Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Favorites

Eliot has discovered a love of crayons. He enjoys coloring with them, of course, but sometimes it's enough to simply sort through all of the interesting colors. He takes them out of the box and puts them back in--working on his hand-eye coordination. By the way, since when was there a color called 'Macaroni and Cheese'? I guess it's been a long time since I last saw the inside of a crayon box.

This picture captures two of Eliot's favorite activities: cleaning out the cookie dough bowl, and playing with Daddy. He and Spencer have great fun rough-housing in the evening and it's so fun to hear Eliot's squeals of laughter coming down the hall.

Eliot loves pie and asks for it by name. So far pumpkin, apple, and cherry have all met with his approval.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Apples to Apples

These past few days have been sunny and beautiful so we decided to take advantage of the weather and head out of town today to do some apple picking.

We boarded a tractor-pulled wagon that took us on a scenic little drive down into the orchard. If you zoom in on the photo above you'll see Spencer and Eliot right in the middle of the wagon.

Good times were had by all and that evening we enjoyed a caramel apple pie with our supper. Now I'm dusting off all my apple recipes and looking forward to apple butter, apple cake, apple pancakes, etc. I welcome recipe recommendations :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Busy Mr. Eliot

When I told Spencer that I was going to put up a blog post this evening he asked me what I was planning to write about. In all honesty, I wasn't planning on writing much. I just wanted to offer up a few samples of the divers activities of a certain little boy (and 'little boy' is really becoming a more appropriate term for him every day) since arriving here in Toronto.

Eliot loves to rough-house, climb and wrestle. And never tires of it.

Eliot enjoyed his first Happy Meal the other day.

He has been getting more use out of our exercise ball than we ever have.

He's been preparing to wow them on the basketball court.

He's been helping Mummy bake.

He maintains an abiding love for balls, cups ("bup") and bowls, and doesn't leave home without them. You just never know when you're going to need a bouncy ball.

He has been getting out to the park almost every day and loves to swing ("sing!").