Over the weekend Max and I came inside after swimming and we headed to the bathroom to dry off. Once I wasn't dripping anymore, I went to finish some cleaning and start the laundry. I hadn't seen Max come out of the bathroom so I went to check on him. A 4-year old left anywhere when it is completely quiet is usually not a good sign.
When I went back into the bathroom, this is what I say, Max's head dipped in the sink. I asked Max what he was doing because when I left him he was dried off and he just said he was going to get the grass off his feet. I naively assumed getting the grass off his feet would involve wiping them with a towel. Obviously, Max had a different idea as the sink was filled with water and his feet were submerged. As my mind was piecing all this together and coming to a conclusion of what was going on. He answered my question, which I almost forgot I had asked him what he was ACTUALLY doing. He said, "I am baptizing myself." Okay, this was cute which is why I took the photo. Which started a whole conversation on being baptized and what it means which is never a bad topic to discuss. So, the grass was off his feet, he was dry and he baptized himself with his little stuffed animals all in attendance. Woohoo he had a busy day. As the day unfolds for a 4-year old you never know what will happen...
This is his new best "friend" Roo or as he likes to call him "Little Guy." He goes everywhere (sits with us at mealtime, hangs out watching Max at swimming lessons, is his pal at school during naptime) and when I hear Max laughing hysterically in his car seat, it usually has something to do with Little Guy. Ross says we need another child quickly so Max will stop talking to his stuffed animals... I think I'd miss the laughs and conversations between Max and this 2 inch kangaroo so we'll just let him keep the chatter alive and well.
Max fell asleep with his swimming goggles on, I guess his unique fashion sense follows him even during nap time. I took them off of him after the photo and he slept right through it. Of course, the first thing he said when he woke up was, "Where are my goggles?"
The catch - the pool at this hotel was closed so there wouldn't be any swimming but we definitely got our money's worth out of the goggle purchase!
As you can see, on my desk at work, I have a cheat sheet explaining some texting lingo. I am not a good texter, which is why I own an iPhone, I can spell out every word. I have Post-it notes around explaining texting lingo to me. I will get emails that say BTW and I think, what is that - there aren't any vowels?! I am way behind on understanding it all, if there are any of you out there struggling like me here is a text messaging glossary that helps de-mystify it.
Sometimes, there are things we see everyday and take for granted. They can be really interesting if we just take the time to look. Here are some items that I have always walked by and barely noticed. However, once I started focusing the camera each came to life in its own way. I challenge you to stop and take notice, look at things around you, you never know what you could see for the first time.
Home for some very cool bird.
Ordinary object I had never noticed until I took the time to look.
Rolls of sod resting as the sun sets and night falls on the farm.
Sunset through the trees
Play is over. Sun is setting. It's time for a bath...
The simple silhouette of an exhausted little boy. Life is Good.