I'm enjoying each day so much! Yesterday was just a regular day, but it was so much fun. I don't have any photos from the morning, so I'll give you a few that Julie took when she was here, because they're similar.
We went outside, and there were several clean leaf piles right across from our door. It was a little later than we usually get out, and all three children were completely wound up from being stuck inside. They attacked those leaf piles like crazy things. Even Asya was throwing leaves around. Jaan and Raia were plowing leaves. . . with their heads! I just stood by and laughed and laughed and laughed. To make up for lost time, we also ate lunch outside. The weather was so perfect! At the last minute before meltdown, we came in for naps.
After naps, Jaan and Raia begged to paint. We had fun with that, but when Jaan had finished several masterpieces, he explained that what he really wanted was to point himself like a Papua New Guinean child. Hmm. I quickly looked up face paint recipes, but couldn't find anything simple that we could make with what we had. So, I made up my own recipe, and it worked wonderfully! Jaan very carefully copied a design he had seen in one of his books. Raia started smearing and quickly became one of the Goroka mud men. Asya. . . well, she tried to eat the paint.
(Their responses were rather typical. Jaan has to analyze anything new, and he's very careful. Raia dives in. Asya is just hungry. Hopefully that's only a stage she's going through. It will be interesting to see how her personality develops. I think I would expect her response to be laugh at it, or stand off to the side and watch it?)
Without further ado, PNG pictures: