This has been a big summer for me! Ari, Mom and I stayed home this summer together and did a lot of fun things. Ari took art, science and literature classes at the local library while Mommy and I went to the kids section and played with their toys and read books. We went to the pool a few times too. I love to swim and am not afraid of the water at all. Mom and Dad have to watch me because I will try to get in by myself. We did other things too, like go blueberry picking, visit a nature center, and feed alpacas and llamas at a rescue farm.
A new playground was built near the pool. Since it is only a block from us we watched it grow and we finally got to play on it a few weeks ago. It is so much fun! There is a see-saw and swings. There are huge slides and lots of ladders I can climb, even though that part of the park is for the older kids.
Grandma took my cousins camping last week and Mom, Dad, Ari and I went too. It was hot but a lot of fun! We went tubing on the river and I loved it. I hope we go again sometime because it was so much fun. Mom or Dad held onto a rope that was attached to my tiny tube and they pulled me around or let me float down the river while making sure I stayed close to them.
Finally, I have been learning a lot of words too. I am learning to tell Mommy and Daddy what I want and need. I can tell them when I need to go potty or when I want to play outside. I also just learned to tell them I want to watch Elmo’s World (not Sesame Street, just Elmo’s World). I think I might drive them a bit crazy with that one. I also know some songs, or part of songs. I know “Tomorrow” from Annie, my ABC’s (although I just say A,B,A,B over and over), and a few others. I also know how to tell Mom when I want to hear songs!
I like staying home with Mommy and Ari, and I love seeing Daddy a lot more too. It has been a really good summer!