Tuesdays with Charlie are pretty much a slam-dunk in the “light” category. Our schedule now that Katie is back at work* is 7am – 5pm. Sunrise isn’t until well after 7:30 these days, so our immediate priority once we were back here was to walk Holly … and after that chilly exercise … steamed milk!
Next he wanted to head upstairs for toys. My mom gave him a subscription to Highlights Five and today we finally had time to see what it was all about. He/we loved it! I was delighted he knew about the Hidden Pictures and how to find them. He also aced the free app that we downloaded. (and the two Dr. Seuss books we re-discovered.)
We had lunch “in” (he opted for mac’n’cheese … and I had all the fixings for that here) and even though he snacked on what we were cooking the entire time, he still almost cleaned his plate.
Next, nap. Stories, milk and a few selfies to say “Hi!” to his mom.
(a new lock screen photo for me is icing on the cake)
And nearly two hours later – cookies! I talked up the baking while were outside with Holly and he was excited to watch.
It was all his idea to bring in the stool when he realized it might take “a little while” for the cookies to finish.
They were delicious!
|those are lunch leftovers … green beans and oranges to balance out the cookie!
…a little more play time (flashcards and legos) and all too soon it was time to go home.
A day full of sunshine. literally and figuratively!
*We both thank you for all the good wishes … two days in, it’s still tough…