Just a little motivational note for this week! Not much else to report.
Took Ben to a cross country race this week - it’s one of my favorite parts of summer (& fall) and Ben loves to see runners. He was so excited he practically ran the race himself!
Took the little guy to a wedding this weekend, his second ever (he’s almost 2) and it was super fun. It’s good that he loves to dance, and he loves nature (and it was at a nature center). Too bad it was raining cats and dogs, we were lucky to find a secret playroom at the center which helped keep him busy through dinner and the wedding speeches — the room was filled with a ceiling to floor jungle gym & stuffed animal puppets (basically a total dream). He fell in love with an adorable squirrel and I thought we’d have to buy an identical replica - cute thing was the same size as our little guy. :)
Well, it’s been another fun week of summer over here. And it finally feels like summer outside (of course, now that swim is over and we don’t have to freeze in the rain at the outdoor pool!). We went back to the metropark today for a toddler program about clouds. It was adorable & we ‘searched’ for clouds at the end…we found wild turkeys (which will be the subject of an upcoming illustration) because I have a long history with those buggers!
Writing from a clearly awesome Friday night over here. I just sat down to work on an illustration & all I can smell is the neighbor’s amazing campfire. It just reminds me of all the wonderful things about summer, and on this first day of summer, it’s a good day to celebrate. So here’s a little camping bear.
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there - Dinos included.
We have a new least favorite activity in our house (for all of us)…brushing our teeth. Or, more specifically, brushing benny’s teeth. As of 3 weeks ago, it was his favorite activity ever, he had like 7 toothbrushes and I think they were his favorite toys too. But now, brushing is the end of the world. I am pretty sure our neighbors can hear us brush his teeth. :x
Someone has been eating the peas out of my garden - I thought it was one of the one million bunnies in our yard (see earlier post) but then, just the other day, this cute little deer popped her head in my kitchen window . Investigation complete. Also, when will it start seeming like summer outside? I couldn’t swim laps this morning because the air temp was 48! Brr.
Decided to draw a little studious bear portrait today! I don’t have a story to go with this one though, so you’ll have to imagine one :)
Went to the arts festival this weekend & had a spectacular time with the family celebrating my brother-in-law’s birthday. To top if off, Benny found a whole set of water tables to play with at the festival and got absolutely soaked (but was shaking with excitement) :) We all came out of it totally exhausted but content…all of us except Benny who also did a little nap-skipping. :x