Ivan has been the little bug lover in our family. He picks up worms and carefully watches over ants and lady bugs with growing interest. The week of Thanksgiving when the family went downtown to walk around, Ivan met a little ladybug friend and I snapped a few pictures I thought were worth sharing. He spent quite a bit of time just enjoying having contact with this little friend and it was pretty fun for me to watch too.

Toast Conductor

We have a toaster oven and I’ve been using it for toast for some time. When we recently had the kitchen painted I put it away for a while to make more room on the counter top. Our boys are not too familiar with a regular toaster so it was a bit of a novelty when I used it. I’m not sure where it came from, but Ivan’s surprised response was, “Oh, you have a toast conductor.”