This morning, Cory asked for cereal (as did Iain). I was pouring Iain's first when Cory cried out in a wailing voice, "You have forgotten about meeeee!"
Nona came to visit! The boys had a blast fingerpainting, throwing rocks in the lake, decimating the snowman, riding bikes, and reading (lots!) with her.
Cory loves babies! Here he is with his cousin Isaiah. He's going to be a great big brother.
In fact, the boys and I were talking about "the baby sister" as they call her. They were declaring their intent to protect her from any harm. Iain said if a giant came to get her, he'd whip him, and shoot him with rocks (the modern David and Goliath, I suppose. Except the whip.). Cory said he'd "teep her safe." The conversation about what they'd do to fight off the bad guys went on for an entire lunch time, and made me smile. Forget modern feminism - I want my boys to protect their sister from the bad guys.
I've just recently started letting the boys play in our (fenced) backyard alone - they love it. Cory found his way to the trampoline right away, although the sand box still rates as a favorite pastime.
Iain, outside Aldi. I love this picture of him - not sure why. Maybe its all the texture and colors.
This is how Cory dressed himself when I told him it was time to make dinner. Usually, the boys don aprons and hats for cooking, but this time, that obviously didn't suffice.
Cory can be a bit of a loner sometimes. Here he's reading a book quietly in his room. Love it.