Riley's newest favorite activity? Raking, throwing, flicking, digging, and eating dirt. I don't know why it is so appealing, but it is.
We went for an hour long "nature walk" today, which is proving to be one of her favorite activities. She loves to be outside, so we walk all around our apartment complex looking at trees, picking up leaves and grass, pointing at flowers, chasing birdies and doggies and any other animal that might cross our paths. She waves to anyone that walks by, and she walks all around and tries to get into trouble. And then, she discovers a big pile of dirt. And she plops her butt down and goes nuts.
It's funny because she played for a good 20 minutes without putting a single bit of dirt in her mouth. And then all of a sudden, it's like a light bulb went off in her head, and she gave me a cheeky little smile, and shoveled HANDFULS of crap in her mouth. Over, and over, and over. And I don't really mind the whole germ thing, but I don't like her putting small choking-sized objects in her mouth, it makes me super nervous. And of course, me telling her NOT to put things in her mouth made her want to do it even more!
Eh, at least she's still cute, even with dirt all over her face. :)