Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Snuggle Game

Ben was up early with me this morning.  He worked with Play-doh.

I worked with pie dough.

I didn't buy a new can of pumpkin this year because I knew I had one.  Somewhere.

Honestly, I'm working really hard to clean out all my shelves, but this looked just fine to me.

Ben built a garage with the magnets.

As I rolled out the dough, I found myself thinking about Mom.  I wondered why, because Mom didn't teach me how to make pies.  Ah, then I remembered.  She gave me the rolling pin at my bridal shower.  At the time I wondered if she was sending me a subtle message.  Maybe not so subtle.  I have used the rolling pin to make many pies, and not for anything else.

Ben was delighted to help me make tarts from the leftover pie dough.  Mom let me help make the tarts, too.

Ben asked if he could have tarts for breakfast.

Since no other adults were up, I said yes.  I added whipped cream and made him chocolate milk.

Will joined us for lunch today.

Ben likes pho.  Will deliberately ordered seafood pho and then gave all his crab to Ben.

Ben behaved much better in the restaurant when Will sat by him.

At this point we couldn't have pried Ben away from Will if we'd wanted to.  Ben came with me to take Will back to campus.

Ben was napping in my bed when Papa and Corinne got home.  I'll spare you the details, but I will say that my mother never, ever burned a pie.

Funny thing, it tasted just fine.

Papa and I took Ben on a walk tonight.  We found kids and a dog and a man with an electric scooter who gave Ben a ride, and we had a fabulous time.

Not to mention that the sunset was out of this world.

After dinner, Ben and I played my newest game.  He loves it.  I love it.  He calls it the snuggle game.  I hope Will loves it, because I suspect this will be a big part of tomorrow's activity.

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