After Mastories we headed to Washington's Crossing just opposite Trenton in Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful park, but unfortunately the visitors center and museum was under construction. Wyatt still had fun climbing on the cannons and looking at the boats. We attempted to watch a 12 minute video but had to excuse ourselves early. At one point Wyatt found his sippy cup, took a drink, found it to be empty and yelled "DARN IT!!!" Thankfully, only three other people were trying to watch the video with us.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
After this picture, W laid down for a nap, GranT mowed and weed eated the yard and I hung the stroller in the garage and hung shelves in the toy closet! It was a busy day but the house is finally getting in order!!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Doctors appointment went very well. I was able to meet the first of five doctors in the all female practice. She was lovely and was just coming back from maternity leave herself. I got my all anticipated glucose test results back. Only a 99 blood glucose after consuming 50mg of sugar. Way to go pancreas!! I wasn't even borderline gestational diabetic this time. :) In hindsight, Sonic slushies and ice cream every night just should not have been justified because we lived in Texas and it was hot! The Doctor also measured my fundal height and little man is growing right on schedule. Which also means his Momma is growing too!
After the doctors appointment, I picked up GranT and W for a lunch date and commissary trip. GranT helped lasso Wyatt while I ordered food. She managed to get a high chair and carry it clear across the dinning area to a quiet area for us. She put Wyatt in the chair and he discovered it was broken! He was very upset and yelled "Darn It" because the strap was missing. GranT then had to do the whole procedure over again, this time with careful attention to finding a perfectly working high chair it.
Wyatt yells "Darn It" at very appropriate times. However, we are trying to train his little brain to think of other words like, "goodness gracious" or "oh man". So, far no luck! He yells "darn it" if a poobie falls, if he drops his cup or if he trips. Just about anything will set him off and out comes...DARN IT!!!!! Now to help clarify, he changes his voice to this low pitched very manly like tone as he yells, "Darn it". Really it's very funny the first few times, but I can't have a kid running around saying "darn it" when I don't even say that! What a silly boy!
We over hauled the nursery after lunch (details to come later). Then after dinner we went on a walk and to the park!
This trip was made easier by GranT graciously offering to drive back home with me then stay for a while. I took her up on this offer! Somehow she willing joined my hillbilly circus. We drove 500 miles in a hail damaged Durango, thank you Xenia, whose front left tire makes a squeaking sound. But, you only hear the squeaking at 40mph and slower which means only in parking lots and gas stations do you really get noticed! Then to top it off, I'm largely pregnant, chasing an almost two year old, and the two dogs are loosing their minds at every stop. It was comical to say the least. The poor toll booth people had to feel sorry for us. At each stop the dogs would start barking which then freaked W out so bad that he would start to cry uncontrollably. I have to get an ez pass before baby number two arrives.
A few favorite memories of the day. Wyatt giving cookie monster a piggy back ride!
W telling GranT to "turn it up" while watching a DVD.
Wyatt asking to go to "cookie monsters house".
Wyatt telling me that the "car pooped".
Wyatt saying, "stupid Gertie". Haha Guess who said that first!
Wyatt singing, "sing a song", "twinkle twinkle star", "move on back, move on back", "jingle bells, jingle bells", and "tap, tap, tap".
Translations: "sing a song" is Sing, sing, sing a song about Jesus.
"twinkle, twinkle star" is Twinkle twinkle little star.
"Move on back" is The wheels on the bus go round and round.
Jingle bells (self explanatory...I hope)
"tap, tap, tap" is Jesus helped in
Many ways, helping Joseph in his shop and his hammer went tap, tap, tap, as they worked each day.
I love this kid, love my family and can't wait to have us all together again soon!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Later that evening we saw the baby robin out in the yard with the mommy bird feeding it. I showed Wyatt the baby robin and he delighted in watching it hop around the yard. He made several comments about the bird.
"I'm looking, I'm looking"
"I can't see it!!!"
"Paci baby bird night night"
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We got a morning walk in after breakfast were Wyatt had his first Piggy back ride. He thought that was fun and even pretended to turn the key on my back and said, "vroom vroom".
Then, the lazy afternoon rolled in. Mary and Ryan stopped by to play. Wyatt and Ryan playing motorcycles crashing into each other and wheelies. Then they had to leave and Wyatt took a nap. I was able to take a blessed nap too! As I woke up, Lorna and Maya stopped in and with in minutes the "hillbillies" Erin, Beth and Luke came over too. I got to talk with my wonderful sisters and enjoy their company while all the kids played. It was glorious! I am so thankful for days like today.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Mary: Do you remember that time when D told us about him and his friend were sneaking around at their college and found the bomb shelter! Me: No??
Mary: remember they were in the bomb shelter and there were frozen blocks of milk stack up.
Mary: yes, D came home and told us they found the bomb shelter with frozen blocks of milk!
So, D does this sound familiar??
Plan 1. Go to the sprinkler park
But, it was supposed to be 67 degrees.
Plan 2. Go to Eagles Nest, a huge wooden park in bellbrook.
But, then it started raining!
Plan 3. Go to the indoor play area at the mall.
Little boys didn't know the difference and were happy with the mall. Beth understood the difference! She called it a crappy day that ruined all the fun! But, she was easily persuaded to be happy after promising a strawberry milkshake. :) Ah, to be able to cure disappointment with food! That's my kind of kid!
Side note: same milk shake when dropped by Erin will splatter all over said person in the middle of the mall! Imagine if you will: tiny pink droplets in your hair, on your face, shirt, pants, shoes, stroller and somehow also on your back. Could have been worst. Glad it wasn't.
W loves lemons! Yes, if he see a lemon in your water glass he will start asking frantically for it. Stating matter of factly, "I need it, lemon, pleeease".
And, if you give the boy a lemon he's going to ask for ice. If you give him ice to munch. He is going to need more lemon, more ice and eventually, he will ask for a napkin to wipe off his "nasty" hands. Sounds very similar to the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" doesn't it. Let's just say don't give W a cookie either because then he is going to need a glass of milk to dip the cookie in...