Sunday, August 27, 2006

Little Geek

All weekend I've been reading about how surprisingly fat our kids are today. About how little exercise they're getting, and how unhealthy they'll be tomorrow.

So on Saturday we had Ellie take Lizzi for a walk, which went surprisingly well. She's been wanting to do this since she was about 6 months old, and, finally, she can do it, full control of the leash and all. You know, over the past month or so, this kid has really made huge leaps. She's seeming so . . . grown up.

This morning we skipped church and spent an hour playing outside in the rain, stomping in puddles, walking up the block in the rushing gutters, pushing a toy car through rivulets, riding a trike around and around the driveway, and, best of all, playing with the umbrella.

(By the way, Ellie's BMI seems to be 15.5, well below the average for her age.)

So tonight, we stayed inside and played Hi Ho! Cherry-O. I can't tell you how excited I am that we're officially entering the Board Game Age. May it never end for Ellie, as it hasn't for me. Even though she cheats like mad. Don't think I didn't notice you scooping up those extra cherries, little sneakie!


PPB said...

I love when little kids cheat. It's so blatant!

animeg said...

I imagined that and nearly died of cuteness.

Sarahlynn said...

Me too!