Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

We headed up north for what was predicted to be a cool, rainy weekend. Boy, were they wrong. It was sunny and beautiful, and full of adventure of course! We broke out the Mickey Mouse and Disney Princess poles almost immediately and caught quite a few fish. I was real keen on eating them all on day 1, but by day 2 I was all about catch and release. Grandpa Wayne would have been proud of me as I pulled in a bunch of Bluegills, a Northern, and a Bass. Lily caught her fair share of Bluegills as well. When asked how big our fish were, Lily was honest, but I learned quickly to make them about 6 inches longer than they actually were. Mom explained that when fishing it is sometimes okay to lie. We made our standard journey to the candy store picking up some yummy lollipops. We also managed to explore every square inch of the cottage and surrounding woods. We found a great balance beam out back, and used paper towel rolls as telescopes. We were also loving the dandelions, and now that we've blown the tops off of all 500 of them we can't wait to see how many there will be when we head back up in a few weeks. Another great trip in the books here in our world!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Few and Far Between

With warm, sunny days being seemingly few and far between we made sure to take full advantage of today. We spent hours outside and found something in every corner of our yard to keep us busy. Of course our swing set (including the addition of pink sand to our sandbox) and Gator are two of our favorite activities, and today we added gardening to that list. We managed to get some tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and jalapenos planted. We are so excited to watch them grow, and we can't wait to plant all of the other fruits and vegetables! Our thumbs are turning quite green here in our world.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bun Bun

You may call it a security blanket, a lovey, or a blankey...I affectionately call mine Bun Bun. Shortly after turning one I felt it necessary to take my bunny everywhere. I've had him since birth, but it took me a little over 12 months to realize just how special he is. Over the past two years I've weaned myself to nap time, bed time, and a few special occasions. It used to be quite traumatic when Mom would ask to wash Bun Bun, but I've learned that he needs baths just like the rest of us. Bun Bun has been left in stores (we obviously turned around to get him), flown on airplanes, and visited six states. He has lost a little fluff over the years, but he still feels good when I give him big hugs. I love my Bun Bun!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Seals and Sea Lions

After waiting for what seemed like forever, it was finally my turn to head back to zoo class with Daddy. Today's theme was seals and sea lions. We of course learned all sorts of interesting facts, but the most interesting thing was that seals not only eat fish, but they eat squid, crabs, and lobster too. What a diet! After class we took our usual walk through the zoo to see the animal we learned about. This is always the best part because you get to see all of the other animals too including the rhinoceroses!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Birth-Mother's Day

This weekend was all about Mom in our house. Not only was it Mother's Day today, but yesterday was Mom's birthday! Talk about a double whammy. Ms. Heather, Daddy's office coordinator, helped us celebrate the occasions by doing office crafts (see the hand bouquet) and by taking us to Sendiks to get Mommy some birthday balloons. I think the balloons were more for us than for Mom though, but Mom didn't seem to mind sharing them. The rest of the celebrations were pretty low key with the most exciting part for us being the soccer game between Lily and me and Daddy. Mommy was the cheerleader and official photographer since she sprained her ankle last Friday and she can't walk very well, much less run. We all managed to have a little fun though and I think Mommy enjoyed her Birth-Mother's Day celebrations.

Gardening 101

The weather is finally warming up a bit so we got out the tools and helped Dad start building our garden. We still have a ways to go, but we can already taste the carrots and tomatoes!

An Orange Ryan

While shopping this past Wednesday we pulled up to the flower section at Wal-Mart. The first things I spotted were the orange lilies. Now I'm a pretty generous little guy, but considering Lily has a flower named after her, I thought it was only appropriate that I had one too. In all seriousness, I corrected Grandma Jackie when she told me they were orange lilies, and I informed her that they were actually orange Ryans. Orange is my favorite color after all. Grandma thought this was so funny that she bought me an orange Ryan to plant in our yard, and today I helped Mom and Dad plant my flower. I thought Grandma needed a picture of it as well so I jumped in to pose with my orange Ryan. Isn't it the most beautiful thing you've ever seen here in our world!?!