My Fun Saturday!

What a super fun Saturday!  After breakfast (yummy blueberry waffles!) we headed to The Little Gym like every (well, most) Saturday.  This was a special treat though…Mummy came with us AND when we got there Miss Elena and her Mommy, Miss Celia were there too!  It was ‘bring a friend’ day and it was fun to have my friend with me.  We had so much fun.  The only yucky part was when I was running around like a crazy man and accidentally ran head first into another little boy doing the same thing.  My lip bled a little and is a little fat now, but I’m ok.  I cried a little bit and was pretty huggy for the rest of the class.  My fat lip goes nicely with the giant scrapes on my nose I got from falling on the playground at school.  Nobody even noticed when I fell because I never cried.  My teacher just noticed my red nose when I went inside for a nap.  The scrapes from yesterday turned into scabs today.  It doesn’t hurt though!

After gymnastics Miss Elena and Miss Celia came with us to The Runway Grill where we had breakfast (2nd breakfast…) and watched the airplanes and helicopters!!  We had a blast!!  I love watching the airplanes from behind the fence outside.  It was so pretty outside and we played until I started throwing rocks and one hit Elena’s hands by mistake.  I said I was sorry and gave her a head hug but Mummy and DAddy said that was enough and we went home and I went right up to take a nap.  I was sooooo tired after gymnastics and running around watching airplanes.

After nap, Mummy and Daddy took me to The Butterfly Pavilion.  It was OK.  I liked looking at the bugs and spiders and creepy crawly things…Mummy did not.  The water stuff was pretty cool and I got to pet two different starfish with Daddy’s help:

After petting the starfish we went out into the tropical butterfly house…it was like Atlanta in August in there!!  Super-duper hot and super-duper humid!!!  Mummy could hardly breathe and go overheated and had to wait for Daddy and I back inside.  I thought the butterflies were really neat and was mesmerized by them.  I even saw a cool tortoise!  After a while Daddy and I went back in to see Mummy.  We then found a kids play area (like at the mall).  That was fun until a little girl (about 4) lifted her skirt and peed on the floor.  She was there with her big sister (maybe 6) and there were no parents in sight.   Mummy went to tell someone that there were two little lost girls and a big clean up needed in the play area.  She was told that “I’m working here (withing eyes sight of where it happened) and can’t leave or call anyone” despite a phone right there.  We’re probably not going back there.

On the way home from the “Pee Pavilion” we stopped in The Hobby Lobby to pick out some fabric for new pillowcases for me.  I went right for a bright green Toy Story fabric with Buzz and Woody on it – fun!!  When we got home, I watched Toy Story with Daddy while Mummy made and quick washed 2 pillowcases for me and made dinner.  I love my new pillowcases…though I still wanted to sleep with my ‘old’ ones because I am 2 and very much a creature of habit.

Here are some photos from today, though Mummy was bad and forgot to take any photos of me with Elena at The Little Gym or The Runway Grille:

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The Door…

Dog Door?  or Thatcher Door?

You decide…

Easter…and stuff

EASTER…

Happy Easter!  While we don’t celebrate the christian holidays as religious days, we do celebrate the secular parts. For Easter, that means the Easter Bunny, dying, hiding and finding eggs, wearing seersucker pants, and dinner with family.  I actually got to celebrate for 3 days in a row!

Easter #1:  At school on Friday we colored eggs and had an egg hunt.  I loved watching the little color pellets dissolve in the vinegar and using the ‘magic crayon’ on the eggs before dying them.  Since the egg hunt was at the end of the day Mummy and Daddy came too!  While all of the other kids found 1 or 2 eggs, I found SEVEN!  I am very observant!

Easter #2:  Saturday was a jam-packed day for me!!  I got up and went to gymnastics with Daddy (Mummy is too big to go anymore).  We brought home scones and coffee for Mummy as a sweet surprise.  While we were at gymnastics Mummy boiled a whole carton of eggs for coloring.  When we got home they were still cooling and I was very tired so I took a nap while the eggs continued to cool.  When I woke up, Mummy had lunch ready but I wanted to color eggs first so we did a hybrid lunch/coloring session.  I loved watching those pellets bubble and fizz as they dissolved.  I used that time to use the ‘magic crayon’ to color the eggs.  When the dye was ready I very gently dropped one egg into each cup and waited patiently for the eggs to be done.  I ate my sandwich while I waited.  They turned out great!!!

When lunch was finished and the eggs were all colored and drying I helped Mummy ‘make’ bunny cookies.  All I had to do was arrange them on a baking sheet, but it was still fun!  While they cooked, Daddy took me outside to ride bikes.  I am getting really good and am even scooting fast enough to do a little gliding!!  Just a little though as I’m still working on my bike balance.  I love it!!

After riding bikes and doing a little more playing outside we got ready to go get my haircut.  It had been 5 weeks and there was a little hair down by my ears and that drives Mummy bonkers.  She likes my hair nice and short and clean-cut.  I look so handsome with a fresh haircut!  When we got there, all of the little kid chair that are also taxis, airplanes, police cars and fire trucks were all takes…some with boys much too large to be still using them.  I hopped up in a big boy chair and got my haircut there…I did great!!  I got a purple sucker, held a Buzz Lightyear and watched a movie.  Fun!  When the haircut was all done Daddy asked me to put Buzz away back in the toy area and, with no tears or being asked twice, I did!!  Mummy and Daddy were so proud!!!

We then walked down to Rack Room Shoes and got me some much-needed new shoes.  I only had my one pair from Paris and they were certainly winter shoes.  My only other shoes were some cheap sandals Mummy found on sale but leave little red marks on my feet if I wear them all day.  Especially since I tend to get sand in my shoes at school, I wanted some sneakers.  I got some great boat shoes and a pair of nikes…all set for shoes for a good while!  I am now in a size EIGHT!  They are still a teeny bit too big, but not much and the sevens are too small.

Easter #3 (official Easter):  The Easter Bunny came!!!!  I got a big, brown stuffed rabbit, and a green Easter basket with purple grass, jellybeans, a rabbit sucker, a dark chocolate rabbit and a little chick that peeps when you hold him in your hand.  Easter is fun!!  I played at home all morning until nap time and took a nice, long nap.  After nap I got to wear my new seersucker pants and boat shoes, and we got in the car and went to Foo Foos house for dinner.  I got to see and play with Foo Foo and Aunt Dia.  They hid eggs for me all over and I found them ALL!  I got to practice passing out napkins for hor d’ourves and ate some deviled eggs.  When Mummy realized she had once again forgotten to get diapers for my diaper bad I took and walk with Daddy and Foo Foo to the store to get some.  I got to ride the bus!!!  It was awesome!!  I also got to sit on Aunt Dia’s scooter that was parked outside!

When we got back it was almost dinner time.  Foo Foo made a cool ‘bunny salad’ from half of a pear on a bed of lettuce (carrots for eats, half a cherry for a nose and a dollop of sour cream for the tail), a yummy, cheesy orzo casserole, steamed asparagus and rolls.  I ate a little of the salad, a whole role with butter but what I really devoured was asparagus!  I LOVE asparagus!!!  After dinner I was pretty tired so we went home and hopped into bed right away.

…AND STUFF:

During these several days of Easter I’ve been not feeling 100%.  I am cutting my 2 year molars which is quite unpleasant.  They make me just ever so slightly cranky during the day, but with a little Tylenol I’m pretty much OK.  I’m also very distracted during the days.  At night, however, they really bother me.  I’ll tell Mummy and Daddy “teeth hurt.  medicine?  brr cold teether?”  I never say any of this when I actually have some meds on board so they think I am pretty spot on with when they hurt.  My frozen teethers are really helping right now!  On bad nights I’ll wake up every time my medicine wears off and need more, plus snuggles.

In addition to my teething I also have a little cold and possible an ear infections (we’ll find our for sure in about an hour when we go to the Doctor).  Last night when I was up with my teeth I also said “ear hurts” while pointing to my right ear, which is new.  I’ve never said that before and nobody asked if my ear hurt.  I just said it.  Since I don’t often show pain other than not sleeping as well, which is already happening from my teeth, Mummy and Daddy took me seriously and we’re going to get checked.  If it is an ear infection, hopefully some antibiotics will help me feel better soon!

Update:  We went to the doctor and Thatcher was spot on and does indeed have an ear infection in his right ear.  Todd is getting his prescription right now and hopefully he’ll be feeling better soon!

Since I was not going to school in the morning, I got to have one of my favorite breakfasts: hot tea with honey and a scone!  Yum!

Breakfast of champions! 

I’m a Great Friend and Leader

Yesterday at school, one of my friends got sick.  There was a mess everywhere and my friend’s shirt got very messy.  Everyone in the class stood around pointing at the mess and saying “uh oh! uh oh!” until the teacher reminded us to ask if our friend was OK.  Everyone kept on saying “uh oh! uh oh!” but I stopped and asked “feel ok?” to my friend and went to his cubby by myself and got him a new shirt to put on.  The teachers were very impressed and proud of me…and so were Mummy and Daddy when they came to pick me up and they heard what I did.  I am becoming a really sweet friend and am definitely the leader of my class.  My teachers tell Mummy and Daddy that I am always the first to help a friend, clean up, or give hugs and kisses if someone is crying.  I’m going to be the best big brother ever!

10 Random Things…

I don’t have a single topic to post about but here are a few random things…

  1. Petals the pig, who lives at my school and loves cheese (I get to feed it to her!) got HUGE!!!

    Petals got BIG!!

    Petals got BIG!!

  2. Speaking of getting big and eating…I am still eating a ton a growing like a weed.  Here is breakfast from a few days ago…the bigger plate of eggs are mine, the smaller one is for Mummy.  Yes, I ate them all…plus toast with jam, a glass of OJ and of course, my hot tea.

    The one on the right is mine...the other one is for Mummy

    The one on the right is mine...the other one is for Mummy

  3. I have discovered the joys of “fuzzy water,” otherwise know as Pellegrino.  Not tonic water, or any regular carbonated water…San Pellegrino in particular is what I love.  I no longer want regular water.
    My new favorite!

    My new favorite!

    Here I am drinking my new love:

  4. I am cutting most of my 2 year molars and they HURT!  I am very good about telling Mummy and Daddy “teeth hurt.  medicine?”  I also like to have a “brrr cold teether” when I go to bed and in the mornings.  I hope these teeth hurry up and come in and stop hurting!
  5. I got Mummy’s cold and cough (Daddy got it too) and am snotty and cough a lot.  I occasionally run a very low temp (low 99s) as well.  This has been making me ask for “hot tea?” even more than usual.
  6. I love learning about manners and being polite.  Foo Foo got me a Manners book and I love it…I even brought it into school one day to share with all of my friends.  My favorite lesson is letting others go first, which I’ve been taught means “Ladies First” which I say with gusto now.  I’m going to be a very nice gentleman when I grow up!
  7. Due to my cold (and not sleeping as well due to the cough) plus the teething I’ve been having a few more meltdown than usual.  Maybe one a day?  Mummy and Daddy find it both sad and funny that the more upset I get the more polite I get.  I was crying about my teeth hurting and Mummy was asking if I wanted teethers, tea, my ya-ya, etc. and while crying I’d sob “no thank you! no thank you!” or “yes please. yes, please.”  Once, when I was up at night coughing (not crying, just awake) Mummy asked if I wanted my ya-ya and I said “no thank you” just as sweet as can be.
  8. As I am getting more verbal I am saying the cutest and funniest things.  While reading a book about a big dinosaur, Foo Foo made a comment about something being because the dinosaur was too big.  I responded, totally straight-faced and seriously with “exactly!  too big.”
  9. I am also very observant and Mummy and Daddy have fun seeing my little wheels of logic spinning away.  I was saying “hi brother” and giving kisses to Mummy’s belly the other day.  Then I had a lightbulb moment and pointed to Mummy’s breasts and said “other brothers?”  Apparently, to me, bump (of any kind) = baby!  LOL
  10. I love doing somersaults!!  I do them everywhere and all the time and I’m quite good at it.  My favorite game, however, is doing a somersault into someone or something and declaring “I’m stuck” and getting pulled back.  Here I am playing that game with Daddy:

A Family Playdate

What a fun day!  Daddy organized a family playdate with Miss Addy, her new little sister, Harper and their parents.  Mummy and Miss Kristen thought it was great that the Daddy’s did the organizing and planning!

My Blue Bowl

My Blue Bowl

We went over to their house after breakfast and a little Toy Story 3 watching.  I insisted on taking a giant blue plastic bowl in the car with me…it had to ride on my lap too (both going there AND coming home!).  We were going to be riding bikes so we brought my new bike and helmet with us.  Miss Addy has a very similar bike…a push with your feet bike with no pedals.When we finally go outside to play (after a little inside time and a lot of sunscreen) we both wanted to ride in Addy’s pink Barbie jeep first.  It was AWESOME!!!  It had buttons with a radio that played real music and two seats.  Addy mostly drove and I sat next to her and played with the radio.  We went around and around in the cul-de-sac.  FUN!

Check us out!

After a little while I wanted a turn driving.  Addy was not super excited about that and decided to ride bikes instead.  I liked being in the jeep with Addy better than being in there alone so after a short time I got out and did a little bike riding too.  It didn’t take long before we worked up an appetite and went inside for lunch.  Mr. Chris grilled burgers (veggie burgers for me and Mummy) with cheese on the grill.  YUM!  I was pretty distracted by all of the new and exciting toys that Miss Addy has so I didn’t sit as nicely as I know how to.  I would play then run to Mummy for a bite, then play again.  I didn end up eating almost all of my burger with cheese, plus some chips and grapes.

After lunch it was time to go home for a nap…I again needed to ride with my blue bowl on my lap (I am so silly!).  Mummy and Daddy managed to keep me awake in the car all the way home (I do not ‘transfer’ well) by singing a song about a bear that Daddy knew.  Fun!  I was very, very tired and it was way past my nap time.  I took a nice nap as soon as we got home then went to bed nice and early.  It was a super fun Sunday 🙂

My New Bike!!!

My New Bike!

My New Bike!

I got a new bike today!!!  It’s pretty awesome and I’m pretty awesome riding it!  It’s a blue Strider bike with a purple bell.  It’s a starter bike that looks just like a regular bike but has no pedals.  It will help me learn to balance and I won’t ever need training wheels – pretty cool, huh?!  I’ll go right from this bike to a real bike.I got to practice riding my new bike with Daddy while Mummy made dinner.  Check me out:

and more riding (and using chalk…on Mummy’s car!):

Mummy and Daddy were planning to wait until the baby was born to get me this bike, kind of as a present from my little brother (who will use it when I grow out of it), but decided the weather was just too nice to wait.  We went to the bike store after school so I could ride all weekend!  I was great in the store and tried out my bike, picked out my bell and played with the train table they had.  When it was time to go I started to throw a fit when the nice lady who helped us (who also has two sons, but much older) came over with some stickers and said I could have one once we were outside.  I immediately stopped crying (and Mummy thanked her sooooooo much!!) and happily went outside and picked out a yellow happy face sticker.

I’m looking forward to lots of riding in my future!!  I already run fast and Mummy says swimming lessons are next.  Triathlon, here I come!