Yesterday was warm and dry — the temperature got into the mid-sixties. We took advantage of the nice weather and let Alex explore our back yard when we picked him up from daycare.
At first he really liked sitting in the grass:
That lasted until he actually put his hand down in the grass. It was funny to watch; he’d put his hand down, then jerk it away. It didn’t take him long to decide he didn’t like grass at all.
He did much better on the flagstone patio. No funny prickly things under his hands.
The other great thing about the patio is it’s close to many plants. And boy, did those plants look good to eat!
Luckily, he didn’t keep any leaves in his mouth for too long.
He had fun posing for the camera. Here’s his happy face:
Here’s his thoughtful face:
And here he is kneeling.
At this point, I pulled out my cell phone to call Molly and have her come out and take pictures. The good thing is this means there are pictures of me and Alex outside. The bad thing is Alex saw the cell phone, and he loves the cell phone! We couldn’t get it out of his hands for the rest of the time outside.
“Hello, Mr. Spielberg? Let me tell you about this screenplay I’ve been writing…”
“Damn! Lost the signal again!”
And here he is with his mom. And the phone, of course.