It turns out car wrecks are actually a lot of fun!
Month: May 2011
It’s always nice to get home after a vacation. (If only we could skip the 8 hours in a car.) We walked in the backdoor to a welcome gift from Tabit. Evidently she got lonely and decided to move Alex’s stuffed animals from his room to the kitchen floor.
We got unpacked and still had a little time before Alex needed a bath. I mowed the yard and Alex followed me around with his wheelbarrow. He was supposed to be picking up grass clippings, but didn’t quite manage that part. He did later help me load up his wheelbarrow and take a load to the composter.
That darn dog of mine had quite the adventure on this trip. The first night we spent with my Mom in KY, Madison managed to find and eat some rat poison. Wade realized it immediately and called his Dad (thank goodness my father-in-law is a vet). Jerry suggested a couple concoctions to make her throw it up. It worked, but Madison was not too happy and wouldn’t go near Wade afterwards. We assumed we had gotten most, if not all, of it out of her system. Wade did call the company to verify the type of poison for Jerry. Today Jerry checked Madison’s clotting time for a second time and it was a little off. She’s now on Vitamin K for a few weeks, but should be fine.
Traveling is always an adventure.
Alex was not happy about having to stop playing with Pop to get ready for church.
Splash parks are fun!
Today was HOT. We put Alex in his swimsuit and drove to the closest splash park. Alex had a blast and squealed the entire time he was running through the water.
Alex had a really busy day today. Granny and Pop were full of fun places to explore and games to play.
Before the rest of us were out of our pajamas, Pop was giving Alex tractor rides around the yard:
Then we played in the yard before walking to the elementary school playground a few blocks down the street. A dump truck and excavator just happened to be working on the parking lot and we were able to stop and watch.
Who doesn’t love milk out of a Mason jar?
The big discovery for today was Daddy’s old tree house!
Wade talked up his childhood treehouse and Alex couldn’t wait to explore. The little monkey scampered right up the ladder and had a grand time throwing out all the sticks.
We spent the day playing and then the extended Burch family came for dinner. Alex immediately latched on to Tina and dragged her around to every room.
Granny and Pop have the perfect climbing tree for a 2 year old.
Alex started the day with Gram and Harper (while the rest of us slept). In the last picture Alex and Harper are comparing loveys.
After driving all day, we finally arrived in Paducah. Alex found a whole new bin of toys waiting for him at Gram’s house. He was instantly fascinated with “little people” and even got Buddy to play too
While Alex was occupied, I loved on Harper. Only one more week till her cast comes off!
After dinner, I made a quick trip to see Amy’s new baby girl, Ali. What a gorgeous baby!
Buddy is so funny!
First day in the pool!
We haven’t been doing many large projects lately, but we have two I haven’t mentioned. The first was an indoor project – the back of my office door. We put cork board on the top for all the art work Alex brings home from school and painted the bottom panel with chalkboard paint.
The second is a soccer goal for Alex. We still need the netting, but Alex caught on and had fun kicking the soccer ball.
Wade always gets Alex ready for bed and I normally hear lots and lots of giggles.
Alex loves having so many friends right next door. We started the morning at Chuck E. Cheese with Abram:
(Yes it’s another shower picture. It’s our new favorite activity.)
I was making beds and cleaning the upstairs when I thought I heard Alex say “makeup” several times. I went in to check on him and found that he had indeed put fingerpaint on his face.
One day last week we had warm weather and I got out Alex’s sandals for the summer. He was a little hesitant about wearing them so we talked about “summer shoes” and how great they were. At the end of the day, I noticed one of the straps was unraveling. I took the shoes back and had to wait a week to get the replacements. During the past week, Alex has daily asked for his “summer shoes” (not that it would have been warm enough to wear them). We got the shoes yesterday and today it was warm! Summer shoes are back!
Alex wasn’t shy about talking about his “summer shoes” either. He told everyone he saw today and even the ladies at MDO commented on them when I picked him up.
Alex is embracing the warmer weather with yard work.
Today’s adventure was to Kids in Motion. It was one of those places that could have been amazing but ended up being okay. Most of the themed areas were sparse on materials/toys. The exception was the construction zone full of beans. Although the conveyer was broken Alex loved digging and dumping.
We were playing with Alex’s blocks this morning when he decided the box looked more interesting.
Alex’s favorite lovey is Moose. However he tends to get attached to other stuffed animals for a few hours or days. We were playing outside today when he randomly requested “Peter Bear”. When I arrived with Peter Bear, Alex immediately grabbed him and started saying “Rock Peter Bear. Like Baby.” (I am pretty sure this is because I hold Alex like a baby and sing “rock a bye baby” to him.) Peter Bear went everywhere Alex did for the rest of the morning (including having a napkin in his lap and a chicken nugget for lunch.)
Finger painting in the shower is still a favorite.
According to Alex we had fires all over the house this morning. Thank goodness Fireman Alex was there!
We have had yucky weather the past two days – rainy and windy. Today the wind was really strong and woke Alex up once from his nap (a polite request to go back to sleep worked for an additional 1.5 hour). When I went to get Alex from his nap, I glanced in the backyard and saw some huge limbs down. I can’t believe we didn’t hear them fall.
We’ve had crazy high winds all weekend. This huge branch fell during Alex’s nap and provided lots of entertainment after he woke up.
Alex “helps” while Wade puts together my new adirondack chairs!
Today was rather chilly but Alex demanded “shoes off” to play in the sand.
Alex requested the plate with his breakfast. I thought he was taking it to the coffee table. Instead I found him having a picnic in the bathroom.
What do you do at your house for fun?
This building set (Build It) was actually one of Wade’s Christmas presents. He and Alex have had a lot of fun building a huge assortment of things – shopping cart, wheelbarrow, robot, frog, dump truck, etc. Alex isn’t quite old enough to build by himself, but he loves to help find the necessary pieces.
Alex had lunch at Daddy’s work today.
Conversation in the car.
Me: “Where does Daddy work?”
Unprompted, Alex added, “Daddy hammen” (hammering)
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! My boys let me sleep in this morning and took me out for lunch (Mexican, of course) after church. After everyone napped, we skyped with Judy, Jerry, and Emily
Then Alex and I played outside. We ended up at Damian’s house (our neighbor) and Alex loved playing with the new wheelchairs:
Donuts for breakfast! Thanks Strouds!