Jonathan has an endearing thing that he does recently. He likes to say "night, night" and lay down, rather stiffly, wherever he happens to be at the time and "go to sleep." Sometimes it's while he's sitting on the couch, sometimes it's while he's in the bathtub and sometimes, shockingly, it's while he's in his crib (where he actually DOES go to sleep).
Most recently, however, it's been while he is playing in the sandbox. He has the Step 2 sandbox, courtesy of my oh-so-generous sister, Laura, that is shaped like a frog. For the uninitiated, this picture should give you an idea (of course, the top with the actual frog face has been removed for play purposes):
Today was a beautiful day in the 'ville and Jonathan desperately wanted to play outdoors. After fairly extended shopping trips to Target and Costco, he'd definitely earned outdoor privileges and straight to the sandbox he went. He played in it for a LONG time and there were several "night, nights" to be had, the end result being the he desperately needed a bath as his hair and half of his face was caked with sand. He was too saturated in sand to actually cross the threshold into the house so Bryan and I had the ingenious idea to give him a bath in the back yard in the kiddie pool. It is something we'd joked about before but never actually put into practice. Tonight, however, we decided to go for it and Jonathan LOVED it, to say the least. We brought out the soap, the rubber duckie, the hooded towel, etc. According to Bryan, J-Man fulfilled a secret desire every man has of bathing in the great outdoors. As you can see, he was quite pleased, so much so that we may not be able to bathe him indoors until November. I have saved the full monty shots for when he brings home his first girlfriend...
As I am typing this, it has become Mother's Day, so Happy Mother's Day to all of you great mothers out there!! You deserve it and I hope you all have the best day ever!!
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