So its 5:30 am...
I've been awake since Abi had her early bottle at 4:30am. Why can't I sleep? You'd think it was because I have so much to do today, but actually its because I have the Bob the Builder theme song stuck in my head. And I'm certain I'd not have noticed my belly growling if it were not for Bob keeping me up.
Andrew has fallen in love with Bob and the crew. We saw an episode on PBS last weekend and he was glued to it. I suggested Don use a free rental coupon from Blockbuster for a BtB DVD. It was a hit of course, and its been in the player quite a lot. Unfortunately it was due back yesterday. We still have it here... I wonder how long Blockbuster's "No Late Fees" really can be stretched before we get a nasty phone call. Or just a bill for 10 times what one would cost to purchase. Oh well, I'll start explaining the "rental return" idea to Andrew today.
Since we rented it and he's gotten more familiar with the characters, (we just had 2 books before) Andrew has started role playing. I have been Muck or Dizzy on several occasions. He has no idea just how right he is assigning me those names. Maybe he's more insightful that I give him credit for! Its so funny to hear him do the dialogue. He likes Lofty's tentativeness and when I ask, "Can we fix it?" sometimes he replies, "yeah, I fink so" instead of a resounding, "yes we can!"
Farm Show Week...
This week is the Manheim Farm Show here in our little town. On Monday night we went to the baby parade to see the daughters of a dear friend march down the street as Dora and Boots. They won second place in their category. Yay! After the parade was done we walked over to the farm show for fair food and to check out the tractors, animals and exhibits. Andrew is so VERY into all of it this year. We had a blast.
Last night was the farm show parade. It was a nice evening, not too hot, not too cold. We sat out on our street and watched about 2 hours of parading. Loads of fire trucks, baton twirlers, marching bands and tractors coming by. Two families from our playgroup joined us and the kiddos had a spectacular time dancing and clapping and collecting candy. Andrew has discovered tootsie rolls and candy corn! Two of mommy's favorites!