Jul 12, 2018

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Part 2: Dinosaurs

Yesterday's bath was about boats.  This one is about dinos.  I guess Liam thought they needed a good scrubbing, too.  Ironman joined in, but we didn't see very much of him throughout since he got water logged in the beginning.  Poor Ironman. 

Jul 11, 2018

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Part 1: Boats

It was time for Mr. Liam to get in the shower and a light bulb went off.  I knew Liam hadn't been a bath tub in awhile (because he takes big boy showers), nor have I used my whirlpool bath tub yet, so I thought it was a good opportunity to put it to good use.  Liam was in Heaven!  It was big and deep so for someone his size, it almost felt like a large kiddie pool, but with warm water.  He played with his boats for a long time until the water started to get cool. 

Jul 10, 2018

Shine-A-Light with Liam

A few friends of mine sell the USbourne books so I had to give them a go.  Anything to get Liam excited about reading is exactly what we need!  One of the books we got was a Secrets Of Our Earth Shine-A-Light book.  Somehow the book got tucked away and we totally forgot about it.  So, it was time to introduce Liam to something new and exciting.  I let him choose a dark room in the house and he chose our walk-in closet.  I closed the door and turned off the light and then I hear a giggle and a squeal as he tried to get the flash light to come on.  Once it did, it was magic.  I read the story to him and watched the book come to life.  That was probably the best reading experience I had with him.  I look forward to many more Shine-A-Light books and reading time with my son!

Jul 3, 2018

Fourth of July in the Cove

Our neighborhood decided to have a 4th of July street party so everyone could get together and have some fun.  There was alcohol, music, corn hole, fireworks, and lots and lots of food.  Everyone pitched in and brought a dish to go with the hot dogs and hamburgers that a couple of the neighbors had grilled.  It was amazing, and the kids had a blast playing games and drawing with chalk!

The president of our HOA called the local fire department to visit with the kids.  When I first saw the truck, my first thought was, great, someone had an accident already!  I later realized what they were doing there.  I mean, a firetruck on the 4th of July?  Why would I think otherwise, right?  Pretty funny.


Ha ha, Kellie is a natural-born photo bomber.

Julian, about three years old, started taking pictures of people at the party while my strap was still attached to my neck.

In order for him to take more pictures, he had to smile for me.  This is what I got.

We had a nice display from our "perch" the next night.  

I hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday!