Fortunately, the weather has been gorgeous. Because all Nate wants to do is go outside. Some of his inside toys probably haven't seen action in a month.
We spent the weekend at Honey and PopPop's, since cousin Wesley was in town. The boys enjoyed each other's company lots, with Nate a much more active participant than before.
One of their favorite games was to get on the indoor riding toys and do laps around the living room and kitchen. Nate would gleefully announce, "Here come the boys!"
There were hikes up the lane:
flower gathering with Honey:
and a trip to Great Country Farms. Like last year, our friends joined us.
Nate enjoyed the animals most of all, and both boys enjoyed the cow train.
Nate sat out the big bounce, and Caitlin aged out, but Kelsey, Nicholas, and Wes gave it a go:
Nate's phase of adding "io" to everything seems to have ended. Only "Daddy-o" remains. But after I told him he used to be a little dude, and is now a big dude, he now tells everyone they're a big dude. He sees it as a compliment. He also now professes himself to be "handsome."
But, can you argue?
With a late start, and lots to do at Great Country Farms, we never made it to the pumpkin patch. Honey bought the boys mini pumpkins (gourds) but on the drive home we heard Nate exclaim, "tasty!" and found him eating his. So on Tuesday, we headed to a local farm to pick pumpkins. Nate was excited about the pumpkins, and ecstatic about the farm's miniature donkey, Maude. Donkeys are currently his favorite farm animal, although he still finds goats hilarious.
I could enjoy this child, at this age, in this season, forever.
hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week. Shannon's definition of Hump Day is flexible. Thanks to Dig This Chick for the idea.