My son turned 2 years old in the middle of June, and he came down with signs of "hand, foot, and mouth disease" the day before. It's sort of like chicken pox in that it's just a virus that has to run it's course, and you usually only catch it once in your life. It affects (big surprise) your hands, feet, and inside your mouth with small sore blisters. Henry didn't want me taking many photos of him when he felt his worst, but here's a shot I grabbed of his feet from under his highchair a few days into his ordeal:
What to do?
I thought I'd take Henry to more secluded areas where he would still be interested in his surroundings and be able to run and play. So we headed for the Mississippi River.
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First trip to the water's edge.
Studying a fuzzy caterpillar.
Running in South St. Paul.
Reacting to low-flying military helicopters.
"Come get meeeee..."
Running through Grandpa's bean field on a windy evening.
Deep into Mississippi Gorge Park.
Wet shoes and pant cuffs.
Behind Shadow Falls.
Washing the mud off his shoes.
Looking from St. Paul towards Minneapolis.
Or it could just remain about Henry's adventures with me over the summer. For now, I'll call it "The Summer of Two" referencing 2 things: Henry just turned 2 when this started, and it's all of the adventures with just the 2 of us.
For now, I'll take any feedback or thoughts you have. Thanks!