After our bout of cleaning, Jillian and I went to the mall to pick up my repaired wedding band and grab lunch. Then we drove across the street to get a walk in on this lovely fall day! We did learn that apparently, Lake Kittamaqundi doesn't have a "loop trail" like many of the other lakes do, so we walked a trail one direction for about 20 minutes and then headed back.
A squirrel in a tree:
Some kind of bird (I'm SO not up on my waterfowl...):
The obligatory picture of the "people tree":
Later this evening Jillian spent some time playing and climbing. She pulled the DVDs off the cases as usual, then got a little devious. She had a Star Wars box set in front of her activity table and decided to use it as a step ladder and climb on top of the table. She's NUTS!!
One last note: I will proclaim that Jillian can officially put herself to sleep! Hooray! After just one week of a consistent routine and letting her do a little fussing, she now goes down in her crib after a bath, bottle and book and does a little rolling around before falling asleep. And no tears - even when I walk out of the room!!!