All winter Israel had an obsession with shovels. One particular snow shovel in particular. He would get excited every time it snowed and stand at the door and beg to go out and shovel. And when it rained he would go out and push the rain around with his shovel. Sometimes he even insisted that the snow shovel be in his room at bedtime. Now he occassional plays with his shovel but I think he gets sad there is no snow to shovel. His new obsession is the mower. When the landscapers are in the neighborhood mowing all the neighbors yards he gets very excited and stands at the door and watches. He spends tons of time pushing our play mower around the backyard.