Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More from Mr. Mischief, and just the day

This afternoon, I stopped by my Mom's new apartment with Landon. She had a kitchen chair out near her sink - and just the right height for Landon. He climbed up and spent the 30 minutes we were there playing with a few spoons in the sinks. As soon as he got home, he began experimenting with climbing on our chairs. He soon found that with a little help from the stool, he could not only get up onto the chair, but in the right position, he could make it all the way up to the counter.


I made applesauce tonight with a bag full of apples from Dad and Shauna's apple trees. I was amazed that an entire grocery sack full made just 6 1/2 cups! But, hopefully it will be delicious and worth the bit of work. 

Yesterday, we worked on cutting back all of the grape ivy along our side fence. It was fun work to do together, and we also got to meet our new neighbors while he was cutting down many of the branches of their apple tree. He's done a lot of landscaping, so we're excited to get his opinion on how to improve our yard, especially the corner island. He even offered to spend a Saturday with Jordan cutting down the giant pine tree in our backyard when we mentioned wanting to someday replace it with a more-fun tree. 

Still having sleep troubles with Landon. Last night, Jordan took the whole night shift and kept Landon near him in bed so that I could sleep. Tonight, we've been trying since just after 7:00 to get him down, but he just lays there dozing right off, then pop! his eyes open right up and he's wide awake again. We'll see what we can come up with...