Photo Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you all are well, and looking forward to a lovely Thanksgiving holiday next week spent with friends/family and yummy food! Chris has the week off, and we’re looking forward to traveling to my aunt’s house for some lovely time with the family. Also, pumpkin pie. Yum!

I’m bringing you a special edition of Photo Friday this week, featuring some of Lewis’ own expert photography! He has been very interested in stealing the camera recently, mostly enjoying turning it on. And off. And on. And off. And on. And pushing random buttons. But today I asked him to bring it to me and instead he decided to take a few photos of his own. Enjoy!

We moved the chairs out of the way to vacuum, and suddenly we had a choo-choo train! Lewis thought this was great and we have been playing at train all week.

We moved the chairs out of the way to vacuum, and suddenly we had a choo-choo train! Lewis thought this was great and we have been playing at train all week.

Another train incarnation, this time a blanket draped over one end of the couch became an enclosed train car.

Another train incarnation, this time a blanket draped over one end of the couch became an enclosed train car.

Not a huge amount of snow yet, but it has been bitterly cold with the wind blowing! Lewis and I have given in to the allure of winter coats.

Not a huge amount of snow yet, but it has been bitterly cold with the wind blowing! Lewis and I have given in to the allure of winter coats.

Interesting camera angles, from Lewis.

Interesting camera angles, from Lewis.

Feet.

Feet.

A lovely mess of dried beans.

A lovely mess of dried beans.

Little fingers over the lens.

Little fingers over the lens.

Photo Friday

Happy snowy Friday everyone! Actually, the snow is pretty much melted by now, but Lewis was very excited last night to step outside and see the big fat flakes starting to fall and gather on the grass, and as soon as he was out of bed this morning he was requesting to go out in it. (A good idea actually because it was a sunny day and it melted quite quickly. We went out a little after 8:30 and by 9:30 a good portion of it was already disappearing.)

Fall seems to have sped by us and we are now going head-long into holiday season. Thanksgiving in just a few weeks, the stores full of ridiculously early Christmas stuff, people on Facebook posting about listening to Christmas carols already… I love Christmas, ¬†but I’m trying to block out all the Christmas-y stuff and focus on Thanksgiving for now. I should probably come up with some turkey-themed crafts to do with Lewis now that I think about it.

Anyway, some photo-cuteness! I nice mix of Fall and our first glimpses of Winter.

Perched in a tree with a homemade flag.

Perched in a tree with a homemade flag.

Wilderness exploration.

Wilderness exploration.

Why paint the paper when you can turn your hands muddy colors instead?

Why paint the paper when you can turn your hands muddy colors instead?

Last night after dinner Lewis demanded "Play Skylanders game. Play Skylanders game. Yes play Skylanders game!" so he got to sit and play with Daddy while Mommy took the opportunity to have a nice relaxing shower.

Last night after dinner Lewis demanded “Play Skylanders game. Play Skylanders game. Yes play Skylanders game!” so he got to sit and play with Daddy while Mommy took the opportunity to have a nice relaxing shower.

His main objective outside: Eat all the snow!

His main objective outside: Eat all the snow!

Once he had eaten enough he discovered that it is fun to throw snowballs at walls, sidewalks, and trees and watch them shatter!

Once he had eaten enough he discovered that it is fun to throw snowballs at walls, sidewalks, and trees and watch them shatter!

Warming up with some hot cocoa and a snack. Yum!

Warming up with some hot cocoa and a snack. Yum!

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Happy November everyone! Halloween last week was great fun. Lewis really enjoyed trick-or-treating. He loved seeing people’s decorations and of course is loving getting to try all these new candies he’s never gotten to have before! We’ve been allowing two pieces a day (one with morning snack and one in the afternoon) but he frequently attempts to weasel more out of us. We had a bit of an “adventure” on the way home from trick-or-treating. I pushed the stroller over an uneven section of the sidewalk and bump-snap, off came one of the front wheels! Not really surprising as this stroller has had a lot of pretty heavy use for 2+ years now! I’m still debating whether to just order a replacement wheel part (about $25 with shipping) or invest in a whole new stroller. Decisions, decisions. I was very lucky that Chris had taken the day off work and was along with us when the stroller broke. It would have been quite a pain trying to juggle carrying Lewis and pushing a broken stroller one-handed the rest of the way home!

This week we’ve been enjoying some really lovely fall weather, with just a touch of rain mixed in. Mostly it has been “warm” and lovely for playing outside, although the time change is messing with our schedule! Normally we go out and play for a while in the evenings, but now it seems to get dark almost as soon as we can get out the door after Lewis’ nap, so we are working on adjusting and trying to fit in more morning outside time. Unfortunately Lewis’ neighbor friend J is at school during the day so we haven’t been getting to see as much of him recently as we’ve been used to.

Anyway, on to the photos!

Trick-or-treat!

Trick-or-treat!

World's cutest little scarecrow.

World’s cutest little scarecrow.

Lewis helped me make some pumpkin oatmeal cookies, but then he wouldn't eat any. More for me!

Lewis helped me make some pumpkin oatmeal cookies, but then he wouldn’t eat any. More for me!

He requested that I take a picture of him with his Hobbes.

He requested that I take a picture of him with his Hobbes.

Went to the library for story time Tuesday, only to find that they were closed for election day. But then we found some dried milkweed plants in the parking lot and had a lot of fun tossing the fluff in the air!

Went to the library for story time Tuesday, only to find that they were closed for election day. But then we found some dried milkweed plants in the parking lot and had a lot of fun tossing the fluff in the air!

Back at the library Wednesday for story time session #2. Lewis got mad when I tried to bring his hat with us, but later decided he'd like to wear my hat. On top of his hood.

Back at the library Wednesday for story time session #2. Lewis got mad when I tried to bring his hat with us, but later decided he’d like to wear my hat. On top of his hood.

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Happy Halloween! No costume photos yet since we won’t be trick-or-treating until this evening, but lots of other pictures from a fun and busy week. Chris has finally made it through the recent craziness of deadlines and late work nights, and was able to take yesterday and today off work for a little extra family time. Yesterday we went to the park and carved pumpkins, today we had a bit of a lazy morning and are looking forward to trick-or-treating as a family later on. Lucky Lewis has already gotten a taste of candy today with treats from our rental office and the grocery store. He will be well sugared up by tonight!

Playdough and his favorite hat!

Playdough and his favorite hat!

Daddy was a bit late coming home one night and Lewis got tired of waiting, so he climbed up in his chair and declared it dinner time despite the fact that most of dinner was still finishing up being cooked.

Daddy was a bit late coming home one night and Lewis got tired of waiting, so he climbed up in his chair and declared it dinner time despite the fact that most of dinner was still finishing up being cooked.

Love my wiggle little sleeper. <3

Love my wiggle little sleeper. <3

Fun with marbles and cardboard tubes, plus the fun new way to wear a shirt!

Fun with marbles and cardboard tubes, plus the fun new way to wear a shirt!

Futuristic space playground.

Futuristic space playground.

Zooming by on a rocket.

Zooming by on a rocket.

Fun with twisty turny knobs and things.

Fun with twisty turny knobs and things.

"Eeew. No way am I sticking my hand inside that slimy pumpkin! You're crazy!"

“Eeew. No way am I sticking my hand inside that slimy pumpkin! You’re crazy!”

Lewis decided to have a snack while Mommy and Daddy took care of the dirty work with the pumpkins.

Lewis decided to have a snack while Mommy and Daddy took care of the dirty work with the pumpkins.

Pumpkins are done and BRRRR it's cold out here!

Pumpkins are done and BRRRR it’s cold out here!

Photo Friday

Hello and Happy Friday! You may have noticed I missed posting last week. No real excuse, but I seem to be slacking in the photo-taking department. This week has been annoyingly rainy so we’ve been trying to keep ourselves busy with inside activities. We’ve also managed to get a little more cleaning done than usual, which I guess is a bonus. Today the rain has eased up a bit so we went outside for some puddle-jumping. I’ve been working on an adorable Halloween costume for Lewis, and I’m sure next week will be full of fun pictures of pumpkin carving and dress-up cuteness.

We tested out our face paints this week. Lewis requested a jack-o-lantern on one hand and a ghostie on the other.

We tested out our face paints this week. Lewis requested a jack-o-lantern on one hand and a ghostie on the other.

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

Messy art with glitter glue, glue, and glitter.

Messy art with glitter glue, glue, and glitter.

Splash!

Splash!

Making paths in the mud with a stick.

Making paths in the mud with a stick.

A bit blurry, but so cute snuggle up with his doggy!

A bit blurry, but so cute snuggle up with his doggy!

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Hello! You may have noticed the absence of a Photo Friday post last week. This is because we were on our way to my parent’s home in VT to celebrate my sister’s wedding! Hurray! It was a lovely weekend spent with family, and the wedding was beautiful and perfect. Congratulations Cyndie and Dave! Lewis did as well as can be expected from a two year old. He sat through most of the ceremony and then we stepped outside briefly, but came back in to see them walk out. He enjoyed all the food and said that his favorite part of the whole thing was the cake. :)

This week has gone by very quickly, I think because the weather has been so lovely and we are spending lots of time outdoors, although apparently not taking the camera along while we are out.

He love popcorn just like his Daddy.

He loves popcorn just like his Daddy.

Toilet roll painting and stamping with autumn colors.

Toilet roll painting and stamping with autumn colors.

Hanging out with an auntie and an uncle in VT.

Hanging out with an auntie and an uncle in VT.

All dressed up and ready for the wedding.

All dressed up and ready for the wedding.

Just cuteness.

Just cuteness.

He is loving Halloween so I set out all his dress up clothes as an invitation to play. He picked out all these things and declared it his "witch costume." Yesterday he made himself into a "pig butterfly" with a pair of blue wings and a pink belt tied around his waist and dangling down behind him.

He is loving Halloween so I set out all his dress up clothes as an invitation to play. He picked out all these things and declared it his “witch costume.” Yesterday he made himself into a “pig butterfly” with a pair of blue wings and a pink belt tied around his waist and dangling down behind him.

Very intent on hacking apart a piece of styrofoam with a plastic knife.

Very intent on hacking apart a piece of styrofoam with a plastic knife.

He stole an apple seed from my scrap bowl and ate it, which he thought was hilarious.

He stole an apple seed from my scrap bowl and ate it, which he thought was hilarious.

My applesauce helper!

My applesauce helper!

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Hello everyone! We are enjoying some truly lovely warm fall weather this week, and it is supposed to be even nicer this weekend. This will be an extra bonus for us because tomorrow we get to enjoy a visit to Liberty Ridge Farm, thanks to Chris’ work. We love all the family-friendly activities that they plan for us! We went last year and had a blast, and I know Lewis will just enjoy everything even more this year.

We have had a fun day today as well. Lewis had us up a bit earlier than usual this morning, but I decided to take advantage of it. Lewis and I left the house a little before Daddy today (often I’m still in PJs when Chris heads to work) and caught the bus to head downtown. We went and visited the big central library and had a lot of fun seeing the different toys there, eating a snack outside, and also visiting The Open Door Bookstore¬†while killing time before catching our bus back home. The bookstore has a little play corner with toys for kids which Lewis enjoyed, and he also had fun looking at the toys for sale.

I hope this lovely fall weather continues for a while – I am enjoying the sunshine!

Lewis is super excited about all things fall and halloween-y.

Lewis is super excited about all things fall and halloween-y.

"Lewis are decorating. Turned Halloween now." (He doesn't like it when Daddy and I tell him that Halloween is still a month away.)

“Lewis are decorating. Turned Halloween now.” (He doesn’t like it when Daddy and I tell him that Halloween is still a month away.)

After nap one day he insisted that he needed to sit on the couch with a bowl of cereal like Daddy does in the mornings.

After nap one day he insisted that he needed to sit on the couch with a bowl of cereal like Daddy does in the mornings.

Lewis loves wind-up toys. He got some new ones recently as part of a birthday present, and insisted on them sleeping in his crib for nap one day.

Lewis loves wind-up toys. He got some new ones recently as part of a birthday present, and insisted on them sleeping in his crib for nap one day.

Wheee!

Wheee!

Magnetic letter wall at the library today.

Magnetic letter wall at the library today.

More library fun.

More library fun.