Libby and I created two drawing together last weekend. They were both of similar scenes (as dictated by Libby) involving a horse, a tropical island, and a pelican flying in the air above. It was delightful to color and doodle with her - such a fertile imagination. She really seemed to have rich stories behind each object represented on these pages:
Libby and Cooper enjoying hot cocoa and cookies on a recent ride on the Polar Express!
We visited the north pole (where Santa hopped onto the train), had chefs serving us drinks and snacks, and got our tickets punched by a real conductor. It was a thrill for the kiddos. You can see more pictures on my wife's blog.
We got two special ornaments in the mail today - they were small snowmen with LED lights that cycle through the spectrum. The kids and I had a great time playing with them in the dark office before bath tonight:
Thanksgiving was great this year - all four of our parents were there, making it one of those wonderful moments in time that I fondly look back upon. After having a gigantic (and delicious) Thanksgiving meal the entire crew went on a walk. It was brisk but pleasant.
One of my favorite indoor activity with Libby is building forts. We have made pillow forts, blanket forts, and laundry basket forts. But I think we really outdid ourselves when we made this "fan fort":
To construct this fort we cut open 5 large trash bags and taped them into an approximate teepee shape (original plan was a large tube, but we ran out of tape so we improvised). After attaching a small fan and checking for leaks we inserted a table lamp (and loads of toys) to brighten the space up.
This fort is a perfect little hideaway. Despite being a small dark plastic cave, the fan fort is very soothing. The constant whir of the fan drowns the world outside, and it's the perfect place to read books or pretend with a friend.