As promised, I took a bunch of pictures just hanging out at home in September with my fancy new camera! Bubbles have become a favorite activity again. Duncan likes to chase the bubbles, and since Elsie wants to do the same things that Duncan does, she likes bubbles again, too.
Duncan playing baseball with Bob.
Elsie getting soaked at the water table with Sandy and Anya.
Duncan jumping on the chair again.
I think he is just waiting for Dad to walk away, so he can spring back up onto his feet and jump on the chair some more.
Sometimes it can be hard taking pictures of the kids, since they move too much. But, the cats are pretty still in comparison. Betty knows I walk around the kitchen getting everything organized after the kids go to bed. So, now she waits on the bar stools for pets as soon as I walk down the stairs.
Daddy's home! Time for some real silliness!
Let's balance a plate and cup on Elsie's head.
Can she do it?
Nope. Nice try Elsie and Daddy.
Duncan was thirsty for some coffee.
Now its Daddy's turn!
Necklace sunglasses, of course.
Duncan is sad because the microwave is locked, and he can't figure out how to turn it on!
Duncan just got a sticker!
He looks thrilled, doesn't he?
Don't laugh , Elsie!
Duncan really likes to read, and can often be found paging through a book by himself.
Duncan enjoyed some leftover birthday cake, and then went to town on the watermelon! Yummy treats!
Time for more bubbles!
Elsie has gotten really good at blowing bubbles by herself. She still struggles with holding the bubble container, and often spills most of the liquid. So, we switched to tiny containers!
Duncan trying to climb over the fence to get to Anya's house.
Success! More balls!
Stomping in some puddles after a rainy night.
Duncan on top!
Up, up, up the slide!
Elsie's favorite pose!
Duncan coming down from the top of the castle.
Elsie decided to do lots of "cool cool tricks" for me.
Jumping up and down!
Yummy snack outside now that it is getting a bit cooler.
My beautiful gerbera daisies!
Since I was home much more this summer, I was able to spend more time (trying to) garden. While these are my favorite flower, they need more sun than I can provide, and only bloomed a few times.
Starting to get chilly out here now that it is Fall!
Family Chicago Bears day!