We kicked off our staycation over the weekend with a block party and a birthday party for one of Elsie's friends. On Monday, we hit the Morton Arboretum. Elsie and Daddy got a head start, and by the time Duncan and I caught up with them, they were throwing rocks in the stream as other mothers were saying "No throwing the rocks!" to their children.
We had a lot of fun over at the tree roots slide. For the first time, Elsie was able to climb up the ladder in the cave. After about 5 minutes, I asked Elsie why she was just sitting there playing with the wood chips. She said she was just waiting patiently for a boy to finish climbing up the ladder (in the background). What a patient monkey!
Pumping the water. Take a look at Elsie's left hand. Elsie does this with her hands subconsciously when she is trying something really physical. It is really obvious when she hops like a bunny.
Hi Mom! One more time!