Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mother nature I love you!

We've been savoring the past few days of strangely warm weather. It has been in the 70's for the first time in over a month! Glorious! Besides our normal walks, hide and seek outside, chalk, sandbox, feeding the geese, leaf gathering, etc. we've taken Eli to two parks the last two evenings. We hit up Sedgwick County Park to test out their new equipment and back to our familiar Riverside Park last night. What fun! We were laughing because a lot of the kids Eli played with the first night were back at our park last night. It's usually the little girls that want or make and effort to play with him. It's adorable. I've come to the conclusion it's because they are more advanced than the boys socially and able to play with each other more than the boys. Eli loves it. The boys acknowledge eachother, but don't play so much (unless there is a ball or something physical). He had several little girlfriends both nights. This one little girl Trinity was holding Eli's hand and catching him at the bottom of the slide and bossing him around. It was so cute. She kept calling him "baby" even though she was just a few months older. We were cracking up. It's fun to watch Eli's fascination with other kids. You should see him show off for the girls. We were walking playing in leaves on the sidewalk today and his friend Jackson was out playing. Eli quickly grabbed a stick and a rotted leaf to take as gifts to him. Jackson loved it and they gave eachother high five. Fun! Eli loves Petsmart. He loves looking at the cats and playing with all the balls. Well, Rica was overdue for a haircut so Eli got to go there twice yesterday. In the evening, when we were picking her up all these dogs in costumes started showing up. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen. They were doing Halloween pictures for the animals and having a parade around the store. I kept laughing so hard at the funniest costumes. Eli thought Rica looked hilarious shaved and kept feeling her back. My parents are coming tonight for Wicked (we go Saturday). Eli is in for another grandparent surprise! He's going to be thrilled!

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