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, ┬ábut 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!

Photo Friday

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.