It was a lovely Wednesday afternoon yesterday, made even nicer due to the fact that I got to spend some quality time with my Little Fellow. Since one of his favorite things is car washes, I decided to … wash my car (even though it didn't need it!) … so we went to the car wash across from Meijer over on Plainfield Avenue. It's a nice LONG car wash and it isn't very expensive.It was really really noisy as we drove through, and Brendan (who was extremely tired) took it all in a little apprehensively!
I attempted to take some pictures of him throughout our time inside, but my camera lens fogged up and I couldn't get it cleaned up in time ...
Brendan was SO serious (I think due to exhaustion) after we drove outside! Thankfully, we weren't too far from The Beach House and he stayed awake as we drove there and got more and more animated as he finally realized where we were going … Gramma's house!
My Little Fellow is quite a lighthouse fan (!!!) and I'm finding in him a kindred spirit about all things nautical … fancy that! He will wander around my house pointing out various lighthouses and then ask to play with them. The one pictured above Brendan called a "lighthouse boat." He also pointed out all of the lighthouses on my area rug in the main room and was very pleased to see them.
We played a little bit with our Matchbox tracks today, mostly to simulate a car wash using some pom poms and a few brushes we found around the house.
Brendan got Paco the Pig out from the playroom and included him in all of our activities throughout the afternoon.
Brendan super liked the wintertime lighthouse with the rotating light. It is my favorite too, because it was a gift from a very special person ...
I was out in the kitchen rounding up some food for us when I heard Brendan's little voice singing, "The wheels on the Bus" and I knew I had the book somewhere around here. I was able to find it so that he could look at the pictures and sing to me … which he did!
Brendan is very easy to be with. He almost never complains, and he plays and plays and plays … with true contentment and joy. What a blessing he is.
We were pretending the cars were all following the school bus ...
… and then we had a crash.
I've had this IKEA rug for … probably 8-10 years now … it works out nicely in the playroom. All of the kiddos enjoy playing cars and trucks on it.
Paco the Pig enjoyed playing with us!
No nap for this little guy … he just keeps right on going ...
As we were driving down Cannonsburg Road, I heard Brendan say, "Rainbow, Gramma Carol!" And he wasn't kidding!
I so wish I had been in a better place to shoot a picture of this gorgeous rainbow. I really haven't seen many in my whole life (!) and taking pictures while driving isn't a very good idea … so this was the best I could do.