I know I haven't posted my normal "ode to September" this year. It turns out the apple season started early this year, so Nathan has been out at the local orchard on weekends helping out friends of his parents' who own it. Then, he said his father anticipates starting work to get ready for harvest toward the end of the month. And that means Nathan will be helping a lot with that as well. And as much as I know he enjoys pitching in at the orchard and loves harvest, it is hard to have him gone so much. So, I haven't felt very "pro-September" this year. Until today. Elijah and I went for an afternoon stroll. We were walking down a north-south street in town when something fell at my feet.
In other news...
Elijah is growing and changing all the time. He is so close to crawling, and we can tell he really wants to. He gets on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth, but hasn't quite figured out how to pick his head up at the same time yet. And he gets very frustrated laying on his tummy and reaching for things.
Today, I was in the kitchen making a bottle; I had left him in the living room sitting in his Boppy and playing with his little letters and shapes farm. I finished getting the bottle ready and returned to the living room to find this:
Finally, I saw this on Pinterest the other day and immediately called Nathan into the room to see it. I don't know why, but we both laughed the same way at it: that kind of start low and then the more you think about it really start laughing type laugh. We would so put it on Elijah if we had one.