Life Lesson: Take Time to Play

As we go through the process to downsize all of our things to fit into an RV, some things have caused us to take a moment. Things like toys. Toys have to be played with after all, even if they’ve been sitting in a closet collecting dust.

Engineer Play Time

The helicopter enjoyed the fresh air. Frodo enjoyed the helicopter.

Wanna Play

Frodo really enjoyed the helicopter. He thought the tail was tasty.

Tasty Tail

As always, he loved the chance to run around. And the toy helicopter has been re-evaluated, it appears it will be a great travel toy and additional method to wear out Frodo!

Frodo

Goodnight Moon

Frodo loves his bedtime routine. Last night I was taking too long so he grabbed his bedtime toy and began to nudge me along. He made it clear, it was time for bed! He was okay with a few photos first though, he never minds the camera.

Before Dave and I can get ready for bed though, Frodo goes first!

Brush Your Teeth

When Frodo hears, “Time to brush your teeth!” – he jumps off the bed, runs into the bathroom, and sits in front of the drawers to wait for us.

Toothpaste Yum

Of course, he gets to lick the toothbrush as a reward, and probably doesn’t understand why the yummy toothpaste is applied to his teeth first instead of directly to his tongue. But he goes along with the strange ritual every night and really enjoys it. We enjoy his minty fresh breath afterward (who knew doggie toothpaste comes in vanilla mint?!) and hopefully his teeth will stay healthy for a long time to come.

Wipe Your Face

Frodo’s beard always ends up with quite a bit of toothpaste on it so he appreciates the “Wipe your face!” step in the routine.

Time for Bed

Before long it’s really time for bed so he waits happily for story time.

Counting My Blessings…

Sharon and Pam

I know… it’s rare for a photo of ME to be on this site, but that’s because I’m usually the one behind the camera! I love this photo of me with my Mom-in-Law. And of course, I love her – she’s awesome beyond words – and she gave me Dave!

Sharon, Dave and Pam

It was wonderful to have her stay with us and get a chance to just sit, have some coffee, and talk. Some things in life simply can’t be quantified. I’m very blessed, and I know it.