Monday, November 5, 2012

My Day With Junior

A few weeks ago my sister, Carrie, called to see if I could watch Junior while she and my brother-in-law (Big Chad) took my parents to a Colts game. I said "Sure!" Last week I started planning all sorts of projects in case boredom set in ("Uncle Matt, why don't you have any toys?"), although all he really wanted to do was play with the Legos we brought over. It was a bit chilly out, so we didn't stray too far from the Penthouse when we went on our walk, but had a lot of fun anyhow. 

I have to admit, I was exhausted. He must have had fun, however, since he asked Carrie this morning if he could spend the day with me again today.

This kid can really put away some fruit. Everything he found out on the table he asked if he could eat. Bananas, clementines, apples, you name it (although he turned down the strawberries I actually bought for him, since normally they are his favorite).

There was plenty of room to play with the new Thomas the Tank Engine Legos.

"Uncle Matt, are we going to make something?" Yes indeed. We made a bunch of crepe paper leaf wreaths. All you need is a cardboard round, crepe paper leaves ($2 for a pack of 24 at All Occasion!) and a glue stick.

All Done!

You can also use it to be "like a lion!"

It's pretty hard to find the perfect rock to throw into the river.

The toss...

It actually made it beyond the riverbank, which he could not see (and where most of the rocks landed).

Celebrating his victory. This is what this kid does when he finds a pile of leaves of any size. No prompting from the photographer.