Saturday, August 30, 2008

Puppy Love

It's fun seeing his imagination take off lately. He carried this puppy around for days before moving on to a teddy bear. And before you say "awww, how cute!" you must know that it wasn't always a soft cuddly animal. He's been known to snuggle up to his "Blue One Car" in bed at night more often than a cuddly animal. Maybe he's realizing that cuddly is better when it comes to rolling over in the middle of the night.

And that was all the love Aiden had for puppy who was eventually left lying desolate in the middle of the driveway. Ah well, at least he has his tender moments, even if they are brief.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Water Restrictions?

Well, our board of supervisors was supposed to be implementing water restrictions on Tuesday, September 2. What you see below is a completely dry creek bed that is overflowing thanks to the remnants of Fay which dumped 7 inches on our area Wednesday and Thursday. Let's hope that common sense prevails and we don't end up with water restrictions because of red tape issues (when the city of Richmond has water restrictions we're supposed to follow suit since some of our water comes from the James River). However, with government being the way it is, I'm not holding my breath that they'll be sensible this time around.

Aiden had a good time anyway. Every time I went out to get a picture of the oh-so-exciting water, he nervously stood on our covered porch saying, "Mommy! Come inside! It's thunder mommy, come inside!" My little worrier.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Daddy's New Toy

We don't even call it a tractor at our house. Guests are left in confusion as Aiden greets them with "Hi!" points to the back yard and says "Daddy has new toy!"

It was much needed. With a lot that is nearly an acre, it took way too long for Mike to mow the grass. Aiden would go out and follow him around with his lawnmower for about 20 minutes. Then he'd be done and I'd be left picking up the melting, bug-bitten child and taking him inside where he would stand at a window screaming that he wanted to be with Daaaa-dy.

Lawn mowing is much happier now that Aiden just rides with Daddy or watches from afar.

This is the point where it dawned on me that Mike may have a new way to get to work. I mean, it has to be more fuel efficient than even his Honda Civic...And as I pointed out to him, it's a very similar color. He didn't think it'd be such a good idea though. Bummer! I could have done a lot more shopping with the money we'd save.

There's nothing like a freshly mowed yard. As Aiden says, "Wooks good Daddy!":