Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Play Date with Benny

Kimber is  a blur! Benny isn't far behind her! They're playing with Kimber's new balls. 

 Arielle texted to see if I could watch Benny today while I was out. Cory had to work, Benny was a bit sniffly....I said yes. I knew Dad would love to see Benny...but they were all in bed when I got home. I put a note on his mirror - he's often up in the night.  I told him I'd be watching Benny and if he were ready to go at 0800 he could come with me. I also suggested he could call when he was up and I'd bring Benny over - usually around 10 or so.

Dad was up! We headed off for our grand adventure! Here Benny tells Dad, "GG, Cory wrestles me."  I told Dad he was going to need to up his game. ::snort::

Benny is potty training. I wanted a bit of privacy....but look at this...the FINGERS! I haven't had this experience in about 10 years!

His little voice, and the fingers under the door, made my day. 

We played lots of games. We gave this one to Benny at Christmas and he wanted to play it. I'm not sure how one is supposed to play, but we picked cards and said what they were...and we rolled the dice a lot...there seems to be no connection to rolling the dice and the rest of the game. LOL
 We also played a "version" of Candyland. 

They decided to watch "Dinosaurs." 

Benny  keeps busy helping us old folks off the floor, weather its due to work out or movies. 

All the toys had to come off the shelf once again. A boy can never clean the shelves too often. LOL

He painted another beautiful picture. 

Then there's this game....a toilet game...with a plunger. I told Dad, "I think this is a potty training game."

Then Benny began flushing and plunging and it shot....product...from the tank....maybe not a very good potty training game. Or one can hope it's not predictive of his toilet days.

GG stretched out on the couch and took a nap. Benny wanted to watch Curious George, which I couldn't find. I laid down with him and cuddled in the play/craft/guest room and we both fell asleep.

Winter Walk

Poor Cody was so, so sad when Stacia took a shower and left him outside the door.
Patiently standing guard for "his" girl 

I was determined to get out and get a walk in. We had just enough times between appointments for me to get er done with Stacia. The walk put me at 81 active minutes yesterday!

Stacia and Cody - The Horgi (Husky Corgi)
Our paper delivery man has taken to setting the paper nicely on the top of the drift in front of the box. We had this shoveled, but the snow plow pushed a bunch of snow in front of Michael dug it out again...we've tried to make it easy for him. I'm quite sure we'll find a paper or two in the spring.  My friend, Beth, suggests we rig up a pully system from the road to the house so I don't have to go out each morning to get it. LOL 

The winter IS beautiful. 

Having Cody here motivates us to get outside - even though it is so blasted cold.... ⛄ It was -6 this morning. We loved the time together. We weren't so crazy about Jack Frost nipping at our noses.

AND she spent the majority of the day in the snow...eating snow...we've talked to a friend who works with the wildlife up here. We are nearing calving season. They don't like deep snow. It could be perfectly normal. If she doesn't go looking for food - it's not so normal....unless she decides to have a baby right there in full view of my lens.  Stay tuned.

No, I can't tell if she is pregnant...but our woods do seem to be a moose neo-natal unit. We give them a lot of distance! Mama moose are as bad as mama bears.