Cutting and cooking for daddy! Playing with appliances is still number one but every once in awhile he'll make time for some camp stove cooking right inside our living room...pretend of course. Lucas as fully grasped the "pretend" thing which as been wonderful. He plugs all his appliances into the couch cushion (he calls them the safe outlets) and will be content for hours. One challenge "pretend" as brought is when I want to really vacuum. "No mommy, I want to pretend vacuum, not real vacuum." He still hates when the vacuum cleaner is on so "pretend" buys him some time. When it comes to real vacuuming, his safety zone is on the couch watching intently.
This is at Grandma and Grandpa J's house. Grandpa had to leave for work so big squeezes and kisses were in order!
We took a little trip to Manitou Springs (about 15 minutes away) and discovered 25 cent rides. They have about 20 of them to choose so a dollar or two goes a long way and provides many choices. This one is the "fast jet"...he looks half scared! :)