It's been quiet around here,
as the little guy has been keeping me busy. The Little Green Machine has also been very busy. Today's project for the LGM was stamping ink (from a very, very, very pink stamp pad), but it has also recently tackled melted Stamping Up crayons (several, not just one), Crayola Twistables (much easier to remove than Stamping Up crayons), cat vomit (admittedly not directly Nicholas's fault), general dirt, unknown sticky pink substances (thinking Kelsey might have had a hand in this one), coffee, and red wine*. On the up side, that little machine has paid for itself several times over. Invaluable if you have a child that...scratch that, invaluable if you have a child, cat that doesn't understand ribbons aren't edible, and/or drink way too much coffee.
It took LG all of five seconds to find, get into and drop the stamp pad. He promptly toddled over and proudly shoved his hands in my face. Once I got over the shock of it and realized it wasn't blood on his hands, I had to snap a picture as he was just so darn pleased with himself. Or maybe this is payback for all of the times he didn't want me to take his hand-prints for cards and mementos. Either way, he was happy with his "project" and I was happy (for many reasons) that it was easily removed. We cleaned up and headed out to get Kelsey just as another rainstorm had finished.
Remember how much he loves the rain? And the puddles? And every kind of water-go? Yep, he fell in headfirst to the largest puddle on the playground as soon as we arrived and was one happy camper. There's nothing like those simple pleasures of childhood.
*In case you are wondering, I use nothing but water and don't bother putting it in the machine. Just boiling hot water from the tea kettle, suck it up with the attachment from the LGM and the stains are gone.