Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I was holding Parker and unloading the dryer (I needed his sweatshirt so we could go for a walk). I found what I was looking for and looked over to see Parker with a hand full of dryer lint. I thought "gross, but at least it's not in his - aagh!". It was totally in his mouth. He had a full wad of lint in his mouth and he was chewing it. Sick!! I laughed so hard!
Yesterday we saw a man with a rather large, round belly. He reached up to do something and his belly popped out of his shirt, which of course Landon was observing with interest. Landon suddenly pointed at the man's belly and said "Oh! Little baby!". He totally thought the guy was pregnant. Again, I laughed SO hard! I don't think he heard Landon, but even if he did, I'm sure he would have laughed too (let's hope!).
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We definitely had to stop by the Jelly Belly Factory. I'd say the highlight was wearing the awesome hats.
To escape the REALLY hot (90+ degrees) day we went in to the wharf. The breeze was really nice and Landon LOVED the Sea Lions. Every once in awhile he asks to go see the seals...I guess we'll have to make another trip!
This is a video that Alicia took of the boys on the way home:
Yes, Alicia did put Parker in the shopping cart.
It was so much fun having her here! On the way home from the airport, Landon kept saying "Lannen airport a Lishuh?" and "More Lishuh?". Even though it is nice to have our living room back (well, Landon liked the bed better) we're really going to miss you Lish! Have an amazing time down south and call often!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Then he saw the cupcakes. He was SO excited about these that he tried to scale the stove to get to them. Luckily the door didn't fall on him!
Landon scoped out this balloon at the party store so we let him get it (mostly to distract him during the 2 hours before his party started). It's still floating in his bedroom - I can't believe the helium lasts that long!
Charlie checking out the digs.
Lighting the candles...
...and blowing them out. Landon's FAVORITE thing!!
Parker had SO much fun - he would live outside if we'd let him!
Can you believe that Landon didn't even eat a piece of cake?? As soon as he got Mater he took off and played with his toys!
Landon took all of his presents inside to play while his friends were leaving. We had quite the time trying to get him to bed that night!
He definitely had a cupcake the next day:
It was such a great party and we can't believe our little guy is two already! People talk about the terrible two's, but we're pretty convinced that they're more wonderful than terrible. The fun we have with Landon these days FAR outweighs the inconvenience of a few fits every once in awhile. We love you Landon - Happy Birthday!!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Now here's the bad news: I took a TON of really cute pictures of everyone and when I checked my camera later, they were all gone!!! All of the pictures that I took are now non-existent, but luckily the pictures Carrie took of Landon blowing out the candles are still there. I'm really sad! I took some great pics of friends that we hardly ever see and a few great ones of Parker too...agh. Ok, I'll try to get over it, but if any of you have pictures of the party, send them my way (Sarah, I saw that camera...).
On another note, I got an answer today to a question that I've had for some time now: what would happen if I fell holding my baby!? I was stepping outside holding Parker in my arms this afternoon and I must have landed funny on the cement - my right ankle twisted and I went down. Hard. Chest first on top of Parker. On the cement. It happened so fast and when I finally was able to survey the damage I was shocked: somehow I'd been able to contort my body to land on my hip and my elbow completely blocking Parker from the fall - his head barely grazed the concrete. He let out a little yelp (probably just because it was scary!) and then went on with life. I however, have a mildly sprained ankle and a few scrapes and bruises. Luckily it was nothing that prevented me or Parker from enjoying the party! It was so good to know that we really do have instincts that protect our little ones from accidents like that. I'm sure it wasn't all instincts, though...quite the mini miracle.
Friday, May 9, 2008
L: Piece of chocolate?
M: Landon, no, you can't have a piece of chocolate for breakfast.
Landon resumes eating his pancakes. A few minutes later:
L: Birthday chocolate?
M: Landon, I know it's your birthday chocolate, but you can't have it for breakfast!
Eats his pancakes. A few minutes later:
L: (signaling a pinch with his fingers) One liiiittle piece of chocolate?
M: (laughing) Ok, fine. If you eat your cereal you can have one liiiiittle piece of chocolate.
After I said yes, he started laughing and eating really fast. What can I say, I'm a sucker.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Here are a few of my favorite pictures:
We walked over to the big rocks and saw a real, live starfish. Landon thought it was pretty amazing! Parker really loved staring at the rocks and the waves.
Landon climbed in and found a great little pool - quite the view too!
We went up to Cal Day on the UC Campus and saw some really cool things:
The decorator crabs were amazing!