Monday, November 27, 2006
Why I have a messy car!
Oh, how very quickly can a nice, little walk turn into - well, an event. Right. These 2 photos illustrate perfectly the reason why I keep a TON of extra clothes in my car - from extra coats, hats, mittens, blanket, towel (usually - had to borrow one from my sister's car today), shoes (yes - shoes), socks... well, you get the idea. That is just the clothing side - let's not forget the water bottles, snacks (sometimes involving the cooler or thermoses), camera, toys, books, sunscreen, bug spray, all that good stuff to boot. Ah well, what is a Momma to do? A big tupperware tote usually keeps things pretty contained with a bit of extra room for the "daily" bag that has to be gone through and refurbished for the next outing. But still, the car usually looks like a tornado has recently hit, even though I try to at least clean out the daily trash!
As you can see, we took advantage of the super-fab weather today (in the mid-60's) and played and played outdoors, changed into dry clothes and played some more (this time away from the water as 2 pairs of shoes in his size is all that I have and sadly he has outgrown his rubber boots and the stores only have snow boots right now). Truly a wonderfully nice time! As a special treat the 2 of us went out to eat at a restaurant for dinner (OK - so it was only 3 pm, but 3 pm is sooo much easier than battling the later dinner crowd and the unpredictable moods of a tired boy). And of course, that little angel went right to sleep tonight after our days adventures (which also included seeing some of the family and going to see a train display, oh - and a trip to the library too. Yup, guess you could say I tuckered him out!
And, thanks for all the kind words of encouragement, you guys are all so sweet and your kind comments sure do my heart alot of good. I have had hardly ANY time at all to read your blogs lately, but some cold, snowy, winter day in the near future I will get all caught up with your doings....maybe (one can hope anyway!).