I adore his little imagination right now! Here he is with his "microphone" making music for me as I cook in the kitchen. He also loves to ride his push cycle, which he often refers to as his motorcycle when we are on the trail. He is so full of questions lately and he is often asking them in droves in the middle of everything else we are doing. I really pride myself on trying to answer as many of them as I can with reasonable explanations... but I can only do so much. The other night as I tried to get him ready for bed (and it was already way past bedtime) I finally had to give up. As he struggled to put one leg into his pajamas while looking out the window and wondering out loud a stream of unending questions I broke down. I told him, "the answer store closes promptly at nine o' clock, you can save up your questions and start asking again when they open tomorrow." This did not even phase him! He just climbed into bed, and as I shut the door I could hear him continue to ask questions of his favorite stuffed animals that he sleeps with. I love this child, he is so precious!
That said - it does seem to be getting a little easier each time we try. We are on the same seasonal schedule we were with Miles. I am so thankful because Ruben is starting fresh food right as it is pouring into the local markets. Last week I went to the market with my mom and we bought tons of beautiful veggies! I made carrot, asparagus, broccoli, and spinach baby food and froze it into cubes. I have also started grinding brown rice and making Ru's cereal. I loved making food for Miles and I truly think that his "fresh start" attributed to the fact he has a rather broad palette for a toddler. We will have to wait to see what Ruben thinks about all this to see if my theory is correct. I love the picture above with his little spinach ring around his mouth.
Summer is already in full swing and we are loving every minute of it. We spend lots of time on the porch, or relaxing under the shade of the trees. This year I managed to keep the rabbits from the peonies long enough to gets some blooms.