This weekend our not-so-baby boy turned 4 years old. He invited a couple of his best friends over to our house for a backyard splash bash. Despite a few raindrops, everyone seemed to have a great time. The birthday boy smashed a pinata in a couple of swings, we played pin the tail on the octopus, made visors at the craft table, and had a lot of fun soaking each other in our homemade dunk tank. Happy birthday G!
Daddy got to stay home with the boys a couple of weeks ago in a sort of delayed paternity leave. We did lots of fun things together. One day we tried to have a guy’s “spa day” including haircuts, nail trimming, hot towels on our faces, etc, but both boys lost interest after the haircuts. Collectively we decided playing outside was way more fun.
I left C inside for 2 minutes so I could hook up the pump on the rain barrel system. Leaving him with a pile of strawberries while he was sporting his white onsie was probably not the best idea.
When I found there was a vimeo app for our TV, I became interested in creating more videos of our adventures since it’s now so easy to watch them from our couch. And playing them on the TV is guaranteed to keep the G-Man interested for at least 4 minutes. Here’s one from our day at the petting farm.
Music: “The Littlest Birds” by The Be Good Tanyas
Momma has been camping (and presumably making s’mores) since she was 2 years old. She’s perfected the technique of browning the marshmallow to ideal s’more consistency. Here are s’more photos from our 4th of July vacation at the lake.
Not sure why C looks like a perfect little alien baby in this one.
I decided to try a video instead of just stills from our last family vacation up at Stella Lake. Enjoy!
Music: “All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands” by Sufjan Stevens
Last weekend G and I spent the weekend up at the lake with Grandpa Steve. It was a chance to try out a mini-guys-weekend away from momma, and give her a chance to try to catch up on some sleep with only Baby C to take care of. Here are some photos of our adventures.
It started out with G sleeping until 9 am on Saturday, a feat unheard of when we’re at home. After such a restful sleep, it was time for a couple of bowls of Smores cereal.
It was then time to help Grandpa cut up and haul a tree that had fallen in the yard.
After the work was done, G and daddy life-jacketed up and spent some time inner tubing on the lake.
We then tended our makeshift garden that we had planted in the back 40 at the end of April. I’m sure it had snowed since we put it in, but our pumpkin seeds were actually growing!
We spent some time helping Grandpa clean up around the firepit, with G sporting his bug shirt.
The weather was gorgeous, so we were able to put the boat in the water and get out on the lake a bunch. G was thrilled getting a chance to drive it around the lake.
And we spent a lot of time fishing as well. Or more accurately, we spent a lot of time untangling our fishing lines.
Or figuring out how the darn reel thing works.
But most of all we enjoyed the quality time we got to spend with Grandpa.