Saturday morning, Martin woke up early and went hunting out at Uncle Johnny's. (Lazy Q Farm!) The girls and I woke up around 6 and spent a long time playing on the bed with Theodore (not pictured--he was probably trying to eat the camera.) It was a funny, cozy way to start the day, long before the sun came up. The girls love to just roll and bounce around on our big bed now, and Anja is now allowed to play upstairs, since she's so good at getting up and down our [ridiculously steep] stairs now. She loves to go upstairs and tuck in her toys and tell me that they are sleeping. It's VERY adorable.
She was sitting on the stairs "nursing" her doll!!!!!! Does it just KILL YOU, how cute she is?! (For the record, Martin was the one who found her on the stairs. He's only in the picture because Anja's really into this thing where she loves us to sit down with her, so she pats the floor beside her and says our name, and that means "daddy, please sit down." She even asks the cat and dog!)
After mass Greta napped and Martin and I made these funny baked spiced apples. They turned out okay, though a little undercooked. We packed them up and took them with us back out to Uncle Johnny's farm where we had a lovely afternoon with my aunt and uncle and cousin, Hope. It was so much fun to just hang out with them! Martin has really enjoyed being able to hunt out there, and he was thrilled to be able to go out today and help them clean up for their Fall Party that is next weekend. I didn't do anything. Hope and I just sat around and talked while everyone else worked. But we all had a good time! Afterward, we went to McDonald's in Attica for a little bit of dinner. Anja loves french fries. I mean, LOVES. We realized we couldn't go home then because Anja hadn't had a nap so she would fall asleep, and it was 5:00, that terrible in-between time when a nap means doom. So we went back to the farm. Everyone else had left, but Martin had his gun in the car so he went down to the woods...And shot a squirrel. Anja and Greta and I had gone down to play in the field and we were lucky enough to see (and get pretty close to) a deer, followed by two more. It was very exciting! Anja loves being outside and she loves rocks. She likes sticks too, but she LOVES rocks. She collected a lot and put them all on the stroller, which ended up being a bad idea to take down the hill.... but Martin got it back to the car for us, and he gave me this opportunity to photograph the ultimate family man:
Oh, I guess it's really dark. Oh well, it was cute. GREAT WEEKEND!