I think I may have misplaced mine sometime in the past few days. I just haven’t had my usual inspiration for blogging. I asked Chris if maybe he accidentally swept it in with some other stuff while we were straightening up, but he doesn’t remember seeing it.
I’m just hoping that Ali didn’t find it and think it was “trosh”. I guess I better check all of the garbage cans. Maybe Oreo just swatted it under something. At any rate, hopefully I’ll find it the next time I’m searching under all of the furniture for Ali’s toys.
In the meantime, here are some pictures from today, and one from yesterday.
From yesterday: The little book to the right has a picture of chocolate chip cookies in it. Any time we get to that page, she eats a bite of the cookie and feeds me a bite as well. I was blogging yesterday, so my laptop was on the ottoman when we were reading the book, with the title picture up of the three of us. So she had to feed Daddy a bite of the cookie also.
Today, we had to go to “daddy wuk”. Here’s Ali playing boss. She’s looking quite thoughtful and biting her fingernails just like Daddy used to do!
Taking an important call from the customer. . . .
This afternoon, I decided that I needed some sunshine and fresh air, and so did Ali. Since it wasn’t QUITE as suffocatingly hot today as it has been – only 105 degree heat index – I decided that it would be fun to go to the Botanical Gardens and let Ali run around. As I have mentioned before, she LOVES getting to run around without having to hold my hand. And, since the Botanical Gardens is less than 15 minutes away, what better place to do it?
Here’s Ali deeply admiring the fountain. I think she would have been happy to just stand and watch the fountain all day.
Posing by the plants that match her shirt. . . .
Checkin’ out the flowers!
Pondering the meaning of life. . .
Of course, she was more interested in rocks than in flowers.
A (very short) still moment.
She actually looked at the camera and smiled at the same time!!!! She has definitely been avoiding doing that lately.
Got dirty. She begs – “wet wipe!! dutty hand.”
. . . . then proceeds to clean the whole garden with her wet wipe. The bushes, the rocks, the ground. . . just in case anyone cared, the gardens are now clean!!!
I couldn’t believe it – after running for a while, she actually started to get worn out, and kept wanting to sit down every time she saw a big rock in the path.
Checkin’ out the flowers as tall as her!!
She finally got so tired that she just plopped down and laid right in the middle of the path.
Stopping to smell the flowers.
The Botanical Gardens were much fun for both of us, and a great way to spend the afternoon, rather than Ali sitting in the window waiting for Daddy to get home! I think we’ll start going there more often.