picking Aiden up from school, it was more time spent outside with him and a gaggle of his friends.
Thursday brought more lovely temps, so we threw the doors and windows open to air out the house and Aubrey and I played for a good while on the porch. She ate her snack outside--Goldfish crackers, which she insisted upon eating with a spoon. That spoon was later re-purposed as a tiny shovel for digging in the dirt in our flower beds.
We've all spent a lot of time outside lately--a trend that will continue as fall weather moves in over the next few months. But at the heart of all of that outside living is a big porch with a comfy sofa and chairs.
Aubrey crashing on the pavement--she's worn herself out playing.
Studying on the porch with my favorite study buddy.
Eating Goldfish with a spoon.
My silly gal. She's trying to feed me Goldfish with the spoon.
Hmmm, this spoon makes a nice shovel!
The accessory of the day: swim goggles. Later that day, we added a cowboy hat and a purse.
Let's just say she has her own sense of style!
Aubrey being silly--that girl is a ham!
Once his homework is done, this is all I see of Aiden until dinnertime:
a streak that zooms by on a scooter, with a gaggle of neighborhood boys close by.