Like every other summer in Texas, this one has been loooooooong and hot.
We've had lots of fun playing with friends and cousins, going to places like Burger Lake, the museum, the train, pump it up, Gigi's pool and the library.
However, most of our time is spent at home and while every moment is not cute, cleaver or picture worthy, I want to remember the ones that were...
Sometimes after naps, we just play and wrestle on the bed.
Sometimes the fun comes to an abrupt end, when someone knocks their noggin.
Sometimes Daddy gets home in time to take over entertainment.
Sometimes Anne recreates movie scenes with her stuffed animals.
And then serves them tea.
It seems like Anna is more often in character than not these days.
Something that has surprised me is how much watching movies or clips of movies has stimulated her imagination and given her ideas.
She watched a youtube video of Circle of Life from the Lion King and completely recreated the scene herself.
Earlier this summer, we read Charlotte's Web and then saw the movie. After seeing the movie, she pretended to be Wilbur for days and always wanted me to be Fern. It cracked me up that she had Haven be Templeton the rat, but kinda makes sense since she is always wandering around getting into things.
As cute as Anna's directed pretend play is, conflict arises if Daddy, Haven or I don't play our roles just right. Something to work on!