Saturday, February 9, 2013

Touch a Truck

My little boy loves anything that goes, and has for a very long time! Here's a picture of Jake at age two, absolutely enthralled with a truck we rented for a few hours.
This picture is from an outing this weekend at an event called Touch a Truck. The little boy is much bigger than he was 2 1/2 years ago, and I think his love for anything truck has grown as well.
The kids had the opportunity to sit at the wheel, climb around inside, and do just about as much touching of the trucks as they liked. There were police cars, race cars, diggers, golf carts, milk & pizza delivery trucks, tow trucks, dune buggies, a SWAT vehicle, fire trucks, and the tallest digger and road scrapers that I think I've ever seen! (And those are just the ones that I remember!)
Hi Mom! I'm  taller than you!

Daddy standing next to the digger, giving us a good idea of just how big this sucker really is!
Lots and lots of fun! We'll definitely go again next year. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Play Time

While Jacob has been in school this year, Makenna and I have had some one-on-one time at a fun place called My Gym. This little monkey has had a blast running, jumping, climbing, playing with balls, and a host of other things!  


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Kid Speak

Jacob loves tuna fish sandwiches. It has been permanently placed on the Saturday lunch menu, no matter if we are home for lunch or not. I swear he would eat it every day if he had the choice!
We had the lighting in our kitchen replaced, and Brian has been in charge of finishing up the project with sheetrock, mudding, & sanding...on Saturdays, his day off from work. This last Saturday the kitchen was so full of sheetrock dust that it was pointless to be anywhere near the kitchen, let alone try making Jake's beloved tuna fish. It would have to wait until the following day.
Sunday lunchtime rolled around (and the kitchen was finally clean!!) and while Jake played in the other room, I made the sandwiches. He knew what we were having for lunch because he'd made sure to remind me, more than once, of my promise the day before.
M: Jake, lunch is ready!
J: Okay! What are we having?
M: (kidding) Dog food.
J: (Instant tantrum) No! I don't want dog food! That's not what I eat! and on and on and on...
M: Jake! I'm kidding. Relax. It's tuna fish!
J: I don't like kidding. You shouldn't say that. You're in timeout, Mom!

Oh, please!!! Can I??

Friday, February 1, 2013

Daddy's Birthday

Brian had a birthday, number forty-eight to be exact! The kids love birthdays and we all love the man of the house, so balloons, a banner, presents, and cake were in order. And, of course, singing "to you!" (Makenna-speak for Happy Birthday to You!)
Oh the joy of "helping" Daddy unwrap his presents :)
Birthday kisses

The candles had to be relit, as Jake took it upon himself to blow them out. Daddy subsequently blocked the second attempt...
which resulted in tears from Jake, who really wanted it to be his birthday!