Into the woods....autumn at Lair O' The Bear state park.
In this set of pictures, you will see Q playing the drums on a tree stump. Those of you whose children are addicted to Yo Gabba Gabba will understand the source of this little drama.
As for this - I can't even begin to explain this, but I think it might have something to do with gymnastics. Nice show of balance, either way!
This little ritual is one she indulges in often of late. She is imitating her daddy's shaving ritual, from patting the shaving cream on to rinsing to the rubbing of the aftershave into palms and jowls. Too, too funny. Cracks me up each and every time.
Reading signs and stopping to smell the flowers.
Here, she is indicating to me that she has heard a particularly delightful and unusual bird call. Fluttering of both hands next to her ears is one of her made-up signs, meaning either crickets or birdsong. Very expressive girl.
When I set her on this log (just a little too high for her to get on or off of her own accord) I thought she might object. Instead, she settled in and made it her own, gazing at the canopy of trees overhead, listening to birdsong, and finally...just signing to herself out loud. This picture melts my heart into a little puddle of golden clarified butter.