Sunday, May 15, 2011

Demolition Derby

Ethan's been talking for a LOOOONG time about the Demolition Derby. Basically since the last one last fall. For some reason my 3 year old boy loves watching cars crash. Hmmmmm...

Anyway, we had planned on bringing Eli to his first ever Demolition Derby, but it was shockingly cold for mid-May so we left him with my parents. (LOVE that they live here now, by the way!!!!!!)

Ethan has been to 4 or 5 Demolition Derbies before and the sound never bothered him before, but it sure did this time!!!! He sat with his hands over his ears most of the time, but still enjoyed it. About halfway through, he whispered in my ear, "Mommy, I need a little song. Will you sing to me?" Awwwwwwwww! So in the middle of the chaos I sang Rockabye Baby. Too funny.

As we got in the car this morning, he says, "Maybe we can go to the Demolition Derby!!??" And the countdown begins for the next one...

Sneaking some of Uncle Dustin's funnel cake:

They actually let us down on the 'field' after it was all over and we got a close look at the crashed cars. Too bad it was sooooooo late and we were all too tired to really get into it.


I brought home two butterflies from school on Friday. One had come out of it's chrysalis that morning, and the other one we were still waiting on, but I knew it would be any minute. Sure enough, we got home from school just in time to sit down at the table to look at the one butterfly, and as we were looking at it, the other one started coming out of it's chrysalis. We sat there, literally inches away, and watched the entire process. It was unbelievable. I am sooooo glad that Ethan got to experience it (and me too!) - it's definitely not something you see everyday!!!!
Ethan loved being so close to the butterflies and enjoyed holding them on his finger. We released them on Saturday.

Fort Mania

Ethan has been VERY into making forts lately. The funny thing is, we don't exactly have a lot of the necessities for fort-making. Since the house fiasco last December, we still have almost all nonessential items sitting in storage, meaning all extra blankets, pillows, etc. So we've made do with the two blankets we have. But I think we'll be making some monsterous forts when we're in our new house!

House Progress

After nearly a month of NO PROGRESS due to the insane amount of rain we got, we're finally back in construction mode! They poured the footers on Thursday, which was awesome to see the actual outline of the house and imagine where each room will be.
Apparently, though, not everyone knows not to step on wet concrete. Ethan just took off running before we could stop him. He just wanted to play! It scared him a bit, but all is well. The concrete guys were still there working, so they quickly straightened out his footprints. ;)

My Boys

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Man, I wish it wasn't so hard to get a good picture of all of us! I guess you could say that none of us are especially photogenic, so after about 30 pictures, these are the 'better' ones.

Happy Mother's Day to all the great Moms out there, and to those that are hoping to be one some day!


Last night we went to our first Naturals game of the season. We couldn't have asked for better weather!

Man, he is soooooooo handsome!!!! I wish he would let me take his picture more often. He usually turns his head away as soon as he sees the camera, so this was a treat!

Eli enjoyed cruising around the seats and crawling on the concrete (in shorts!). He did quite well considering he normally goes to bed at 7, and we didn't get home til after 9.

Miscellaneous Pictures

I found a bug catcher at the Associate Store for $2 - best purchase ever! Ethan's been having a blast looking for bugs. So far we've caught a big spider, a long centipede, an inch worm, and a roly poly. He wanted to sleep with it in his bed....we told him that they have to sleep outside. ;)

Eli at nap time...apparently he pulled his pants off (which were quite loose) and snuggled them.

First Friday on the Square, cheering on Lance in the 5K. What a gorgeous night!