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This is the kind of adventurous day that involves floor coloring, digging balls and crayons out from under the chair, interpreting toddler speak (blue in = contact case), and 40 apple smeary kisses in the face.

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While his parents are in NYC celebrating Shane’s 30th birthday, I got to wake up and spend the day with Connor. I’m quite proud of the fact that we made it to church this morning, only 20 minutes late! I was tempted not to try it, but then thought I’d better give it a shot just to get going and get out of the house. It worked out well because he fell asleep on the way there and stayed asleep through the whole thing! Perfect timing kid! And thank you Lord!

After church I stopped at the grocery store to grab a salad for lunch. As soon as we walked in he asked for applesauce. I didn’t even know he knew how to say that, but applesauce he got. Along with everything else he asked for as we walked through – apples and grapes. Actually, he was pointing at a lot of other things too, but nothing else he actually asked for by name. Not a bad shopping list for the boy!

This afternoon we took naps. He went to sleep great in his crib with all his stuffed animals and no binky. But he was crying later so I went to get him and realized he was sleep crying. Poor thing. I think he would realize he didn’t have the binky and start crying without waking up. So he got a binky and a nap with auntie. A great adventure together in dream land, while his parents adventure in New York!

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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carlson – The Sense of Wonder (1956).

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