I thought about putting this picture on our renovation blog and saying, "Look at what we did to the backyard over the winter!" Ha ha. I just have no time for our reno blog, as is obvious, but we have done quite a few things. This however is a picture of Duke Gardens. We love it all year long, but Spring is a beautiful time to go "feed Mr. and Mrs. Mallard" in Rhianwen's words.
Rhianwen has many words to say. And I finally wrote some down so that I could remember to share them with you! It's interesting, often hilarious, and sometimes annoying to see the world from her point of view. Here are just a few of her thoughts:
On getting our paintings back from the framer's: "This frame is all around Alden's picture!"
On a morning when mommy and daddy were side by side (a rare occurrence): "Mommy, your hair matches Daddy's."
On wishing Grandpa a happy birthday: "Oh, can I speak to Nanny Kim?" (she actually did sing a happy birthday song to him and carried on a nice conversation with him prior to this request, but her tact and phone etiquette need some improvement.)
On speaking with Nanny Kim: "Oh, is Grandmama there?"
On seeing an offensive foul during March madness: "Oh, he needs to say, 'Excuse me, please!'"
Alden is in cruising mode even more than before. I've gotten to the point when sometimes I just need a break from his tumbles and falls and stick him in the walker just so I can get some work done.
He's also developing his own sense of humor and is playing games like peekaboo. The other night he grabbed a place mat off the table and started doing it without us initiating the activity. Here's a video of that: