Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The week in review...up to now

Miles and I have been spending a lot of time together this past week, as Tiff has been out of town again. We are really looking forward to having her back. This morning, I brought Miles into bed with me in the hopes that he would sleep a little longer (ha!). Instead, he sat up, looked at the empty half of the bed and said, "Mama?" I'm not kidding.

So, he and I have been scouting out the local parks to see what they have to offer. We ran/walked along the Rock Island Trail, and most recently hiked along the Illinois River Bluff Trail near Mossville. For me at least, it was exciting, but obviously not for Miles as he fell asleep both times. He sure is missing out.

Think of these next few as a series of time lapse shots. The last one ends with Miles exhaling, "AAAAAHHHH!"

When we have not been off-road, the time around the house has consisted mainly of two things. First, we play a game that I like to call 'Airplane or Mower?' In this game, Miles hears some kind of low engine noise, and will make the sign for airplanes (essentially sticking his arms out to the side and flapping them). Since we live relatively near the airport, this game happens quite frequently. If he's right, we do a little dance and look up at the sky to try and find the plane. Many times, the noise is not an airplane, but rather a lawn mower. If you think about it, they don't really sound all that different. Miles insists that it is in fact an airplane. Maybe we need to learn the sign for lawn mower – if there is one? Thrown in the LifeFlight helicopter and our 16-year-old neighbor's car exhaust and you can see how this could confuse a 15-month-old.

There was something else, but I can't remember what it is now. I'll think about and post some more photos soon.