Here is what the boys have been enjoying playing lately when they are playing with me. Usually this takes place after dinner when we go outside. It's the ideal time for Rainer to be outdoors because he is so sensitive to the sun and by that time it is down and the yard is friendly again.
Lately Dieter likes to put on little "shows," complete with intermission, just like when he sees a play or performance of big brother or big sister at the local high school. So Dieter puts on a pirate show or a trampoline show or a wild animal show or what have you and then we break for an intermission. It is really cute: Dieter mans the "booth" (the Little Tykes log cabin--yeah, a giant hunk of plastic--not my taste so much but this at least is "vintage"--left over from Faith and Jacob's childhood. It is actually quite a fun toy if you must know). He goes in there, arranges rocks on the little built-in table, then throws open the shutters for business. I go to the window and order my intermission snack. "Coffee and a cookie" is classic, of course, and he hands me two rocks. It's also fun to think of fanciful intermission faire. May I have a ham sandwich? Bag of popcorn? Apple juice? Yes, yes, yes, as he piles more rocks into my hands. Rainer takes a different approach when he is ordering. He leans in through the little window and selects the rocks he wants. Good stuff people.
The photos are unrelated . . . but much prettier than a Little Tykes log cabin. Happy Thursday.