I don't know why I've been so fatigued lately, but I have. Some days I just can't wait for nap time so I can join in, and oh boy, when nap time isn't synchronized, it puts a hurtin on me. Yesterday, though, I woke up with zest! The night before we had taken an outing to the thrift store because the weather was crappy and I needed to get out of the house. Makili desperately wanted to buy this plastic barn, and I said no, that we could make one. The whole way home he started listing all the thing that we were going to make - a barn, a garage, a tow truck, a mommy, a daddy, and remick, a Makili, trees, etc. I was a little confused by his list, and finally Raph asked him how he was going to make these things. Without hesitation he answered, "I'm going to make them out of dough with Mommy." I couldn't believe that he remembered making gingerbread houses 5 months ago, especially since he didn't see particularly interested at the time. So of course that went on today's agenda.
We did make cookies (though I didn't have the energy for full blown garages and houses), which always feels like an accomplishment. He was zealously enthusiastic with the cookie cutters. And we went for a hike in the woods. We made houses (of sticks) for the animals with bowls (acorn caps) of food (berries). He loved this and we did it over and over again. He also LOVED the bridges and stairs on the hike, sticking his fingers in holes in the ground, and finding the fiddleheads. It was so lovely outside.
At home, the three of us sat in the dandelions, Makili and I braided them into a crown for Remick, while he sat there eating them. Yesterday was a good day.
As a side note, despite taking all of his clothes of after our hike and checking him for ticks, we found one biting him this morning. Bummer. It wasn't engorged, so now we're watching for symptoms. Yuck.