Monday, June 23, 2008

Cloud Creativity

This weekend we had the pleasure of attending my cousin Megan's wedding in the Eastern Shore, Maryland area. She was a beautiful bride as you can see below and it was really great to connect with family while we were there.
We stayed with my grandparents and my mom was also there with us. The weather was beautiful and kids loved all the extra attention. By far, Austin's favorite activity of the weekend was running outside in my grandparents yard. He ran and ran until I thought he would fall over with exhaustion. He was one sweaty kid! One evening he wanted to "chase Mommy", so I obliged him. He was giggling so hard trying to catch me that he could hardly run. I would let him get close and then slip away at the last second. He loved it!
Eventually I let my little man catch me and we fell onto the ground together.
Austin immediately noticed the clouds in the sky. I asked him if any of the clouds looked like anything to him. We tried to find some together that looked like things we know. I fondly remember doing the same thing when I was little. It was one of my favorite things to do. Austin was a little young to fully appreciate it this time but nonetheless he had fun.
We both agreed that this cloud formation looked very much like an alligator. CHOMP!!!!
It sure is wonderful teaching Austin how to be creative and having fun with his ever increasing maturity, vocabulary and playful personality.

2 comments:

Jenn said...

That's always fun the kid chasing mom and the cloud watching,I can't wait to do those things again once Brody gets big enough! Glad you had a nice time.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

those pictures of you two are soooo cute. I can't wait for mine to get older and enjoy moments like that :)