Early on in November Joseph and I joined an event at the Ilsley Library. The new librarian organized a fairy making workshop for school age children on a Friday when the schools in the area were off, and we joined the fun. It was a great time. Joseph loves this kind of thing. He worked on his fairy house for about an hour and a half!
We had a fun, wild time at a Jon Gailmor concert that was fundraiser for Joseph’s school.
And then the Friday before thanksgiving Joseph, Bob, and I headed to Philly to visit my grandmother Selma and the rest of the family. This was our first time driving straight through during the day, which made me very nervous. In the end it went better then I expected—but in a strange way. Joseph managed to stay entertained most of the time, with only a couple truly difficult moments, but he NEVER FELL ASLEEP. This was a huge shock to me. I would never have thought it was even possible for a child to be in the car for 8 hours and not sleep. I still sleep in the car all the time! Confirmation he does not have my sleeping genes.
It was really wonderful to see everyone!
Joseph was on a huge crafting binge and was wonderfully behaved for a lot of our visit, which made lots of sitting around and chatting possible. Joseph drew and cut out numerous intricate life size images, such as a pirate and a skeleton.
We hit up a park.
Found some baseballs and practiced a bit. (T-ball this spring!)
And he found a $20 bill!! Crazy. He took us out to Indian food that night (well 20 didn’t quite cover it, but we didn't mind)
And we had a great visit to the Martin guitar factory!
And then we headed home. Again, pretty well behaved, but NO SLEEP. This is the kind of thing that kept him occupied (tying random stuff together to make a dirty sock launcher).
Quick stop to take some pictures!
And that’s all for now! Hope everyone had a great holiday and I’ll keep on posting soon.